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 Symposia (Non CME/CPME)
Breakfast Symposium I: Sponsored by
Siren Care, Inc. Title: Foot for Thought:
Siren Diabetic Socks: the First Continuous
Temperature Monitor for the Prevention
of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
– Ran Ma, CEO and Founder of Siren
Care, Inc.
Room: Legends I
Breakfast Symposium II: Sponsored by
WNDM Inc.
Title: Advances in Wound Healing:
Surgical Activated Hydrolyzed Collagen
– Dr. Jeffrey Ross
Room: Legends II
GLOBAL SESSION
Tour Around the World
Moderators: Drs. David G. Armstrong and Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
Tour Around the World
Moderators: Drs. David G. Armstrong and Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
8:00 – 8:20 Maintaining Bipedalism: A View of the
Foot from the Continent on Which Man
First Walked – Dr. Zulfiqarali Abbas
8:20 – 8:40 How New Zealand: Fighting a Tectonic
Shift in Demography with a Fellowship of
the Limbs – Dr. Venu Bhamidi
8:40 – 9:00 CPR for the Diabetic Foot: How “Check,
Protect and Refer” has Changed the
Game Across an Entire Nation
– Dr. Duncan Stang
9:00 – 9:20 Bringing COALS to Coal Country: How
the Coalition of Appalachian Limb
Salvage is a Diamond in the Rough
– Dr. Samantha Minc
9:20 – 9:40 Prevention a la Milanese
– Dr. Giacomo Clerici
9:40 – 10:00 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
10:00 – 10:30 Panel Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Exhibit Hall Break
Toe and Flow Teamwork
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 SAVE Program: Implementing a Limb
Salvage Program to Address Zip Code
Inequality in Access to Care
– Dr. Lyssa Ochoa
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 Province
– Dr. Ahmed Kayssi
11:40 – 11:50 Renegotiating NAFTA: A North American
Free Toes Alliance
– Dr. Carlos Hinojosa-Becerril
11:50 – 12:00 Can the Emperor 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 Symposia
(non CME/CPME)
Lunch Symposium I – Legends I
Lunch Symposium II – Legends II
Out-of-the-Box – New Innovations
Moderator: Dr. David G. Armstrong
1:30 – 1:45 Wound Care in a Box: Clinical
Applications of a Novel Autologous
Homologous Skin Construct for
Full-Thickness Tissue Regeneration
– Dr. Nikolai Sopko
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
(Presentation to be via teleconference)
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. Ketan Patel
4:10 – 4:25 Flipping the Script: Is Venous
Arterialization A Viable Treatment for the
High Risk Foot? – Dr. Vincent Rowe
4:25 – 4:40 What Can We Learn from Military
Rehabilitation? Lessons from the Center
for the Intrepid – Ryan Blanck
(non CME/CPME)
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 #DFCon18 Welcome and Poster 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)
Breakfast Symposium I: Sponsored by
Optima Molliter srl.
Title: It’s Not What You Put on a Wound,
but What You Take Off: Next Generation
Strategies to Offload, Monitor and Heal
Complex Wounds
– Andrea Casini and Giacomo Clerici
Moderator: Dr. David G. Armstrong
Room: Legends I
Breakfast Symposium II: Sponsored by
Advanced Oxygen Therapy, Inc.
Title: A Detailed Review of the
Expanding Clinical Evidence Pressurized
Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2)
Therapy in Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
and Other Refractory Chronic Wounds
– Dr. Robert Frykberg and Dr. Mike Griffiths
Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Ross
Room: Legends II

Breakfast Symposium III:
Sponsored by Kent Imaging
Title: SnapShot in the Future of Tissue
Assessment: The Role of NIR Multispectral
Imaging in Wound Oxygen Measurement
Moderator: Dr. Brian Lepow
Room: Legends III
Video Session
Moderator: Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
8:00 – 8:10 After the Debridement / Rebooting the
Wound – Taking the Chronic Wound and
Making it Acute – Dr. Christopher Attinger
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8:10 – 8:20 Pedal Loop – Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker
8:20 – 8:30 The Difficult Forefoot – the Guillotine
TMA is the Alternative Way
– 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. 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 – 10:00 Are We Remiss in Reducing Restenosis
– Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
10:00 – 10:15 Who you Gonna Call? Clot Busters
– Dr. Brian Lepow
10:15 – 10:30 Using Data to Drive Remission
– Dr. Sicco Bus
10:30 – 10:40 Panel Discussion

