Desert Foot 2021 Hybrid Conference – December 1-4, 2021

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The Desert Foot 2020 Conference was run virtually this year during 2 consecutive weekends, Dec 5-6 and Dec 12-13 with pre-conference sessions on Dec 4th and 11th to the largest audience in its history. Over 925+ attended the event, which included DPMs, MD/DOs, RN/NPs, PAs, and PTs. The event was run on a virtual streaming conference platform that allowed extensive interaction between Attendees and Exhibitors. The event content focused on the care of the at-risk diabetic foot, both the preventative care and the best practices for critical limb ischemia, diabetic neuropathy, and limb preservation. Thank you to our Conference Co-Chairmen Charles Andersen, MD, Lee Rogers, DPM and Thomas Serena, MD who designed a comprehensive curriculum of lectures and ran a series of 14 Live Ask the Experts – Q&A Sessions utilizing a large and renowned Faculty. AAWC provided 2 Sunday sessions on wound care. Thank you to our Grand Sponsor 3M. PRESENT Co-Founder and CEO Alan Sherman, DPM said, “It’s gratifying to see that the pivot we made to live virtual conferences has been so generally accepted by the Desert Foot audience. They tell us that although they look forward to attending conferences in-person again, they like the lower cost and convenience of earning their CME and maintaining their knowledge and skills from their homes and offices.”

Target Audience

This continuing educational conference is intended for practicing surgical and wound care health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in chronic wounds to be able to determine and utilize appropriate interventions to affect final healing.
  • Demonstrate the basic principles of managing ischemic skin and nail disease.
  • Recall the underlying etiopathogenesis of foot ulcers and how this relates to appropriate management.
  • Recognize the presenting characteristics of infections of the skin, nail, soft tissue and bone and demonstrate their appropriate management.
  • Understand current classification systems for foot ulcers and infections.
  • Recognize the ischemic and neuroischemic foot through clinical and diagnostic modalities and understand various treatment options for management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evidence supporting multiple advanced wound technologies that can be used to expedite chronic wound healing.
  • Identify the role for surgical interventions in the management of high risk lower extremity disorders.

Approved for a Total of 32 CME/CECH/CE Credit Hours

28 CME/CECH/CE for the Main Program Sessions on back-to-back weekends Saturday-Sunday, December 5-6 and 12-13, 8AM-8PM EST 4 CME/CECH/CE for the Pre-Conference Sessions on Friday, December 4 and 11, 11AM – 2PM EST

PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 32 continuing education contact hours.

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