"What's New in DFU"

Following the successful 2016 & 2017 "What's New in DFU" event series, Diabetes Feet Australia invites you to this premier event to learn about the latest research, evidence-based practice and new technologies featuring: 

  • Professor Keith Harding discussing“New horizons in the  management of diabetic foot disease”
  • An interactive workshop with Keith and Paul discussing “Case Studies: Approaching difficult cases”
  • Dr Byron Perrin launching the "2018 Australian Guideline on Footwear for people with diabetes" just published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.
  • Associate Professor Paul Wraight presenting “ Explorer Study Results” URGO's  greatly anticipated randomised clinical trial in neuro-ischaemic DFU wounds.
  • This 3.5 hour event includes a substantial selection of delicious food, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, valuable networking time and a certificate of attendance that can be used towards your continued professional development. (subject to your governing/peak body)

So don't miss this rare opportunity to participate in robust clinical discussion under the mentorship of Professor Keith Harding.

Tickets are strictly limited!

WHERE:    River's Edge - World Trade Centre

Level 1, 18-38 Siddeley St

WHEN:      Thursday 22nd February 2018

TIME:          6:00pm- 9:30pm

PARKING:  Available at Care Park - Siddeley St for $12

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Introducing Professor Keith Harding

Professor Keith Harding

Professor Keith Harding CBE FRCGP FRCP FRCS FLSW has had a longstanding interest in wound healing.  He has undergone training in both general surgery and general practice and was appointed as the first Director of the Wound Healing Research Unit in 1991.  From 2011 – 2013 he was Director of TIME Institute (Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement) and Head of Wound Healing Research Unit, School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Clinical Lead for Wound Healing in the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust.  In September 2013 he was appointed as Dean of Clinical Innovation at Cardiff University and in 2014 was appointed as Medical Director of the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre. 

His clinical practice is exclusively focused on treating patients with wound healing problems with a wide range of aetiologies. He holds external professorial appointments at universities in the UK and Australia. He has authored over 350 publications in the field of wound healing and has written a number of chapters and books in this area. 

Keith was Chair of the International Working Group on Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Disease, Chair of the Expert Working Group that produced a range of International Consensus Documents from 2004 – 2011.  Has obtained funding of over £45 million from a range of academic, commercial and clinical sources since the Wound Healing Research Unit was created in 1991. 

He was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours list in January 2013 for Services to Medicine and Health Care.  In 2013 he was awarded £4.2 million to set up the Welsh Wound Innovation Initiative part of which has enabled the setting up of the first Wound Healing Centre in the World.  The centre is designed to coordinate academic activity, both in terms of teaching and research, in addition to providing a coordinated approach to the care of patients with wounds.  In 2014 he was awarded the The Learned Society of Wales Fellowship.

Associate Professor Paul Wraight

Associate Professor Paul Wraight

Associate Professor Paul Wraight is clinical associate professor of The University of Melbourne and Endocrinologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.  Paul is one of two Australian representatives on the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot, was founding chair of the Australian Diabetic Foot Network and NHMRC Diabetes Update Guidelines member.  He completed his PhD in 2005 into “Improving clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes related foot complications” and is Director of the Diabetic Foot Unit at RMH.

He continues to undertake clinical research into the diabetic foot with current NHMRC and Victorian government grants and has 20 peer reviewed publications and 2 book chapters.


Dr Byron Perrin

Dr Byron Perrin

Dr Byron Perrin is currently Head of Department of Community and Allied Health, La Trobe Rural Health School. He also functions as the Senior Lecturer of the podiatry course delivered from the La Trobe Rural Health School.

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