MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference is a multidisciplinary team approach meeting that provides each member of the health care team with the education and resources needed to heal wounds and prevent amputations. It features a prominent international faculty that promotes the importance of a multispecialty approach in limb salvage. The course is designed for health care practitioners of all specialties and promotes an evidence-based approach with emphasis on take home points, techniques, and functional outcomes. The meeting format will include didactic lectures, specialty symposia, and video surgical case demonstrations for the purpose of providing an interactive learning experience.
This conference is intended for diabetes and wound healing specialists, vascular surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, endocrinologists, family physicians, infectious disease specialists, cardiovascular and endovascular specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses, peripheral nerve specialists, certified diabetes educators, and the entire team involved in diabetic foot and limb salvage.
Conference Learning Objectives
This course will enhance the background, knowledge, and skills of attendees in the science of diabetic limb salvage. At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
- Analyze the public health crisis of diabetic limb loss
- Recognize the challenge of neuropathy and non-compliance
- Examine the options in vascular interventional technology and techniques, both surgical and endovascular
- Discuss the complexities of biomechanics, limb salvage, the problem wound, wound based infection, preserving limb length
- Cite the financial and social impact of diabetic limb salvage and amputation
- Integrate into their practices the knowledge obtained through the didactic lectures, panel discussions, and video surgical cases
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between The American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS) and MedStar Health. The American Society of Podiatric Surgeons is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. ASPS has approved this activity for a maximum of 25 continuing education contact hours.
Disclosure of Financial Relationships with Any Commercial Interest
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital require that everyone who is in the position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest prior to the educational activity.
The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. Any individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationships exist.
This continuing medical education activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants, exhibits, and commercial support from contributing organizations, each of which will be identified in course materials at the conference.