In this time of a serious worldwide pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus, we are determined to continue our work for improvement of the management of Diabetic Foot and related disorders worldwide.

We are committed to continue bringing international people together and therefore we sincerely hope that the 16th Scientific Meeting of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the EASD, DFSG 2020, in Bratislava, Slovakia, 18-20 September 2020 will take place as scheduled.

We truly appreciate the ongoing long-standing support of our members, industry partners and all the attendees who continue to register and submit abstracts. 

We are naturally closely monitoring the situation concerning COVID-19 through both the daily situation reports from the World Health Organization, the Danish Health Authority, and other national authorities and the DFSG Executive Committee is taking all necessary measures to make DFSG 2020 a big success despite the uncertainties induced by the COVID-19 situation.

Please follow your national health authority guidelines for updates and safety recommendations.

The DFSG Meeting is a unique event within the area of the diabetic foot because it is a true interdisciplinary collaboration between diabetologists, podiatrists, specialist nurses, orthopaedic and vascular surgeons, as well as all other specialists with an interest in diabetic patients with foot problems. 

We hope to see you at DFSG 2020 in Slovakia.

On behalf of the organising committee,




Chairman, Dr. Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, Denmark