10:40 – 11:05 The 14th Annual Edward James Olmos
Award For Advocacy in Amputation
Prevention
11:05 – 12:00 Poster Presentations and Abstract Awards
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Symposia (non CME/CPME)

Lunch Symposium I:
Sponsored by EO2 Concepts
Title: Continuous Delivery of Oxygen
Enhances Closure and Reduces Pain
– Dr. Mark Niederauer
Moderator: Dr. David G. Armstrong
Room: Legends I
Lunch Symposium II:
Sponsored by PolarityTE
Title: SkinTE: Progressive Regenerative
Healing of Full-Thickness Functionality
Polarized Skin
– Ryan Mathis, MD
Room: Legends II
Monoclonal Antibodies:
Diabetic Foot Vaccine? / Antibiotic Stewardship
Moderator: Dr. Brad Spellberg
1:00 – 1:15 Is the Best Antibiotic the one We Never
Gave? – Dr. Brad Spellberg
1:15 – 1:30 Drugs for Bugs: What’s New? What’s
True? – Dr. Warren Joseph
1:30 – 1:45 A Bone to PICC: Does Anyone Need IV
Antibiotics Anymore?
– Dr. Benjamin Lipsky
1:45 – 2:00 Can Transforming Monoclonal
Antibodies into Antimicrobial Busy
Bodies Prevent Amputation on
Anybody? – Dr. Brett Sellman
2:00 – 2:15 Infection in Remission: Is Osteomyletis
Really a Big Deal?
– Dr. Jose Luis Lazaro-Martinez
2:15– 2:30 Panel Discussion
2:30 – 2:45 Break
Peripheral Artery Disease
Moderator: Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
2:45 – 3:00 SPINACH – Making Limb Salvage Salad
from Spinach Alone
– Dr. Nobuyoshi Azuma
3:00 – 3:15 Global Vascular Guidelines: A New
Pathway for Limb Salvage
– Dr. Michael Conte
3:15 – 3:30 BASIL – Dr. Matt Menard
3:30 – 3:45 Best CLI Trial
– Dr. Matt Menard
3:45 – 4:00 PCSK9 Inhibitor – A Medical Therapy for
CLI? – Dr. Leo Clavijo
4:00 – 4:15 Panel Discussion

Saturday – October 13, 2018

6:30 – 7:00 Registration and Breakfast
Unopposed Company Supported Workshops
(non CME/CPME)
8:00 – 10:00 Access Workshop – Sponsored by
Cook Medical
(Off-site event – preregistration required)
Suture Workshop
Sponsored by W.L. Gore
Moderators: Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and
Dr. Ramyar Gilani
10:00 – 12:00 Workshop 3
Workshop 4
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch / Exhibits
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 and
Dr. Edward Poythress
1:20 – 1:40 Inflammation in Diabetic Wounds
– Dr. Katherine Gallagher
1:40 – 2:00 The Use of High-dose Statins and
Amputation Prevention in PAD
– Dr. Shipra Arya
2:00 – 2:20 Complex Endovascular Therapy
– Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker
Conclusions
Moderators: Drs. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and David G. Armstrong
2:20 – 2:35 Measuring What We Manage: Using
Regional Data to Improve Outcomes
– Dr. Neal R. Barshes
2:35 – 2:50 Future of Diabetes Foot Care
– Dr. Gary Gibbons
2:50 – 3:05 A Worldwide Registry: Where Can I Sign
Up? – Dr. Sicco Bus
3:05 – 3:20 Closing Remarks – Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
and Dr. David G. Armstrong