Seeking Consumer input for National Research Agenda project

By Tash Purcell | May 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Seeking Consumer input for National Research Agenda project

Did you know that every two hours someone in Australia will undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes-related foot disease? Did you also know that diabetes-related foot disease receives less than 0.2% of the total diabetes research funded in Australia? For a little known disease, the statistics are confronting. But it does make you…

Expression of Interest: Seeking DFA Steering Committee Member

By Tash Purcell | April 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Expression of Interest: Seeking DFA Steering Committee Member

DFA is now seeking an additional steering member and is looking for those with significant DFD experience in the following discipline: Surgery to join the team. Diabetes Feet Australia (DFA) was established in 2015 with the vision to end avoidable amputations within a generation in Australia with our primary objectives to: Optimise national diabetes-related foot…

Helpful COVID-19 links for multi-disciplinary diabetes and foot health care professionals

By Tash Purcell | March 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Helpful COVID-19 links for multi-disciplinary diabetes and foot health care professionals

There’s no doubt that the last few weeks have changed how we’ll all go about our daily lives in 2020. And for our Australian diabetes foot community – those living with diabetes-related foot disease and our healthcare professionals and researchers working to support them – questions and new information is released each week as we…

Join the “diabetic foot PhD rush” in Bendigo Victoria

By Tash Purcell | December 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Join the “diabetic foot PhD rush” in Bendigo Victoria

The Holsworth Research initiative (HRI) run from the La Trobe Rural Health School, Bendigo, Victoria has just advertised x6 potential full-time PhD scholarships commencing in 2020. One of them is a high-risk foot scholarship and the benefits include a 3.5 year scholarship with a value of $28,092 per annum. Bendigo was established as one of…

UHEAL Research Group: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Survey

By Tash Purcell | September 17, 2019 | Comments Off on UHEAL Research Group: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Survey

This survey developed by Co-Investigators, Professor Jonathan Golledge and Dr Malindu Fernando on behalf of the UHEAL research group at James Cook University, Townsville Australia are interested in your feedback regarding hyperbaric oxygen therapy for lower limb wounds. DETAILS: The benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic wounds is controversial. In a recent systematic review…

1.3 million funding boost for feet

By Tash Purcell | July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on 1.3 million funding boost for feet

The Coalition government has announced it will give a $1.3 million funding boost for the development of a ‘Foot Forward’ program. This program aims to help diabetics identify feet problems caused by diabetic foot disease. This promising news is a much needed step in the direction of ending avoidable amputations within a generation. So as…

Australia comes 5th at the Diabetic Foot Olympics

By Tash Purcell | June 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Australia comes 5th at the Diabetic Foot Olympics

Australia tied for equal 5th with Sweden on the final medal count of the ‘Olympics of the Diabetic Foot’ held in the Netherlands last month. What the? Well, let us rephrase that, Australia presented the equal 5th highest number of scientific presentations at the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) just last month.…

The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines are here!

By Tash Purcell | June 6, 2019 | Comments Off on The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines are here!

The new IWGDF global diabetic foot disease guidelines were officially launched at the International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot last week in the Netherlands. These guidelines have been the gold standard diabetic foot guidelines for over 20 years, are updated every 4 years, and this time used 10 systematic reviews and 49 global experts to…

DFA2019 Special Accommodation rate now available!

By Tash Purcell | April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on DFA2019 Special Accommodation rate now available!

DFA 2019 is shaping up to be a spectacular conference with a location, and now a hotel to match! The stunning Art Series ‘Fantauzzo’ hotel has now opened onsite at Howard Smith Wharves and we have a special DFA Conference rate available. Taking inspiration from its namesake, acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo, (also husband to…

Abstracts now open for DFA2019 Conference

By Tash Purcell | March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Abstracts now open for DFA2019 Conference

Did you know that our 2017 DFA conference abstract sessions where voted one of the top conference highlights? Researchers with results from original work in the field of diabetic foot disease are encouraged to submit an abstract for the 2019 Diabetes Feet Australia Conference. Successful submissions are provided the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation…