Abu Dhabi — Train-the-Foot-Trainer Middle East, January 2020

Quality education goes a long way when it comes to significantly reducing the number of lower-limb amputations due by diabetes. One of D-Foot’s main projects is training foot experts around the world how to set up education programmes for local primary care professionals and other foot specialists.

Each Train-the-Foot-Trainer course trains up to 50 participants in foot care best practice, teaching methodology and how to set up a diabetic foot centre. Graduates then go out and train thousands of doctors and nurses in their own regions.

The benefit for the hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes who may no longer have to worry about amputation is incalculable.

Our future plan is to offer Train-the-Foot-Trainer workshops in those regions where we have not been yet.

The next Train-the-Foot-Trainer course will be organised in the Park Arjan by Rotana hotel in Abu Dhabi from 18-22 January 2020.

Course objective

The objective of the Marrakech Train-the-Foot-Trainer course is to train experts in diabetic foot disease to deliver effective, well structured, sustainable training programmes with demonstrable outcomes. 

This training course is not just to teach skills and knowledge about diabetes foot disease. It is a training programme which teaches course structure, organisation delivery methods and evaluation skills. 

It is a course run for experts to train others to become experts in clinical and education skills and knowledge. 

Target outcomes

To integrate the International Consensus Guidance Document on the Diabetic Foot into local foot care provision utilising the Step-by- Step training programme. 

To help develop local, regional and national networks and study/working groups.

To facilitate structured diabetic foot care infrastructure that includes: 

Sustainability of service and education 

Service development and referral pathways 

Driving and implementing policy making 

To provide a support mechanism for local champions.

To have a sustainable impact on service provision and clinical outcomes. 

To undertake minimum dataset collection to drive change and support research. To encourage the development of further national training programs with a national faculty to meet local needs. 


Workshops focused on teaching methods and skills

. Components of Step by Step

. Key messages

. Presentation skills

How to implement the Step-by-Step programme locally, nationally and regionally

. Fundraising

. Organisation

. Support structures

. Networking

. PR

 . Sustainability

Data collection and follow-up

. Data collection with the DIAFI system

. Strategic implementation planning

. Goal setting for the next two and a half year


Reporting after 6, 12, 24 and 36 months.