Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group (PADFSG)
Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group (PADFSG) We are delighted to communicate the 3rdPan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group in Cairo, Egypt. The event is to be held on the 20th to 21st October 2016 at Hilton Pyramids Hotel, Dreamland in Cairo,Egypt.
Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that needs urgent attention. In 2013, the global prevalence of diabetes was estimated at 382 million. This figure is predicted globally to reach 592 million (55% increase) by 2035. In Africa total number of diabetes 19.8 million in 2013 will increase to 41.4 million by 2035.At the same time diabetic foot complications will increase. Every 20 second a limb is lost due to diabetes. Approximately 15% of all people with diabetes will be affected by a foot ulcer during their lifetime. Up to 85% of amputations in relation to people with diabetes are preceded by a foot ulcer.
You are cordially invited to participate in this international diabetic foot meeting. The meeting aims to provide updated information regarding the prevention and management of the diabetic foot in Africa. A group of well-known international speaker specialist in the field of diabetic foot will present state of art lectures. Beside lectures there will be workshops focusing on useful information for daily clinical practice adapted to African region.
We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome to the beautiful Cairo City; the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East and Africa, founded in CE 969.Home to one of the oldest and richest civilizations in the world, Cairo is unique with its ancient and richest civilizations in the world, Cairo is unique with its ancient monuments and historical landmarks that date back thousands of years, from the Great Pyramids to AL Azhar Universiry;the second largest institution of higher learning and the Hanging Church. We wish you a rewarding meeting with interesting networking and an opportunity to visit an exciting city.
On behalf of the local organizing committee, We look forward to seeing you in Cairo.