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Welcome!

In 2017, we flew in international experts, had thirty speakers, a jam-packed program, and enough cheese to last a long winter in the wilderness. So what’s planned for 2019 you ask? A brand new venue that takes unique to the next level, a social program delivered in DFA’s relaxed style, an interactive exhibition and most importantly, future-focused content with an emphasis on the practical you use every day. And it gets even bigger, because we're bringing not one, not two, but three international speakers responsible for writing four chapters of the just released 2019 International (IWGDF) diabetic foot guidelines downunder!  So keep scrolling as we outline our exciting plans for DFA 2019, because we can't wait to welcome you to the Brisbane riverfront, for two days of inspired content and interactive learning all focused on diabetic foot disease.

Who should attend?

The program is designed for multidisciplinary specialties: podiatry, nursing, pedorthics, endocrinology, vascular surgery, general practice, orthopaedics, infectious diseases and other specialties caring for people with diabetic foot disease.

Practical Focus

The program not only focuses on the bigger picture with latest research, clinical practice and technology from around the globe, but also how this fits with your own local practice.

Interactive Workshops

Feedback highlighted that our 2017 workshops were a standout. And in 2019 we're including even more interaction with case studies, back-to-basics and “what’s new” demonstrations to help you with your best practice diabetic foot disease care.

 

Been to Brisvegas lately?

Because in 2019, we're taking the conference from the beach to the riverfront. With the water so close, you could drop in a fishing line!

Been to Brisvegas lately?

Because in 2019, we're taking the conference from the beach to the riverfront. With the water so close, you could drop a fishing line in!

Introducing Howard Smith Wharves

To say little ol’ Brisbane is undergoing a small rejuvenation, would be the understatement of the decade. With new developments happening across the city, we’ve secured what can only be described as a ‘game changer’, because stepping onto Howard Smith Wharves is an event within itself. 

Located beneath the Story Bridge, Howard Smith Wharves delivers that relaxed conference feel, right in the heart of the city. With a short seven minute stroll along the boardwalk to reach the hustle and bustle of the city and the river close enough you could drop in a fishing line, it offers the best of both worlds.

It’s also got some history, as it began as a project to provide locals with relief work during the depression in the 1930’s before being leased by shipping company, Howard Smith Co Ltd...hence the name! And in 2018, these incredible city spaces and heritage listed buildings have been restored to provide a space to celebrate the best of Brisbane; to eat, drink, play, stay, and of course learn all in the one place.

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After a room with a view?

How about a view from all rooms?

All the conference spaces are positioned along the river's edge. Look one way to see the cityscape and beyond. Look the other way and see the dramatic cliff face with its very own 'cliff lift'. Surrounded by green spaces, an over-water bar and even an olive grove, DFA 2019 will be a conference like no other. 

Ready for inspired learning?

relaxed spaces

Learning is always better when you're as inspired by your environment as much as the content. By combining heritage features with state-of-the-art technology, our learning spaces will transform from large to small and from light to dark throughout the program.

Eat + Drink = Merry

Warm up those vocal cords

Not surprisingly, cheese and karaoke go together like salt and pepper! But there's nothing wrong with adding a bit more spice to the mix. In 2019, we're taking our social events to the next level, with even more interaction and time to unwind with new friends and old whilst enjoying a magnificent glass of red.

Let's talk content...

Our goal is to not only deliver the latest in diabetic foot disease research and clinical translation from around the globe, but also have a clear focus on what's happening in our own backyard. At DFA 2019, we’re combining key elements of the 2019 International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot with a down under practical focus. Our workshop sessions will incorporate case studies, “what’s new” in practice and an interactive back-to-basics approach, all designed to spark interesting conversation from all perspectives. By the end of the two days, our aim is that you leave inspired, with practical information that can be used in your day-to-day practice. 

the patient
Understanding behaviour
and adherence

Join Associate Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands), Dr Pam Chen and Associate Professor James Charles as they focus on how we should engage and help patients with diabetic foot disease and what we should be doing to help patients prevent foot ulcers.

