Program Guide

2017 DFCon Houston Diabetic Foot Global Conference

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

March 23-25, 2017

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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 – March 23, 2017

6:45 – 8:00 Registration
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast Symposium (non CME/CPME)
Sponsor: Hanger Clinic – Gait Salvage or Limb Salvage: Mobility Matters
– Dr. David Armstrong, Thomas Dibello, CO and Eric Burn, CO – Legends I
GLOBAL SESSION – Strategic Amputation Limitation Summit: Global Treaties to Treat, Trust and Verify Moderators: Dr. David G. Armstrong and Dr. Joseph L. Mills
8:00 – 8:20 Game of Toes: Boulton Unveils the Stark Truths on Amputation Prevention – Dr. Andrew Boulton
8:20 – 8:40 A View of the Diabetic Foot from Down Under – Dr. Matthew Malone
8:40 – 9:00 Toward Forming A More Perfect Union of Native American Nations – How Two Clinicians Serve with a Single Purpose to Save Soles – Dr. Scott Brannan and Dr. Keith Goss
9:00 – 9:20 Toe and Flow Alla Toscana: How Longstanding Leadership Extends Limb Life – Dr. Roberto Anichini
9:20 – 9:40 Pax Romania: How to Create a Diabetic Foot Podiatry Specialty without Stopping for a Bucharest – Dr. Norina Gavan
9:40 – 10:00 Res Ipsa Toequitur: How the National UK Diabetic Foot Audit Is an Indictment and Clemency – Dr. Gerry Rayman and Dr. William Jeffcoate
10:00 – 10:20 The New Look International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot: Moving Forward to Prevent Amputations – Dr. Kristien Van Acker
10:20 – 10:40 Panel Discussion
10:40 – 11:00 Break
Local Recipes for Limb Salvage Team Success
11:00 – 11:10 Avoiding the Chop in Chiapas: Building a Limb Salvage Program in Mexico – Dr. Jose Antonio Muñoa
11:10 – 11:20 HULA- How Harbor-UCLA Jumps Through Hoops to Save Legs – Dr. Fred Bongard and Dr. Ashley Miller
11:20 – 11:30 How an Outpatient Angio Suite Two Steps to Success in Saving Limbs in the Heart of Texas – Dr. Robert Feldtman
11:30 – 11:40 A Decade Behind the Delhi Counter: Reducing Amputations in India – Dr. Rumneek Sodhi
11:40 – 11:50 How Can We Collectively Raise Our C Average? Improving Care for a Common, Costly and Complex Condition – Dr. Neal Barshes
11:50 – 12:30 Panel Discussion
12:30 – 1:40 Overlapping Lunch Symposium (non CME/CPME)
Sponsor: Abbott Vascular – Third Houston Toe and Flow Symposium – Legends I
Sponsor: Acelity – Disposable NPWT for the Outpatient Setting – Dr. Christopher Barrett & An Introduction to Advanced Wound Dressings – Melania Howell Taylor – Legends II
DEVICES
Portrait of the Doctor as a Young Geek – Time to Re-Joyce or Re-Assess?
Moderator: Dr. David Armstrong
1:40 – 2:00 Wearables are Passe: How About Injectables? Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker
2:00 – 2:20 Diabetic Foot Surgery for the Patient in Remission – Dr. John Steinberg
2:20 – 2:40 Socksess at CES: How the Diabetic Foot and Smart Sox Took Over the Consumer Electronics Show – Ran Ma
2:40 – 3:00 A New Sockratic Method for Answering Age-Old Rhetorical Questions: Are Smart Socks and Intelligent Textiles Here To Stay? – Davide Vigano
3:00 – 3:20 I, Claudicant: How Wearables are Measuring and Managing our Way to a Better Republic – Dr. Iraklis Pipinos
3:20 – 3:40 The Robot – the Widget in our Wardrobe: How Wearable Robots are Transforming More than Meets the Eye- Dr. Joe Hitt
3:40 – 4:00 Panel Discussion
4:00 – 4:20 Break
Charcot Foot
Moderator: William Jeffcoate
4:20 – 4:40 Defining Charcot – Dr. Uli Illgner
4:40 – 5:00 Denosumab (RANKL for Charcot) – Dr. Matthew Malone
5:00 – 5:20 Surgical Therapy – Dr. Keith Goss
5:20 – 5:40 A Worldwide Registry – Dr. Fran Game
5:40 – 6:00 Panel Discussion
6:00 – 7:30 Welcome to #DFCon17 Reception – Open Exhibits (non CME/CPME)

