Program Guide

Keck School of Medicine of USC

In collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine

& University of California San Francisco

2019 Diabetic Foot Global Conference

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Universal City, CA

October 17-19, 2019

  • FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2019

7:00 am — Registration & Breakfast Symposia

Session 1

Think Globally, Act Toe & Flowcally

Moderators: Joseph L. Mills, MD, FACS & David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

  • 8:00 am
    The Conte of Monte Cristoe (and flow) Reveals Hidden Secrets: A Treasure Map of the Global Vascular Guidelines Michael S. Conte, MD
  • 8:20 am
    Antepodian Ambulation: Toe and Flow From Down Below Peter Lazzarini, PhD & Robert Fitridge, MBBS, MS, FRACS
  • 8:40 am
    An Apelqvist a Day Keeps the Ulcer at Bay? Fruitful Findings from the Far NorthSpeaker TBC.
  • 9:00 am
    Toe & Flow in the NHSPaul Chadwick, PhD
  • 9:20 am
    Born in the USA: the Deep Despair of Disparities in the Diabetic FootSamantha Minc, MD
  • 9:40 am
    Panel Discussion
  • 10:10 am
    Exhibit Hall Break

Session 2

Think Globally, Act Toe & Flowcally, the B Side

Moderator: Michael S. Conte, MD & David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

  • 10:50 am
    Skipping Dia de Los MuerTOES and Cheering up ChiapasJose Antonio Munoa, MD
  • 11:10 am
    FLIRTing with Offloading: Shoes for Low Resource Countries from Peshawar to ParisZahid Miyan, MBBS, MCPS, MD
  • 11:30 am
    The Diabetic Foot Is the Hottest Thing in ChongkingWuquan Deng, MD, PhD
  • 11:50 am
    Stopping the Stampede: Wrangling Up a Toe and Flow Team to Reduce Amputation in CalgaryKarim Manji, DPM, FACFAS
  • 12:10 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 12:30 pm
    Lunch Symposium
  • 1:30 pm
    Exhibit Hall Break

Session 3

Sensors & Common Sensibility: A Romantic Notion Or A Game Changer?

Moderators: Bijan Najafi, PhD & David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

  • 2:15 pm
    eTattoo You with Nanshu Lu: The Future of Epidermal Electronics Nanshu Lu, PhD
  • 2:35 pm
    Going Vegan: The Future of Sensors Are Plant BasedChiara Daraio, PhD
  • 2:55 pm
    Got A Foot Ulcer? There’s An APP For That Says JaapJaap van Netten, PhD
  • 3:15 pm
    My Boot Is Smarter Than Yours: The Next Generation of OffloadingAlberto Piaggesi, MD
  • 3:35 pm
    A Tricorder for the Diabetic Foot? Have a MIMOSA and Watch CloselyKaren Cross, MD, PhD, FRCSC
  • 3:55 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 4:15 pm
    Exhibit Hall Break

Session 4

Vital Video Vittles: How We Do It at My Place

Moderators: John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS & Anthony Tickner, DPM, FACCWS, FAPWCA, FAPWH

  • 4:45 pm
    Venous ArterializationAndrea Casini, MD
  • 4:55 pm
    Split Thickness Skin GraftingLaura Shin, DPM, PhD
  • 5:05 pm
    Digital TenotomyJohn S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS
  • 5:15 pm
    The Charcot Foot: My 5 Minutes ReconstructionLaura Shin, MD
  • 5:25 pm
    How to Really Debride A WoundAlberto Piaggesi, MD
  • 5:35 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 5:50 pm
    #DFCon19 Welcome & Poster Reception – Open Exhibits
  • 6:50 pm

7:00 am — Registration & Breakfast Symposia

Session 1

Toeward A More Perfect Union: The State of Diabetic Foot Research in 2019

Moderators: Michael S. Conte, MD & David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

