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It’s National Diabetes week and this year is focused on Australia’s biggest conversation about the impact of diabetes. 


Recently, the Australian Government announced an Inquiry into Diabetes in Australia. And this NDW, it’s time to amplify the voice of the diabetes community to ensure this Inquiry focuses on the priorities that will change the numbers, change the future, and change lives. So scroll down to see how you can have your say and join in the conversation for NDW23!

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For National Diabetes Week, we’re tackling infection with Professor Larry Lavery (USA) as we chat in a live Q&A about contemporary management of osteomyelitis. So, make time this NDW to join us for this special midday webinar on Monday 10 July 12-1pm as we conclude our insightful 6-part DFD Research webinar series! For those who couldn't join us live - the webinar will be available to watch on demand in the coming days.

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We're working with the Australian Diabetes Society to respond to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Diabetes


We would value your important input by completing a simple and short survey to help us prepare for our Inquiry submission. So if you are a DFD health professional, researcher, work in the field of DFD, or someone living with or at risk of DFD, please have your important say.  This survey has now closed. 

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We're excited to announce that A/Professor Katherine Raspovic (USA) will be presenting at DFA2023 as both a plenary keynote speaker and for the Charcot practical workshop. As the secretary of the IWGDF Charcot Guideline, we can't wait to learn about the just released Charcot guideline and new thinking around surgical management. Once again, our international speakers (including Prof David Armstrong and A/Prof Jaap van Netten) are not only presenting during the four plenary sessions, but also feature in our interactive workshop sessions running across the two days.

Joining our international speakers is our fantastic line up of (announced this week) national speakers. The 10+ workshop sessions will incorporate case studies, “what’s new” in practice, an interactive back-to-basics approach, all designed to spark interesting conversation from all perspectives. With a record number of abstract submissions received, we're ramping up to release the full conference program + details of our always entertaining social events.  So check out our webpage for all the latest releases and book before earlybird pricing ends on 31 JULY!

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In 2021,  we asked Australian stakeholders to help us determine the national Top 10 diabetes-related foot health and disease research priorities, and the findings from this study identified national stakeholder-agreed priority DFD research questions for the first time and are published in the BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.

In our 6-part 2023 DFA webinar series, we've been tackling the top categories identified from the National Top 10 Research Questions with leading global DFD experts. So make time to catch up on these insightful and cutting edge talks and Q&A sessions as we dive deeper into the categories from the national top 10 research questions.



Did you know the number one research question from health professionals was "How can we improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, particularly those living in remote communities?"

We'd like to invite you to listen to a special recording from our DFA2021 Conference featuring Professor James Charles as he talks about ‘Big Concepts in improving Aboriginal foot health’ which we featured for NAIDOC week. And stay tuned as we release a special series in early 2024 where we focus on First Nations Foot Health.

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