EWMA Diabetic Foot Committee and the Diabetic Foot Valley Project

In July 2022, EWMA supported the launching of the Diabetic Foot Valley Tuscany project to implement guidelines for managing the Diabetic Foot Syndrome, and to level disparities in treatment and outcomes among various Tuscan regional treatment centers*.


In July 2022, EWMA supported the launching of the Diabetic Foot Valley Tuscany project to implement guidelines for managing the Diabetic Foot Syndrome, and to level disparities in treatment and outcomes among various Tuscan regional treatment centers*. All the fourteen regional clinics have joined the initiative, with three regionally funded sub-projects aimed at reducing disparities in regional diabetic foot (DF) care and improving the integrated DF pathway. Additionally, a regional patient data registry is prepared with funding from the regional authorities and three industrial clinical trials have been initiated. EWMA has now established the EWMA Diabetic Foot Committee which will explore how learnings and experiences from the Diabetic Foot Valley Tuscany project can be rolled out to other European countries and regions. The committee will have their first face-to-face meeting during the EWMA 2024 Conference in London.

The group currently includes the following members:

  • José Luis Lázaro Martínez, Spain (Chair)
  • Ana Lamza, Croatia
  • Vladimira Fejfarová, Czech Republic
  • Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, Denmark
  • Katariina Noronen, Finland
  • Carolyn Macintosh, Ireland
  • Chiara Goretti, Italy
  • Marco Meloni, Italy
  • Alberto Piaggesi, Italy
  • Natália Santos, Portugal
  • José Ramón March, Spain
  • Jan Apelqvist, Sweden
  • Magdalena Annersten Gershater, Sweden
  • Cecilia Morgantini, Sweden
  • Maria Iakova, Switzerland
  • Prash Vas, UK
  • Paul Chadwick, UK

The overall aim of the committee will be to support the implementation of the IWGDF diabetic foot ulcer guidelines across Europe and to support increased research in the prevalence and management of the diabetic foot.

*Piaggesi, A. The Diabetic Foot Valley Project: A model for implementing Diabetic Foot Syndrome management, Integrated Care Journal, October 11, 2023

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