  • 8:00 am
    A 21 Points Salute: The Essential Checklist for Clinical Trials… and 3 Studies from the Past Year That Really
    Excite Me Frances L. Game, MD
  • 8:15 am
    Discussion: Meet the Experts Serge Bohbot, MD: Industry
    Teresa Jones, MD: Biomarker Program
    TBC.: Perspective from the Jurassic Age
    Michael R. Edmunds, MD, FACS & Alberto Piaggesi, MD: Perspective from High Society (Wound Healing Societies)
    William V. Padula, PhD: Pharmaco Economist
    Marcia Nusgart, RPh: FDA
  • 9:15 am
    Exhibit Hall Break

Session 2

Video Play by Play: Surgical and Medical Management of the High Risk Foot

Moderators: Alexander M. Reyzelman, DPM, FACFAS & Joseph L. Mills, MD, FACS

  • 9:45 am
    When Antibiotics Are and Aren’t EnoughBenjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP
  • 9:55 am
    Cut Here: How to Drain A Foot (Video) Alexander M. Reyzelman, DPM, FACFA
  • 10:05 am
    BKA Vs. Mid / Hind Foot Amputation (Video) Laura Shin, MD
  • 10:20 am
    Mid-Foot and Hind-Foot Amputations: Tips & Tricks (Video)Brian D. Lepow, DPM
  • 10:30 am
    Partial Calcanectomy (Video)John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS
  • 10:40 am
    Panel Discussion
  • 10:55 am
    The Annual Edward James Olmos Award
  • 11:15 am
    Abstract Awards
  • 11:30 am
    Exhibit Hall Break
  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch Symposia

Session 3

Vascular 101: Think with Your Head Not with Your Wire

Moderators: George Andros, MD & Vincent L. Rowe, MD

  • 1:00 pm
    My Personal WiFi-Settings: How I Stage Wound, Ischemia and Foot Infection in Practice Joseph L. Mills, MD, FACS
  • 1:20 pm
    Measuring What We Manage: The Current State of Play in Macro and Micro Foot Perfusion Miguel Montero-Baker, MD
  • 1:40 pm
    Global Vascular Guidelines: Secrets That You Need to Know on A Need-to-Know BasisMichael S. Conte, MD
  • 2:00 pm
    BEST & BASIL: A Smart Alik’s PerspectiveMatthew Menard, MD
  • 2:20 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 2:35 pm
    Exhibit Hall Break

Session 4

Getting Flow to the Toes: What Works BEST?

Moderators: Joseph L. Mills, MD, FACS & Michael S. Conte, MD

  • 3:00 pm
    Below the Knee Disease: What Works Best? Miguel Montero-Baker
  • 3:20 pm pm
    Open Bypass: And Here’s to You Dr. Robinson. Dorsalis Pedis Loves You… More Than You Will KnowWilliam P. Robinson, MD
  • 3:40 pm
    Is Drug Elution for Poor Perfusion a TLR Illusion? Speaker TBC.
  • 4:00 pm
    Distal Pedal Intervention: The Final Frontier or Just Empty Space?Leonardo C. Clavijo, MD, PhD
  • 4:20 pm
    Pedal Bypass: Tips & Tricks (Video)Vincent L. Rowe, MD
  • 4:30 pm
    Case-Based Discussion: ‘All Other Vascular Guys’
  • 5:10 pm

6:30 am — Registration & Breakfast Symposia


  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Workshop I
  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Workshop II
  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Workshop III
  • 12:00 pm

Session 1

Guidance on Guidelines: Practical Stuff to Stuff Your Practice

Moderators: David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD & Joseph L. Mills, MD, FACS

    • 1:00 pm
      Guidance on the International Guidelines Jaap van Netten, PhD
    • 1:20 pm
      Offloading: Everything You Need to Know But Aren’t Doing Peter Lazzarini, PhD
    • 1:40 pm
      Global Vascular Guidelines: Crossing the Bridge from Creation to Implementation Robert Fitridge, MBBS, MS, FRACS
    • 2:00 pm
      The Diabetic Foot in Remission: Toward More Ulcer-free, Hospital-Free and Activity-Rich DaysDavid G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
    • 2:20 pm
      Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks
    • 2:35 pm