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   

Desert Foot 2016 Committee

Robert G. Frykberg DPM, MPH - Chairman

Robert Frykberg received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976 prior to completing his residency in podiatric surgery at the New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston in 1978. In 1994 he received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in quantitative methods. Dr. Frykberg currently holds the position of Chief of the Podiatry section and Podiatric Residency Director at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and is an Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine.

Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS
Chair Demystifying Chronic Edema Program

Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA - Dr. Scarborough's clinical career spans over 30 years having practiced in a variety of setting including acute, out-patient, home health and long-term care. Her clinical experience has included traditional physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound care. Pamela holds an active licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Texas and is certified by two nationally accredited boards, the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators, where she has held the credential of Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) since 1997, and the American Board of Wound Management where she has held the Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) credential since the year 2000. In addition, Dr. Scarborough is certified by the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA). She is on the board of directors for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care where she currently serves as the liaison to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), and has served on numerous symposium planning panels and association boards over her extensive career.

Alan Sherman, DPM, CCMEP - Management

Alan Sherman, DPM, CCMEP is a board certified podiatrist who practiced in Delray Beach Florida for 25 years. In 1995, Dr. Sherman founded an online community and website called Podiatry Online, which grew to become the largest Internet community and advocacy group for podiatrists in the world. Podiatry Online was acquired by McKesson in 2000, and Dr. Sherman continued to run it for 3 years, when he stepped down as Editor. He then co-founded PRESENT e-Learning Systems with Michael Shore, DPM, which went on to become a leading provider of online CME education and social networking services for health care professionals. Its first product was PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Online, which standardized the curriculum for podiatric residency programs across the country via its weekly online lecture series and ezine publications. PRESENT e-Learning Systems then created PRESENT Diabetes, who's "Mentor" online CME education and social networking platform provides professional education to over 100,000 diabetes care professionals. PRESENT puts on 5 live podiatry conferences a year, the East and West Superbones Conferences, the Desert Foot Conference for the VA, and the East and West PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summits. PRESENT e-Learning System's most recent product is Mentor, an online learning program that is being used to teach residents at Mount Sinai Medical School, Harvard Medical School and the University of Maryland inpatient management of diabetes.

Michael Shore, DPM - Management

Michael Shore, DPM is a board certified podiatrist who opened his South Florida podiatry practice in June, 1988, and maintained a surgical and wound care practice until March of 2006. He co-founded Podiatry Online, which was acquired by Mckesson/Moore Medical in June of 2000. Dr. Shore was a consultant to Mckesson/Moore Medical from June of 2000 through June of 2003. In 2003, he co-founded PRESENT e-Learning Systems which, in addition to running five live national podiatry conferences each year, is now the largest online educational portal for podiatric residents and practicing podiatrists nationally. In 2007, he co-founded PRESENT Diabetes, which is the first educational site to combine social networking with CME and now publishes to over 100,000 healthcare professionals.