Rose Medical Center, Denver, is hosing its first annual Amputation Prevention Summit on Saturday, June 24, on the hospital’s campus.

During the educational event, speakers will discuss the diabetes epidemic—a leading cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputation—specifically the prevalence of peripheral artery disease and diabetic foot ulcers/injuries. They will also discuss ways that healthcare professionals can help reduce the lower extremity amputation rate, notes a media release from RestorixHealth.

Lee Rogers, DPM, medical director for the Amputation Prevention Centers of America, will lead the event. Among the featured speakers will be Erik Jaakola, DPM, medical director for the Amputation Prevention Center at Rose Medical Center.

Attendees must register by June 24.

[Source(s): RestorixHealth, PRWeb]