The faculty consists of international experts and local specialists to ensure high quality in both the theoretical and practical sessions of the courses.

Please see below a list of the faculty members for the 2023 course:

Scientific responsibility

Alberto Piaggesi, MD, Professor, Endocrinologist (CV)

Director of the Diabetic Foot Section of the Pisa University Hospital
Dept of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy

International faculty

Vilma Urbancic-Rovan, Slovenia

MD, PhD specialist in internal medicin
University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloska

Javier Aragón Sánchez, Spain

Department of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit
La Paloma Hospital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Alexandra Marques, Portugal

PhD in Materials Science & Technology
3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Portugal

Frances Game, United Kingdom

Consultant Diabetologist and Director of R&D, Royal Derby Hospital,
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS FT


Kirsi Isoherranen, Finland (CV)

Specialist in Dermatology, HUS Helsinki Wound Healing Centre

Edgar J.G. Peters, The Netherlands

MD, PhD, Internist-Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine Specialist   

Bulent M. Ertugrul, Turkey (CV)

Geda Diabetic Foot and Wound Care Clinic, İzmir-Turkey

Nina Petrova, United Kingdom

King's College Hospital, London

National faculty (Italy)

Alberto Piaggesi, Course organiser

Director of the Diabetic Foot Section of the Pisa University Hospital
Dept of Endocrinology and Metabolism University of Pisa

Giacomo Aringhieri

MD, Radiologist, Research Assistant
University of Pisa

Roberto Ferraresi (CV)

Head of the Peripheral Intervention Unit and Scientific Director of the Diabetic Foot Center at the San Carlo Clinic in Paderno Dugnano, Milan, Italy

Laura Crocetti

Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of the Master in Interventional Radiology

Letizia Pieruzzi

Diabetic Foot Section
Pisa University Hospital

Laura Ambrosini Nobili

Diabetic Foot Section, University of Pisa

Vinicio Napoli

Vascular and Interventional Radiology 
Hospital and University of Pisa

Luca Dalla Paola

Prof., MD, Surgeon
Specialist in Endocrinology, Metabolic Diseases and Diabetology
Expert in medical and surgical treatment of Diabetic Foot

Daniele Adami

MD, Unit of Vascular Surgery
CardioThoracoVascular Department
Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana


Antonio Cicorelli

MD, Department of Interventional Radiology 
University of Pisa

Nicola Troisi

Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery
University of Pisa

Carlo Tascini

Head of Infectious Diseases Clinic Udine University Hospital, Italy

Chiara Goretti

Consultant at Diabetic Foot Unit, Department of Medicine-Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa
Medicine and Surgery

Lorenza Abbruzzese

Enrico Tagliaferri

Infectious Diseases

Unit Medical Doctor

Livorno, Italy 

Elisabetta Iacopi

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Diabetic Foot Care Specialist

Diabetic Foot Section – Pisa University Hospital