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DFA ON DEMAND WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER

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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DFA ON DEMAND WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER

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diverse plenary sessions

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Workshop sessions
Workshop sessions

Workshop 1: Monday 08 November

Join Professor Viv Chuter, Professor Sara Jones, Professor Rhonda Wilson and James Gerrard.  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. 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: Monday 08 November 

Join Dr Emma Hamilton, Dr Namson Lau and Professor Stephen Twigg in this workshop about managing diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in DFD patients. Are patients with DFD at increased risk of cardiovascular disease? And how do we address cardiovascular risk factors. Then join in the discussion about contemporary practice and future directions.

Workshop 3: Monday 08 November

Join Professor James Charles, Matthew West , Maddison Adams, Janine Mohamed and Brett Biles as they examine and yarn about the real-life implications faced by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples living with diabetes and diabetes-related foot disease. In this workshop we are proud to also feature Elders and members of the Darkinjung community in a special yarning circle.

Workshop 4: Monday 08 November

Join Professor Rob Fitridge and Dr Matt Malone as they take you 'behind the scenes' to experience a day in the life of a vascular surgeon and walk you through the various PAD procedures when treating patients with diabetes-related foot disease.

Workshop 5: Tuesday 09 November 

Join Professor Fran Game, Dr Melanie Burkhardt (Clinical Psychologist) and Dr Emma Hamilton in this workshop where they explore the challenges of motivating patients from both a clinical and psychology perspective. Through a series of case-studies, they will also discuss real-life experiences on what works, what doesn’t and how to best engage and motivate patients in their DFD care.

Workshop 6: Tuesday 09 November

Join Professor Michael Edmonds, Michaela Watts and A/Professor Pete Lazzarini  as they discuss the real-life challenges faced when building a multi-team team. Learn what works, what doesn’t work in a practical environment with a focus on implementation strategies.

Workshop 7: Tuesday 09 November

Join Professor Dane Wukich (US), Dr Joel Lasschuit and Dr Namson Lau as they discuss diagnosis and principles of managing Charcot, Medical therapy for acute Charcot: RANKL-ing the options, and Charcot from an Australian perspective. Followed by an panel discussion and Q&A.

Workshop 8: Tuesday 09 November

Join Professor Matilde Monterio-Soares (PRT), A/Professor Jaap van Netten (NED) and Pam Chen to learn practical tips & tricks on prevention of diabetes-related foot ulcers and how to best offload.

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Join Professor Viv Chuter, Professor Sara Jones, Professor Rhonda Wilson and James Gerrard.

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
Join Dr Emma Hamilton, Dr Namson Lau and Professor Stephen Twigg in this workshop about managing diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in DFD patients.

Are patients with DFD at increased risk of cardiovascular disease? And how do we address cardiovascular risk factors. Then join in the discussion about contemporary practice and future directions.

Workshop 2 policy

Join A/Professor James Charles, Maddison Adams, Brett Biles and Janine Mohamed as they examine and yarn about the real-life implications faced by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples living with diabetes and diabetes-related foot disease. In this workshop we are proud to also feature Elders and members of the Darkinjung community in a special yarning circle.

Workshop 4 PAD

Join Professor Rob Fitridge and Dr Matt Malone as we take you 'behind the scenes' to experience a day in the life of a vascular surgeon and cover the perspective of various PAD procedures.

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Workshop 5 motivating

Join Professor Fran Game (UK), Dr Melanie Burkhardt (Clinical Psychologist) and Dr Emma Hamilton in this workshop where they explore the challenges of motivating patients from both a clinical and psychology perspective. Through a series of case-studies, they will also discuss real-life experiences on what works, what doesn’t and how to best engage and motivate patients in their DFD care.

Workshop 6 - multi d team

Join Professor Michael Edmonds (UK), Michaela Watts and A/Professor Pete Lazzarini as they discuss tips and tricks on how to build a multi-disciplinary team from the bush to the big smoke.  This workshop also includes case studies focusing on what works and also what doesn't work from a global and Australian perspective.

