The program of the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot includes plenary sessions, oral presentations of submitted abstracts, poster discussions, workshops and minisymposia.

The deadline for the Abstract Submission was 23rd December 2018. Kindly be informed that it is no longer possible to submit or adjust your abstract.


  • The diabetic foot in the 21st century
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Impaired wound healing: pathobiology and innovative treatments
  • Infection: diagnosis, treatment, microbial resistance and osteomyelitis
  • Biosensors and other innovative technologies
  • Orthopaedic surgery of the diabetic foot
  • Neuropathy: diagnosis, consequences for mobility and new treatments
  • Prevention and education
  • The frail patient with multiple morbidities
  • Microangiopathy and endothelial dysfunction
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Lower extremity amputations
  • Footwear and offloading
  • Epidemiology and health economy issues
  • Neuro-osteoarthropathy (Charcot disease)
  • Casting techniques
  • Podiatry
  • Foot care in the developing/low-income world
  • The updated International Guidelines on the Diabetic Foot
  • Implementation of guidelines