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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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World Diabetes Day 2017 – Special Education Offer with WHIA

Nov 14, 2017

Diabetic Foot Australia in partnership with WHIA are celebrating World Diabetes Day with the following special offer: PURCHASE THE FOOT ULCER MODULE FOR $20 AND EARN 6 CPD POINTS! COURSE OVERVIEW: The interactive Foot Ulcer module provides foot assessment, management and prevention strategies for foot ulcers including: Foot ulcer epidemiology and the anatomy of the lower…

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An evening with Dr Kevin Woo – Webinar/Seminar 4th October 2017

Sep 28, 2017

DFA’s partner organisation, Wound Innovations, invite you to this exclusive event with internationally renowned wound expert, Dr Kevin Woo (Canada). The seminar will cover highlights from Dr Woo’s research and practice interests including Wound bed preparation, Biofilm disruption and Mechanical debridement.  Dr Kevin Woo PhD, RN, FAPWCA (Canada) Dr. Kevin Woo is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s…

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Australian Diabetes-Related Foot Disease Strategy 2018-2022

Sep 19, 2017

Introducing the “Australian Diabetes-Related Foot Disease Strategy 2018-2022” One of DFA’s key activities to achieve its goal and objectives is the establishment of a national strategy to guide Australia’s efforts toward reducing the burden of diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) in this country. This Strategy was written by Diabetic Foot Australia with input from various national and…

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The countdown to the DFA 2017 Conference has begun

Aug 31, 2017

With only days until the 2017 Conference begins – we’ve listed some important information to help you prepare for the conference! CONFERENCE REGISTRATION The registration area for the conference is located to the left as you enter the main hotel entrance and just outside of the ballroom foyer on the ground floor where you’ll receive your conference satchel…

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Nearly half of Aussies that are at risk of foot ulcers have been found to wear inadequate outdoor footwear to prevent foot ulcers.

This study led by Dr Alex Barwick from Southern Cross University and Dr Pete Lazzarini from QUT found 49% of people with diabetes and 43% with peripheral neuropathy mostly wore outdoor footwear in the past year that did not meet DFA Footwear guideline recommendations for DFU prevention. They also found that women were 3-4 fold more likely to wear inappropriate footwear. They recommend much more work needs to be done to increase the uptake of wearing appropriate footwear to prevent foot ulceration in these populations. Read more here:

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A new systematic review has found multiple studies have implemented indigenous diabetic foot health programs, but very few have evaluated their clinical outcomes. Prof Viv Chuter’s busy team reviewed 13 studies: 5 implementing podiatry services and 8 education programs. Only one reported clinical outcomes, finding high patient adherence to podiatry consults. Most studies used materials from Jason Warnock’s well-respected Indigenous Diabetic Foot Program. They recommend urgent studies are needed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of indigenous diabetic foot health programs. The good news is they identify at least 2 new studies doing just that coming soon!
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More good news is if you want to know “how we should engage our indigenous patients in diabetic foot care?” then A/Professor James Charles will be presenting on this and much, much more at:

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This is it! DFA Conference Early Bird/Bunny is closing for good this Sunday. Awesome location - check. Fantastic speakers - check. Interactive program - check. Relaxed social events - check it all out below.

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DFA2019 Conference Early Bird rates have just been extended for 2 weeks only! So get in before midnight 14APR to save!

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