Keep up to date with the latest information, news and activity about diabetes-related foot health and disease.

Welcome to DFA Diabetes Week 2017

Jul 9, 2017

loading… Welcome to DFA’s National Diabetes Week! National Diabetes Week 2017 kicks off today. Diabetes Feet Australia will highlight the growing burden of foot disease in people with diabetes throughout this week. DFA provides you with special updates that include the release of new information for our key stakeholders: patients, health professionals, researchers and industry.…

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Latrobe University seeking podiatry volunteers for a smart-insole research study

Jul 6, 2017

loading… Are you a podiatrist who is willing to provide your views on the use of biomedical sensors in future clinical practice? As part of a PhD project, La Trobe University is conducting research on the use of a smart-insole. A smart-insole would be worn in the shoes of patients with peripheral neuropathy, and would…

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Secure your registration before the end of financial year!

Jun 27, 2017

loading… Have you spent all your budget for this financial year? With only four days left until the end of the financial year, now is the perfect time to secure your conference tickets and/or accommodation. Choose from a range of conference and accommodation options on our website, with payment options to suit your individual and…

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JUST ANNOUNCED! An all new 'What's New in DFU' is coming to Queensland in July!

Jun 26, 2017

loading… Join international experts Dr Sicco Bus (NL), Dr Peter Lazzarini, Dr John Bingley, Ms Fiona Murray, Mr Jason Warnock in locations at Townsville and Brisbane! Following on from our 2016 successful series of ‘What’s New in DFU’ evenings, Diabetes Feet Australia is hitting the road in July with not one – but two –…

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Speaker Announcement – Dr Jaap van Netten PhD

Jun 15, 2017

loading… Announcing international expert speaker Dr.Jaap van Netten, Ph.D., from the Netherlands. Dr Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist from the Netherlands, specialized in clinical research on foot problems, most notably in people with diabetes. His scientific work has so far resulted in 50+ publications and obtaining >1.5 million dollar in research funding.…

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Speaker Announcement – Dr Randall Wolcott M.D. (U.S.A)

May 11, 2017

loading… Announcing international expert speaker Dr Randall Wolcott M.D. from the United States. Dr Wolcott will be delivering a plenary and workshops on the theme ‘Diabetic Foot Infection’ at DFA 2017. Dr. Wolcott began his wound care practice over 11 years ago and has been practicing medicine for 28 years. He is passionate about healing…

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Call for Papers – closing in a month!

May 4, 2017

loading… Have you submitted an Abstract for Diabetes Feet Australia Conference 2017 yet? Did you know submissions close in one month?! DFA are seeking high quality oral presentations of original research in the field of diabetic foot disease, with relevance for clinical practice now or in the future. We only have a limited number of…

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This could be your View….but you got to be quick!

Apr 21, 2017

loading…   Haven’t purchased accommodation yet for DFA 2017? Maybe you are not looking to stay at a hotel during the conference? Or, maybe, you are waiting until last minute ‘cheap’ pricing online? We’ve been there – often you wait around for the last minute and you can get heavily discounted accommodation. We’ve done all…

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Wound Innovations Officially Launched

Mar 10, 2017

loading… Diabetic foot Australia are proud to announce the official opening of Wound Innovations, the Wound CRC’s breakthrough service to combat chronic wounds on a national level. Dr Charlie Day from Innovation and Science Australia officially oversaw the opening in a media event Tuesday. Chronic wounds cost the Australian health system over $3billion a year. Combined with an…

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What's New in DFU – LIVE national Webinar, 6th March

Feb 21, 2017

loading… What’s New in DFU – Webinar, 6th March 2017 Join Prof Keith Harding and Dr Jaap van Netten for this special webinar. During this 2 hour event, our guest speakers will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the best treatments, technologies and practice – right from the comfort of your own…

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Following on from the release of the 2021 Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease last year, we are excited to release the Diabetes and Feet companion toolkit that has been designed to help busy multidisciplinary health professionals use guideline recommended DFD care at any time and place and with the person with diabetes-related foot ulcer right there in front of them. This resource was funded by the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), an initiative of the Australian Government and is administered by Diabetes Australia, in partnership with Diabetes Feet Australia and the Australian Diabetes Society.You can learn more and download this important resource at Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society National Association of Diabetes Centres Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Wounds Australia Regional Wounds Victoria ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the latest in aussie DFD research released in the last few weeks! ... See MoreSee Less
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It's been a busy few weeks for aussie DFD research - to check out the latest in research click on the link! ... See MoreSee Less
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National Diabetes Support Scheme – Indigenous Consultation Project. Yarning Pty Ltd has been engaged by Diabetes Australia to consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, and health workers who provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes to gain thoughts, insights, and valuable feedback around the National Diabetes Support Scheme and associated programs for Indigenous Australians who suffer Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. This feedback will be used to inform future polices, and programs. Feedback is being sought from any health professionals whose roles (both directly and indirectly) includes providing support to Indigenous patients with Diabetes, Indigenous people who are living with diabetes, or Indigenous family members who provide care for someone living with diabetes. Feedback is being sought via a number of methods: online workshops, online surveys, one-on-one interviews. Click below for all the information about how to access and also who to contact. ... See MoreSee Less
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Closes next week!The DFA Steering Committee plays 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 is now seeking up to three additional steering members and is looking for those with significant DFD experience in the following to join the team:- Allied Health - Nursing - Emerging national leader in DFDSound interesting? Click on the link below to learn more. Applications close next Monday Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Australian Diabetes Society National Association of Diabetes Centres APNA - Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association ... See MoreSee Less
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