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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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Book your Charcot’s Workshop for the DFA Conference

Aug 17, 2017

With under two weeks until DFA Conference registrations close – secure your seat at the Charcot’s Workshop before the sessions sell out. Featuring international expert Professor Nicolaas Schaper and Associate Professor Paul Wraight, don’t miss this interactive workshop covering diagnosis to treatment. This workshop features investigations to help differentiate Charcot’s Neuroarthropathy from other destructive foot…

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Australasian Diabetes Advancements and Technologies Summit (ADATS)

Aug 17, 2017

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the Australasian Diabetes Advancements and Technologies Summit.  This one-day Summit will include presentations and discussions from some of the most prominent and influential leaders in the healthcare field with a particular focus on diabetes and advancing technologies and therapeutics. The ADATS program will provide a forum of plenary session…

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Conference Standard Price closes Friday!

Aug 9, 2017

With the conference only a few weeks away, register by Friday to secure the standard rate! With a jam-packed two day program featuring six internationally acclaimed speakers whose influence is critical to best practice treatment and research in diabetic foot disease around the globe – this is a conference not to be missed! Dr Randall Wolcott M.D. (U.S.A.) Workshop:  Wound Infections from…

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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!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/

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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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