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Vascular Cures Partners To Establish American Limb Prevention Society (ALPS)


ALPS will bring together medical professionals, industry leaders and patient advocates to generate better care practices that will save limbs and lives.


REDWOOD CITY, CA, October 20th, 2020 — Vascular Cures, the only national nonprofit exclusively supporting patients with vascular disease, has announced its partnership with the newly established American Limb Prevention Society (ALPS). The Society will serve as an interdisciplinary bridge between both clinical specialties and organizations involved in lower limb preservation and foster the development of the next generation of clinicians and scientists.

The mission of ALPS is to advance the science surrounding limb preservation and foster the development of advocates, clinicians, scientists and clinician scientists in the field. In alignment with its goal to eradicate unnecessary amputation, the ALPS will support efforts to advocate for best practices that champion prevention and lead to better health outcomes for patients at risk of limb-loss. In doing so it will concentrate its efforts on limb preservation initiatives focusing on: education of patients and providers, development of interdisciplinary collaborations, and scientific and technological advancements in limb preservation.

“Every 20 seconds, someone around the world loses a limb because of diabetes and vascular disease. Every 20 seconds, this is a tragedy that shortens lives and limits potential. What we know is that when we put clinicians together that care about this problem, big change can happen,” said founding president David Armstrong MD, Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California. “That is what ALPS is all about. To be that interdisciplinary bridge to help eliminate preventable amputation over the next generation.”

As a strategic collaborator and partner organization, Vascular Cures is excited about the opportunity to enhance the organization’s impact and represent the perspective of patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia (CLTI). Vascular Cures CEO, Megan Patterson, states “We have seen the incredible need for more consistent, data-driven and prevention-based care across the many provider types that see these patients; the work ALPS will be doing with a focus on limb preservation is going to be truly transformative to our healthcare system and the lives of patients.”

For more information visit: https://limbpreservationsociety.org/


Founding Members

Dr. David G. Armstrong, Founding President; Dr. Stephanie Wu, Founding Vice President; Dr. Michael S. Conte, Founding Scientific Chair; Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Founding Clinical Chair; Dr. Ryan T. Crews, Founding Secretary; Dr. Brian Lepow, Founding Treasurer; Dr. Dane Wuckich, Liaison ADA; Dr. Laura Shin, Liaison APMA; Dr. Lee Rogers, Liaison ABPM/Board Cert.; Dr. Bijan Najafi, Scientific Meeting Rep.; Robert Issai, Patient Rep.; Alexandria Armstrong, Young Members Rep.; Chris Fashek, Industry Rep.

Partner Associations

Founding Members
Dr. David G. Armstrong, Founding President; Dr. Stephanie Wu, Founding Vice President; Dr. Michael S. Conte, Founding Scientific Chair; Dr. Joseph L. Mills, Founding Clinical Chair; Dr. Ryan T. Crews, Founding Secretary; Dr. Brian Lepow, Founding Treasurer; Dr. Dane Wuckich, Liaison ADA; Dr. Laura Shin, Liaison APMA; Dr. Lee Rogers, Liaison ABPM/Board Cert.; Dr. Bijan Najafi, Scientific Meeting Rep.; Robert Issai, Patient Rep.; Alexandria Armstrong, Young Members Rep.; Chris Fashek, Industry Rep.

Partner Associations
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
Vascular Cures


About Vascular Cures
Vascular Cures is the only national not-for-profit exclusively focused on driving innovation to support the millions of patients living with vascular disease. Vascular Cures is committed to giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy a healthy vascular system – the crucial highways of the body that make every breath and heartbeat count. For more information visit vascularcures.org. Follow Vascular Cures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn @VascularCures.

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