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Foot Care

The purpose of the American Diabetes Association Interest Group on Foot Care is to develop national standards for foot care, to develop educational programs in foot care management and prevention for health care professionals and individuals with diabetes, to promote clinical and scientific research into the etiology and pathogenesis of diabetic foot disease, to increase public awareness of the spectrum and frequency of foot problems associated with diabetes, to promote the collection of accurate data on amputations and diabetes, and to promote national and international collaboration between agencies concerned with diabetes research and the educational programs geared toward prevention.

Interest Group Chair
Nicholas J. Lowery, DPM 
The Washington Hospital
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania


Roger E. Pecoraro Lectureship Award

Given in memory of Roger E. Pecoraro, MD, a pioneer in research on the causes and prevention

of foot ulcers and amputations in diabetes, The Roger E. Pecoraro Lectureship Award recognizes

a researcher who has made scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to

improving the understanding of detection, treatment and prevention of diabetic foot


NOMINATIONS should be directed to Mary Merkin, Manager, Scientific and Medical at

Previous Award Winners: 

2013 Christopher E. Attinger, MD, FACS

2012 Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP

2011 Robert G. Frykberg, DPM, MPH

2010 David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

2009 James Birke, PT, PhD

2008 David Sinacore, PT, PhD

2007 Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

2006 Michael J. Mueller, PT, PhD, FAPTA

2005 Frank LoGerfo, MD, FACS

2004 Aristidis Veves, MD

2003 Lawrence Harkless, DPM, FACFAS
2002 Peter Cavanaugh, PhD, DSc
2000 Gayle Reiber, PhD, MPH

1999 Michael Edmonds, MD, FRCP

1998 Jan Apelqvist, MD, PhD

1997 Gary Gibbons, MD

1996 Andrew Boulton, MD

1995 Paul Brand, MD, CBE

1993 Jean-Philippe Assal, MD

1992 Michael Edmonds, MD, FRCP

 Marvin Levin Travel Scholarships 

The young scientists listed below have been awarded the 2013 Marvin Levin, MD Travel Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded each year by the Professional Section Interest Group on Foot Care in honor of Dr. Levin, who is internationally known for his contributions to the understanding of diabetic foot disorders.

Validation of SIRS and Severe Diabetic Foot Infections

Kimberlee B. Hobizal, DPM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charcot Neuroarthropathy and Self-Reported Outcome

Katherine M. Raspovic, DPM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Focused Sessions and Continuing Education Credit Offered at ADA Events
Topic-focused sessions on foot care research and treatment are offered. CE credit is available for these professional education activities at the live events, including the Annual Scientific Sessions. After the meeting, you may view these special sessions online.
Webcast highlights from recent meetings include:

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois) 

72nd Scientific Sessions (June 8 - 12, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 

Session: Foot Complications (Includes Roger Pecoraro Lecture)

71st Scientific Sessions (June 24 - 28, 2011 San Diego, California) 

Presentation:Preventing Amputations in Diabetes (Speaker: Lee C. Rogers)
58th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course (February 25 - 27, 2011 New York, New York)
70th Scientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)

Session: Foot Complications

70th Scientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)

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