Prevent Amputation

The Hope of Healing Foundation® is the way this group of physicians, with several of their patients who were saved from amputation, has chosen to help meet these needs. The Foundation is dedicated to limb salvage and wound healing, fighting against all odds to bring hope.

Our Mission

The Importance of Healing

In the United States, there is one amputation every 6 minutes!
That adds up to 82,000 limb amputations each year for diabetic patients
due to wounds, pain, and poor circulation.

Fifth Palliative Wound Care Conference

Exhibitors with reception.
Come see what is new and what is tried and true.

  • Date: May 14-16, 2015
  • City: Orlando, Florida
  • Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Downtown
  • Two and a half days of lectures and workshops. $450 for physicians, $375 for nurses and allied health, $275 for students.
  • A block of rooms is reserved for us at a special rate of $119/night.
  • Sponsored by the Hope of Healing Foundation and the University of Cincinnati. Register early by May 1 for a$50 discount!
  • 17.5 hours CME and CEU from the University of Cincinnati.

For information: or contact the Foundation at phone (513) 813-0235.

Register using this form:

If you care for wounds, especially at the end of life, with elderly or diabetics, this conference is for you. Come join us for learning, networking and fun.


Comprehensive and cost-effective care - Skin changes at life’s end; Prevention and treatment protocols; Maggot therapy; Nutrition; Vascular evaluation and intervention; Surgical approaches to palliative wound care; Pharmacology; Pressure support science and practice; Pain management; Neuropathy related to palliative wound care; Skin failure and elder abuse. Grief and Bereavement.

  • Oscar Alvarez, PhD, Co-Director
  • Center for Palliative Wound Care
  • Calvary Hospital, Bronx, New York
  • Aletha Tippett, MD, Co-Director
  • Palliative Wound Consultant,
  • President, Hope of Healing Foundation
Distinguished Faculty
  • Oscar Alvarez, PhD
  • Dominic Rizzo, DPM
  • Aletha Tippett, MD
  • Diane Krasner, PhD, RN
  • Diane Langemo, PhD, RN
  • Bruce Chamberlain, MD
  • Ron Sherman, MD
  • James Spahn, MD
  • Michelle Weckman, MD
  • Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD
  • Cathy Rosenbaum, PharmD
  • Joy Schank, RN, APN

How can I protect my limbs?

  • 1. Have your feet screened to determine if you are at risk.
  • 2. If you experience pain, tingling, or numbness in your feet, or detect redness, blisters, calluses, or any sign of trauma, see your doctor without delay for and evaluation.
  • 3. Share with others the information you learn about maintaining healthy feet.