The 2022 Desert Foot Returns to Live-In Person After Virtual COVID Hiatus

About the Conference

The 19th Annual Desert Foot Conference Co-Chaired by Drs Charles Andersen, Lawrence Lavery, Matthew Garoufalis, and Thomas Serena led an esteemed faculty of 42 key opinion leaders over four days of knowledge sharing and learning at its long-time home base in Phoenix, Arizona. The hundreds of Desert Foot attendees were exposed to evidence-based and best practices to improve limb salvage, advanced wound care techniques and treat surgical and medical disorders of the lower limb. The 14 rotating hands-on-workshops were overflowing with attendees. The Grand Sponsor was 3M along with 69 other industry participants.

Paul Brand Award

The winner of the 2022 Paul Brand Award was Giacomo Clerici, MD of Milan, Italy. He is a Professor at the Master in Wound Care Program (Bicocca University, Milan, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Pavia University, Trieste University).

Paul Brand Award

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors for Their Continued Support of PRESENT Conferences
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3M Sponsor Award

Lower Extremity Wound Management Across the Care Continuum

This program supported clinicians in identifying the most common and atypical lower extremity etiologies and discussed appropriate assessment and treatment interventions for each type of wound including arterial and venous insufficiency, lymphedema, and diabetic foot ulcers.

Click here for the Wound Cleansing and Wound Hygiene as a Critical Component of Wound Bed Preparation Slide Presentation by Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS.

Click here for the Goal Based Dressing Decisions Slide Presentations by Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS.

Lower Extremity

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, was a great success this year.

The first-place winners of the Desert Foot 2022 Abstract/Poster Competition were: Non-Resident Category: Brandon Brooks, DPM – Dorn VA Medical Center, Fort Mill, South Carolina – The Diabetic Foot - Pain - Depression Cycle.
The Resident Category: Vannhi Huynh, DPM – Mainline Health, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania - Case Study – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of a Fungating Metastatic Melanoma in the Lower Extremity.

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of this year’s winners and the posters submitted.

Abstract Poster Contest

What Attendees are Saying

As always a great conference and cost effective.
Joseph P Marino, DPM

Great interpersonal learnings from lectures and between attendees.
Neal Lonky, DPM, MD, MPH

It was my first time but it won’t be my last time at Desert Foot. I have learned a lot from this conference.
Chutiwan Tanasapphaisal, RN

Highly recommend this conference. The lectures are great, and the team running the conference takes good care of those that attend.
Shylaja Arya, RN

I found the whole experience very professional and educational. I gained greater insight into areas of wound care that will only help to enhance my practice. I would recommend this course to be taken by all podiatrists.
D Mark Harker, DPM

Present Podiatry goes through great effort to host relevant lectures and exhibits as I experienced at Desert Foot 2022. Lectures, workshops and exhibitors all provided attendees state of the art information. Thoughtful planning also provided attendees with world class hotel accommodations at nominal cost. Thank you also to the dedicated hardworking staff that made the total program run flawless.
Christopher Japour, DPM

Desert Foot 2022 Photo Album

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The 2023 Desert Foot Conference will return to the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Arizona scheduled for December 6-9, 2023.