Is Pain God’s Greatest Gift to Mankind? The Legacy of Dr. Paul Brand

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Andrew J.M. Boulton, MB, MD, DSc, FRCP, professor of medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, will present “Is Pain God’s Greatest Gift to Mankind? The Legacy of Dr. Paul Brand,” on Tuesday, July 23, 7 p.m., in DuVal Auditorium, The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
 
Type 2 diabetes is extremely common in Arizona and many of these patients have neuropathy leading to loss of sensation. It is only when this "gift" of pain is lost that patients realize how valuable this protective sensation is. Dr. Boulton’s lecture will trace the development of screening prevention and management of diabetic foot problems that originated from observations by the late Paul Brand, MD, working in India more than 50 years ago.
 
Dr. Boulton has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, primarily on diabetic neuropathy and foot complications. He was honored for his contribution to worldwide care of the diabetic foot by receiving the American Diabetes Association's Roger Pecoraro Lectureship, the EASD Camillo Golgi prize, and the first international award on diabetic foot research. He also received the American Diabetes Association’s Harold Rifkin Award for distinguished international service in the field of diabetes, the O’Meara Prize Lectureship of the Irish College of Physicians, and the Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Diabetic Limb Salvage. Dr. Boulton served as editor of Diabetic Medicine and is currently associate editor of Diabetes Care. He was the founding chairman of the Diabetic Foot Study Group and is president and program chair for the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
 
The lecture is sponsored by the UA Department of Surgery Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), the UA College of Engineering, The University of Arizona Physicians, the Arizona Center on Aging and the American Diabetes Association.
 
Contact Sandra Perry, 520-626-1349