IADFS News

12 July 2021:

We hope you will join us for the Multidisciplinary and Surgical Reconstruction of Charcot Foot and 7th Annual Conference of IADFS, held in collaboration with the King's Diabetic Foot Clinic, 10-11 September 2021





16 December 2020

Luca Dalla Paola, Immediate Past President, has handed over the reigns over the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeon to the new Preisdent Venu Kavarthapu. 

Watch Luca Dalla Paola's message. 


Publication by the Board of the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons

Frykberg, RG, Wukich, DK, Kavarthapu, V, Zgonis, T, Dalla Paola, L, Board of the International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons. Surgery for the diabetic foot: A key component of care. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2019;e3251. https://doi.org/10.1002/dmrr.3251


Past news and events

The Multidisciplinary & Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot

June 22-23, 2020 in London, UK

A two-day focused symposium on the Multidisciplinary & Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot organised by the King's Diabetes Foot Team. 

Organised by Prof. Venu Kavarthapu (ADFS President elect), Prof. Michael Edmonds

Confirmed speakers: Jonathan Valabhji, Luca Dalla Paola (ADFS President), Nicolaas Schaper, Robert Frykberg (ADFS Scientific Officer), Alberto Piaggesi.

Flyer of the event and website: link.

ADFS Cadaver Course 2019, 14-15 November

Anatomical and Surgical Dissection of the Foot - The Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot

The Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons (ADFS) is organising this year a cadaver course in Padova (Italy) in cooperation with the Plastic Surgery Department and Human Anatomy Institute of the Padova University School of Medicine.

Course benefits

  • Renowned teaching faculty
  • A comprehensive introduction to the reconstructive approach of the diabetic foot
  • True hands-on opportunity to practice
  • CME Credits. An application will be made to the UEMS-EACCME® for CME accreditation of this course

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Two ADFS workshops and two ADFS symposia during ISDF 2019

On the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF 2019), ADFS Board members will host two workshops and two symposia.

  • Symposium: Preventative and Curative Surgery, 22 May, 15:45-17:45
  • Symposium: Amputation, 23 May, 15:45-17:45
  • Workshop: Treatment of infection and osteomyelitis, 23 May, 14:01-15:15
  • Workshop: Surgical Managment of Charcot Foot, 23 May, 14:01-15:15

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