Desert Foot 2016
Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2017
Returns to the
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
The Annual High Risk Diabetic Foot Conference   
Honoring Our Federal Services Healthcare Professionals   

Target Audience

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

 Learning Objectives

                   Upon completion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and demonstrate the epidemiology and pathophysiology of lower extremity disease.
  • Demonstrate the basic principles of managing skin and nail disease.
  • Recall the underlying etiopathogenesis of diabetic 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 diabetic foot ulcers and diabetic foot infections.
  • Identify the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in chronic wounds to be able to determine and utilize appropriate interventions to affect final healing.
  • 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.

Accreditation Statements

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Estimated for 18 CME/CECH Credit Hours
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and PRESENT e-Learning Systems.


The New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The NYCPM has estimated this activity for a maximum of 18 continuing education contact hours.

Professional Education Services Group (PESG) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Professional Education Services Group (PESG) designates this live educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only  claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. A maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be awarded.

Professional Education Services Group (PESG) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. PESG is awarding a maximum of 18 contact hours for this activity.


It is the policy of PRESENT e-Learning Systems that the Faculty and Staff of our education programs with the potential to influence content, will disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of our educational activities. Additionally, disclosure will be made of any intended discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Speakers/authors are required to prepare fair and balanced presentations that are objective and are based on scientific fact. New York College of Podiatric Medicine and PRESENT e-Learning Systems have no financial interests to disclose.


The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, PRESENT e-Learning Systems or its affiliates. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment.