Display and Promote Your Work!

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DFCon Houston invites all those engaged in the field of diabetic foot care, wound healing, limb salvage, and amputation prevention to submit an abstract for DFCon’s 2nd Annual Poster Competition. To enter the competition, at least one author or co-author of each submitted abstract must register for and attend the 2018 DFCon meeting. A panel of DFCon experts will grade and accept posters for presentation. The three best poster abstracts will be rewarded; the first author of each of the three best abstracts will receive $500 as well as a 50% reduction in DFCon registration fee and an invitation to the 2018 DFCon faculty dinner.

Abstract Submission Due Date: June 22, 2018

Committee Review: July 6, 2018

Poster abstract notification: July 13, 2018

Email submissions to: jstaroso@bcm.edu

  • 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
    • Any topic pertaining to at-risk diabetic foot and wound care patients
    • Novel population-based epidemiologic analyses of diabetic foot care and outcomes
  • Abstract Committee Members:
    • Joseph Mills, MD, Conference Co-Chair
    • David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Conference Co-Chair
    • Miguel Montero-Baker, MD, Course Director
    • Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSc, Course Director
    • Jeffrey Ross, DPM, MD
  • Evaluation Criteria:
    • Each abstract should include a succinct statement in the Methods section that describes the relevance of the study methods and statistics used, the level of evidence the study represents, the perceived importance in every day practice and how the study offers innovative perspectives for the future care of these patients.

*All abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Committee and the best will be selected for poster presentations at the DFCON conference and be published on the DFCON website.

Top Three Award Notification: June 25, 2018 by 5:00 pm CST

Abstract Submission Specifications

  • Title case:
    • Capitalize the first letter of each main word in the title; please do not enter information in all upper case or in quotation marks.
  • Abstract maximum word length:
    • Purpose: 50 words Methods: 100 words Results: 150 words Conclusions: 50 words
  • Spacing:
    • Single space only.
    • No double spacing permitted.
    • No hard returns.
  • Tables:
    • Up to one (1) table allowed. The table cannot have more than five (5) columns of data.
    • Files should be in one of the following formats: .jpeg, .tiff, or .eps. (PowerPoint images, Excel, and Word Documents are not permitted.)


  • Images:
    • Up to one (1) image allowed.
    • Images can only be displayed in black and white. (Please take this into consideration when developing images.) Images should be between 300 and 600 dpi at 3″x5″.
    • Files should be in one of the following formats: .jpeg, .tiff, or .eps. (PowerPoint images, Excel, and Word Documents are not permitted.)
  • Other:
    • There should be no reference to the institutions involved in the body of the text.
    • The presenting author cannot be an employee of a company that develops health care products or provides health care services.


  • Abstracts cannot contain product names; generic terms must be used when describing a single product.
  • Abstract development and data analysis for abstracts cannot be performed by industry.
  • The institution name, state, and e-mail address information of the presenting author and all coauthors must be provided.
  • Each submission requires three to four keywords relating to the abstract.
  • Each submission requires a minimum of two bibliographic references related to the abstract.

Email submissions to: jstaroso@bcm.edu




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”