Managing Charcot V1.0

Join Professor Dane Wukich (US), Dr Joel Lasschuit and Dr Namson Lau as they discuss diagnosis and principles of managing Charcot, Medical therapy for acute Charcot: RANKL-ing the options, and Charcot from an Australian perspective. Followed by an panel discussion and Q&A.

Workshop 8 offloading

Join Professor Matilde Monterio-Soares (PRT), A/Professor Jaap van Netten (NED) and Pam Chen to 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, A/Professor James Charles and Dr Matthew West 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.

MONDAY 08NOV

Join our keynote speakers Roy Ah-See, Professor James Charles and Dr Matthew West 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 Professor Viv Chuter.

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Join our international keynote speaker Dr Suzanne Van Asten (Netherlands), Dr Rob Commons 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.

MONDAY 08NOV

Join our international keynote speaker Dr Suzanne Van Asten (Netherlands), Dr Rob Commons 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. Optimal duration of therapy for DFI. Is 6 weeks a reality or wishful thinking? And when is enough enough? Hosted by Dr Matthew Malone and featuring our speakers - this extended discussion includes a mix of workshop focused case studies, panel discussion and Q&A .

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Join international experts Dr Katalina Filipo, Dr Arun Murari, Dr Rooney Jagilly and Tom Fitzpatrick 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.

MONDAY 08NOV

Join international experts Dr Katalina Filipo, Dr Arun Murari, Dr Rooney Jagilly and Tom Fitzpatrick 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 Professor Rob Fitridge.

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Join our international keynote speaker Professor Michael Edmonds (UK), Professor Stephen Twigg, A/Professor Ashim Sinha and Dr Kai Hellberg 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.

TUESDAY 09NOV

Join our international keynote speaker Professor Michael Edmonds (UK), Professor Stephen Twigg, A/Professor Ashim Sinha and Dr Kai Hellberg 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.

TUESDAY 09NOV

Back by popular demand is international keynote speaker Professor Fran Game (UK), joined by Dr Laurens Manning, Annie Walsh, Dr Beatrice Kuang and Dr Michael Radzieta 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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Managing Charcot V1.0

TUESDAY 09NOV

Join Professor Dane Wukich (US), Dr Joel Lasschuit and Dr Namson Lau as they discuss diagnosis and principles of managing Charcot, Medical therapy for acute Charcot: RANKL-ing the options, and Charcot from an Australian perspective. Followed by an panel discussion and Q&A.

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Join our international keynote speakers Professor Matilde Monterio-Soares (Portugal), A/Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands), A/Professor Pete Lazzarini and Dr Byron Perrin as they discuss 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.

TUESDAY 09NOV

Join our international keynote speakers Professor Matilde Monterio-Soares (Portugal), A/Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands), A/Professor Pete Lazzarini and Dr Byron Perrin as they discuss 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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Wound Healing & Charcot

DFA ON DEMAND WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER

MEET OUR OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PARTNER

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At URGO Medical our mission is ‘healing people’. We work to make a meaningful difference for patients, supported by clinical evidence. Because at URGO Medical we don’t just look at the wound we see the patient! We are committed every day to helping clinicians relieve the burden of wounds in patients by providing optimal solutions and protocols.

MEET OUR EXHIBITION CONFERENCE PARTNERS

Mikaela

Diabetes Feet Australia would like to thank and acknowledge Mikaela Cameron who has developed the stunning artwork used throughout the DFA 2021 Conference.

Mikaela Cameron (M. J. Badagarang) is a proud Dharug saltwater woman from the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales, Australia. She's worked the past 4 years as a cultural educator delivering cultural workshops and creating murals. "Worimi, I am a proud Dharug woman. My totem is the Badagarang (Eastern Grey Kangaroo), and Waroo (the brown-eyes crow). I pay my respects to all Elders past, present and emerging, and extend this acknowledgment to you and your people. Welcome, let's walk together."