Racial and Gender Disparity in Lower Extremity Amputations in Philadelphia

Friday, February 28th 2020

12:00 PM


Black men in Philadelphia suffer a disproportionate amount of lower extremity amputations.  While black women are suffering a decreasing number of these events, the rate of amputation in black men is staying constant. Diabetes is the leading risk factor for limb loss. A few simple steps can delay the harmful effects of diabetes on the lower extremity. This webinar will discuss these practical measures and highlight the groups most at risk for limb loss.

This webinar will review

  • The statistics on limb loss in Philadelphia
  • The importance of proper foot care and diabetes management in amputation prevention
  • The ways service providers can help those they serve manage diabetes and decrease amputation rates
  • Practical interventions to decrease amputation rates
  • Why black men in Philadelphia have a disproportionate amount of lower extremity amputations

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for 1 continuing education contact hours.

The following Program has been approved for Category I credits for a total of 1 entry-level CECH.

The following program is approved for 1 contact hour of nursing credits.

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Marvin Marcelin, DPM

Dr. Marvin Marcelin graduated from Temple University School of Pediatric Medicine where he earned his doctor of podiatric medicine degree. He serves as Chief Resident during residency at Roxborough Memorial hospital. Dr. Marcelin holds memberships with the American Podiatric Medical Association and serves on the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) Mentors Network. Dr. Marcelin has given lectures to Pre Health students at universities such as Temple University and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, exercising, working on real estate, electronics, and creating podcasts.


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