Welcome!

Well...you could say a lot has happened since we said our fond farewells at the DFA2019 conference with a good ol' hug and a handshake. But the good news is the DFA conference is back. The better news is it's bigger than ever!

Our goal is to deliver an exceptional conference experience from the bush to the big smoke, and everywhere in between.  We have a superstar line-up of international and national experts presenting at plenary sessions and workshops across the two days. We're also elevating the digital experience by showcasing 'real life' practical experiences that take you behind the surgical curtain to give a whole new conference perspective.

Most importantly though, we're focusing on the content that matters. So whether you prefer the comfort of the couch, or finding a quiet spot in the office, DFA 2021 is all about relaxed learning and networking with old friends and new. We can't wait to welcome you to DFA2021!

 

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open to delegates worldwide

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International and national speakers

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diverse plenary sessions

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8

practical focused workshops

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abstract sessions

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Network online with our partners & delegates

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Workshop sessions
Workshop sessions

Workshop 1

In this workshop we are proud to have the opportunity to learn from Elders and members of the Darkinjung community as they help answer a range of questions submitted by our delegates. Join in the discussion about how to understand and engage from a clinical, personal and cultural level with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Workshop 2

Managing diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in DFD patients. Join in the discussion about contemporary practice and future directions.

Workshop 3

Join our national experts as they examine and discuss the real-life implications for DFD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Workshop 4

Get up close and experience a 'virtual reality' behind the scenes perspective of a PAD procedure.

Workshop 5

Learn tips and tricks on how to best engage and motivate patients in their own DFD care.

Workshop 6

Join the discussion and learn practical tips and tricks on how to build a multi-disciplinary team from the bush to the big smoke.

Workshop 7

Join the conversation as our experts discuss a series of challenging real-life case studies submitted by our delegates.

Workshop 8

Learn practical tips and tricks on prevention of diabetes-related foot ulcers and how to best offload.

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In this workshop we are proud to have the opportunity to learn from Elders and members of the Darkinjung community as they help answer a range of questions submitted by our delegates. Join in the discussion about how to understand and engage from a clinical, personal and cultural level with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Workshop 3 cardio
Managing diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in DFD patients. Join in the discussion about contemporary practice and future directions.
Workshop 2 policy

Join our national experts as they examine and discuss the real-life implications for DFD in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Workshop 4 PAD

Get up close and experience a 'behind the scenes' perspective of a PAD procedure.

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Workshop 5 motivating

Learn tips and tricks and discuss how to best engage and motivate patients in their own DFD care.

Workshop 6 - multi d team

Join the discussion and learn tips and tricks on how to build a multi-disciplinary team from the bush to the big smoke.

Workshop 7 case studies

Join the conversation, as the experts discuss a series of challenging real-life case studies submitted by our delegates.

Workshop 8 offloading

Learn practical tips & tricks on prevention of diabetes-related foot ulcers and how to best offload.

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Join our keynote speakers Roy Ah-See, Professor Rhonda Wilson and A/Professor James Charles as they discuss the key themes facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples living with diabetes and diabetes-related foot disease. Followed by an interactive panel and Q&A session with our plenary speakers and invited guests.

Join our keynote speakers Roy Ah-See, Professor Rhonda Wilson and A/Professor James Charles as they discuss the key themes facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples living with diabetes and diabetes-related foot disease. Followed by an interactive panel and Q&A session with our plenary speakers and invited guests.

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Join our international keynote speaker Dr Suzanne Van Asten (Netherlands), Dr Rob Commons, Dr Sarah Lynar and Dr Ed Raby as they discuss what’s new in identifying infection, medical vs surgical management for osteomyelitis and more, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Join our international keynote speaker Dr Suzanne Van Asten (Netherlands), Dr Rob Commons, Dr Ed Raby and Dr Sarah Lynar as they discuss what’s new in identifying infection, medical vs surgical management for osteomyelitis and more, followed by an interactive Q&A session.  

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Join international experts Dr Katalina Filipo, Dr Arun Murari and Dr Rooney Jagilly as they set the diabetes-related foot disease scene and give a valuable insight into the impact of DFD across the South Pacific.

In this session they will explore the challenges and differences in treatment available, discuss what’s needed and how we can help. This will be followed by a panel discussion & live Q&A with our plenary speakers and invited guests.

Join international experts Dr Katalina Filipo, Dr Arun Murari and Dr Rooney Jagilly as they set the diabetes-related foot disease scene and give a valuable insight into the impact of DFD across the South Pacific.

In this session they will explore the challenges and differences in treatment available, discuss what’s needed and how we can help. This will be followed by a panel discussion & live Q&A with our plenary speakers and invited guests.

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Join our international keynote speaker Professor Michael Edmonds (UK), Professor Stephen Twigg and A/Professor Ashim Sinha as they present on the challenges they find in their own practice. How to provide best practice care with the resources they have, and the differences between rural, regional and metropolitan based teams. Followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Join our international keynote speaker Professor Michael Edmonds (UK), Professor Stephen Twigg and A/Professor Ashim Sinha as they present on the challenges they find in their own practice. How to provide best practice care with the resources they have, and the differences between rural, regional and metropolitan based teams. Followed by an interactive Q&A session.

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Back by popular demand is international keynote speaker Professor Fran Game (UK), joined by Dr Laurens Manning, Annie Walsh and Beatrice Kuang as they discuss what’s new in wound healing, including spray on skin, other new age wound dressings and new research.

Back by popular demand is international keynote speaker Professor Fran Game (UK), joined by Dr Laurens Manning, Annie Walsh and Beatrice Kuang as they discuss what’s new in wound healing, including spray on skin, other new age wound dressings and new research.

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Join our international keynote speakers Professor Matilde Monterio-Soares (Portugal), Professor Dane Wukich (USA), A/Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands), Dr Joel Lasschuit and Dr Byron Perrin as they discuss Charcot, the good, the bad and the ugly of the last year and what's coming next in practice and research. Followed by an extended interactive Q&A and panel discussion.

Join our international keynote speakers Professor Matilde Monterio-Soares (Portugal), Professor Dane Wukich (USA), A/Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands), Dr Joel Lasschuit and Dr Byron Perrin as they discuss Charcot, the good, the bad and the ugly of the last year and what's coming next in practice and research. Followed by an extended interactive Q&A and panel discussion.

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Abstract sessions

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED!

Did you know that our 2019 DFA conference abstract sessions were voted one of the top conference highlights?

Researchers with results from original work in the field of diabetes-related foot disease are encouraged to submit an abstract for the 2021 Diabetes Feet Australia Conference. Successful submissions are provided the opportunity to deliver a virtual presentation during one of the four abstract sessions across the two day conference. These sessions are an important part of DFA 2021, as they show the newest and brightest research works from around Australia and internationally. All abstracts selected for presentation are eligible for the “DFA & Liverpool Hospital 2021 best abstract award” that is announced during the conference closing plenary session.

What's included?

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To celebrate the launch of the new 2021 Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease - we're offering a discount off the early bird price! Book before 30SEP and get a further 15% discount off the Early Bird - 2 Day Conference price to reduce it to $301.75.

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