MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference is a multidisciplinary team approach meeting that provides each member of the healthcare 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 healthcare 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 care specialists, vascular surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, endocrinologists, family practice physicians, infectious disease specialists, cardiovascular and endovascular specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses, peripheral nerve specialists, certified diabetes educators, and other members of the healthcare 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
- Discuss the pain of sensory loss and non-compliance to care
- Examine the options in vascular interventional technology and techniques, both surgical and endovascular
- Promote the practice of functional limb salvage so that patients maximize their active ambulatory status
- Navigate 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
In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 18.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
An application has been submitted to Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for credit.
For Physical Therapists
An application has been submitted to The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for credit.