ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - The American Diabetes Association will present the Roger Pecoraro Award Lecture to William J. Jeffcoate, MRCP. This award recognizes a researcher who has made scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to improving the understanding of the detection, treatment and prevention of diabetic foot complications. Professor Jeffcoate will be recognized with this honor at the Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 13-17, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Currently a consultant in the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Professor Jeffcoate has dedicated his career to improving clinical outcomes by increasing the quality of the evidence base that governs treatment choice. In 1982, he established a specialist service for diabetes foot care. In 2002, together with Dr. Frances L. Game, he founded the Foot Ulcer Trials Unit. The unit has since collaborated with other centers in the United Kingdom and throughout the rest of the world and has successfully completed a number of large trials, with three currently in progress. Together with Fran Game and Peter Cavanagh, Professor Jeffcoate proposed the hypothesis that the etiology of acute Charcot foot hinged on the existence of uncontrolled inflammation.
Professor Jeffcoate will deliver the Roger Pecoraro Lecture, "Why Does Acute Disease of the Foot Become So Chronic in Diabetes?," on Sunday, June 15, at Scientific Sessions.
More than 14,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share the latest cutting-edge research and learn the most up-to-date information on prevention, treatment and care, at the Association's Scientific Sessions taking place June 13-17, 2014.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.