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Australia comes 5th at the Diabetic Foot Olympics

Jun 13, 2019

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.…

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The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines are here!

Jun 6, 2019

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…

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DFA2019 Special Accommodation rate now available!

Apr 30, 2019

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…

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Abstracts now open for DFA2019 Conference

Mar 4, 2019

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…

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Pathway to ending avoidable diabetes-related amputations in Australia

Oct 1, 2018

A PERSPECTIVE published today by the Medical Journal of Australia, tackles Australia’s least known major health problem – diabetic foot disease.   It is Australia’s leading cause of amputation, and we have the second highest diabetes-related amputation rate among OECD countries, with the authors, led by Dr Peter Lazzarini, co-Chair of Diabetes Feet Australia, saying…

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National Amputee Awareness Week is fast approaching

Aug 27, 2018

The Limbs4Life team would like to invite you and your team to take part in this year’s campaign by encouraging everyone to wear a ribbon and show support for amputees during Awareness Week 4 – 11 October! To support this campaign Limbs 4 Life has ribbons, flyers and posters, to promote the event. Set up an awareness board in your…

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Queensland Government invests $17.5 million in extra diabetic foot disease services

Aug 17, 2018

Queenslanders with diabetes who have high risk foot concerns will receive treatment earlier, thanks to a $17.5 million state-wide funding boost. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the funding would increase service availability across Queensland, over the next four years, to reduce hospitalisations and amputations. “High Risk Foot Clinics work with patients…

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South West Sydney group announces $2.25 million grant to tackle diabetic foot disease

Aug 6, 2018

South Western Sydney Local Health District recently announced the awarding of a $2.25 million grant for the creation of the South West Sydney Limb Preservation and Wound Research Academic Unit to investigate diabetic foot wounds. Dr Matthew Malone, the Director of Research for the Unit, said, “We are incredibly excited to receive the honour of…

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Diabetic foot disease is a top 10 cause of global disability

Jul 9, 2018

A new commentary paper published in Diabetic Medicine has reported diabetic foot disease to be one of the leading causes of disability across the world. The paper – authored by DFA’s Dr Pete Lazzarini and A/Prof Jaap van Netten and DFA’s friends A/Prof Rosana Pacella and Prof David Armstrong – has already received media attention…

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Introducing the Australian Research Repository

Jun 29, 2018

Looking for a central location focused on Australian research on diabetic foot disease? New research from around the globe is published on almost a daily basis, and here at DFA, we’ve created the Australian Research Repository to showcase published Australian research on diabetic foot disease. This free digital repository includes entries reviewed by the DFA team…

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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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