About this event

  • Date and time Tue 18 May 2021 from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine Section

This webinar will update delegates on recent advances and good practice in the management, care and prevention of diabetic foot disease, including foot ulceration and infection management

Experts in the field will provide updates on clinically important topics in diabetic foot management. 

CPD learning accredited. 

Topic areas include: 

  • Current best practice in diabetic foot disease 
  • The importance of a multidisciplinary approach when treating diabetic foot disease patients  
  • New advances in the management of diabetic foot disease

We would like to thank our sponsor Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Key speakers

Professor Michael Edmonds

Consultant Diabetologist, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Speaker's biography

Professor Michael Edmonds is a consultant physician at King’s College Hospital, London with a special interest in the care of people with diabetes complications. He developed a new model of diabetic foot care, the multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic, in 1981, to provide early, aggressive treatment of the various factors that contribute to the rapid progression of diabetic foot problems. The clinic at King’s College Hospital brought about a 50% reduction in major amputations in people with diabetes. His work underpinned the St Vincent declaration which, in 1989, set a target, in Europe, of reducing major amputations by 50% in people with diabetes. He was chairman of The Diabetic Foot and Amputation Subgroup of the British Diabetes Association’s St Vincent Joint Task Force for Diabetes from 1996-2000. He was also chairman of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the European Association of the Study of Diabetes (DFSG) from 2001-2005.

He won the Karel Bakker award at the 6th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot in 2011, the DFSG Life Time Achievement Award in 2013 and Edward James Olmos Award for Amputation Prevention in 2014. He gave the Arnold Bloom Lecture to Diabetes UK in 2014.


His work has had three main aims: firstly, to develop the best possible care for people with diabetic foot problems, secondly to research into the causes of and devise new treatments for the diabetic foot and thirdly, to teach health care professionals about best care of the diabetic foot. In 2007, he was conferred the title of Professor of Diabetic Foot Medicine in recognition of his research and innovations of care. 

He has co-authored the book Managing the Diabetic Foot (Blackwell Science) and A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care (Blackwell Science), which was voted BMA Book of the Year in 2004. 

Professor William Jeffcoate

Clinical Lead, National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA), UK

Speaker's biography

William Jeffcoate is a retired endocrinologist. He first established a specialist service for the care of foot disease in diabetes in 1982, was chair of the Putting Feet FiIst initiative of Diabetes UK in the mid-2000s and helped establish the National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) in 2014. His main concern is the wide variation in the outcome of diabetic foot ulcers and the need to compare the effectiveness of care delivery between different services.

Professor Keith Harding

Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wales

Andrew Boulton

Professor Andrew JM Boulton

Professor of Medicine, University of Manchester, and  Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

Speaker's biography

Professor Andrew Boulton is a graduate of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and subsequently trained in Sheffield, and Miami prior to accepting an appointment at Manchester University. He has authored more than 550 peer-reviewed manuscripts (H-Index >130) and book chapters, mainly on diabetic lower limb and renal complications.


Among his many awards, he has received the ADA’s Roger Pecoraro Lectureship, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Camillo Golgi prize and was the first recipient of the international award on diabetic foot research. He was the 2008 winner of the ADA’s Harold Rifkin Award for distinguished international service in diabetes. He received the 2012 Georgetown distinguished achievement award in diabetic limb salvage.  In 2015 he visited Nagoya, Japan and gave a prize lecture on diabetic complications at the Japan Society of Diabetes, and in 2017 was the Banting Memorial Lecturer at Diabetes UK and also received the International Diabetes Endocrinologist Award of the year from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.


A previous editor of Diabetic Medicine he is currently the senior associate editor of Diabetes Care.


In 2019 he was ranked the number one UK diabetes researcher in the field of complications.


He was the founding chairman of the Diabetic Foot Study Group and was previously chairman of postgraduate education and then hon. secretary/ program chair for the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Until late 2015 he was president of the EASD.  Currently, he is president of the International Diabetes Federation and chairman of EURADIA (European Alliance for Diabetes Research).


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Opening remarks

Professor Gerard Patrick Stansby

Session one

Who does diabetic foot care well and what can we learn from them?

Professor Frances Game, Consultant Diabetologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Learning from the national diabetic foot audit

Professor William Jeffcoate, Clinical lead, National Diabetes Foot Care Audit


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

Miss Kaji Sritharan

Update on antibiotic management of infection in the diabetic foot

Professor Ketan Dhatariya, Consultant Diabetes and Endocrinology , Honorary Professor

Wound care – what works? Is there any evidence?

Professor Keith Harding

Panel discussion

Session two

Covid-19, Experiences from the Podiatry Front Line

Professor Richard Leigh, Consultant Podiatrist , Royal Free Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust


Managing diabetic foot ulceration  

Dr Roni Saha, Consultant Physician, St George’s Hospital

Developments in the prevention of diabetic foot ulceration

Professor Andrew JM Boulton, President, International Diabetes Federation, Professor of medicine, University of Manchester, Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary


Off-Loading – the evidence behind the strategies

Professor Paul Chadwick

Panel discussion
Comfort break and sponsor presentation by Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc.

A brief review of the published RCT and RWE for cyclical-pressure Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) therapy in healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU): Reducing rates of Hospitalizations and Amputations

Professor Robert Frykberg, Medical Director, DM Prevent Clinics (Dubai), Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA

Session three

Understanding Charcot's neuroarthropathy and its management

Professor Michael Edmonds, Consultant Diabetologist, King’s College Hospital, London

The Vascular Society QIP – will it improve diabetic foot care?

Mr Patrick Coughlin, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Revascularizing the foot – current status of distal angioplasty techniques

Professor Stavros Spiliopoulos, MD, PhD, EBIR, Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology 2nd Department of Radiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, “Attikon” University Hospital, Athens, Greece

Antibiotics in diabetic foot infection

Dr Anna Goodman

Panel discussion

Ending remarks

Professor Saroj Das, President, Section of Vascular Lipid Metabolic Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Honorary Professor, Biomedical Engineering Research Theme Institute of Environment, Health and Societies Brunel University, Ex-Director, Clinical Studies, Imperial college and Regional Director, Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE)

End of webinar




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