About the Conference
The Desert Foot Annual Multi-Disciplinary Limb Salvage and Wound Care Conference, for all VA, DOD, IHS, PHS, and AAWC Healthcare Professionals, attracts all federal service programs as well as non-VA Podiatrists, Physicians, and Nurses. Conference Co-Chairmen are Drs Charles Andersen, Lawrence Lavery, Lee Rogers, Thomas Serena, and Anthony Tickner. This meeting provides a great opportunity for you to meet, greet, and share your scientific leadership with a large part of the federal service wound care and surgery community, as well as hundreds of healthcare professionals in the private sector. The conference brings together six groups involved with limb salvage preservation of the lower extremity from the Veterans Administration, VA Podiatric Residency Directors, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association, Indian Health Service, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), and the Department of Defense from across the country to a single conference to best meet their educational needs. This important conference is always held at a great venue in Phoenix, and the education is taught by our nation’s top key opinion leaders focused on evidence-based and best practices to improve limb salvage techniques, advanced wound care skills, and treat surgical and medical disorders of the lower limb. Our state-of-the-art rotating interactive workshops focus on advanced technologies that provide our attendees with hands-on practical experience and training on surgical procedures, advanced wound care, and new techniques in healing the lower extremity that will advance their skills and patient outcomes.
Desert Foot 2018 Photo Album
See the Conference Photos on Our Facebook Page
Grand Sponsor of PRESENT Education 2018
Derek Hughes of 3M was honored by PRESENT Co-Founder Michael Shore, DPM as the Grand Sponsor of PRESENT Education for 2018.
Abstract Poster Contest
The 10th 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, was a great success this year.
Charles Andersen, MD
Lawrence Lavery, DPM
Lee Rogers, DPM
Thomas Serena, MD
Anthony Tickner, DPM
IHS Limb Preservation Winter Meeting
Saturday, December 7 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the Encanto Room on the 2nd Level
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Limb Preservation Summit is an innovative, evidenced-based, one-day conference that attracts a multidisciplinary team from the IHS, tribal, academic, and other healthcare entities, including vascular, endovascular, podiatric, wound care, and primary care professionals. The Summit focuses on wound healing, vascular, and podiatric interventions.
Wound Management Bootcamp
for the Lower Extremity
Wednesday, December 4 from 2:00 – 7:30 PM in the Encanto Room on the 2nd Level
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, CDE, CWS – Course Chair
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT – Co-Chair
James McGuire, DPM, C Ped - Faculty
Wednesday, December 4
Thursday, December 5
Friday, December 6
Saturday, December 7
Complies with the Standards of Ethical Conduct
for Employees of the Veterans Administration
Click HERE for the Conference Policy Changes
Estimated for 20 CME/CECH Credit Hours for DPMs
CME/CECH credit only
All Healthcare Professionals $99
Free registration is no longer available