Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen offers free breakfast, textbook, information on disorder that affects millions of Americans
WHAT: Millions of Americans suffer from critical limb ischemia (CLI), a severe blockage in the arteries of the lower extremities that impedes blood flow. It often occurs with peripheral arterial disease and can lead to amputation of the affected limb. If you're a podiatrist or a physician who treat patients with CLI, the Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen invites you to a free Critical Limb Ischemia Conference to learn more about the latest therapies and prevention options. The event includes a free breakfast and CLI textbook. "About 100,000 amputations are done annually. A lot of people don't get a second opinion. They just get their leg taken off," said conference host Dr. Robert Dieter, assistant professor of medicine, department of cardiology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. "One of the aims of the conference is to increase awareness about the need to get a second opinion, something that we offer through our second opinion program."
AGENDA: 1. Introduction 2. Discussion of the scope of critical limb ischemia 3. Role of diabetes in CLI 4. Diagnosis of CLI 5. Treatment options for CLI (medical, surgical, endovascular) 6. New technologies for treating CLI patients 7. Conclusion
WHERE: Woodbine Country Club, 14140 W. 151st St., Homer Glen.
WHEN: Event takes place from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, June 27 HOW: To register for conference, call (888) LUHS-888. For more information on the second opinion program, call (708) 216-4466.