DFA Value Proposition for Industry

Diabetic Foot Australia (DFA) was established in 2015 with the vision of ending avoidable amputations within a generation in Australia.

DFA operate as an independent organisation, co-located with the Wound Management Innovation CRC. We have engaged with multiple partner organisations across Australia to create a national body for patients suffering diabetic foot disease.

A multidisciplinary approach to the Diabetic 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.

To achieve this vision, our primary objectives are to:

  • optimise national diabetic foot disease evidence-based clinical practice,
  • stimulate national diabetic foot disease clinical research,
  • reduce Australia’s national diabetes amputation rate, and,
  • empower Australia to become a leading nation in diabetic foot disease management

DFA is led by a national multi-disciplinary steering committee, co-chaired by A/Professor Paul Wraight and Mr Peter 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 diabetic foot groups, including the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot and former national diabetic foot disease group the Australian Diabetic Foot Network.

To this end we are currently focusing on key engagements with our industry partners: