Tours of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Center for Wound Healing 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.         
Opening Remarks 1:00 p.m. Brinder Singh, Mark E. Pollard
Starting From Scratch: The Genesis of the Georgetown Model 1:15 p.m. Mark E. Pollard
Leveraging Your Resources to Increase Productivity in the Wound Center 1:45 p.m. Brinder Singh
Regionalization of Limb Salvage and Wound Care Centers for a Health System 2:00 p.m. Ian P. Weston
Nuts and Bolts of Running a Hospital Based Wound Center 2:15 p.m. Tara D. Wallace
Break 2:30 p.m.  
Optimizing Relations with Industry to Benefit Patient Care 3:00 p.m.  
Case Management Done the Right Way… 3:15 p.m. Amber D. Pennel, BSN, RN
Putting Together the Right Team of Providers 3:30 p.m. Cameron M. Akbari, MD
Coding for the Facility: The CEO Perspective 3:45 p.m. Gary W. Gibbons, MD
Coding for the Provider: Navigating the Insanity 4:00 p.m. David Zachary Martin, MD
30 Years of Great Patient Care and Avoiding Lawsuits 4:15 p.m. Katherine J.S. Hubley, RN
Integrating the Inpatient Care to Your Wound Care Unit 4:30 p.m. Thalia A. Attinger, CRNP
Nurse Manager: Care, Coordination, Compliance 4:45 p.m. Amara E. Ellis, BSN
5:00 p.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction 8:00 a.m. Christopher E. Attinger, MD; John S. Steinberg, DPM
SESSION I: Diabetes: The Elephant in the Room
DFU by the Numbers:  Is there any Hope? 8:05 a.m. David J. Margolis, MD, PhD
Revascularization in the Face of Increased Comorbity 8:20 a.m. Cameron M. Akbari, MD, MBA
The Sobering Facts on DLS:  What Should Our Goals Be? 8:35 a.m. William J. Jeffcoate, MB, MRCP
Have the Rules Changed?  Current Consensus in Charcot Foot Management 8:50 a.m. Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS
Unlocking the Mystery of Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetes 9:05 a.m. Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, DSc
Offloading Science vs Offloading Nonsense 9:20 a.m. Lawrence Lavery DPM, MPH, FACFAS
Panel Discussion 9:35 a.m.
SESSION II: It's Complicated, Very Complicated: Cardiac and Renal Risk Factors
Tipping the Scale:  Cardiac Impact of Diabetes 10:30 a.m Venkatesh K. Raman, MD
Complex Renal Impact of Diabetes and its influence on Amputation 10:45 a.m. Frances Game, MD
This Amputation Functions BETTER Than Your Salvage... 11:00 a.m. Christopher E. Attinger, MD
Diabetes is NOT for Beginners. The Hard Facts of this Disease 11:15 a.m. Ketan M. Patel, MD
Frailty and Mobility...Degeneration in Diabetes and DFU 11:45 a.m. Bijan Najafi, PhD, M.Sc.
Panel Discussion 12:00 p.m.
MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Diabetic Limb Salvage 12:20 p.m. Michael C. Sachtleben
Lunch and Visit the Exhibits and Posters 12:30 p.m.
SESSION III: Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
A Real World Approach to Treating Osteomyelitis 1:45 p.m. Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP
Oral vs IV Antibiotics:  The Data Has Conquered the Dogma 2:00 p.m. Ho Kwong Li, MBBS, MRCP, DTMH
Video: A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure…Surgical Management of Osteomyelitis 2:15 p.m. Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS
Charcot and Infection in Diabetes 2:30 p.m. Dane K. Wukich, MD
Latest Updates from the NIH NIDDK: Biomarkers for DFU 2:45 p.m. Peter Rubin, MD
What Do Those Cultures Really Mean? 3:00 p.m. Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS
Panel Discussion 3:15 p.m.
Break and Visit the Exhibits and Posters 3:30 p.m. John S. Steinberg, DPM
SESSION IV: The Patient Centered Approach
Workhorse Local Flaps for the Foot, Ankle and Leg 4:00 p.m. Christopher E. Attinger, MD
Nutrition, Obesity, and Activity:  Death Markers in Diabetes 4:15 p.m. John S. Steinberg, DPM
Video:  Amputee Support Group:  Science and Practicality 4:30 p.m. Terrence P. Sheehan, MD
Panel Discussion 4:45 p.m.
Georgetown Limb Salvage Patient Panel
5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors 5:30 p.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:00 a.m.
SESSION V: Inflow, Outflow, and Edema
Video:  Evolution of Endovascular Limb Salvage for the Surgeon 8:00 a.m. Cameron M. Akbari, MD, MBA
When is it TOO Much?  Managing CLI in 2020 8:15 a.m. Roberto Ferraresi, MD
Video:  Can We Reliably Turn Veins into Arteries for Limb Salvage? 8:30 a.m. Andrea Casini,MD
Video:  Veins Are Cool Too:  Surgical Management of Chronic Venous Hypertension 8:45 a.m.

