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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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DFA Conference Registration closes today

Aug 24, 2017

This is your last opportunity to book your DFA 2017 Conference tickets before registration closes! 6 INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS  Dr Randall Wolcott M.D. (U.S.A.) Workshop:  Wound Infections from bench to bedside Plenary: Is there a place for DNA sequencing technology in clinical practice? Professor Bijan Najafi PhD, MSc.(U.S.A) Workshop: Measuring offloading to improve prescribed offloading devices Plenary: Can’t stand…

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Book your Wound Infections Workshop for the DFA Conference

Aug 24, 2017

With only two days left to register for the DFA 2017 Conference – places are limited for the Wound Infections Workshop!  Featuring international expert Dr Randall Wolcott and Matt Malone, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn all about Wound Infections from bench to bedside. This interactive workshop will explain next generation DNA sequencing technology,…

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Book your Vascular Workshop for the DFA Conference

Aug 22, 2017

With Conference Registrations closing this Friday – get in quick to secure your seat at the Vascular Workshop!  Featuring international experts Dr Andrew Hill and Dr Venu Bhamidipaty with Prof Rob Fitridge and Dr Samantha Iannella, don’t miss this interactive Vascular Workshop. Requesting and interpreting vascular investigations: now and new horizons Includes a clinical presentation…

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Got a burning DFD/COVID19 question you'd like to ask? Well...we've got some good news! You can now submit a DFD question to the IWGDF global network of DFD experts.

So check out the webpage below which has not only been updated with new information from the experts on Wound Healing Interventions - but also has 'Ask a Expert' buttons to use to submit a question for review!

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D-Foot International is hosting free webinars in the 'DFoot Lockdown Academy'. With lectures from experts around the world focusing on different topics related to diabetic foot: infection, vascular disease, Charcot foot, local wound care, etc of up to 20 minutes - click on the link below to learn more & to register!

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We are all aware that we can help our nation(s) during this Corona-crisis by keeping our DFD patients free from hospital so there are more hospital beds for COVID patients. But, how can we provide the quality DFD care to do this with dwindling physical resources you ask?

This is the most common question we get here at DFA. But this and many more questions are not just being asked here in Australia, but in pretty much every country on earth right now!

So, we’ve teamed up with IWGDF and DFoot International to launch the IWGDF COVID and DFD webpage.

The purpose of the page is to try and give you practical answers from global DFD experts to help you do the best you can for your DFD patients during this crisis, plus, allow you to ask your questions too.

And the first answers from their global DFD experts – the same experts that wrote the IWGDF guidelines - on how we can practically provide good quality DFD care and more in these trying times are up now.

We all hope this webpage helps you act locally, so together we can help achieve our global goal of keeping as many of our patients free from hospital. Stay tuned for more on this page. . And also check out the DFA COVID19 page for more information & resources as well.

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What’s going on??? Wasn’t it yesterday we were all at NYE parties enjoying a glass or two saying how amazing 2020 was going to be?! Yet suddenly, our 2020 focus has dramatically shifted to “flattening the curve” and finding beds, beds and more beds to manage the CORONA crisis for all of us.

But, where does DFD fit in this CORONA crisis? Simply, the state-of-play seems to be:
1. Health systems need more hospital beds for CORONA patients
2. A leading cause of occupying hospital beds is DFD patients
3. Practicing evidence-based care keeps more DFD patients free from hospital beds

So, its simple right? We do our jobs, we keep our DFD patients out of hospital, more beds for CORONA! Well, sort of, but with a catch! We need to do our jobs well, in a crisis, with less physical resources! But how on earth do we do that?

The good news is we’re all focused on finding out and fast! That’s right all of us, not just a podiatrist in Perth, a vascular surgeon in Venice or an endocrinologist in Edinburgh, but the entire global DFD community is right now focusing on that question! The bad news is no one exactly knows how yet!

So, with that in mind, we at DFA are teaming up with IWGDF and others to ask the world’s best DFD experts: what they think? what they are doing? And what other global DFD answers maybe aFoot that could help bring you a step closer to addressing your local DFD service challenges in this CORONA crisis.

And yes, like everyone we are putting all this on a central website(s). And yes, like everything this virtual solution won’t be perfect, may be clunky and mightn’t answer all your questions. But, as global DFD guru Professor David G Armstrong once said “foot teams are like pizza, even when they aren’t good they are still kind of OK”. And in this time of crisis we think we’d all take a little pizza and it will be kind of OK every day of the week.

So let’s be a virtual global foot team, and help each other to do the best we can, with what we have, because there has never been a year where we can truly make a bigger global difference than 2020!

And with that, take a sneak peek at what we have aFoot on our webpage which already contains some potential answers which might help solve your local DFD challenge in this global CORONA crisis.

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