the ULCER
Practical wound assessment
and treatment

Join Professor Fran Game (United Kingdom), Professor Stephen Twigg & Professor Rob Fitridge as they discuss new global wound and ischaemia guidelines, biomarkers for foot ulcer management and what we should be putting on foot ulcers now and into the future.  How would you manage that difficult wound? Join Professor Fran Game and Associate Professor Paul Wraight for an interactive workshop with case studies and discussion.

the PRESSURE
Investigating surgical and
conventional offloading

Join Associate Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands), Professor Larry Lavery (USA) and Dr Pete Lazzarini as they discuss the new global offloading guidelines and how should we conservatively and surgically offload foot ulcers. How would you offload that? Join A/Professor Jaap van Netten and A/Professor Karl Heinz Schott for the latest in 3D scanning offloading technology, case studies and discussion.

the INFECTION
Predicting and treating
foot infections 

Join Professor Larry Lavery (USA), Dr Sarah Coghill, Dr Rob Commons and Dr Matt Malone as they focus on the new global infection guidelines,antibiotic stewardship, treating and managing diabetic foot infections. How would you manage that infection? Join Professor Larry Lavery and Dr Matt Malone for an interactive workshop focused on infection case studies and discussion.

Let's talk content...

Our goal is to not only deliver the latest in diabetic foot disease research and clinical translation from around the globe, but also have a clear focus on what's happening in our own backyard. At DFA 2019, we’re combining key elements of the 2019 International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot with a down under practical focus. Our workshop sessions will incorporate case studies, “what’s new” in practice and an interactive back-to-basics approach, all designed to spark interesting conversation from all perspectives. By the end of the two days, our aim is that you leave inspired, with practical information that can be used in your day-to-day practice. 

the patient
Understanding behaviour
and adherence

Join Associate Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands), Dr Pam Chen and Associate Professor James Charles as they focus on how we should engage and help patients with diabetic foot disease and what we should be doing to help patients prevent foot ulcers.

the ULCER
Practical wound assessment
and treatment

Join Professor Fran Game (United Kingdom), Professor Stephen Twigg & Professor Rob Fitridge as they discuss new global wound and ischaemia guidelines, biomarkers for foot ulcer management and what we should be putting on foot ulcers now and into the future.  How would you manage that difficult wound? Join Professor Fran Game and Associate Professor Paul Wraight for an interactive workshop with case studies and discussion.

the PRESSURE
Investigating surgical and
conventional offloading

Join Associate Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands), Professor Larry Lavery (USA) and Dr Pete Lazzarini as they discuss the new global offloading guidelines and how should we conservatively and surgically offload foot ulcers. How would you offload that? Join A/Professor Jaap van Netten and A/Professor Karl Heinz Schott for the latest in 3D scanning offloading technology, case studies and discussion.

the INFECTION
Predicting and treating
foot infections 

Join Professor Larry Lavery (USA), Dr Sarah Coghill, Dr Rob Commons and Dr Matt Malone as they focus on the new global infection guidelines,antibiotic stewardship, treating and managing diabetic foot infections. How would you manage that infection? Join Professor Larry Lavery and Dr Matt Malone for an interactive workshop focused on infection case studies and discussion.

Tell me more about the program

The Diabetic Foot Australia Conference 2019 program boasts international and national keynote speakers, plenary sessions and interactive workshops. Focused around the core themes of the patient, ulcer, pressure and infection, we are covering all areas of diabetic foot disease including clinical practice and scientific evidence. Over two days at Howard Smith Wharves, 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 event along the Brisbane river, and an interactive conference dinner delivered in DFA style. Click below to read the preliminary program (as of March 2019) for each day. Please note, the preliminary program is subject to change.

SUNDAY

SUNDAY 08 SEPTEMBER 2019

Conference registration will open Sunday afternoon at Howard Smith Wharves to coincide with our Welcome Event along the riverfront. Once registered, join your fellow delegates and DFA 2019 speakers for drinks and an array of delicious canapes along the riverfront. This relaxed event is the perfect way to register early, watch the sun set over the city,  and  network with old friends and new, before the official conference launch. Stay tuned for the announcement of pre-conference workshops coming soon!

