With the world's experts
Multi-disciplinary topics covering all areas of diabetic foot disease
Meet the experts
Our unique workshops offer you the ability to network and converse with your peers and our experts on topics relevant to your practice and research from vascular, infection, charcots to biomechanics
The Diabetes Feet Australia Conference 2017 program boasts national and international key note speakers, Plenary sessions and interactive workshops. Multi-disciplinary topics covering all areas of diabetic foot disease including clinical practice and scientific evidence are included in the program.
Over two days at the QT Gold Coast Hotel, you will enjoy the latest in research and practice, and meet with industry partners offering the latest products and services. Our social program includes an official welcome and registration event, an interactive conference dinner along with fantastic 'Meet the Expert' workshops led by our international speakers.
Location & Time
We encourage you to register on Sunday 3rd September.
The official Welcome and Registration Event will be held on Sunday evening commencing at 6pm.
This event is included in the Full Conference Registration.
Registration will open from 2pm on Sunday.
If you plan to attend the Welcome Event, please register and collect your name-tag first, as this is required to enter the event.
Once you have registered you are free to join your colleagues on the Calypso Deck for our Official Welcome Event, which includes drinks and canapes. The Calypso Deck is the perfect place to enjoy the cool Queensland evening breezes and magnificent colours of sunset.
Location & Time
We encourage you to register on Sunday 3rd September from 2pm.
- 8:00: Opening & Plenary lectures
- 10:45: Abstract sessions & Sponsored Presentation (Urgo Medical)
- 12.30: Lunch
- 1:30: Meet the Expert - Interactive Workshops
- 3:15: Plenary Lectures
Day 1 closes at 5:15pm, with the conference dinner commencing at 6.30pm
This year’s conference dinner will take you on an interactive dining experience of blending fresh ingredients at live food stations from 6:30pm.
Our dinner venue, the Stingray Lounge is a fusion of industrial design with splashes of pop art to create a vibrant atmosphere complete with comfy couches and quirky furniture. Our conference dinner is designed to allow you to maximise your opportunities to ‘meet and mingle’ with more of your fellow delegates. So remember to bring your business cards.
The dress standard for dinner is upscale and delegates are required to dress in smart casual.
Dinner commences at 6.30pm and will conclude by 9.30pm.
Location & Time
Day 2 begins with a Sponsored Breakfast Event
With thanks to Acelity / KCI Medical, Dr Breda Cullen will present during the catered breakfast event.
Dr Breda Cullen is the R&D Director for Systagenix portfolio at Acelity. Breda has worked in chronic wound repair for many years, notably studying protease modulating technologies such as PROMOGRAN & PROMOGRAN PRISMA.
Dr Cullen has been a consultant in the industry for over 20 years, continuing to advance clinical and scientific knowledge in the field of wound care. During her career, she has been responsible for initiating, leading & supporting clinical and scientific Research & Development, and consulting for the wider industry. This has led to over 30 patents, and over 75 scientific publications.
DFA is very pleased to have Dr Cullen avaialble to present at this breakfast event & we recommend you book your seat through our event manager as quickly as possible. [email protected]
Free breakfast tickets are limited to the first 100 delegates!
After this allocation, tickets are $65 each
Day 2 continues...
- 07:55: Welcome to Day 2 & Plenary Lectures
- 10:25: Meet the Expert - Interactive Workshops
- 12:00: Lunch
- 13:00: Abstract Sessions & Sponsored Presentation (Hartmann Australia)
- 14:15: Afternoon Tea
- 14:35: Plenary Lectures
- 16:25: Award Announcement
- 16:45: Closure
The Conference closes at 4:45pm on Day 2.
Enough time for you to enjoy a spectacular sunset on the beach or explore the Gold Coast region.
We are proud to announce six internationally acclaimed speakers whose influence is critical to best practice treatment and research in diabetic foot disease around the globe.
Dr Randall Wolcott
Prof Bijan Najafi
Prof Nicolaas Schaper
M.D., PhD (Netherlands)
Dr Andrew Hill
MB ChB., FRACS (New Zealand)
Dr Venu Bhamidipaty
MBBS., FRACS (New Zealand)
Dr Jaap van Netten
Call for papers
Researchers with results from original work in the field of diabetic foot disease are encouraged to submit an abstract. Successful submissions are provided the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation during one of the two oral presentations sessions of the conference. These sessions are an important part of DFA 2017, as they show the newest and brightest research works from around Australia.
All abstracts will be reviewed by our scientific committee. We will be looking for abstracts that display high-quality original research with relevance for clinical practice, now or in the future. All abstracts selected for presentation compete for the “DFA conference 2017 best abstract award”.
High-quality original research with relevance for clinical practice, now or in the future. Oral presentations only.
Submissions format: Word document, maximum one page, include authors, institutions and e-mail address of primary author. Abstract word count maximum 350. Guidelines for accepted presentations will be forwarded at a later date.
Abstract Submissions Closed
June 5th 2017
July 17th 2017
Terms and conditions:
• The primary author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
• The primary author is responsible for ensuring that all co-authors have viewed and approved the content of the abstract being submitted.
• The primary author is the presenter. If accepted, the presenter must register as a delegate of the conference.
• All abstracts will be reviewed by the DFA Conference 2017 - Scientific Committee. The committee’s decision is final.
• Authors can submit more than one abstract, but the committee will give preference to someone's first abstract over someone else's second in case of similar quality.
• By submitting your abstract you agree to have your abstract (if accepted) published on the conference website and in the conference proceedings abstract book.