Submit an abstract and participate in
DFCon’s Third Annual Poster Competition!

As something new we have also introduced a Young Investigator Award.

DFCon19 invites all those engaged in the field of diabetic foot care, wound healing, limb salvage, and amputation prevention to submit an abstract.
Abstract submission deadline is June 15, 2019.

See further abstract submission guidelines here


The Annual Poster Competition

Each accepted abstract – with at least one author registered for the conference – will automatically participate in the competition.

The three best Poster Abstracts will be rewarded as follows:

The first author of each will receive USD 500 as well as free registration and an invitation to the 2019 DFCon Faculty Dinner.

Young Investigator Award

Applicants for this award must be investigators early in their careers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows or junior faculty (M.D., DPM, Ph.D., or the equivalent), who are conducting basic, translational or clinical research relating to diabetic foot, amputation prevention or wound healing and are less than 5 years out of postgraduate training.

The three best abstracts submitted for the Young Investigator Award will be rewarded as follows:

The first author of each will receive USD 500 as well as free

Suitable Topics:

  • Diabetic limb salvage
  • Lower extremity vascular disease (PAD)
  • Diabetic wound care
  • Wearables and diagnostics pertaining to wound care and the diabetic foot
  • Preventive foot care for obese and diabetic populations
  • Novel population-based epidemiologic analyses of diabetic foot care and outcomes
  • Any topic pertaining to at-risk diabetic foot and wound care patients


Do you have any questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact dfcon@cap-partner.eu

DFCon18 Abstract Winners

Magnus Löndahl

An Autologous Platelet, Fibrin and Leucocyte Patch in the Management of Hard-to-heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Multicentre, Multinational, Observer-blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial

Robert Frykberg

Healing Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) with Cyclical Pressurized Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy: Results of the TWO2 Multi-National, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double Blinded, Placebo Controlled Trial

He Zhou

Using Game‐based Exercise to Improve Balance and Daily Physical Activity in Patients with Diabetes undergoing Hemodialysis


Fran Game MD

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, Foot Ulcer Trials Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

“Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Lightweight Fiberglass Heel Casts in the Management of Ulcers the Heel in Diabetes: an Observer Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial”

Ryan Crews, MS, CCRP

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine 
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science 

“Preliminary Findings of Low Cost Interventions to Increase the Physical Activity in Adults at Risk for a Diabetic Foot Ulcer”

Fabrizia Toscanella MD

Villa Tiberia

“Vascular Rehabilitation as part of the Therapeutic Algorithm of Diabetic PAD”