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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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With only a few days to go - we're adding the final touches to the conference and getting ready for two jam-packed days, where we're bringing best DFD practice care to wherever you are!Can't join us live for the full conference? No problem - you'll have access to log-in to watch/re-watch all of the conference content for 12 months. And when you combine that with a dress code that includes the trusty PJ's - it's a great way to start a Monday. www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/2021-conference/ ... See MoreSee Less
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With under a week to go until the DFA2021 Conference starts - it's time to get those skates on and book the best seat in your house or office!We have fantastic workshops across the two days that not only focus on the practical but also give a valuable insight. So click on the link below to learn more and reserve your seat. www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/2021-conference/Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Australian Diabetes Educators Association Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Society National Association of Diabetes Centres ... See MoreSee Less
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The DFA2021 Conference starts in 10 days! Join our keynote speakers Roy Ah-See, Professor Rhonda Wilson and Professor James Charles as they discuss the key themes facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples living with diabetes and diabetes-related foot disease.We are also so very fortunate and proud to have Elders and members of the Darkinjung community joining the DFA2021 Conference at two of our Monday workshop sessions. This is a special opportunity to hear and learn from the community about the impact of diabetes and diabetes-related foot disease from their perspective and learn from a clinical, personal and cultural level. Registrations are still open so click on the link to join us live and also watch on demand for 12 months! www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/2021-conference/Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society Regional Wounds Victoria ... See MoreSee Less
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Yup - 2021 is flying by!With under two weeks to go until we launch DFA 2021 - registrations are still open. Your conference registration will give you access to watch live on 08-09 November but also then log-in and access the full conference for 12 months to catch up on any content you may miss or would like to re-watch.What's planned? We have two streams of content across two jam-packed days with 60+ speakers, 9 international experts, panel discussions, Q&A and more. You can also connect with other delegates through online chat, group chat and also 1:1 video catch ups that you can book in. Our goal is to bring best practice DFD care to wherever you are and to have some much needed fun at the same time. Learn more at www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/2021-conference/ and we hope to see you soon!Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia Pedorthic Association of Australia Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society Regional Wounds Victoria Diabetes WA ... See MoreSee Less
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