Misaki M. Kiguchi, MD, MBA, FACS

Video:  Advanced Options to Address the Negleted Lymphatic Component of Edema 9:00 a.m. Ketan M. Patel, MD
Is the Distal Byass Dead? 9:15 a.m. Niten Singh, MD
Panel Discussion 9:30 a.m.  
Break and Visit the Exhibits and Posters 10:00 a.m.
SESSION VI: Plastic Surgery is NOT Optional…It Is ESSENTIAL for Limb Salvage
Video:  Free Tissue Transfer in DLS:  Lessons Learned and Best Practice 10:30 a.m. Karen F. Kim Evans, MD
Video:  Super Microsurgery for DLS 10:45 a.m. JP Hong, MD, PhD, MBA
Video:  STSG:  Sometimes The Simple Things Are Best 11:00 a.m. Sarah R. Sher, MD
Case Management and Critical Care of Complex Inpatients 11:15 a.m. Allen H. Roberts II, MD
Fat Grafting for Wound Healing:  Does it Have Staying Power? 11:30 a.m. Peter Rubin, MD

The Science and Practicality of Tissue Products for Wound Healing

11:45 a.m. Ernest S. Chiu, MD, FACS
Panel Discussion 12:00 p.m.  
Lunch and Visit the Exhibits and Posters 12:30 p.m.
Keynote Lecture:  Prepared for Disruption?  The Future of Healthcare Delivery 1:45 p.m.

Stephen R. T. Evans, MD

SESSION VII: Complex Charcot Foot Deformity
The International Public Health Crisis of Diabetic Foot Complications 2:30 p.m.

David G. Armstrong, DPM

Internal Fixation for Charcot Reconstruction 2:45 p.m.

Peter A. Blume, DPM

Video:  IM Nails for Charcot Foot Deformity

3:00 p.m. Byron L. Hutchinson, DPM
Video:  Surgical Complications and Revision in the Charcot Foot 3:15 p.m. Dane K. Wukich, MD
Soft Tissue Coverage in the Complex Charcot Reconstruction 3:30 p.m. Ketan M. Patel, MD
Panel Discussion 3:45 p.m.
Break and Visit the Exhibits and Posters 4:00 p.m.
SESSION VIII: Oral Manuscript and Poster Abstract Presentations

Oral Abstract #1

4:30 p.m.

Oral Abstract #2

4:40 p.m.
Oral Abstract #3 4:50 p.m.
Panel Discussion 5:00 p.m.
Reception with Moderated Discussions with Authors 5:30 p.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:00 a.m.
SESSION IX: Wounds, ATYPICAL Wounds, and Amputation
Making Sense of Topical Wound Care Products 8:00 a.m. Kara S. Couch MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP
Simple Options in Lower Extermity Reconstruction 8:15 a.m. Dennis P. Orgill, MD, PhD
Autoimmune, Coagulopathy, and the Inflammatory Factors of Non Healing 8:30 a.m. Carol Deane Benedict, MD
Atypical Leg Ulcers: Diagnose BEFORE You Grab the Blade 8:45 a.m. Helena B. Pasieka, MD
UK Approach of Medical vs Surgical Wound Management 9:00 a.m. Frank L. Bowling MSc, DPM, PhD, DSc
Video: TMR and the Revolution in Amputation Surgery 9:15 a.m. Grant M. Kleiber, MD
The International Public Health Crisis of Diabetic Foot Complications 9:30 a.m. David G. Armstrong, DPM
Panel Discussion 9:45 a.m.
Break and Visit the Exhibits and Posters 10:15 a.m.
SESSION X: The Georgetown Team Approach to This Complex Problem
The Georgetown Data:  DFU Surgical Outcomes 10:30 a.m. Kenneth L. Fan, MD
Video:  Prophylactic Surgery in DLS 10:45 a.m. John S. Steinberg, DPM
Video:  Debridement is the Key to it All 11:00 a.m. Christopher E. Attinger, MD
Video:  Tendon Balancing for Pressure Offloading 11:15 a.m. Caitlin S. Zarick, DPM
Orthopaedic Lessons Learned in Diabetic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11:30 a.m. Paul Cooper, MD
The Team Quarterbacks and How to Get Across the Goal Line 11:45 a.m. Nancy R. Megas, MS, CRNP, Katherine J.S. Hubley, RN,CWCN
Panel Discussion 12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Adjourn 12:25 p.m.