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM: MONDAY

MONDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2019 

 07:3008:30Conference registration and exhibition open
 08:3008:45Official opening and Welcome to Country
 PLENARYTHE ULCER: WOUND ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT
 08:4509:15Professor Fran Game (United Kingdom) What will we be putting on foot ulcers in the near future? 
 09:1509:35Professor Stephen Twigg (Australia) What are biomarkers telling us about foot ulcer management now and into the future?
 09:3509:55Professor Rob Fitridge (Australia) New global ischaemia guidelines: How should we be testing foot ulcer perfusion now?
 09:5510:15Professor Fran Game (United Kingdom) New global wound guidelines: What should we be putting on foot ulcers now?
 10:1510:30Panel discussion with interactive Q&A
 10:3011:00MORNING TEA & EXHIBITION
 WORKSHOPSTHE INFECTION THE PERFUSIONTHE ULCERTHE PRESSURE
 11:0012:30How would you manage that infection? Join Professor Larry Lavery and Dr Matt Malone for an interactive workshop focused on infection case studies and discussion.Interpreting vascular investigations from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Join Professor Rob Fitridge and presenter (TBA) for a back-to-basics workshop with interactive demonstrations.How would you manage that difficult wound? Join Professor Fran Game and Associate Professor Paul Wraight for an interactive workshop with case studies and discussion.How would you offload that? Join A/Professor Jaap van Netten and A/Professor Karl Heinz Schott for the latest in 3D scanning offloading technology, case studies and discussion.
 12:3013:30LUNCH & EXHIBITION
 BREAKOUTSABSTRACTS SESSION 1ABSTRACTS SESSION 1
 13:3015:00Abstract program to be announced in JuneAbstract program to be announced in June
 15:0015:30AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION
 PLENARYTHE PATIENT: UNDERSTANDING PATIENT BEHAVIOUR & ADHERENCE
 15:3016:00Associate Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands) How will we engage our diabetic foot patients to adhere in the near future?
 16:0016:20Pam Chen (Australia) How does your patient’s health literacy affect their diabetic foot care?
 16:2016:40Associate Professor James Charles (Australia) How should we engage our indigenous patients in diabetic foot care?
 16:4017:00Associate Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands) What should we be doing to help our patients prevent foot ulcers now?
 17:0017:15Panel discussion with interactive Q&A
 18:3022:30Interactive Conference Dinner

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM: TUESDAY

TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2019 

 07:1007:50

SPONSORED BREAKFAST WORKSHOPS: Stay tuned for when we announce our fantastic breakfast workshops for day two of the DFA conference program! Spaces are limited and will be offered first to delegates who have already booked.

 07:3008:30Registration & Exhibition open   
 PLENARYTHE INFECTION: PREDICTING AND TREATING FOOT INFECTIONS
 08:3009:00Professor Larry Lavery (USA) How should we be surgically treating foot infections now and into the future?
 09:0009:20Dr Sarah Coghill (Australia) What we need to know about antibiotic stewardship and diabetic foot infections
 09:2009:40Dr Rob Commons (Australia) Will a DINGO unlock our Australian diabetic foot infection management in the near future?
 09:4010:00Dr Matthew Malone (Australia) New global infection guidelines: How should we be medically treating foot infections now and into the future?
 10:0010:15Panel discussion with interactive Q&A
 10:1510:45MORNING TEA & EXHIBITION
 BREAKOUTSABSTRACTS SESSION 3ABSTRACTS SESSION 4
10:4512:00Abstract program to be announced in JuneAbstract program to be announced in June
 12:0013:00LUNCH & EXHIBITION
 WORKSHOPSTHE INFECTIONTHE PERFUSIONTHE ULCERTHE PRESSURE
 13:0014:30How would you manage that infection? Join Professor Larry Lavery and Dr Matt Malone for an interactive workshop focused on infection case studies and discussion.Interpreting vascular investigations from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Join Professor Rob Fitridge and presenter (TBA) for a back-to-basics workshop with interactive demonstrations.How would you manage that difficult wound? Join Professor Fran Game and Associate Professor Paul Wraight for an interactive workshop with case studies and discussion.How would you offload that? Join A/Professor Jaap van Netten and A/Professor Karl Heinz Schott for the latest in 3D scanning offloading technology, case studies and discussion.
 14:3015:00AFTERNOON TEA AND EXHIBITION
 PLENARYTHE PRESSURE: CONSERVATIVE AND SURGICAL OFFLOADING
 15:0015:30Associate Professor Jaap van Netten (Netherlands) How will we conservatively offload foot ulcers in the near future?
 15:3015:50Professor Larry Lavery (USA) How should we surgically offload foot ulcers in the near future?
 15:5016:10Dr Pete Lazzarini (Australia) New global offloading guidelines: How should we be offloading foot ulcers now?
 16:1016:25Panel discussion with interactive Q&A
 16:2516:35Awards and Conference close

Did we mention our Speakers?

We are proud to announce our three internationally acclaimed speakers whose influence is critical to best practice treatment and research in diabetic foot disease around the globe. All three keynote speakers are also responsible for writing chapters in the much anticipated 2019 International (IWGDF). iabetic foot guidelines. Once again, our international speakers will not only be presenting during the plenary sessions, but also in our smaller interactive workshop sessions running across the two days. 

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Professor
Larry Lavery

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

(USA)

Lawrence Lavery, D.P.M., M.P.H., is a board-certified podiatrist and Professor of Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also medical director of UT Southwestern’s Comprehensive Wound Care Center and director of the amputation prevention program at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Lavery completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University and then earned his medical degree at the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He completed a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he also earned a Master in Public Health.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern in 2010, Dr. Lavery held academic appointments at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Temple; the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; and Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicago area. He has also served as a staff podiatrist at VA hospitals in San Antonio and Illinois.

Dr. Lavery is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. He has been invited to lecture on podiatric medicine, diabetic ulcers, and wound care at medical conferences around the world and has published a dozen book chapters and more than 150 research articles on these topics.

He has served on the editorial board for Diabetes Care and the International Diabetes Monitor, and was editor-in-chief of Foot and Ankle Quarterly and deputy editor of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Professor Lavery is currently co-authoring the 2019 International (IWGDF) diabetic foot guideline chapters on diabetic foot prevention and infection.

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Dr
Sarah Coghill

NATIONAL SPEAKER

 

Dr Sarah Coghill is an Infectious Diseases Physician working at Lismore Base Hospital and providing an infectious diseases service to the Northern Rivers area of NSW. Sarah is passionate about the provision of high quality infectious diseases advice and support for regional Australia and is involved in all aspects of infectious diseases work including inpatient and outpatient consultation services, infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship and providing training and teaching for junior medical staff. Sarah grew up in Melbourne and undertook training in infectious diseases in both Victoria and Queensland. Sarah currently lives in Ballina with her husband, large dog and horse.

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Professor
Fran Game

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

(UK)

Professor Fran Game has been a consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS FT since 2011.  She is also the Clinical Director of R&D and the Derby Clinical Trials Support unit. 

Her main clinical and research interest is the Diabetic Foot and she has published over 80 papers and book chapters on the subject. She has an active research interest, running several multicentre/multinational trials in this field. She is especially interested in service development, particularly  the need to manage diabetic foot disease in a more cost-effective way, closer to home for patients. She is an active teacher both locally, nationally and internationally, being regularly asked to lecture at major diabetes conferences.

She has worked with Diabetes UK on their Putting Feet First campaign, and chaired the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot wound healing subgroup from 2012-2016 and currently chairs the classification subgroup. She currently co-chairs the East Midlands Diabetic Foot Network and was appointed the NHS England Co-Clinical Director for Diabetes and Vascular Diseases for the East Midlands in May 2018.

Professor Game is currently co-authoring the 2019 International (IWGDF) diabetic foot guideline chapters on diabetic foot classification and ulcer healing.

