Invitation to sponsor or exhibit at the A-DFS 2017

The Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons warmly invites you to participate in the 3rd Conference of the A-DFS, which is held November 2017 in Venice, Italy.

We expect 300-400 participants from all over the world, who participate in 2½ days with lectures, discussions, hands-on sessions, live surgery, abstract and poster sessions.

Programme highlights

  • Surgical management of the infected foot
  • Cardiology for risk assessment in the surgical phase
  • Amputation: failure or bailout?
  • Charcot foot in a modern surgical approach
  • Timing of revascularization and foot surgery
  • Prophylactic surgery
  • Offloading after surgery
  • Management of complications
  • Live cases

Sponsors and exhibitors get the opportunity to and meet and discuss with the leading diabetic foot surgeons from all over the world.

On behalf of the A-DFS board
Dr. Armin Koller, Chairman and Prof. Luca Dalla Paola, Conference President


A-DFS is an association based on the need to promote the diabetic foot as an important area for orthopaedic surgeons and other surgical specialists.

It is the aim of the A-DFS to create a professional forum that will attract the different groups of specialists which throughout the world are doing surgery on the diabetic foot. The A-DFS is a membership based organisation with board members who have an extensive network of leading experts on the aspects of surgery on the diabetic foot.

The overall purpose of the A-DFS is to create a forum for the strengthening of the position of surgery in diabetic foot care. We want to enhance the awareness of the surgeons’ role in a multidisciplinary care organisation and develop the quality and knowledge about diabetic foot surgery throughout the world.

Among the activities of the A-DFS will be a biennial meeting for diabetic foot surgeons either as a stand-alone international meeting or back to back with an internationally renowned existing diabetic foot meeting.

Objectives of the A-DFS:

  • To support cooperation and best practice in research, education and clinical interventions between foot surgeons working with or having an interest in the diabetic foot.
  • To organise conferences and meetings with the aim to promote sharing of knowledge and experiences about surgery on the diabetic foot.
  • To support the development of work techniques and approaches as well as developing medical devices which will facilitate better surgical treatment of the diabetic foot.
  • To cooperate with and support contact to other associations as well as research institutions and industry working with surgical interventions on the diabetic foot.
  • To promote the interests of surgery in the diabetic foot.

Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons Board

ChairmanArmin KollerGermany
Vice chairmanLuca Dalla PaolaItaly
Scientific vice chairmanThomas ZgonisUSA
SecretaryKlaus Kirketerp-MøllerDenmark
TreasurerRalph SpringfeldGermany
Board memberSigurd KesslerGermany
Board memberAlberto PiaggesiItaly
Board memberJan RumbautBelgium