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Introducing the Australian Research Repository

Jun 29, 2018

Looking for a central location focused on Australian research on diabetic foot disease? New research from around the globe is published on almost a daily basis, and here at DFA, we’ve created the Australian Research Repository to showcase published Australian research on diabetic foot disease. This free digital repository includes entries reviewed by the DFA team…

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We’ve been busy building a new interactive website

Jun 19, 2018

Did you know that in the last two years, we’ve posted over 80 latest research summaries, hosted nine educational events including the 2017 conference, developed the “Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022” and published the 2018 Australian Guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes? You could say we’ve been busy. And it doesn’t stop there.…

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Diabetic Foot Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

Jun 19, 2018

We are delighted to announce that with the conclusion of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) this month, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) will take Diabetic Foot Australia into its stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs from the 1st July 2018. Read Media Release Launched by the Wound CRC in 2015, Diabetic…

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Diabetic Foot Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

Jun 19, 2018

We are delighted to announce that with the conclusion of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) this month, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) will take Diabetic Foot Australia into its stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs from the 1st July 2018. Read Media Release Launched by the Wound CRC in 2015, Diabetic…

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PoDFEd: Podiatrists and Diabetes Foot care Education Survey

May 17, 2018

Are you a podiatrist working in Australia? As part of a Monash University research project, a short 15 minute survey on the content and method of diabetes related education podiatrist provided by a broad cross-section of podiatrists practicing in this area has been developed. This research aims to determine what diabetes related education is being…

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Australia’s diabetic foot expertise recognised by peak global body

Mar 23, 2018

The 46 global experts invited to write the 2019 international diabetic foot guidelines have just been announced, and this time four Australians are amongst them. With only one Australian previously invited onto the last 2015 international guidelines, this announcement recognises that Australia is fast becoming a leading global nation when it comes to expertise in…

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What's New in DFU program released – Final Registrations close Friday

Feb 9, 2018

FINAL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY! BRISBANE –  TUESDAY 20TH FEB – 6PM TO 9:30PM  Join us as special international speaker Professor Keith Harding (UK) discusses “New horizons in the management of diabetic foot disease” Participate in the workshop session with Keith, Bill and Pete “Case Studies: Approaching difficult cases” Be there as Dr Pete Lazzarini launches the “2018…

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What's New in DFU with Professor Keith Harding – tickets now on sale!

Jan 10, 2018

Get ready to start 2018 with a DFU educational bang!  Following the successful 2016 & 2017 “What’s New in DFU” event series and our 2-day 2017 Conference, Diabetic Foot Australia invites you to this premier event to learn about the latest research, evidence-based practice and new technologies featuring special international guest Professor Keith Harding. Learn…

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The Twelve Weeks of Christmas Healing Down Under

Dec 20, 2017

Well ladies and gentleman, what a year it’s been for our Australian diabetic foot community. This year has been one of the biggest and best this nation has ever seen when it comes to diabetic foot disease. It’s seen the biggest diabetic foot conference ever held in the Southern Hemisphere on the sunny Gold Coast,…

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WHIA’s 12 Days of Christmas – 12 days of exclusive offers

Dec 1, 2017

What better time is there to give than at Christmas time? This December, our partners at Wound Healing Institute Australia are spreading the festive cheer by providing you with 12 offers all the way up to Christmas Day….WHIA’s 12 days of Christmas! Not only that – they are holding a special Christmas Day prize draw…

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When is enough - enough! Join Professor Larry Lavery,
Professor Eric Senneville, Dr Sarah Coghill and Dr Matt
Malone across the 2 day conference for an interactive workshop focused on infection case studies and discussion.So how would and should you predict and treat foot infections? Professor Larry Lavery (USA), Professor Eric Senneville (France), Dr Sarah Coghill, Dr Rob Commons and Dr Matt Malone focus on the new global infection guidelines, antibiotic stewardship, treating and managing diabetic foot infections.

2 days left to book before final registrations close. Don't miss out on two jam packed days to learn from,chat with the experts & connect with our national diabetic foot community!

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Not one, not two, not three but FOUR international speakers responsible for writing four chapters in the just released 2019 International (IWGDF) diabetic foot guidelines are headlining at DFA 2019. Don't miss out on this special opportunity to learn from, chat with, and participate in practical workshops with some of the world's leaders in diabetic foot disease. With the new international diabetic foot guidelines just released, we will ask that very important question again! Are you up-to-date with the 28 new diabetic foot guidelines? To learn more about our exceptional line up of international and national speakers - click below!

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With 3 days left to book in for DFA2019 before final registrations close - you might be feeling the 'pressure' to book before you miss out.

We're also focusing on 'the pressure' in our plenary session and interactive workshop. So join Associate Prof 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/Prof Karl Heinz Schott for the latest in 3D scanning offloading technology, case studies and discussion. Did we happen to mention that Prof Larry Lavery is this year’s ISDF very prestigious Karel Bakker award winner for the most outstanding global diabetic foot researcher/clinician of the last 4 years.

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Every four years, the IWGDF publish the international guidelines outlining the most up-to-date global recommendations and future priorities and they are recognised as the gold standard guidelines. They are collectively written by 49 global diabetic foot experts and reviewed by another 50 global diabetic foot experts to make sure. And that’s just the start. They are based on 10 extensive systematic reviews, formulated by six expert working groups, all overseen by one expert editorial board, and all adhering to the gold standard GRADE methodology for guideline development. And studies have objectively shown they are the best diabetic foot guidelines.

At least a third of all recommendations - approximately 28 recommendations (from 87 evidence-based practice recommendations and 44 future research priorities across 8 chapters and 194 pages) – are completely new compared to the last 2015 IWGDF guidelines. Simply, no other diabetic foot guideline on the planet comes close to the quality and breadth of the IWGDF guidelines. So, they should be very important to any Australian clinicians or researchers who are even remotely interested in the diabetic foot.

Which is why we're bringing four of the international experts responsible for writing the guidelines to Brisbane in just over 3 weeks. Where they are not only updating on what current and what's coming, but also running our practical workshop sessions.

So our question to you is...are you across the guidelines? Because if you're not - we have got you covered in two days at the best venue to open in Brisbane in the last decade. We are close to our maximum capacity and registrations close for good in 7 days. So get your skates (or approved footwear on) and join us for a fantastic two days focused on the diabetic foot!

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So how would and should you manage a difficult wound?Join International Wound Guru 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. But wait... there's more... Join Professor Fran Game and Dr Pete Lazzarini across the two days for an interactive workshop with case studies, practical discussion and relaxed Q&A. You've got 7 days to book before you miss out on this opportunity to learn from, chat with and stay up-to-date with the latest ulcer research & practice.

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/

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