James Charles

A/Professor
James Charles

NATIONAL SPEAKER

 

A/Prof James Charles is a very proud Kaurna man for the Adelaide Plains, South Australia. Current position: Coordinator of Master of Public Health, at the Institute of Koorie Education, and academic with the School of Medicine, Deakin University. Dr Charles has lived at many different places around Australia, including Newcastle NSW while working at the University of Newcastle, and Albury while working at Charles Sturt University. A/Prof Charles was one of the first Aboriginal Podiatrist in Australia, the first Aboriginal person to receive a Master of Podiatry, and the first Aboriginal Podiatrist to receive a PhD (Aboriginal foot health). Dr Charles has volunteered his time at many Aboriginal community controlled organisations, boards and committees around Australia. James has provided clinical podiatry services to Aboriginal communities all over Australia, in urban, rural and remote places. Dr Charles is currently an executive member of the Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network. Dr Charles was President of Indigenous Allied Health Australia 2009 – 2010, and Chairperson of the Indigenous Allied Health Australia Network 2008. Dr Charles was very proud to be chosen as a representative on the national “Close the Gap” committee in 2008-2009. Dr Charles was very honoured to receive the National NAIDOC Scholar of the year award in 2017 for his teaching, research and work in the Aboriginal community. Dr Charles has also received the prestigious Alumni Accolade Award from the University of South Australia in 2018. Dr Charles has recently engaged with the AFL AllPlay program, especially where it relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. A/Prof Charles has published many research papers on Aboriginal foot health in peer-reviewed journals.

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A/Professor Jaap
van Netten

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

(NETHERLANDS)

A/Professor Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist from the Netherlands, specialized in clinical research on foot problems, most notably in people with diabetes. Two years after his graduation, he obtained his PhD in the field of rehabilitation medicine (University Medical Center Groningen, NL). He moved to the diabetic foot centre of expertise of Hospital Group Twente (Almelo and Hengelo, NL), first as postdoc and then as senior researcher.

Early 2016, Jaap moved to Australia, being appointed senior research fellow at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and scientific director of Diabetic Foot Australia. While he moved back to the Northern Hemisphere in 2017, he remains connected as adjunct Associate Professor at QUT. 

Van Netten now works as senior researcher at the Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, in Amsterdam. Together with Principal Investigator Dr. Sicco Bus, he coordinates various (international) projects on the biomechanical and behavioural aspects of diabetic foot ulcer and amputation prevention.

In addition to these roles, Van Netten serves since 2015 as secretary of the editorial board and the prevention working group of the IWGDF-Guidance. This working group is committed to producing global evidence-based guidance on diabetic foot disease prevention and management. They present their newest update in 2019.

A/Professor van Netten is currently co-authoring the 2019 International (IWGDF) diabetic foot guideline chapters on diabetic foot prevention, definitions and the summary chapter.

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Rob Commons

NATIONAL SPEAKER

 

Dr Rob Commons is an Infectious Diseases Physician at Ballarat Base Hospital and an Honorary Research Fellow with Menzies School of Health Research. He is the chair of DEFIANZ (Diabetic Foot Infections Australia New Zealand), a multidisciplinary interest group formed under the leadership of the Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network to tackle deficits in clinical research into diabetic foot infections. As part of DEFIANZ he is currently a Co-ordinating Primary Investigator for the DINGO study, a large cohort study involving over 20 sites in Australia and New Zealand, that is building baseline data and a collaborative network on diabetic foot infections in the region. In addition to his interest in diabetic foot infections, Rob has considerable research interests in malaria. 

Pam Chen

Pam
Chen

NATIONAL SPEAKER

 

Pam Chen is a Podiatrist and a credentialed wound clinician with the Tasmanian Health Service. She is also a part-time PhD candidate with the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania. Pam is passionate about preventing and managing lower limb complications and works across acute tertiary, community health and private practice settings. Her research is focused on health literacy and its potential in improving diabetic foot ulcer prevention, and in her short research career has been awarded over $44,000 in competitive grant funding.

Pam is the current President of the Advanced Practicing Podiatrists – High Risk Foot Group and co-chair of the Lower Amputation Extremity Prevention (LEAP) conferences in both 2018 and 2020.

