About this event

  • Date and time Thu 20 Jun 2024 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Vascular, Lipid and Metabolic Medicine Section

Join us for an important annual meeting to update clinicians on the most recent understanding, advances and good practice in the management, care and prevention of diabetic foot disease. 

The meeting will consist of a series of talks delivered by a panel of experts. They will cover clinically important topics in diabetic foot management, including the prevention of foot ulceration and management of infection.

Attendees will receive an update on:

  • Current best practice in diabetic foot disease
  • How to provide optimal care by using a multidisciplinary approach
  • The most recent advances in management

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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Session 1

Welcome and introduction

Jaya Roy Choudhury, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Learning from the national diabetic footcare audit

Dr Bob Young, Clinical Lead, National Diabetes Audit, Diabetes UK, NHS England

Making the most of the diabetic foot service. A podiatry perspective.

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

How to select for angioplasty or surgical bypass in diabetes?

Ms Emma Scott, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospitals

Emergency diabetic foot: Pathways and problems.

Jane Arkle, Specialist Podiatrist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Craig Nesbitt, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Northern Vascular Centre

Panel discussion

Session 2

Update: the surgical approach to the diabetic foot- what’s new?

Sultan Qasim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Therapies in diabetic foot care – what needs to change in practice?

Professor Andrew Boulton, President, International Diabetes Federation 


Can we reduce diabetes-related lower limb amputations?

Dr Simon Ashwell, Consultant Diabetologist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session 3

A holistic approach to the diabetic foot patient. What can we do better?

Professor Jonathan Valabhji, Clinical Chair in Medicine, Imperial College London

What is the optimum pathway to treat the diabetic ischaemic foot? Is vascular centralisation working?

Professor Michael Edmonds, Consultant Physician, King’s College Hospital

Assessing for and managing PAD in diabetic foot patients.

Professor Christian Heiss, Clinical Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, East Surrey Hospital

Predicting wound healing in Diabetic Foot Ulceration: Is it possible?

Jaya Roy Choudhury, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Professor Gerard Stansby, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Newcastle



Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 19 June 2024

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM's discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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