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   
The Abstract Poster Competition
Click here for the Manuscript Contest

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.

Click here to view the Abstract Submissions.
Check back frequently as posters will be added during the course of the week.

Abstract 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.

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: Keep your title as concise as possible. Capitalize first letter of each major word.
  2. Topic CategoryTopic 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 and analysis of the study.
  8. Conclusions: Authors conclusions and opinions are presented in this section.
  9. One person from each Abstract submission must be registered and attend Desert Foot.

Timeline

Posters should be hung before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 19th and remain until Conference ends at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

  • Submission Due Date: Monday, October 10, 2016 (Extension)
  • Acceptance Notification:Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Poster Upload Due Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
  • PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD OR SEND POSTERS UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE
  • Winners will be announced Friday, October 21, 2016 from 4:45 - 5:00 PM (before the PM Break) in the Lecture Hall
Click here to view the Abstract Submissions.
Check back frequently as posters will be added during the course of the week.

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
Mario Ponticello, 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.

PRINTING YOUR POSTERS

For the first time, the FedEx Office in the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, has offered to print your posters onsite. You will be eligible for Sheraton VIP Discount pricing for any print work done at the Sheraton Center.

Please contact Richard Black directly at (480) 459-0490 or send files to usa5048@fedex.com attention Richard.

UPLOADING POSTER PDF FILES

Please submit PDF files of your posters prior to the conference so that we can publish them on the conference website for attendees. Posters posted online on the Desert Foot website get indexed by Google and receive widespread viewership. To UPLOAD your poster, follow this link.

The Poster PDF submission deadline is this coming Tuesday October 18 at 5:00 PM EST. Poster PDFs received after this deadline will not be posted online.

UPLOAD Poster

ONSITE INFORMATION

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.

Click here to view last year's Abstract Poster submissions
Register for the Conference to enter the Competition. You will have the opportunity to submit your Abstract during registering. Good Luck!