Scientific responsibility

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 2024 course:

Alberto Piaggesi, MD, Professor, Diabetologist (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

José Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Spain

Diabetic Foot Unit, University Podiatry Clinic College of Medicine Complutense University of Madrid

Alexandra Marques, Portugal

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

Kirsi Isoherranen, Finland (CV)

Specialist in Dermatology, HUS Helsinki Wound Healing Centre

Paul Chadwick, United Kingdom

Professor of Wound Repair and Regeneration, PhD, UK

Nina Petrova, United Kingdom

King’s College Hospital, London

Armin Koller, Germany


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

Elisabetta Lacopi

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Diabetic Foot Care Specialist

Diabetic Foot Section – Pisa University Hospital

Carlo Tascini

Head of Infectious Diseases Clinic Udine University Hospital, Italy

Fransesco Giangreco


Enrico Tagliaferri

Infectious diseases, Unit Medical Doctor, Livorno Itality

Claudia Giacomozzi


Valentina Dini

Giacomo Aringhieri


Letizia Pieruzzi


Laura Crocetti

Laura Ambrosini

Elisa Leporati


Elisa Amato


Nicola Riitano

Lorenza Abbruzzese

Chiara Goretti

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