DFSG research group: “Charcot Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy of the Foot in Diabetes: monitoring of evolution and resolution”

 

Application submission is closed.

 

The Executive Committee of Diabetic Foot Study Group announces a new research project:

We would like to invite young academics/clinicians/scientists to come to together with the aim of writing a grant application for a research project on : “Charcot Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy of the Foot in Diabetes: monitoring of evolution and resolution”

Background:

Charcot Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy of the Foot in Diabetes is known to be a severe complication of the disease. Although a number of circulating blood cytokines and inflammatory markers have been described, how these can be used to monitor progress of resolution, and how these correlate with changes seen on imaging is uncertain. The gold standard of management is non-removable offloading of the affected limb, but as resolution of the acute Charcot is poorly defined, uncertainty remains about the length of treatment.

Current Call:

The DFSG is now initiating a group of young academics/clinicians/scientists to work on the field of “Charcot Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy of the Foot in Diabetes: monitoring of evolution and resolution” with the aim to develop a grant application to investigate the above.  

The Executive Committee of DFSG has agreed to support the project with a grant, which will be used to bring the group together a few times, as we feel it is valuable to meet eye to eye for maximum commitment and inspiration.

Project Vision:

Once applicants have been selected, the group will meet to discuss different circulating blood cytokines, inflammatory markers and imaging with a view to a future longitudinal study to further define the evolution and resolution of an acute Charcot foot in Diabetes.

The value-based agenda will be used to define potential markers for future grant application to test the hypotheses developed

Application Process:

Successful applicants will be supported by a group of multi-disciplinary mentors with a profound understanding of the diabetic foot. If you are a young academic/clinician/scientist with an interest in the research project  “Charcot Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy of the Foot in Diabetes: monitoring of evolution and resolution” and scientific experience we invite you to apply for this group.

Applications can be sent to:  Fran Game and Anna Trocha at dfsg@dfsg.org

The application should include:

  • Short CV
  • Contact details (Full name, phone number, email and affiliation)
  • Short motivation

Closing Date: 1st April 2021

Successful applicants will be notified ultimo May and the first meeting of the young scientist and their mentors will take place in June 2021 (Virtual meeting) and September 2021 (Physical meeting at DFSG 2021).

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Further Questions

Please contact the DFSG Secretariat if you have any questions:

DFSG Meeting Secretariat

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Nordre Fasanvej 113, 2nd floor

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T: +45 70 20 03 05

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