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Dr Matthew
Malone

NATIONAL SPEAKER

Matthew completed his undergraduate degree (2000) and post graduate masters in Podiatric Medicine (2006) in the UK. His special area of interest is in managing the diabetic foot, in particular, diabetic foot infection. In June 2014, Matthew was awarded with Fellowship to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, Faculty of Podiatric Medicine. Matthew undertook his PhD in Microbiology from the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, with his thesis focusing on the use of molecular and microscopy techniques to better understand Diabetes Foot Infections and the role of biofilms in human health and disease. 

Matthew is the current Head of Department for the High-Risk Foot Service at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney and a Senior Research Fellow with the Liverpool Diabetes Collaborative Research Unit at the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research Sydney. Matthew was recently appointed as a senior lecturer, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University.

Matthew is a leading researcher in diabetic foot infections and the role of biofilms,and is a current member of the International Working Group for the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) diabetic foot infection guidelines working group. He is also a member of the Global Wound Biofilm Expert Panel, and a member of the Australian Society of Microbiology, Biofilm Special Interest Group.

Stephen Twigg About Us

Professor
Stephen Twigg

NATIONAL SPEAKER

 

Professor Stephen M. Twigg, MBBS(Hons-I), PhD, FRACP, is a physician-scientist translational researcher, Kellion Professor of Endocrinology and Stan Clark Chair in Diabetes, in the Sydney Medical School, and Charles Perkins Centre, the University of Sydney; plus Head of Dept of Endocrinology and Medical Head of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Laboratories, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney.

Stephen also continues as medical Chair of the NSW DoH Agency for Clinical Innovation in Diabetes/Endocrinology (2011+), and as inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the educational journal, Endocrinology Today, plus an editorial Board member on the scientific Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling, and the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. He is member of 4 national Pharma advisory boards in diabetes. Internationally, he has served on JDRFI Diabetes Research Complications Grant Panel in NY 2003-2010, and is 1 of 6 Australian Delegates to the International Diabetes Federation General Assembly (2011-present).

Rob Fitridge About Us

Professor Rob
Fitridge

NATIONAL SPEAKER

Professor Rob Fitridge (MBBS, MS, FRACS) is Professor of Vascular Surgery at University of Adelaide (2010- current) and Head of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Central Adelaide Local Health Network (Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital) and Lyell McEwin Health Service in Adelaide. He is also Head of the Multi-Disciplinary Diabetic Foot Service at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Lyell McEwin Health Service, which he co-founded in the mid-1990s.

He is most recognized for his work on predictive modelling of outcomes after endovascular aneurysm surgery (NHMRC-funded with 14 related publications). He also has extensive clinical and research experience in the management of chronic complex wounds particularly in diabetic patients. He was a member of the Baker IDI/ NHMRC working group, which developed national guidelines (“Prevention, Identification and Management of foot complications in diabetes”) for the management of the diabetic foot. He is also a member of the International Working Group for the Diabetic Foot.

Pete Lazzarini About Us

Dr Pete
Lazzarini

NATIONAL SPEAKER

 

Pete is Senior Research Fellow in the Foot Disease Research program at QUT and Qld Health.  He was a founding member of the Australian Diabetic Foot Network, NHMRC Diabetes Update Guidelines and Queensland Diabetes Network steering committees.  Pete has also been vice-president of the Australasian Podiatry Council Board and Chair of the Australasian Podiatry Conference.  He has vast experience managing large state-wide diabetes projects that have resulted in state-wide reductions in diabetes hospitalisations and amputations.   For the past four years he has worked in a conjoint research role completing his PhD and building Australia’s first Foot Disease Research program with the goal of ending avoidable amputations.  This has resulted in 40+ published journal papers, $900,000+ in grants, 3 higher degree research students and 4 international collaborations.

Paul Wraight About Us

Associate Professor
Paul Wraight

NATIONAL SPEAKER

Paul 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.

Somewhere to stay

We’ve got all budgets and styles covered within walking distance of Howard Smith Wharves. But for something truly spectacular - check out the Art Series Hotel 'The Fantauzzo' which has just opened on-site at Howard Smith Wharves. DFA Conference rate now available - find out more below!

Fantauzzo

THE FANTAUZZO

DISCOUNT DELEGATE RATE AVAILABLE - CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK!

