The aim of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) is to promote an advancement of knowledge on all aspects of diabetic foot care. This is done through active co-operation and collaboration between endocrinologists, diabetologists, podiatrists, specialist nurses, orthopaedic and vascular surgeons and other specialists with an interest in caring for diabetic patients with foot problems.
Previous meetings have gathered around 300 participants. A majority of these aremembers of the Diabetic Foot Study Group. Usually, 50-60 % of the participants are physicians, representing most centres of excellence working within the area of diabetes in Europe. Even a number of centres from the USA, India, Russia and Australia are represented.
Traditionally, the conference is held in connection with the much larger conferences of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Consequently, the impact of the DFSG reaches far beyond the DFSG participants, as their recommendations influence all interested in the area of diabetes through the following EASD meeting.
This meeting gathers up to 18,000 specialists.