ISDF 2015 report

June 24, 2016
The Karel Bakker Diabetic Foot Award 2015
June 24, 2016

Please have a look at the ISDF 2015 report to read about the successful symposium.

The ISDF meeting was an unique event because of its multidisciplinary character. There a few meetings in the world were both health care workers and scientists from so many different backgrounds meet, from almost 100 countries. The 3 ½ day program consisted therefore of different tracks that were attractive for different disciplines, with topics such as peripheral artery disease, foot surgery, wound healing, basic science, practical workshops, lower limb biomechanics, neuropathy, infection, etc, etc. During plenary sessions and minisymposia 60  experts-in-the-field presented the latest developments  in all these areas. New scientific data were presented during 60 oral presentations of submitted abstracts and 270 poster presentations. Workshops have become one the cornerstones of the ISDF, with some having more a scientific scope, while other much more oriented on daily clinical care, e.g. with discussion of life patients or practical training sessions on topics such as foot exam, plaster techniques or use of modern telemedicine techniques.

For the first time the symposium took place in The World Forum Conference Centre in The Hague.

The Hague is one of the most extraordinary cities in Holland. Not just because it is our government city, but also because of its many monuments, historic districts and its location near the beautiful North Sea coastline.
The Symposium dinner on Friday evening May 22 took place at the ‘Gemeentemuseum Den Haag’ (Municipal Museum The Hague). This museum is an authority in the field of art and fashion. The museum has the world’s biggest Mondrian collection, which includes the famous work Victory Boogie Woogie.