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Introducing the new DFA branding

Dec 18, 2020

We’re excited to share with you that Diabetic Foot Australia is now Diabetes Feet Australia! So…why the new branding? That’s a good question! As DFA has grown, our vision and objectives have remained consistent. But we also recognised the need to evolve our branding to better reflect who we are, and what we represent as an organisation…

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An Innovative prograM to Prevent diAbetes-related foot ComplicaTions (IMPACT)

Aug 3, 2020

The vascular disease research team at James Cook University, led by Professor Jon Golledge, is conducting a survey to investigate health professionals experiences in managing patients with diabetic foot disease and related complications.  This survey intends to gather information from a broad range of health professionals to contribute to the development of a remote management…

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Expression of Interest: Seeking new DFA steering committee member

Jun 26, 2020

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…

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Seeking consumer input for the National Clinical Guidelines project

May 7, 2020

Did you also know that diabetes-related foot ulcers are reported as the leading cause of amputation in Australia? But did you also know that 80% of diabetes-related amputations could be prevented by following best evidence-based treatments. Here at DFA, one of the ways we’re tackling that statistic is by developing new national diabetes-related foot disease…

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Seeking Consumer input for National Research Agenda project

May 7, 2020

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…

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Expression of Interest: Seeking DFA Steering Committee Member

Apr 21, 2020

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…

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

Mar 20, 2020

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…

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Join the “diabetic foot PhD rush” in Bendigo Victoria

Dec 2, 2019

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…

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UHEAL Research Group: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Survey

Sep 17, 2019

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…

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1.3 million funding boost for feet

Jul 18, 2019

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…

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DFA2021 is fast approaching...and so it the Abstract submission deadline. But to make life just that little bit easier - we've extended the deadline by a week so you can now submit until Sunday 19th September! 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. To learn more & to download the form - click on the links below!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DFA-2021-Abstract-Form-Online-V1.0.pdfwww.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/2021-conference/Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society Pedorthic Association of Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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Launching the new DFA 2021 Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease!For the first time in a decade, new Australian evidence-based guidelines for DFD have been developed by adapting suitable high-quality international guidelines (IWGDF 2019 guidelines) to the Australian context. Overall, 98 new Australian recommendations (and their reasoning) were developed by six national guideline panels consisting of 31 national experts across 7 professions and included our consumer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples representatives. These new guidelines should serve as multidisciplinary best practice standards of care for the provision of DFD care within Australia.To learn more about the guidelines and the upcoming FREE webinar series to launch each guideline - click on the link! www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/new-guidelines/Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Educators Association Pedorthic Association of Australia Australian Diabetes Society ... See MoreSee Less
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Introducing the new DFA 2021 Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease! For the first time in a decade, new Australian evidence-based guidelines for DFD have been developed by adapting suitable high-quality international guidelines (IWGDF 2019 guidelines) to the Australian context. Overall, 98 new Australian recommendations (and their reasoning) were developed by six national guideline panels consisting of 31 national experts across 7 professions and included our consumer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples representatives. These new guidelines should serve as multidisciplinary best practice standards of care for the provision of DFD care within Australia.To help digest the new guidelines, you're invited to the FREE 6-part webinar series to walk you through each of the 2021 Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease. Across six weeks of 45min evening webinars, we're launching a new guideline each week where we’ll discuss the recommendations, what's new, what's changed, considerations for the Australian context, practical implementation and finish with a live Q&A session.To learn more & to register click below! We look forward to seeing you all soon!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/new-guidelines/Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Australian Podiatry Association Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society Pedorthic Association of Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know our abstract sessions were voted one of the top highlights from the 2019 DFA Conference? Abstract submissions are now OPEN for the DFA 2021 Conference and we're looking for researchers with results from original work in the field of diabetes-related foot disease to submit an abstract. We would also like to encourage research focused on First Nations health. Successful submissions are provided the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation during one of the four abstract sessions across the two-day conference and compete for the ‘DFA Conference/Liverpool Hospital – Best Abstract Award’. Get in quick because abstract submissions close 10Sep!Download form:www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DFA-2021-Abstract-Form-Online-V1.0.pdfLearn more: www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/2021-conference/Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Society Regional Wounds Victoria SAHMRI ... See MoreSee Less
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The APP-HRF Group is committed to supporting health professionals and students involved in diabetes and high-risk foot care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and are are currently accepting applications to sponsor one delegate to attend the DFA Conference. To learn more click on the below link!fb.watch/v/37JOVR1Xy/ The APP-HRF Group is committed to supporting health professionals and students involved in diabetes and high-risk foot care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Group’s aim is to reduce inequalities in DFU outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.We are currently accepting applications to sponsor one delegate to attend the DFA Conference. Please download and complete the application form to be considered for APP-HRF delegate sponsorship for the DFA Conference.Eligibility criteriaApplicants for APP-HRF Group sponsorship for the 2021 DFA Conference must be either: a podiatrist of either Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or a podiatrist with current work experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The decision of the APP-HRF Group’s Committee will be final, and the successful delegate will be notified in due course.Please send completed application forms to: app-hrf@ozemail.com.au by 28th August, 2021. The application form can be accessed via website's Events Page. app-hrf.com.au/Events ... See MoreSee Less
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