Global Diabetic Foot Course
The Evolving Concept in Diabetic Foot
4-7 December 2018
Sofitel Downtown, Dubai. UAE

WELCOME MESSAGE

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Mounia Mustafa Sabasse
Gulf Diabetic Foot Working Group Founder/President

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Global Diabetic Foot Course 4th-7th December November .2018.Dubai.

Since 2014 the diabetic foot course is organized yearly, which were highly appreciated by the delegates from the Middle East region. Following the immense popularity of this course, in 2016 GDFWG decided to upgrade the Diabetic Foot course and hence make it universally accessible to all the delegates from different region that are interested in diabetic foot and conduct the Global Diabetic Foot Course November 2016.

This unique multidisciplinary Course has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in diabetic Foot Disease primarily in the areas of prevention, infection, and Osteomyelitis, Charcot Foot, and Offloading .GDCF will cover the latest scientific developments, both findings from research and clinical insights important to everybody’s daily practice.

A number of renowned specialists in the field and scientists have joined the faculty will discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity problems in diabetes.

Interactive workshops will provide you with useful information for your daily clinical practice.

Scientific Program will include superb scientific material that was carefully selected by the scientific committee for presentation at the course. Assure that the GDFC 2018 will be a major scientific event.

We hope that you will enjoy the GDFC and that your interaction with your colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding. We also hope and trust that you will enjoy your visit to the very beautiful and exciting city of Dubai.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai for another interesting and inspiring GDFC 2018

Yours sincerely
Mounia Mustafa Sabasse
GDFWG Founder/President
Scientific Committee Chair

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About Global Diabetic Foot Course

GDFC is a 4 days course 4-7 December. Global DFC is the premier, interdisciplinary diabetic foot course in GCC. In its 5th year, the course is designed for the wide spectrum of generalists and specialists who diagnose and manage the diabetic foot. Didactic talks, Video Presentation, Clinical case discussion, and Hands-on workshops will delve into diagnostic and interventional strategies for diabetic foot ulcers and amputation prevention and Management. Featuring a world-renowned international and Regional faculty, GDFC offers the opportunity to review state-of-the-art concepts and techniques.

Key Learning

With the combination of lectures from different specialists and Hand-on Workshops, course participants will gain insight into both the theory of the field and the practical methods used in management of Diabetic Foot,

  • Increase the knowledge and operative skills in the management of the diabetic foot.
  • Support the establishment of multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinics
  • The Clinical Practice Guidelines(CPGs) for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Foot Complications
  • Demonstrate standard management techniques such as application of lower leg compression dressings, total contact casting, and use of moisture retentive dressings.
  • Recognize key assessment features for lower leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Distinguish the factors that increase the risk of diabetic foot infections (DFIs) in a patient.
  • Assess the severity and extent of DFI on the basis of clinical tests and findings.
  • Charcot Foot diagnosis and Management

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WELCOME MESSAGE

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Dr. Nashat Ali Ghandoura
Course Director

Dear Colleges,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Global Diabetic Foot Course 4-7 December 2018 Dubai.

This unique multidisciplinary course has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in Diabetic Foot Disease primarily in the areas of prevention, infection, and Osteomyelitis, Charcot Foot, and Offloading. Global Diabetic Foot Course 2018 will cover the latest scientific developments,

Both findings from research and clinical insights important to everybody’s daily practice.
A number of renowned specialists in the field and scientists have joined the faculty to discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity problems in diabetes. Interactive workshops will provide you with useful information for your daily clinical practice and oral presentations that will inform you on the current status of research. Scientific Program will include superb scientific material that was carefully selected by the scientific committee for presentation at the meeting. Assure that the Global Diabetic Foot Course 2018 will be a major scientific event.

We hope that you will enjoy the Global Diabetic Foot Course 2018 and that your interaction with your colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding. We also hope and trust that you will enjoy your visit to the very beautiful and exciting city of Dubai.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai City of Gold for another interesting and inspiring event in the series of the annual Gulf Diabetic Foot Working Group Course in December 2018

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Nashat Ali Ghandoura
Course Director


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