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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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Conference Standard Price extended for one week only!

Aug 3, 2017

With the conference only a month away, time is running out to register. With a jam-packed two day program filled with plenary sessions, international and national key note speakers, interactive workshops and abstract sessions – this is an opportunity not to be missed! Interactive Dining Experience Enjoy an interactive dining experience blending fresh ingredients at live food stations. Our…

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Special Scientific Breakfast + Workshop – Tuesday 5th September

Jul 27, 2017

With thanks to Acelity/KCI Medical, Dr Breda Cullen will present during a hot buffet breakfast event on Tuesday the 5th of September. Dr Breda Cullen is the R&D Director for Systagenix portfolio at Acelity. Breda has worked in chronic wound repair for many years, notably studying protease modulating technologies such as PROMOGRAN & PROMOGRAN PRISMA. Dr Cullen has been…

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'What's New in DFU' Brisbane – last chance to register!

Jul 20, 2017

Following the successful 2016 sold out event, Diabetic Foot Australia invites you to next Tuesday’s exclusive evening to hear ‘What’s new in DFU’ from the world’s best in diabetic foot disease research, clinical treatment and technology in Brisbane. Renowned international researcher, Dr Sicco Bus will be highlighting key strategies for preventing DFU recurrence and extending “DFU…

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Abstracts & official program announcement!

Jul 17, 2017

DFA are pleased to announce the successful abstract presenters as part of the official 2017 Conference Program launch. From the 40+ abstracts submitted for review, the eighteen selected not only make a valuable contribution to the conference program, but also highlight the diversity in Australian diabetic foot research. View Official Conference Program & Abstracts here…

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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: tinyurl.com/y38nmjhl

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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: www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/

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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!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/

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