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Diabetes Research Centre, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) and Medical Council of India organized a Multinational Study Group Meeting on ‘Diabetic Foot and Wound Healing’ at CLRI, Chennai on 12th and 13th December, 2009. Eminent Doctors from all over the world addressed this meeting, which happened 1st time in India.

The Multinational Study Group Meeting was organized in association with Diabetes Research Centre (Organizer), Central Leather Research Institute (Co-Sponsor) and Medical Council of India (Co-Sponsor). It was inaugurated by Dr. David Armstrong, DPM, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery & Director, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), University of Arizona, College of Medicine, USA. released a CD about ‘Preventing Diabetic Foot Amputations: A Multinational Approach” on this occasion.

Dr. Sharad Pendsey, (Organizing Chairman of this meeting) Director, Diabetes Clinic & Research Centre, Dhantoli, Nagpur, Prof. Dr. A.B. Mandal, Director, CLRI, Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, (Organizing Secretary of this meeting) Managing Director, MV Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai, Dr. Anil Bhansali, (Organizing Vice Chairman of this meeting) Professor and Head, Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh and delegates from India and abroad were also present on the occasion.

Speaking about the conference Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, (Organizing Secretary of this meeting) Managing Director, MV Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai said “We are happy to organize this Multinational Study Group Meeting on diabetic foot and wound healing. The objective of this study group was to combine the expertise from the developing and developed countries. ‘Preventing Diabetic Foot Amputations’ was the key theme of this meet. The major focus of this conference was to build bridges between experts working in the field of the diabetic foot in different parts of the World.

The main focus of the study was to encourage research in the field of diabetic foot, which is at present lacking in many of the countries. The first meeting of the study group with experts from different countries like India, USA, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, South Korea and Japan highlighted all these issues and the speakers shared their experience on the management of the diabetic foot in their own countries”.

More than 300 Doctors from all over the World were participated in this Multinational Study Group Meeting.

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