Please note that the following is a preliminary agenda. Check back soon for updated information!

SESSION I | Diabetes: ‘The Elephant in the Room’

  • DFU by the Numbers: Is There Any Hope?
  • Revascularization in the Face of Increased Comorbidly
  • The Sobering Facts on DLS: What Should Our Goals Be?
  • The International Public Health Crisis of Diabetic Foot Complications
  • Unlocking the Mystery of Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetes
  • Offloading Science vs Offloading Nonsense

SESSION II | It’s Complicated, Very Complicated: Cardiac and Renal
Risk Factors

  • Tipping the Scale: Cardiac Impact of Diabetes
  • Complex Renal Impact of Diabetes and its Influence on Amputation
  • This Amputation Functions BETTER Than Your Salvage
  • Diabetes is NOT for Beginners: The Hard Facts of this Disease
  • Frailty and Mobility…Degeneration in Diabetes and DFU

SESSION III | Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

  • A Real-World Approach to Treating Osteomyelitis
  • Oral vs. IV Antibiotics: The Data Has Conquered the Dogma
  • Video: A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure
  • Surgical Management of Osteomyelitis
  • Charcot and Infection in Diabetes
  • Advanced Options in Managing Infected Joints and Hardware
  • What Do Those Cultures Really Mean?

SESSION IV | The Patient Centered Approach

  • Case Management and Critical Care of Complex Inpatients
  • Nutrition, Obesity, and Activity: Death Markers in Diabetes
  • Video: Amputee Support Group: Science and Practicality
  • Give the Patient the Microphone: Georgetown Limb Salvage Patient Panel

SESSION V | Inflow, Outflow, and Edema

  • Video: Evolution of Endovascular Limb Salvage for the Surgeon
  • When is it TOO Much? Managing CLI in 2020
  • Video: Can We Reliably Turn Veins into Arteries for Limb Salvage?
  • Video: Veins Are Cool Too: Surgical Management of Chronic Venous Hypertension
  • Video: Advanced Options to Address the Negleted Lymphatic Component of Edema
  • Is the Distal Bypass Dead?

SESSION VI | Plastic Surgery is NOT Optional…
It Is ESSENTIAL for Limb Salvage

  • Video: Free Tissue Transfer in DLS: Lessons Learned and Best Practice
  • Video: Super Microsurgery for DLS
  • Video: STSG: Sometimes The Simple Things Are Best
  • Workhorse Local Flaps for the Foot, Ankle and Leg
  • Fat Grafting for Wound Healing: Does it Have Staying Power?
  • The Science and Practicality of Tissue Products for Wound Healing
  • Keynote Lecture: Prepared for Disruption? The Future of Healthcare Delivery

SESSION VII | Complex Charcot Foot Deformity

  • Have the Rules Changed?  Current Consensus in Charcot Foot Management
  • Internal Fixation for Charcot Reconstruction
  • Video: IM Nails for Charcot Foot Deformity
  • Video: Surgical Complications and Revision in the Charcot Foot
  • Soft Tissue Coverage in the Complex Charcot Reconstruction

SESSION VII | Oral Manuscript and Poster Abstract Presentations

  • Oral Abstract Presentations
  • Reception with Moderated Discussions with Authors

SESSION IX | Wounds, ATYPICAL Wounds, and Amputation

  • Making Sense of Topical Wound Care Products
  • Simple Options in Lower Extermity Reconstruction
  • Autoimmune, Coagulopathy, and the Inflammatory Factors of Non-Healing
  • Atypical Leg Ulcers: Diagnose BEFORE You Grab the Blade
  • UK Approach of Medical vs Surgical Wound Management
  • Video: TMR and the Revolution in Amputation Surgery
  • The Revolution in Amputation Rehabilitation

SESSION X | The Georgetown Team Approach to This Complex Problem

  • The Georgetown Data:  DFU Surgical Outcomes
  • Video: Prophylactic Surgery in DLS
  • Video: Debridement is the Key to it All
  • Video: Tendon Balancing for Pressure Offloading
  • Orthopaedic Lessons Learned in Diabetic Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • The Team Quarterbacks and How to Get Across the Goal Line