DFCon is the premier international, interdisciplinary diabetic foot conference in North America. In its 18th year, the course is designed for the wide spectrum of generalists and specialists who diagnose and manage the diabetic foot. Didactic talks, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, specialty symposia and workshops will delve into diagnostic and interventional strategies for diabetic foot ulcers and amputation prevention. Featuring a world-renowned international faculty, DFCon offers the opportunity to review state-of-the-art concepts and techniques.
Continuing Medical Education
David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Joseph L. Mills Sr., MD
Miguel Montero-Baker, MD
Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSc
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify updated information to provide patient care in the discipline of vascular surgery.
- Explain new techniques in collaborating and communicating when working with teams to ensure best practices in patient care, education and research in vascular surgery.
- Apply quality improvement in areas of vascular surgery.
- Utilize updated information as outlined in program as related to vascular surgery diagnosis and diseases.
- Outline new techniques and studies along with innovative approaches related to patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, and system based practices.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine. Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. All continuing medical education activities accredited by the Texas Heart Institute are in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. For Exhibitors We recognize that your participation in a Texas Heart Institute activity is a vital part of your firm’s marketing program, and we want to do everything possible to make it rewarding for you. When participating at Texas Heart Institute, exhibitors are to meet ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
Edward James Olmos Award
A centerpiece of the conference is the presentation of the Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention. The award is named in honor of the celebrated actor and director Edward James Olmos, who has been active in raising awareness of the ravages of diabetes and the importance of limb preservation in the Latino community. Every male member of Olmos’s family, including his father and all of his uncles, has either died or lost limbs as a result of diabetes. He has made it a personal mission to educate his community, which has one of the highest rates of diabetes and limb amputation.
Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention: Recipients
2003 Karel Bakker, MD Heemstede, The Netherlands
2005 Andrew J. M. Boulton, MD Manchester, UK
2006 Gary W. Gibbons, MD Boston, MA
2007 Christopher E. Attinger, MD Washington, DC
2008 Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD Seattle, WA and Oxford, UK
2009 Peter R. Cavanagh PhD, DSc Seattle, WA
2010 Warren S. Joseph, DPM Philadelphia, PA
2011 Joseph L. Mills, MD Tucson, AZ and Houston TX
2012 Jan Apelqvist, MD Lund, Sweden
2013 Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM Pomona, CA
2014 Michael Edmonds, MD London, UK
2015 Nicolaas C. Schaper, MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
2017 George Andros, MD Van Nuys, CA
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