Leading the way with conference and events to promote and maintain national visibility across of sectors of diabetes-related foot health and disease.
A little about us
Diabetes Feet Australia operates as an organisation, as part of the Australian Diabetes Society's (ADS) stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs. We have engaged with multiple partner organisations across Australia to create a national body for patients suffering diabetes-related foot health and disease. A multidisciplinary approach to the diabetes-related foot patient is critical to delivery of a gold standard of treatment. We advocate a coordinated approach by health professionals, researchers, government & industry as critical to the achievement our vision of ending avoidable amputations in a generation.
Diabetes Feet Australia is led by a national multi-disciplinary steering committee, chaired by Dr Pete Lazzarini. The committee is comprised of a broad range of clinical, research and industry diabetic foot disease experts from disciplines such as endocrinology, vascular surgery, podiatry, nursing, epidemiology, clinical research and biochemical research. Members also bring a wealth of experience from representing on international, national and state diabetes-related foot groups, including the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot and former national diabetes-related foot disease group the Australian Diabetic Foot Network. On the 1st July 2018, we joined the Australian Diabetes Society's (ADS) stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs.
Optimise national diabetic foot disease evidence-based clinical practice
national diabetes-related foot disease evidence-based clinical practice
Stimulate national diabetic foot disease clinical research
national diabetes-related foot disease clinical research
Reduce Australia's national diabetes amputation rate
Australia's national diabetes amputation rate
Empower Australia to become a leading nation in diabetic foot disease management
Australia to become a leading nation in diabetes-related foot health and disease management
Sponsorship and partnership opportunities
Diabetes Feet Australia provides your organisation with unique opportunities to showcase your brand to an audience of future-focused health professionals and researchers with significant influence over the Australian clinical treatment and research sectors.
We offer educational events to delegates in the clinical treatment and research domains across endocrinology, vascular surgery, general practice, orthopaedics, podiatry, nursing, pedorthics and other specialties dealing with the diabetes-related foot. Their decisions are critical to the products and services utilised by diabetes-related foot patients nationally. After two successful national conferences in 2017 & 2019, we're working to deliver another premium conference event in 2021.
why partner with us?
Participate at our innovative events and conferences featuring international and national leaders at the forefront of diabetic foot disease
Connect with future-focused health professionals and researchers with significant influence over the Australian clinical treatment and research sectors
Experience direct interaction with the people who operate in the clinical treatment and research domains who buy, develop and recommend your products and services
Gain exposure and promotion through our extensive social and professional networks
Choose from a range of partnership options through to advertising and branding opportunities that drive your company message home
Align with national and international leaders in diabetic foot disease in a way that reflects your brand positioning
At DFA 2019, we combined key elements of the 2019 International Symposium with a down under practical focus. Our workshop sessions incorporated 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 was for our delegates and partners to leave inspired, with practical information that can be used in your day-to-day practice.
2018 'What's new in DFU' series
We hosted this premier event series in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to learn about the latest research, evidence-based practice and new technologies.
- Professor Keith Harding discussed “New horizons in the management of diabetic foot disease”
- Featured an interactive workshop with Keith, Bill and Paul “Case Studies: Approaching difficult cases”
- Dr Pete Lazzarini/Dr Byron Perrin launched the "2018 Australian Guideline on Footwear for people with diabetes" just published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.
- Associate Professor Paul Wraight & Dr Bill McGuiness presented“ Explorer Study Results” URGO's greatly anticipated randomised clinical trial in neuro-ischaemic DFU wounds.
Held on the Gold Coast, the DFA Conference 2017 program boasted national and international key note speakers, Plenary sessions and interactive workshops. Multi-disciplinary topics covered 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, our delegates enjoyed the latest in research and practice, and met with industry partners offering the latest products and services. Our social program included an official welcome and registration event, an interactive conference dinner along with fantastic 'Meet the Expert' workshops led by our international speakers.
What's new in DFU
Following the successful 2016 sold out event, we hosted an exclusive evening to hear ‘What’s new in DFU’ from the world’s best in diabetes-related foot disease research, clinical treatment and technology.
This education event featured renowned international researcher Dr Sicco Bus, alongside national experts’ Dr Pete Lazzarini, Ms Fiona Murray and Dr John Bingley.
Dr Sicco Bus presented arguably the best diabetic foot article published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Their Recurrence”. An exceptional review of the best strategies to prevent DFU recurrence and extend “DFU remission”.
'What's new in DFU' webinar
This special webinar, was ideal for our rural and remote supporters featured Professor Keith Harding and Dr Jaap van Netten.
During this 2 hour event, our guest speakers provided attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the best treatments, technologies and practice – right from the comfort of their own home, with a live feed from DFA HQ and included a valuable 15 minute Q&A session.
What's new in DFU
Featuring internationally renowned diabetes-related foot expert, Dr David Armstrong (USA), we hosted this exclusive event to hear ‘What’s new in diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFU)’ from the world’s best in diabetes-related foot disease research, clinical treatment and technology.
Held at Tonsley, Australia’s first innovation district in a vibrant and dynamic environment in Adelaide, this special event included our keynote speaker Dr David Armstrong (US), internationally acclaimed diabetes-related foot disease expert from the United States.
What's new in DFU
Featuring Dr Sicco Bus, Dr Jaap van Netten and Dr Breda Cullen, we hosted this exclusive event to hear ‘What’s new in diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFU)’ from the world’s best in DFD research, clinical treatment and technology.
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s creative and innovative hub; Story Hall offered the perfect backdrop to update our delegates on the latest cutting edge research, treatments, technologies and practice in diabetes-related foot disease.
'What's new in DFU' Brisbane
“What’s New in DFU”, was a sell-out event at QUT‘s Room 360 in Brisbane. Delegates included allied health professionals, medical specialists and researchers, all excited to hear the latest from a number of DFA’s vast network of experts. The opportunity to network with international and national speakers was very well received. Our Industry partners, who supported the event, were pleased to engage with new customers and contacts at their trade displays and enjoyed the selection of quality speakers.