Program Guide

2018 DFCon Houston Diabetic Foot Global Conference

Royal Sonesta Hotel – 222 West Loop South, Houston, TX  77027

October 11, 2018

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Co-Founder and Co-Chair: David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Co-Chair: Joseph L. Mills, Sr., MD
Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus: George Andros

Course Directors: Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSc and Miguel Montero-Baker, MD

Thursday – October 11, 2018

PROGRAM
7:00 – 8:00 Registration
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast Symposium (non CME/CPME) Topic A – Moderator – Dr. Bijan Najafi Topic B – Does It Work? Is it Evidenced Based? Is it Worth It? – Moderator – Dr. Jeffrey Ross Topic C – Moderator – Dr. Brian Lepow GLOBAL SESSION Tour Around the World Moderators: Drs. David G. Armstrong and Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
8:00 – 8:20 The Battle Against Amputation: A Worldwide Tour of the Troops by our NATOe Commander – Dr. Andrew Boulton
8:20 – 8:40 Classical Variations on a Persistent Theme of Prevention in Germany from its Leading Composer – Dr. Stephan Morbach
8:40 – 9:00 How New Zealand: Fighting a Tectonic Shift in Demography with a Fellowship of the Limbs – Dr. Venu Bhamidi
9:00 – 9:20 CPR for the Diabetic Foot: How “Check, Protect and Refer” has Changed the Game Across an Entire Nation – Dr. Duncan Stang
9:20 – 9:40 Bringing COALS to Coal Country: How the Coalition of Appalachian Limb Salvage is a Diamond in the Rough – Dr. Samantha Minc
9:40 – 10:00 Prevention a la Milanese – Dr. Giacomo Clerici
10:00 – 10:20 How the International Working Group has Brought the Diabetic Foot to the Front of the Bus – and Sicco Bus in Front of Us – Dr. Sicco Bus
10:20 – 10:40 Panel Discussion
10:40 – 11:00 Exhibit Hall Break Toe n Toe Teamwork or How to Build a Team Moderator: Dr. Lawrence Lavery
11:00 – 11:10 Battling a Great Barrier to Act Against Amputation Across Australia – Dr. Pete Lazzarini
11:10 – 11:20 Minding Your V’s in Limb Preservation: Victory? Value? or Just Volume? – Dr. Michael Comer
11:20 – 11:30 A Decade of Limb Salvage Surgery – Dr. Jose Luis Lazaro Martinez
11:30 – 11:40 Toe-Ron-Toe: The Provenance of Promise: Providence or Persistence in Canada’s Most Prominent Provence – Dr. Ahmed Kayssi
11:40 – 11:50 Renegotiating NAFTA: A North American Free Toes Alliance – Dr. Carlos Hinojosa
11:50 – 12:00 Can the Emporer of All Maladies Adopt the Orphan of All Maladies? What Cancer Can Teach Us About the Diabetic Foot, Amputation, Prevention, and Remission – Dr. Lynne Tudhope
12:00 – 12:20 Panel Discussion
12:20 – 1:30 Overlapping Lunch Symposium (non CME/CPME) Topic A – Vascular Topic Moderator – Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker Topic B – Podiatry Topic Moderator – Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. Out-of-the-Box – New Innovations Moderator: Dr. David G. Armstrong
1:30 – 1:45 Wound Care in a Box – Dr. Naveen Krishnan
1:45 – 2:00 That’s Tubular, Dude…Surfing the World of Self-Assembling Nanotubles – Dr. Vivek Kumar
2:00 – 2:15 Should We Begin Doping our Skin? Novel Techniques to Enhance Performance of Deficient Diabetic Soles – Dr. Geoff Gurtner
2:15 – 2:30 Climb Aboard the Sole Brain – How Brain Computer Interfaces Will Transform How Our Patients (and we) Move Through the World – Dr. Charles Liu
2:30 – 2:45 When will Augmented and Virtual Reality become Reality Reality? / AR and VR Medical Animation and Clinical Stimulation – Dr. Daniel Wasser
2:45 – 3:00 Creating a GPS for Vascular Surgery – Dr. Alan Lumsden
3:00 – 3:20 Panel Discussion
3:20 – 3:40 Exhibit Hall Break Complex Foot Problems Moderator: Dr. Lawrence Lavery
3:40 – 3:55 Bringing the Heel to Heal – Dr. Venu Bhamidi
3:55 – 4:10 Seoul 2 Sole – How Transpacific Microvascular Partners Can Save Limbs – Dr. JP Hung and Dr. Ketan Patel
4:10 – 4:25 Flipping the Script: Is Venous Arterialization A Viable Treatment for the High Risk Foot? – Dr. Vince Rowe
4:25 – 4:40 What Can We Learn from Military Rehabilitation? Lessons from the Center for the Intrepid – Ryan Blanck (This lecture is not approved for CME Credit)
4:40 – 4:55 Can’t Stand the Pressure: How Advances in Activity Monitoring will Transform How We Offload the Diabetic Foot – Dr. Bijan Najafi
4:55 – 5:10 Panel Discussion
5:10 – 6:30 Welcome to #DFCon18 Reception – Open Exhibits (non CME/CPME)

