Desert Foot 2015
 
October 19-22, 2016


Sheraton Grand Phoenix, AZ
The Annual High Risk Diabetic Foot Conference
Honoring Our Federal Services Healthcare Professionals
Abstract Poster Competition

Click here to view this year's Abstract Poster submissions.

There will be three (3) submission categories again this year, Resident, Non-Resident and Sponsor. The Resident and Non-Resident categories will be judged for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner with prizes as listed below. PRESENT e-Learning Systems is proud to offer two judged categories for the Abstract Competition: Resident and Non-Resident. The Sponsor category will not be judged nor awarded prizes.

Two Award Categories: Resident & Non-Resident
There will be 3 awards for each category as follows:
1st Place - $1,500 • 2nd Place - $750 • 3rd Place - $500
PRESENT e-Learning Systems
Winning Abstracts submitted in manuscript format will be published in the Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications @ JDFC.org.

REQUIREMENTS

Suitable Topics

  1. Diabetic limb salvage
  2. Neurological and vascular disease affecting the lower extremity
  3. Diabetic wound care issues
  4. Evidence-based standards of diabetic wound care
  5. Cost-effective diabetic foot care
  6. Preventative foot care for at risk populations
  7. Any other topic relating to primary treatment or treatment of complications pertaining to at risk diabetes and wound care patients.

Original research, retrospective or meta-analysis are all acceptable.

Abstract Requirements

IMPORTANT: Please review the following before you complete and submit your abstract. All submissions are limited to a total of no more than 300 words (sections 5-8 below) and must include:

  1. Title: Try to keep title as concise as possible. Capitalize first letter of each major word.
  2. Topic Category: (see above)
  3. List of Authors: List primary author first, all other contributors should be included in order of their degree of contribution to the finished work, include degrees and affiliations for each.
  4. Submission Category: Resident, Non-Resident and Sponsor.
  5. Aims/Objectives/Goal/Purpose: What does the research intend to demonstrate?
  6. Materials and Methods: What methods and procedures were used to document and analyze your findings?
  7. Results: Discuss the results of the study and analysis.
  8. Conclusions: Authors conclusions and opinions are presented in this section.
  9. One person from each Abstract submission must attend Desert Foot.

NOTE: You must use a Times New Roman 12 font or similar size

Timeline

Posters should be hung before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, November 18th and remain until Conference ends at 6:00 PM on Friday, November 20, 2015.
  • Submission Due Date: Extended WednesdayOctober 28, 2015
  • Acceptance Notification: Wednesday, November 3, 2015
  • Poster Upload Due Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
  • Winners will be announced Friday, November 20, 2015 from 12:45 - 1:00 pm (before Lunch)
  • Posters should be hung before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 and will remain in place until adjournment of the Conference at 6:00 PM on Friday, November 20, 2015.

Judgment

All poster presenters must be registered for the meeting. If you have not done so, please register. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a committee chosen by the Desert Foot Advisory Committee.

                                       Abstract Committee Members
Charles Andersen, MD, Chairman Edward Tierney, DPM                       
Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS Arthur Tallis, DPM
Suhad Hadi, DPM Jaclyn Marino, DPM

Evaluations Criteria

  • Scientific Method: Are the methods appropriate for the type of study? Are the statistics or comparisons meaningful to the outcomes?
  • Perceived Importance: Do the results or presentation have any meaning to everyday practice? Do the results suggest a change in practice policies? Are the results preliminary requiring further investigation?
  • Innovation: Is the study new or different? Does it offer a different or new perspective?
  • Evidence Level: What level of evidence does this study/presentation represent? Is it high enough to consider using in patient care? Does it require further investigation before using in patient care?

Poster Information

PRESENT e-Learning Systems is proud to offer two judged categories for the Abstract Competition: Resident and Non-Resident. The Sponsor category will not be judged nor awarded prizes.

Please check in at the Desert Foot Registration Desk. They will help you with any questions and supply you with push pins to hang your posters. The posters can be no larger than 48" x 96", which is the outside dimensions of the Poster Board frames. Posters should be hung on the designated category area (Resident, Non-Resident & Sponsor). Look for your poster within your category via the last name of the lead author. All Abstracts and/or Posters will become the property of PRESENT-e-Learning.

Register for the Conference to be eligible for the Competition.

Good Luck!