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.
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
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.
Course participants can register for the following:
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.
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.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for course registrants on Friday. A continental breakfast will be provided for course registrants on Saturday.