Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputation.
DENVER, CO (PRWEB) April 05, 2018
Denver's Second Annual Amputation Prevention Summit will take place on April 28, not in June as inadvertently stated in the previous release.
Rose Medical Center, part of the HCA/HealthONE network and the only Amputation Prevention Center® in the region, will be hosting its second Amputation Prevention Summit on Saturday, April 28. Taking place at the Parker Arts Culture & Events Center (PACE), 2000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, Colorado, the summit is expected to draw clinicians from the greater Denver area.
This educational event will highlight the urgent nature of the diabetes epidemic—among the top ten leading causes of death in Colorado and leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputation—specifically the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot ulcers/injuries. It will also discuss ways healthcare professionals can improve their practices in order to reduce lower extremity amputations.
The summit will be led by Lee Rogers, DPM, Medical Director for Amputation Prevention Centers of America® and recipient of the “America’s Most Influential Podiatrist” award. Featured speakers include Desmond Bell, DPM, Founder and President of Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation and Eric Jaakola, DPM, and Sameer Mehta, MD, co-Medical Directors for the Amputation Prevention Center® at Rose Medical Center, as well as other speakers across multiple disciplines, including vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, dermatology and nursing management.
To register for the summit or for additional information, please visit AmputationPreventionDenver.com.