CLICK HERE TO REGISTER | October 30 - November 2, 2024

About the Conference

The Live In-Person Desert Foot Multi-Disciplinary Limb Salvage and Wound Care Conference returns to Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, October 30 - November 2, 2024. The renowned lecture program will be taught by some of the finest teachers in podiatry and will be focused on evidence-based, best practices to improve limb salvage techniques, advanced wound care skills, and treat surgical and medical disorders of the lower limb. The conference provides a great opportunity for you to learn along with a large part of the federal service wound care and surgical community, as well as hundreds of healthcare professionals in acute care, home care, and the private sector. The conference brings together major groups involved with limb salvage preservation of the lower extremity, from healthcare clinicians in the private sector, the Veterans Administration, VA Podiatric Residency Directors, the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (APWC), the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), Arizona Podiatric Medical Association, and the Department of Defense from across the country. The most unique part of the conference is the rotating interactive hands-on workshops, focusing on advanced technologies that provide attendees with hands-on practical experience and training on surgical procedures, advanced wound care, and new techniques in healing the lower extremity that you will bring back to your offices to begin using on Monday morning. The traditional poster/abstract competition will take place, so begin preparing your contribution for all attendees to see. This important annual conference is estimated for 24 CE/CME/CECH for all podiatric surgeons, surgical residents, MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, and WOCNs, and 2 ABPM MOC Points.

Conference Chairmen

Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH

Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH


Charles Andersen, MD

Charles Andersen, MD


Matthew G Garoufalis, DPM

Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), FRSM


Thomas Serena, MD

Thomas Serena, MD


Hands-On Workshops

Wednesday, October 30
Thursday, October 31
Friday, November 1

Details for Desert Foot 2024 Hands-On Workshops Coming Soon

Abstract Poster Contest

The Desert Foot Abstract Poster Competition, which plays an important role in the Conference and allows attendees the chance to present their own work to the community.

Click here to see 2023’s winners.

Click here for the 2024 poster competition information.

Abstract Poster Contest

Complies with the Standards of Ethical Conduct
for Employees of the Veterans Administration

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CME/CECH/CE Information

Estimated for a Total of 24 CME/CECH/CE Credit Hours and 2 ABPM MOC Points

PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has estimated this activity for a maximum of 24 continuing education contact hours.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AffinityCE and PRESENT e-Learning Systems. AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AffinityCE designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between the PRESENT e-Learning Systems and AffinityCE. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides a maximum of 24 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

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All DPMs, MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs $299* Until Midnight August 2
Nurses, Physical Therapists $149
*Alliance Partners will receive an email with a Discount Code for $50 off current Registration Fees.
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Hotel and Travel

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix AZ. 85004

Room Rate Info

$229 Regular Rate / $156 Government - Deadline is 5:00 PM EST Friday, October 4, 2024

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