Dr. Frykberg National Ada Honoree to Lecture on the Charcot Foot at Barry

Nov 07, 2011

Dr. Frykberg National Ada Honoree to Lecture on the Charcot Foot at Barry

MIAMI FLORIDA - The Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center at the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine is pleased to present the first in a series of national lectures focusing on diabetes and its complications, including diabetic ulcers and amputation prevention.

Dr. Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH, chief of the Podiatry Section in the Department of Surgery at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona will present a lecture on The Charcot Foot 2011 at the Barry University Broad Center for the Performing Arts on November 7 at 6:30pm. The lecture will discuss the most current information on the cause, natural history, and management of the diabetic Charcot Foot. This often misunderstood complication of peripheral neuropathy, places the limb at risk of amputation. Dr. Frykberg will present findings from world experts and offer his assessment of what we have learned about Charcot, and what remains to be discovered.

The lecture is being offered to healthcare professionals and healthcare professional students at no cost. Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education to offer recognized continuing podiatric medical education programs. The Charcot Foot 2011 lecture offers 1 Continuing Education Contact hour for Florida licensed podiatrists. Refreshments will be served directly after the lecture at 7:30pm.

Dr. Frykberg is also an adjunct professor of podiatric medicine at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. In his 35-year career, Dr. Frykberg has seen a shift in attitude on the diabetic foot. Complications that used to be seen as inevitable are now viewed as largely preventable. Dr. Frykberg's research and writing interests are in diabetic foot ulcers and disorders, venous leg ulcers, diabetic limb salvage and the Charcot foot. He edited two of the most widely circulated textbooks on the subject of diabetic foot care, and is the editor of the 2010 book Diabetic Charcot Foot: Principles and Management. Dr. Frykberg will be available after the lecture to sign books purchased at the lecture.

Dr. Frykberg is the former chair of the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association and a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Frykberg recently received the American Diabetes Association's prestigious 2011 Roger Pecoraro Lecture Award. The award recognizes a researcher who has made scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to improving the understanding, treatment, and prevention of diabetic foot complications.

The mission of the Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center is to create a world class research site utilizing the collaborative efforts of basic and clinical sciences. The research will result in publications in peer-reviewed journals, enhancing Barry University's academic and scholarly reputation as well as the resident and student experience at Barry. The "Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center" enables Barry University professors and students to conduct research studies to identify the best treatment to promote wound healing, reduce amputations and educate the public on prevention.

For more information on the lecture contact, Bob McKinlay, Assistant Dean at 305-899-3283. Donations for the Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center will be gratefully accepted after the lecture.

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