The World Diabetic Foot Day will comprise of diverse parallel sessions, and there will be a big focus on state-of-art research within diabetic foot diseases.

The programme will include the following elements: 

  • Talks, panel discussions, poster presentations
  • Workshop and Q&A sessions
  • Debates, strategy planning, KOL forecasting of what will be the future of DF

The Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee consists of international experts from each organising association. 

Jan Apelqvist, IWGDF

Senior Consultant and Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital of Skåne, Sweden


Luca Dalla Paola, ADFS

Full Professor, Department of Medical Sciences, Ferrara University School of Medicine

Chief, Diabetic Foot Department, Maria Cecilia Hospital, GVM Care&Research, Cotignola, Italy

Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, DFSG

MD, Faculty of Health, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Speciality of Orthopaedic Surgery

José Luis Lázaro Martínez, D-Foot International

Master of Science Degree on Health’s Research 

University of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain

Nikolaos Papanas, DFSG

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus, Dermatology University of Thrance, Greece


Nina Petrova, D-Foot International

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College London and Research Fellow in the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King's College Hospital, London

Alberto Piaggesi, EWMA

Director of the Diabetic Foot Section of the Pisa University Hospital
Dept of Endocrinology and Metabolism University of Pisa, Italy

Nicolaas Schaper, IWGDF

Internist-endocrinologist, Dept. Internal Medicine

Div. Endocrinology, Maastricht University Hospital, Netherlands