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Event: 'LSU 2011 Diabetic Foot Conference' Print
  Continuing Medical Education
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 8:00 am


LSU 2011 Diabetic Foot Conference
New Techniques for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Pain, Deformity & Wounds



100,000 lower extremity amputations are performed each year on diabetic patients in the US and about 85% are preventable using new techniques available.  Join world-renowned faculty for LSU Orthopaedic Surgery Department's first annual diabetic foot conference to learn important advances in limb saving treatments for diabetic patients.

Course Information

The 2011 LSU Diabetic Foot Conference: New Techniques for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Pain, Deformity & Wounds will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Hotel InterContinental New Orleans. Saturday's optional surgical skills technique course will be held at The Center for Advanced Practice at LSUHSC

Course chair (s): J. Monroe Laborde, MD & Andrew G. King, MD LSU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:
  • Understand when to utilize the new treatment options for management of diabetic feet
  • Expertise in the overview of new techniques including external fixation
  • Identify surgical indication and perform surgical techniques for patients with diabetic foot complications.



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Registration Options:

Course participants can register for the following:

Friday Only:
Full Day of Didactic Lectures

Friday & Saturday:
Friday lectures held at the InterContinental Hotel & Saturday skills lab at the LSU School of Medicine state-of-the- art Russell Klein MD Center for Advanced Practice.

Target Audience:

This course is designed to address surgical and non-surgical management of foot issues in diabetic patients and is designed for physicians and allied health professional whose scope or potential scope of practice includes diabetic foot management.

Complimentary Meals:

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for course registrants on Friday. A continental breakfast will be provided for course registrants on Saturday.

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