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Sheraton Milan Malpensa – February 22-23, 2013 Focus on outstanding experts


Dr. J. Aragon-Sanchez • Head of Department of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit. La Paloma Hospital , Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). • Member of the European Diabetic Foot Study Group on behalf of EASD. • Author of the two Spanish Textbooks: “El pie diabético” (The Diabetic Foot) and “Atlas de Manejo Práctico del Pie Diabético” (Atlas of Practical Management of Diabetic Foot). • Member of the Editorial Board of “Diabetic Foot & Ankle” journal • Study : “ Clinical–Pathological Characterization of Diabetic Foot Infections: Grading the Severity of Osteomyelitis”, International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds June 2012 11, first published on May 10, 2012; “Evidences and Controversies About Recurrence of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis: A Personal View and an Illustrated Guide for Understanding”, International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds June 2012 11, first published on April 26, 2012.

Dr. J.L. Lazaro • • • • •

Head of the Diabetic Foot Unit of the University Clinic of Podiatry of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Member of the European Diabetic Foot Study Group. Podiatry assistant director for the U. S. Nursing, Physiotherapy and Podiatry. Member Advisor in the area of Training and Research Regional Diabetes Plan, promoted by the Ministry of Health of Castilla-La Mancha through the Castilian-Manchego Diabetes. Co-author of : “Efficient Smart CMOS Camera Based on FPGAs Oriented to Embedded Image Processing.”

Sheraton Milan Malpensa – February 22-23, 2013 Focus on outstanding experts


Prof. M. Edmonds MD FRCP Consultant in Diabetes, King's College Hospital, London • He developed a multi-disciplinary diabetic foot clinic in 1981, one of the first in the world. This clinic brought about a 50% reduction in major amputations in people with diabetes at King’s College Hospital. • He recently won the Karel Bakker award at the 6th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot in 2011 • Co-author: “A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care”.

Dr. V. Kavarthapu • • •

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust graduated at the AP University of Health Sciences, India. He heads an established Diabetic Foot clinic that undertakes corrective surgery required for foot deformities caused by diabetes. This service has been recognised nationally.

Dr. H. Rashid • • • •

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, King’s College Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College London, London, UK. Expert in general vascular surgery (carotid, peripheral vascular, aortic and venous diseases). World expert in the management of diabetic foot vascular complications, including distal and pedal bypasses. Co-author:“How useful and long-lasting is revascularization of the diabetic foot?, Diabetic Medicine Supplement. 20 (Supplement 2):30-31, April 2003.;“Saving the Ischaemic Diabetic Foot Using an Integrated Care Pathway”.


Sheraton Milan Malpensa – February 22-23, 2013 Focus on outstanding experts



Dr. M. Alshammari • • •

MBBS,DABR,CAQ (vascular& Interventional) President of Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society (PAIRS) Head of Interventional Radiology King Faisal Specialist Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Prof. M. Dake • Professor and chair of cardiothoracic surgery and director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Stanford, CA. • Director of the Catheterization and Angiography Laboratory at Stanford University Medical Centre. • Cardiothoracic Surgery Stanford University, University Stanford, CA. • He is known as a major contributor to the development of vascular stent-grafting stent grafting and image image-guided treatments for arterial disease and venous disease. • Co-author : “In In Vivo Vascular Engineering of Vein Grafts: Directed Migration of Smooth Muscle Cells by Perivascular Release of Elastase Limits Neointimal Proliferation”, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Sheraton Milan Malpensa – February 22-23, 2013 Focus on outstanding experts


Dr. V. Falanga • • • • •

Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Training Program at the Roger Williams Medical Centre, Providence, Rhode Island. Graduated from Harvard Medical School and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. He has over 200 publications and has co-authored co authored four textbooks on wound healing. He is a consultant for the National Institute of Health and other granting agencies, and oversees a basic science e program dedicated to wound healing and fibrosis. He is a member of the American Dermatological Association, Society of Investigative Dermatology, American Federation of Clinical Research, American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Physicians and d the American College of Rheumatology. Co-author: “Diabetic Diabetic Foot Ulcer Calluses Show Histological Similarities to HPV Infection Without Evidence of HPV Involvement by Nested PCR” PCR ,International Journal of Lower Extremity ; “Wound healing and its impairment in the diabetic foot”, The Lancet, Volume 366.

Dr. R. G. Frykberg • • • • • •

Currently holds the position of Chief of the Podiatry section and Podiatric Residency Director at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Attended medical school at California College of Podiatric Medicine. He received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in quantitative methods. He has written numerous peer-reviewed reviewed articles and text chapters and has edited several textbooks on diabetic foot disorders. In 2011 he won “Pecoraro awards” of American Diabetes Association. Some of his articles: “A A Summary of Guidelines for Managing th the Diabetic Foot”, Advances in Skin & Wound Care; “An evidence-based based approach to diabetic foot infections” The American Journal of Surgery.

