In 2017 the IWGDF started the production of a new set of guidelines that will consist of 6 guidance texts, each underpinned by a systematic review of the scientific literature, and there will be a summary for daily practice. Each of the documents is created by a separate working group (usually of 12 members) comprising clinicians, scientists, and other experts-in-the-field from all over the world. The guidance documents are produced using the widely respected GRADE system and in cooperation with our sister organisation, D-Foot International, which was formerly the IWGDF implementation group. Before publication, the IWGDF will seek input from international organisations of various disciplines, e.g. podiatrists, surgeons (vascular, orthopaedic) and general practitioners. The final documents will be presented at the International Symposium on the Diabetic foot (ISDF) in The Hague in May 2019. This quadrennial meeting is the largest and most prestigious conference devoted to the diabetic foot in the world. After presentation at the ISDF, we will publish the texts in an international journal and, with the assistance of D-Foot International, we will start the translation process into all major languages.

The IWGDF Editorial Board consists of the following members:

Dr. J. Apelqvist

Senior consultant and associate professor Department of endocrinology University hospital of Skåne in Malmö, and division for clinical sciences University of Lund (Sweden) Jan Apelqvist is […]

Prof. Nicolaas C. Schaper

Internist-endocrinologist Dept. Internal Medicine, Div. Endocrinology, Maastricht University Hospital, the Netherlands. Nicolaas Schaper is since several decades closely involved in the diabetic foot. His research is […]

Prof. Robert J Hinchliffe

Professor of vascular surgery University of Bristol Robert Hinchliffe is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Bristol, Bristol Surgical Trials Centre and Bristol NIHR […]

Prof. Benjamin A. Lipsky

Prof. Benjamin A. Lipsky MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP (London), FFPM-RCPS (Glasg) Professor Lipsky is currently Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Visiting Professor (Infectious Diseases and […]

Dr. J.J. van Netten

Senior researcher Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Dr. Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist […]

Dr. Sicco A. Bus

Human movement scientist Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Dr. Sicco Bus is a human movement scientist and works as an associate professor, principle investigator, and […]