Friday – October 12, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 Registration
7:00 – 8:00 Overlapping Breakfast Symposia (non CME/CPME) Topic A – Moderator – Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker Topic B – Moderator – Dr. Jayer Chung Topic C – Moderator – Dr. Ramyar Gilani Video Session Moderator: Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
8:00 – 8:10 Debridement / Rebooting the Wound – Taking the Chronic Wound and Making it Acute – Dr. Chris Attinger
8:10 – 8:20 Pedal Loop – Dr. Ferraresi or Dr. Montero-Baker
8:20 – 8:30 From Debridement / Rebooting the Wound – Taking the Chronic Wound and Making it Acute – Dr. Brian Lepow
8:30 – 8:40 Like a Bridge over Troubled Matrix: How Cultured Tissue Products can Augment or Replace Skin Grafting – Dr. Jeffrey Ross
8:40 – 8:50 SCIP the Skin Graft – Use a SCIP Flap Instead – Dr. JP Hung and Dr. Ketan Patel
8:50 – 9:00 Charcot Foot: Potential Pearls from Parkland – Dr. Javier LaFontaine
9:00 – 9:20 Exhibit Hall Break Diabetic Foot in Remission: Toward More Ulcer Free, Hospital Free…Activity Rich Moderator: Dr. Michael Comer
9:20 – 9:35 Maintaining Remission Induced Frailty by Offloading – Dr. Bijan Najafi
9:35 – 9:50 Prophylactic Diabetic Foot Surgery – Dr. John Steinberg
9:50 – 10:05 Are We Remiss in Reducing Restenosis – Dr. Michael Conte or Dr. Mills
10:05 – 10:20 Using Data to Drive Remission – Dr. Sicco Bus
10:20 – 10:35 Panel Discussion
10:35 – 11:05 The 14th Annual Edward James Olmos Award For Advocacy in Amputation Prevention – Summit Room
11:05 – 12:00 Poster Presentations and Awards
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Symposium (non CME/CPME) Topic A – Moderator – Dr. David G. Armstrong Topic B – Moderator – Dr. Neal Barshes Peripheral Artery Disease Moderator: Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
1:00 – 1:15 SPINACH – Making Limb Salvage Salad from Spinach Alone – Dr. Nobuyoshi Azuma
1:15 – 1:30 Global Vascular Guidelines: A New Pathway for Limb Salvage – Dr. Michael Conte
1:30 – 1:45 Complex Endovascular Therapy – Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker
1:45 – 2:00 PCSK9 Inhibitor – A Medical Therapy for CLI? – Dr. Leo Clavijo
2:00 – 2:15 Best CLI Trial – Dr. Matt Maynard
2:15 – 2:30 Panel Discussion 2:30 – 2:50 Break Monoclonal Antibodies: Diabetic Foot Vaccine? / Antibiotic Stewardship Moderator: Dr. Brad Spellberg
2:50 – 3:05 Is the Best Antibiotic the one We Never Gave? – Dr. Brad Spellberg
3:05 – 3:20 Is There a Diabetic Foot Vaccine in Our Future? – Dr. Warren Joseph
3:20 – 3:35 A Bone to PICC: Does Anyone Need IV Antibiotics Anymore? – Dr. Benjamin A. Lipsky
3:35 – 3:50 Non-Surgical Remission for Foot Infection or Infection in Remission: Is Osteomyletis Really a Big Deal? – Dr. Jose Luis Lazaro Martinez
3:50 – 4:05 Panel Discussion

Saturday – October 13, 2018

6:30 – 7:00 Registration and Breakfast Unopposed Company Supported Workshops (non CME/CPME)
8:00 – 10:00 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
10:00 – 12:00 Workshop 4 Workshop 5 Workshop 6
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch / Exhibits
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Symposium (non CME/CPME) Topic A Topic B Vascular Moderator: Dr. Gary Gibbons
1:00 – 1:20 Committing HARRISey – Working Together to Heal a Hole in the System in Harris County, Texas – Dr. Ramyar Gilani
1:20 – 1:40 BASIL – Dr. Andrew Bradbury
1:40 – 2:00 An Intimate Conversation: Why Vascular Surgeons Should Do Basic Science – Dr. Katherine Gallagher
2:00 – 2:20 The Use of High-dose Statins and Amputation Prevention in PAD – Dr. Shipra Arya Conclusions Moderators: Drs. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and David G. Armstrong
2:20 – 2:40 Measuring What We Manage: Using Regional Data to Improve Outcomes – Dr. Neal Barshes
2:40 – 3:00 Future of Diabetes Foot Care – Dr. Gary Gibbons
3:00 – 3:20 A Worldwide Registry: Where Can I Sign Up? – Dr. Sicco Bus
3:20 – 3:40 Summary Judgement: A 20 Minute Roundup by this Frontier’s Jurist-in -Chief – Dr. Andrew Boulton
3:40 – 4:00 Closing Remarks – Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and Dr. David G. Armstrong