Dr. J. L. Mills • • • •

Specialized Vascular ascular surgeon University of Arizona Medical Center . Graduated at Georgetown University School of o Medicine, Washington, D.C. Co-Director, Director, with David G Armstrong, , of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance. He is co-editor editor of the two major vascular textbooks, Rutherford's Vascular Surgery (7th ed.) and Comprehensive Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Surg and editor of the book Management of Chronic Lower Limb Ischemia September 2012.

Sheraton Milan Malpensa – February 22-23, 2013 Focus on outstanding experts


Dr. T. E. Serena • MD FACS MAPWCA FACHM is the founder and CEO of the Serena Group™ medical director for SerenaGroup Medical Research™ Cambridge, MA • He is a professor at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he established a state state-of-the-art research program including development of a novel acute wound-healing wound model. • He completed his residency in surgery at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre with fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Southern Illinois University. • He has been the lead or principal investigator in more than 45 clinical trials, including testing blood platelets, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, top topical ical and parenteral antibiotics and bilayered cell therapy. • He founded the NewBridge Medical Research Corporation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the science of wound healing, which has received funding from the National Institutes of healt health.


Dr. D. Mayer • MD, FEBVS, FAPWC Senior Vascular Consultant Head of Wound Care. • He completed his studies of medicine in Basel, Switzerland • He regularly teaches students in vascular surgery and wound healing and is involved in major projects to support wound healing as a specialty of its own. • He established the first dedicated and truly interdisciplinary university wound clinic in Switzerland.

Dr. T. Böni • • • •

Head, Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics Uniklinik Balgrist University of Zurich Medical School Zurich – Switzerland Senior Consultant Head of Technical Orthopaedics University of Zurich Medical School Zurich – Switzerland. Technical orthopaedics, foot problems in diabetics, amputation surgery, stump revision. Co-author. : “European European Insights on Diabetic Foot Pathology” ,Foot Ankle Spec October 2010.

Sheraton Milan Malpensa – February 22-23, 2013 Focus on outstanding experts


Dr. G. Tepe • Head of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Academic Hospital RoMed Medical Center Rosenheim Chefarzt Radiologie RoMed Klinikum, Rosenheim Academic Hospital RoMed Medical Center Rosenheim. • Professor of Radiology. • Co-author.: “Local delivery of paclitaxel to inhibit restenosis during angioplasty of the leg.”

Dr. T. Zeller • Head Physician Department Angiology Internist, Angiologist, Cardiologist, Hypertension specialist DHL • He is an Associate Professor at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany . • His main research field includes diagnosis and therapy of renal artery stenosis; • In 2001 he was credited with the Young Investigator Award, International College of Angiology for his work in this particular field. • He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles to date. He is senior editor of the textbook “Vascular Medicine – Therapy and Practice” .

Dr. D. Scheinert • Medical Director Park Hospital Leipzig, Head Center for Vascular Medicine – Angiology and Vascular Surgery. • Co-author.: “Short (1-10 cm) superficial femoral artery occlusions: results of treatment with excimer laser angioplasty.”


Dr. F. Martinez De Jesus

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Surgeon at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México- Centro Médico Nacional SIGLO XXI. He won the National First prize for the best thesis “ Ketanserina tópica” in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Director of the Mexican Council of General Surgery. Author of the book: “Pie Diabético: Atención Integral 2a. Ed.” Founding President of the Mexican Association of Diabetic Foot. Author of “A Checklist System to Score Healing Progress of Diabetic Foot Ulcers” ,International Journal of


Sheraton Milan Malpensa – February 22-23, 2013 Focus on outstanding experts



Prof. E. Faglia • Primary Unit of Diabetology- Centre of Diabetic foot care at the IRCCS Multimedica of Sesto (MI) • Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pavia. • Specialization in Diabetology and Metabolic Diseases at the University of Parma. • Co-author of :“Effectiveness of Removable Walker Cast Versus Nonremovable Fiberglass Off-Bearing Cast in the Healing of Diabetic Plantar Foot Ulcer: A randomized controlled trial”; “Manufactured Shoes in the Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers”

Prof. M. Romanelli • • • • •

Wound Healing Research Unit Department of Dermatology University of Pisa. Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pisa. In 2007 President of European Wound Management Association (EWMA) From 2008 Executive Board Member World Union Wound Healing Society (WUWHS) Co-author of: “Use of nanotechnology-designed footsock in the management of preulcerative conditions in the diabetic foot: results of a single, blind randomized study.”