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

May 11, 2017

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 his…

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Call for Papers – closing in a month!

May 4, 2017

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 abstract…

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

Apr 21, 2017

  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 the…

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Wound Innovations Officially Launched

Mar 10, 2017

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 ageing…

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

Feb 21, 2017

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 home,…

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Welcome to the Diabetes Feet Australia Conference 2017!

Feb 17, 2017

Diabetes Feet Australia are delighted to announce the opening of earlybird conference registrations and the official Conference website! The Conference Committee have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you something very special for the 4-5th September 2017. You’ll not only enjoy the beautiful beachfront, but a stellar two day fully immersed program. We…

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Diabetes Feet Australia Conference 2017

Feb 16, 2017

Diabetes Feet Australia Conference 2017: September 4-5th, Gold Coast Diabetes Feet Australia are delighted to announce the opening of earlybird conference registrations and the official Conference website! The Conference Committee have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you something very special for the 4-5th September 2017. You’ll not only enjoy the beautiful beachfront,…

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Early bird tickets go on sale

Feb 16, 2017

Welcome to the Diabetes Feet Australia Conference 2017! We are incredibly excited to welcome you in September for what is shaping up to be an unmissable event. We have now opened early bird conference registrations which close in April. Now is the time to get your discounted tickets and accommodation before the rush sets in!…

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Footing the bill for a ‘silent’ sickness

Nov 14, 2016

The “silent burden” of foot disease afflicts one in ten hospital patients, costing taxpayers billions and filling nearly 5,000 hospital beds each night, according to research from DFA, QUT and the Wound CRC. The research, released on the back of World Diabetes Day (MONDAY NOVEMBER 14), analysed the conditions of 733 adult inpatients from five…

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Following in the Seinfeld verbal styling of the great Frank Costanza - The DFA conference is back baby!And this year we're going rural, global and everything in between. So make sure to save those dates in November and stay tuned as we reveal our virtual conference program and plans in the coming months.Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Society ... See MoreSee Less
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It's been a busy month so far for Aussie DFD research - so click on the link to learn and read more! www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/research-article/latest-aussie-dfd-research-released-in-april/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Diabetes-related foot infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality, with an increasingly large economic impact, both directly through patient management and indirectly through patient disability. Diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFU) currently affect around 50,000 Australians, and up to 40% of these individuals can expect to have an associated infection in the first year after presentation.Risk of complications are further increased in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and addressing these risks are needed to successfully achieve key outcomes identified in the 2020 Closing the Gap in Partnership agreement. Evidence-based guidelines are vital to ensure optimal multi-disciplinary management and outcomes of patients with diabetes-related foot infections. Over the last year, a national expert panel aimed to develop the new Australian guideline on management of diabetes-related foot infection, by adapting suitable international guidelines (IWGDF) to the Australian context. So click on the below link to learn more about the new Australian infection guideline and how you can participate in the public consultation that's open until 14APR21!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/new-guidelines/#infection Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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Diabetes-related foot ulceration (DFU) is recognised as a leading cause of hospitalisation and amputation worldwide, with an estimated 50,000 Australians currently living with a diabetes-related foot ulcer. Implementing strategies for the prevention of DFU is critical to all Australians and will likely contribute to lowering the national health care burden.Over the last year, a national expert panel aimed to develop the new Australian guideline on prevention of DFU, by systematically adapting all IWGDF prevention recommendations to the Australian context. So click on the below link to learn more about the new Australian prevention guideline and how you can participate in the public consultation that's open until 14APR21!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/new-guidelines/#preventionAustralian Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Pedorthic Association of Australia Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC CONSULTATION CLOSING SOON! Pressure offloading treatment is critical for healing diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFU). In Australia, DFU affects an estimated 50,000 people, resulting in around 30,000 hospitalisations, 5,000 amputations and nearly $AU2 billion in health system costs each year. Yet there are no current Australian guidelines on the offloading treatment of DFU. Over the last year, a national expert panel aimed to develop the new Australian guideline on offloading treatment for people with DFU, by adapting suitable international guidelines (IWGDF) to the Australian context. So click on the below link to learn more about the new Australian offloading guideline and how you can participate in the public consultation that's open until 14APR21! www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/new-guidelines/#offloading#letspreventamputations #endingavoidableamputations Australian Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society National Association of Diabetes Centres Regional Wounds Victoria Pedorthic Association of Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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