Friday – March 24, 2017

6:45 – 7:00 Registration
7:00 – 8:00 Overlapping Breakfast Symposia (non CME/CPME)
Sponsor: Osiris Therapeutics – Clinical and Scientific Advances in the Use of Cryopreserved Placental Membranes – Dr. Dan Davis – Legends I
Sponsor: Woundcare-Circle – The ABC’s of Off-loading – Alpha to Omega – Healing to Remission – Dr. Lawrence Lavery – Legends II
Sponsor: Tissue Regenix – Can You Heal Me Now? DermaPure Signals an Exciting Change and Better Coverage for Dermal Regeneration – Dr. Randy Lepow – Legends III
(Videos)
Moderator: Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
8:00 – 8:10 Pedal Bypass – Dr. Neal Barshes
8:10 – 8:20 Retrograde Access – Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker
8:20 – 8:30 The Outer Limits of Endovascular Therapy – Dr. John Rundback
8:30 – 8:40 The Many Ways to Skin a Foot: Damage Control Debridement – Dr. Chris Attinger
8:40 – 8:50 Indocyanine Green-Directed Foot Salvage – Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and Dr. Jeffrey Ross
8:50 – 9:10 Novel Ways to Assess Frailty – Dr. Bijan Najafi
9:10 – 9:30 Break
Limb salvage maintenance: Managing the Diabetic Foot In Remission
Common Sense to Avoid ToeMas Paine: The Diabetic Foot in Remission and other Quiet Revolutions
Moderator: Dr. Chris Attinger and Dr. Giacomo Clerici
9:30 – 9:50 Fat Chance: Can Fat Grafting Give Patients More Cushion For Push-Off? – Dr. David G. Armstrong
9:50 – 10:10 Defining Diabetic Foot Remission: Ulcer-Free Days – Dr. Gerry Rayman
10:10 – 10:30 Measuring Vascular Remission: Is It More Than Just Restenosis? – Dr. Michael Conte
10:30 – 10:50 Sensors and Sensibility: Romantic or Plain Jane? Pride or Prejudice? –Dr. Bijan Najafi
10:50 – 11:15 Panel Discussion
11:15 – 11:40 The 13th Annual Edward James Olmos Award – For Advocacy in Amputation Prevention
11:40 – 2:00 Lunch / Exhibits – Poster Presentations and Awards
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Symposium (non CME/CPME)
Sponsor: EO2 Concepts – Oxygen in Wounds – Real or Hot Air? – Mark Niederauer, PhD, Klearchos Papas, PhD, and Dr. Mark Couture
Peripheral Artery Disease
Moderator: Dr. George Andros and Dr. Gary Gibbons
2:00 – 2:20 Smart Biomaterials and Polymeric Paving: Pathway to Endoluminal Paradise? – Dr. Marv Slepian
2:20 – 2:40 Drug-eluting Technology: Form of the Future or Merely a Passing Fancy? – Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker
2:40 – 3:00 Lord of the Rings of Risk: Precious Pearls for Promotion of Pulsatility – Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr.
3:00 – 3:20 Complex Endovascular Techniques – Dr. John Rundback
3:20 – 3:40 Who Still Needs a Bypass? – Dr. Michael Conte
3:40 – 4:00 Panel Discussion
4:00 – 4:20 Studio Break
A Topical Discussion on Topical Therapy for Infections – Incisions, Debridements, Successes and Failures
Moderator: Dr. David G. Armstrong and Dr. Gary Gibbons
4:00 – 4:20 The Wound Microbiome and New Approaches to Topical Therapy – Dr. Bonnie Hurwitz
4:20 – 4:40 Why and How to Overcome Biofilm in Diabetic Foot Infections – Dr. Matthew Malone
4:40 – 5:00 Topical Antimicrobial Therapy for Diabetic Foot Wounds: A Cochrane Systemic Review – Dr. Benjamin A. Lipsky
5:00 – 5:20 The One Step Trials of Topical Pexiganan Cream vs. “Placebo” for Mild Diabetic Foot Infections – Dr. Warren Joseph
5:20 – 6:00 Panel Discussion

Saturday – March 25, 2017

6:30 – 7:00 Registration
6:30 – 7:00 Breakfast
Unopposed Company Supported Workshops
Topics may include but are not limited to: offloading and wearable technology, NPWT, bioengineered tissue, diagnostics, and other vascular/diabetic foot techniques. (non CME/CPME)
8:00 – 12:00 Noninvasive Testing
Sponsors: SPY and VASAMED
– Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and Dr. Jeffrey Ross
– Legends I
Offloading Workshop
Sponsor: BSN medical
– Dr. Bijan Najafi, Dr. Jeffrey Ross and Dr. Eric Espensen
– Legends II
Pedal Access Workshop
Sponsor: Cook Medical
– Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker
– Legends III
Skin Substitutes
Sponsor: Integra LifeSciences
– Dr. Jeffrey Ross and Dr. Eric Espensen
– Legends V
11:00 – 1:00 Lunch / Exhibits
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Symposium (non CME/CPME)
Sponsor: W.L. Gore – Legends VI
Vascular
Moderator: Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and Dr. George Andros
1:00 – 1:20 Streamlining Vascular Care – Dr. Darren Schneider
1:20 – 1:40 To Stent or Not to Stent? What Lesions Require Stenting and What Stent Should Be Chosen? – Dr. Jayer Chung
1:40 – 2:00 Atherectomy: Debulking and Debunking the Data! – Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker
2:00 – 2:20 Panel Discussion
Conclusions
Moderator: Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and Dr. David G. Armstrong
2:00 – 2:20 Implementing a National Diabetic Foot Program – Dr. Roberto Anichini
2:20 – 2:40 Integrating Diabetic Foot Care to Improve Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness – Dr. Gary Gibbons
2:40 – 3:00 A Worldwide Registry: Where Can I Sign Up? – Dr. Kristien Van Acker
3:00 – 3:20 Panel Discussion
3:20 – 3:55 Summary – Dr. Andrew Boulton
3:55 – 4:00 Closing Remarks – Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Sr. and Dr. David G. Armstrong