First Irish Diabetic Foot Management Conference at NUI Galway

NUI Galway recently hosted the first Diabetic Foot Management Conference in Ireland. At the conference were (l-r): Karen Fahy, National Education Officer for Continuous Professional Development in Podiatry; Sean Dinneen, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Galway University Hospital; Matthew Young, Consultant Diabetologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Maeve Gacquin, Senior Dietician, The Galway Clinic; and Dr Caroline McIntosh, Conference Co-chairperson, Senior Lecturer and Head of Podiatry, NUI Galway.

Entitled Diabetic Foot Management: Optimising Care Using a Holistic Approach, the conference saw over 150 doctors and podiatrists from all over Ireland attend to address lower limb complications associated with diabetes. The conference included presentations from national and international experts in the fields of health and education and workshops on the latest evidence-based approaches to diagnosis, clinical management and education of patients with Diabetes.

The Diabetic Foot Management Conference was organised in partnership with the School of Podiatry at NUI Galway, The Office for Continuous Professional Development in Podiatry, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ireland, Organisation of Chiropodists/Podiatrists of Ireland and the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the Wound Management Association of Ireland.

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