Expression of Interest: Seeking new DFA steering committee member

DFA is now seeking an additional steering member and is looking for those with significant DFD experience in infectious diseases 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 disease evidence based clinical practice
  • Stimulate national diabetes-related foot disease research
  • Empower Australia to become a leading nation in diabetes-related foot disease management
  • Reduce Australia’s diabetes-related amputation rate

Since then we’ve made some great advances in tackling our primary objectives and to date our activities have included:

  • The ‘2018-2022 Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy’ published
  • The ‘Australian guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes’ published
  • The ‘Australian diabetic foot ulcer minimum dataset standards’ published
  • Hosted two of the largest national diabetic foot conferences in the world
  • Delivered multiple “Whats new in DFU” education events” around the nation
  • Established an Australian online research repository
  • Current projects include delivering the Australian Research Agenda and new national clinical guidelines and pathways for diabetes-related foot disease
  • Australia is now the 5th leading nation for diabetic foot research output
  • And produced multiple patient and clinician focused resources

A little bit about us:

DFA is led by a national steering committee comprised of a broad range of national experts from disciplines including medical, surgical, nursing, allied health, research and industry disciplines. Members also bring a wealth of experience as representatives on international, national and state diabetic foot groups, including the ‘International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot’, the former national diabetic foot ulcer group ‘Australian Diabetic Foot Network’ and DFoot International. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to play a leadership role in developing the strategic plan and priorities for DFA, and delivering projects and activities that align with the strategic plan. Members have a well-developed understanding and experience with diabetes-related foot disease in Australia and participate in making informed, valuable contributions to DFA’s primary objectives.

DFA Steering Committee member objectives include:

  • To promote and uphold Diabetes Feet Australia’s aim, mission and vision statement
  • Be available to attend and participate in quarterly meetings
  • Actively participate in DFA working group/s and projects
  • Employ professional and unbiased decision-making processes
  • Play a leadership role in determining and delivering priorities from the strategic plan

We’d love to hear from you!  So to learn more and to submit your application please click on the following:

EOI Application Guide

EOI Application Form (Infectious Diseases)

Applications close COB Monday 20 July 2020 and completed EOI Application forms should be emailed through to