Located at Howard Smith Wharves, this magnificent six-level, brand new five star hotel features a natural rock and timber facade, carved into the cliff under Brisbane’s Story Bridge. Acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo is at the design helm of the new hotel, responsible for furnishing all guest rooms and lobby with both original artworks and up to 500 reproductions of his most recognised works. With the DFA conference right at your doorstep, this unique new hotel is an opportunity to experience Brisbane at its absolute best. 

The Art Series Fantauzzo Hotel is offering their Studio Suites to DFA Conference attendees for $205 per room /per night.

To reserve your Studio Suite:

1. Call Fantauzzo Hotel Reservations on 1300 114 031

2. Advise you are booking as part of the DFA Conference (DFA2019)

3. A credit card is required as a 'guarantee' when booking

4. Payment is then made when checking into the hotel 

Please note, a limited number of twin rooms are available and should be requested when booked. For more information about the hotel - click on the following link:

https://www.artserieshotels.com.au/fantauzzo/

Oakwood

OAKWOOD HOTEL & APARTMENTS

1 minute walk away 

4 STAR

One minute walk to Howard Smith Wharves 

Offers both hotel rooms and apartments 

Rooms are air-conditioned, access to free wifi,

Pool, tennis court & fitness centre

Magnificent city and Story bridge views

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MERITON SUITES ADELAIDE STREET

4 minute walk away

5 STAR

Four minute walk to Howard Smith Wharves 

Offers studios to 3 bedroom apartments

Rooms are air-conditioned, unlimited free wifi,

Indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna  & fitness centre

Mantra on the Quay

MANTRA ON THE QUAY

5 minute walk away

4 STAR

Five minute walk to Howard Smith Wharves 

Offers studio rooms up to 3 bedroom apartments

Rooms are air-conditioned with LCD cable TV

Pool, spa, steam room & tennis court 

The airport is how close?

On an average day - 20 minutes. On a bad day - still 20 minutes courtesy of the airport tunnel. Howard Smith Wharves is also easily accessible by public transport with bus, ferry and train access close by. Airport Transfers can be booked directly through our transfer partner which will be announced soon.

Getting there by car

For those who are driving, secure on-site parking is available at Howard Smith Wharves. There are also alternative secure parking locations available within a five minute walk of Howard Smith Wharves. Parking rates are payable direct with special conference prices available soon. HSW strive to provide inclusive, safe access for all visitors with accessibility via stairs and lifts on Bowen Terrace, drop-off zones at 5 Boundary Street, and the Riverwalk from Brisbane City.

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Our 'not so standard' pass is fantastic value and includes both the Sunday welcome event along the river and the interactive dinner on the Monday night. Prefer to spend your conference evenings on the couch? Then select a Monday and Tuesday day pass instead of booking the Full Conference Pass. 

Standard Rate - Full Conference $795
Standard Rate - One Day Pass  $375
Last Minute Rate - Full Conference $895 (from 01AUG unless sold out)
Last Minute Rate - One Day Pass  $425 (from 01AUG unless sold out)

BOOKING CONDITIONS: A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from a recognised tertiary educational institution and must be studying full time to qualify for the discounted rate. DFA may contact you after registration is received to verify your full-time student status.

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Standard - Tuesday Conference Pass $375.00 (AUD)  
Full-time Student -2 Day Conference Pass $525.00 (AUD)  


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Our Conference Partners

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Premium Conference Partner

Urgo Medical is a leading French company specialized in wound healing, offering a complete range of wound management dressings and compression bandages. Because skin is a vital organ that is necessary for the good health and well being of all, Urgo Medical is committed to furthering knowledge on the treatment of wounds and injured tissues. To ensure efficacy that you can see, Urgo Medical offers innovative wound care solutions that help restore a patient’s life to its pre-injured state.

 

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Major Conference Partner

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology company with a focus on repairing and healing the human body in three high-growth sectors: Orthopaedics, Endoscopy, Wound Management and ENT. The company creates innovative products, whose performance has earned thetrust of clinicians around the world. We are very proud that every day our products help improve people’s lives.

 

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