Thank You for Attending | Dates and Venue for 2023 TBD

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, November 30 - December 3, 2022, after being PRESENTed virtually for the last 2 years. 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 six 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, 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 our 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 approved for 24 CE/CME/CECH for all podiatric surgeons, surgical residents, MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, and WOCNs, and 2 MOC Points.

Conference Co-Chairmen

Charles Andersen, MD

Charles Andersen, MD

Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, CWS

Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, CWS

Lawrence Lavery, DPM

Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

Thomas Serena, MD

Thomas Serena, MD

Hands-On Workshops

Wednesday, November 30
Thursday, December 1
Friday, December 2

See the Current Desert Foot 2022 Hands-On Workshop Details HERE

Grand Sponsor of PRESENT Education 2022

3M Sponsor Award

Michael DelVacchio of 3M and PRESENT Co-Founder Michael Shore, DPM

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 2019’s winners.

Click here for the 2022 poster competition information.

Abstract Poster Contest

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

Click HERE for the Conference Policy Changes

CME/CECH/CE Information

Approved for a Total of 24 CME/CECH/CE Credit Hours, 6 X-ray credits 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 approved 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.

View Complete CME Information Here


All DPMs, MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs $199
Alliance Partners* and AAWC members* $199
Nurses, Physical Therapists $99
*Requires a Discount Code received from Alliance Partners and AAWC email

Click Here for the list of Alliance Partners

View All of the Fee Tiers Here

Hotel and Travel

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

Room Rate Info

$151.00 per night plus taxes and fees

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