Join us! November 07-10, 2018 Sheraton Grand Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

2017 Conference Re-Cap

The Desert Foot 2017 Multi-Disciplinary Limb Salvage Conference brought together five groups involved with the care and preservation of the lower extremity this year. The Arizona Podiatric Medical Association, Indian Health Service, Veterans Administration, VA Podiatric Residency Directors, and the Department of Defense all converged on Phoenix, Arizona for four days of cutting edge lectures, 22 hands-on workshops, and an abundance of industry events.

2017 Desert Foot
2017 Desert Foot
2017 Desert Foot
2017 Desert Foot

3M Awarded Grand Sponsor of PRESENT Education 2017

Michael DelVacchio of 3M was honored by PRESENT Co-Founder Michael Shore, DPM as the Grand Sponsor of PRESENT Education for 2017.

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Paul Brand Award

This Year's Recipient of the Paul Brand Award was Prof Javier Aragon-Sanchez, MD, PhD from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

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Congressman Brad Wenstrup, DPM UPDATES the Desert Foot audience on the progress on the VA PROVIDER EQUITY BILL

Brad Wenstrup, DPM updates the Desert Foot audience on the latest developments in the VA PROVIDER EQUITY BILL via a Webcast from his Office in Washington, DC.

Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH begins webcast by introducing Lawrence B Harkless, DPM
Lawrence B Harkless, DPM joins video at 2:37 minutes
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM joins webcast at 6:15 minutes

Winners of the Desert Foot Poster Competition

Non-Resident Category

  • First Place - $1500 Prize
    Haywan Chiu, DPM – The Effect of Calcified Digital Arteries Identified in Foot X-rays on Limb Salvage in a Veteran Population
    Follow this Link to view the winning abstract
  • Second Place - $750 Prize
    Christopher Japour, DPM – Amniotic Allograft Reduces Joint and Soft Tissue Pain
    Follow this Link to view the winning abstract
  • Third Place - $500 Prize
    John Elliott, MD – Healing of Peripheral Diabetic Ulcerations and Necrosis Utilizing Microburst Insulin infusion (MI)
    Follow this Link to view the winning abstract

Resident Category

  • First Prize - $1500 Prize
    Justin Goldsmith, DPM – The Application of Dehydrated Human Amnion Chorion Membrane (dHACM) Allografts to Expedite Healing with Six Major Types of Refractory Non-healing Wounds – 157 cases
    Follow this Link to view the winning abstract
  • Second Prize - $750 Prize
    Michael Huchital, DPM - Insights for Nosocomial Infection of Stenotrophamos Maltophilia in a Diabetic Patient Following Long Term Antibiotic Usage: A Case Study
    Follow this Link to view the winning abstract
  • Third Prize - $500 Prize
    Lydia Yun, DPM – A Novel Variation of the Traditional Weil Osteotomy for Treatment and Prevention of Chronic Diabetic Plantar Foot Ulcers
    Follow this Link to view the winning abstract
Abstract Posters

Desert Foot 2017 Photo Album

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Join Us Next Year When Desert Foot Returns to the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Arizona - November 7-10, 2018