About this event

  • Date and time Tue 14 May 2019 from 8:30am to 5:05pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Vascular Medicine & Lipids

This multi-disciplinary meeting will bring together diabetologists, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, microbiologists, podiatrists, nurse specialists and other allied health professionals, to discuss best practice in the management of diabetic foot disease and limb salvage.

Topics include:

  • Geographical variations in limb salvage and contributing factors
  • Current best practice in the diagnosis and management of acute Charcot’s neuroarthropathy
  • Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulceration and foot sepsis
  • The evidence behind wound care strategies


Earlybird pricing available until 16 April 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Associate RSM Student
£90.00 £48.00 £48.00 £48.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee
£150.00 £80.00 £80.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Diabetic foot disease

Chairperson: Dr Robert Davies, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Glenfield Hospital

Learning from the national diabetic foot audit

Professor William Jeffcoate, Consultant Diabetologist, Nottingham

Lessons from GIFRT: Regional variations in amputation rate and variations in delivery of lower limb vascular services

Professor Mike Horrocks, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

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

Professor Frances Game, Consultant Diabetologist, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Charcot neuroarthropathy

Chairperson: Professor Gerry Rayman, Consultant Diabetologist, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Understanding Charcot's neuroarthropathy and its management

Professor Michael Edmonds, King’s Hospital, London

Understanding the mechanics of the Charcot foot and the role of surgery

Dr James Carmichael, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel discussion

Managing diabetic foot ulceration

Chair: Dr Roni Saha, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

The role of imaging in osteomyelitis

Dr Rowena Johnson, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Update on antibiotic management of infection in the diabetic foot

Professor Ketan Dhatariya, Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Antibiotics versus surgery for osteomyelitis: The evidence

Professor Edward Jude, Consultant Diabetologist, Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Wound management

Chairperson: Miss Kaji Sritharan, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Liverpool

Off-Loading – the evidence behind the strategies

Professor Paul Chadwick, Clinical Director, College of Podiatry, Salford

Wound care – what works? Is there any evidence?

Professor Keith Harding, Dean of Clinical Innovation, Head of Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff University

Assessing Tissue Perfusion – How do you know when to intervene and if you’ve done enough?

Mr Paul Hayes, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Plastic Surgery for Complex Diabetic Wounds

Mr Naveen Cavale, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, King's College Hospital

Care and cure: Engineering the future of diabetes treatment

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

Personalising diabetic foot care

Dr Niall Furlong, Consultant Diabetologist, Liverpool

The future of diabetic foot care: Novel therapies and strategies

Professor Andrew Boulton, Consultant in Diabetes, Manchester

Close of meeting

Miss Kaji Sritharan


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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