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About DFCon

DFCon is the premier international, interdisciplinary diabetic foot conference in North America. In its 19th year, the program is designed for the wide spectrum of generalists and specialists who diagnose and manage the diabetic foot. Didactic talks, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, specialty symposia and workshops will delve into diagnostic and interventional strategies for diabetic foot ulcers and amputation prevention. Featuring a world-renowned international faculty, DFCon offers the opportunity to review state-of-the-art concepts and techniques.

Supporting Societies



Continuing Medical Education

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Miguel Montero-Baker, MD
Course Director

Joseph L. Mills Sr., MD

Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSc
Course Director

Michael S. Conte, MD

Alexander M. Reyzelman, DPM., FACFAS
Course Director

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Nurse Practitioners

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify updated information to provide patient care in the discipline of vascular surgery.
  2. Explain new techniques in collaborating and communicating when working with teams to ensure best practices in patient care, education and research in vascular surgery.
  3. Apply quality improvement in areas of vascular surgery.
  4. Utilize updated information as outlined in program as related to vascular surgery diagnosis and diseases.
  5. Outline new techniques and studies along with innovative approaches related to patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, and system based practices.


Accreditation Statement The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Important Note for CE Certification The Nursing Board of California recognizes the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ in lieu of a BRN number/CEUs. BRN numbers are not required when submitting your AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ may be accepted for other specialty boards. It is the responsibility of each delegate to determine with your specialty board the final CE units acceptable for maintenance of certification.

Podiatry CPME Podiatry CPME to be determined.

Edward James Olmos Award

A centerpiece of the conference is the presentation of the Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention. The award is named in honor of the celebrated actor and director Edward James Olmos, who has been active in raising awareness of the ravages of diabetes and the importance of limb preservation in the Latino community. Every male member of Olmos’s family, including his father and all of his uncles, has either died or lost limbs as a result of diabetes. He has made it a personal mission to educate his community, which has one of the highest rates of diabetes and limb amputation.

Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention: Recipients

  • 2003 Karel Bakker, MD Heemstede, The Netherlands
  • 2010 Warren S. Joseph, DPM Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005 Andrew J. M. Boulton, MD Manchester, UK
  • 2011 Joseph L. Mills, MD Tucson, AZ and Houston TX
  • 2006 Gary W. Gibbons, MD Boston, MA
  • 2012 Jan Apelqvist, MD Lund, Sweden
  • 2007 Christopher E. Attinger, MD Washington, DC
  • 2013 Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM Pomona, CA
  • 2008 Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD Seattle, WA and Oxford, UK
  • 2014 Michael Edmonds, MD London, UK
  • 2009 Peter R. Cavanagh PhD, DSc Seattle, WA
  • 2015 Nicolaas C. Schaper, MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • 2017 George Andros, MD Van Nuys, CA

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Map & Directions

DFCon19 will be held at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, LA