About this event

  • Date and time Mon 22 Jun 2020 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine Section

This event was due to take place on Monday 22 June 2020 has been moved to a webinar on Tuesday 18 May 2021 - book your place here. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Our 2020 diabetic foot event will bring together experts from a vast array of specialties to discuss best practice in the management of diabetic foot disease and limb salvage.

This event will be beneficial to; diabetologists, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, microbiologists, podiatrists, nurse specialists and other allied health professionals in this area.

Topics include:

  • National and local strategies to improve limb salvage
  • The need for a multidisciplinary approach to diabetic foot care
  • Current best practice in the diagnosis and management of foot ulceration
  • Best practice in the management of diabetic foot
  • Offloading strategies and the impact of minor amputations on the biomechanics of the foot

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Andrew Boulton, Consultant, Diabetes, Manchester

Diabetic foot disease

Chair: Professor Graham Leese, Consultant and Honorary Professor, Diabetes, Dundee

National diabetic foot audit update

Professor William Jeffcoate, Consultant Diabetologist, Nottingham

What is the PAD-QIP? How will it improve diabetic foot care?

Mr Jonathan Boyle, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cambridge

A strategy to reduce amputation rates - MARS

Mr Naseer Ahmad, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Manchester

Community-based interventions to reduce amputations

Mr George Dunn, Chairman, College of Podiatry.

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Taking a holistic approach to diabetic foot care

Chair: Dr Christian Heiss, Vascular Physician, Guildford

Reducing cardiovascular risk in diabetic foot patients

Professor Peter Grant

Psychological aspects of diabetic foot disease

Dr Loretta Vileikyte, Consultant Diabetologist, Manchester

Care of the multi-morbid diabetic foot patient in the peri-operative period

Speaker to be confirmed

Panel discussion

Managing diabetic foot ulceration (I)

Chair: Professor Edward Jude, Tameside

Initial assessment and evidence based strategies for treatment

Dr Roni Saha, Consultant Diabetologist, St George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London and Mr Arsalan Wafi, Clinical Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery

Why are diabetic ulcers difficult to treat? The biology underlying complex wounds

Professor Matthew Hardman, Chair in Wound Healing, University of Hull

Assessing tissue perfusion – how do you know when to intervene and when you have done enough?

Miss Kaji Sritharan, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Liverpool

Osteomyelitis – challenges in prescribing antibiotics for diabetic foot ulcers

Anne Goodman

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Managing diabetic foot ulceration (II)

Chair: Professor Gerry Rayman, Ipswich

Charcot’s foot – diagnosis and treatment

Professor Frances Game, Consultant Diabetologist, Derby

Offloading: Preventing recurrent ulceration – insoles, gait analysis and future technologies

Professor Andrew Boulton, Consultant in Diabetes, Manchester

Surgical offloading and minor amputations – implications for the biomechanics of the foot

Mr James Carmichael, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Cambridge

Panel discussion

Challenging cases MDT

Chair: Miss Kaji Sritharan, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Liverpool

Challenging cases: The diabetic foot MDT

Professor Gerry Rayman, Ipswich, Professor Paul Chadwick, Clinical Director, College of Podiatry, Salford and Mr Jordi Ballester, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Liverpool

Keynote talk: What I’ve learnt from a career in diabetic foot care

Professor Mike Edmonds, King’s Hospital, London

Close of meeting

Miss Kaji Sritharan, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Liverpool


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