As P.A.D., diabetes, amputation and obesity continue to devastate our patient populations and their families, as wound care clinicians we must learn from each other and share our collective experiences.
This May 9-11 the Save A Leg Save A Life Foundation offers you a special and unique opportunity to learn and network with your wound care specialist peers. The Save A Leg, Save A Life National Conference is a multi-disciplinary wound care and limb preservation meeting. The focus is on bringing together providers from wound care and the endovascular/vascular specialties in order to improve the outcomes for our patients and to reduce the amputation rates associated with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. Attendees include MD's, DO's, Podiatrists, ARNP's, PA's, Nurses, PT's, Allied Health and anyone who has an interest in increasing their knowledge and skill set in wound care and limb preservation.
SALSAL has put together an amazing group of speakers for the conference. Here are just some of the many talented key opinion leaders that you can see speak:
William Marston, MD
Jihad Mustapha, MD
Allen Jacobs, DPM
Guy Pupp, DPM
Jeffrey Karr, DPM
Charles Andersen, MD
Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD
Scott Stevens, MD
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD
Lauren Stutts, PhD
C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN
Mary Yost (“The SAGE Group”)
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS
Charles Mattocks (“The Poor Chef”)
The event takes place Mother’s Day weekend at the Disney Yacht & Beach Club, Orlando, FL and is a great opportunity to spend a weekend in Florida with the whole family.
Happy New Year everyone. We wanted to let you know about a Save A Leg Save A Life radio show tomorrow Sunday, Jan. 6 from 12 pm to 1 pm (est).
Dr. Desmond Bell welcomes in the New Year with Dr. Bert Herring, author of the book Fast-5 Diet.
To listen to the show live online visit this link. http://www.wokv.com/s/experts/sal-sal/
JACKSONVILLE, FL (12/01/2012)- The Save A Leg Save A Life (SALSAL) Foundation is running a new social campaign to raise awareness for its foundation and the importance of limb preservation. The campaign, “25 Days of Giving” going on now through December 25th.
When you make a donation via our website or on our blog, you or your loved one can share a testimony of healing with our international network of medical professionals, doctors, surgeons, and other patients. Bell adds, “This campaign is perfect for anyone looking to give a unique holiday gift in someone’s name or honor.”
SALSAL is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit foundation, which relies on donations to help improve wound-healing outcomes and reduce lower extremity amputations through education, community outreach and advocacy. Did you know, diabetic foot infections are becoming more common, and about 50% of patients who have a foot amputation die within 5 years? According to the 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines, about half of lower extremity amputations that aren’t caused by trauma can be prevented through proper care of foot infections.
Here’s how it will work: click on this link: http://bit.ly/ToBFOP to visit the SALSAL donation page. Fill out all of your information and choose a donation option from $10 and up. In the comments section, enter the name of the person you are donating for and a brief description of their personal battle. In return we will take your comments and publish them in one of our SALSAL blogs in order to honor your friends and loved ones affected with PAD, Diabetes and amputation.