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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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Diabetes Week 2017: DFA’s National Plan to end avoidable amputations within a generation

Jul 13, 2017

DFA was established in 2015 with the goal of “Ending avoidable amputations in a generation”. In the last two years, we have not only showcased the problem in Australia, but have also developed a plan to tackle the burden of diabetic foot disease. Through expert engagement, DFA developed the “National Plan to End Avoidable Amputations within a…

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Diabetes Week 2017 – DFA guides you through this year’s research in diabetic foot disease

Jul 11, 2017

Keeping track of what’s out there and finding the time to read it seems a near impossible job at times. So DFA is “guiding you through” the most important scientific & clinical developments in diabetic foot disease between Diabetes Week 2016 and 2017. The last twelve months have seen various interesting developments, both scientifically and…

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Welcome to DFA Diabetes Week 2017

Jul 9, 2017

Welcome to DFA’s National Diabetes Week! National Diabetes Week 2017 kicks off today. Diabetic Foot Australia will highlight the growing burden of foot disease in people with diabetes throughout this week. DFA provides you with special updates that include the release of new information for our key stakeholders: patients, health professionals, researchers and industry. We’ve…

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Latrobe University seeking podiatry volunteers for a smart-insole research study

Jul 6, 2017

Are you a podiatrist who is willing to provide your views on the use of biomedical sensors in future clinical practice? As part of a PhD project, La Trobe University is conducting research on the use of a smart-insole. A smart-insole would be worn in the shoes of patients with peripheral neuropathy, and would contain…

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Secure your registration before the end of financial year!

Jun 27, 2017

Have you spent all your budget for this financial year? With only four days left until the end of the financial year, now is the perfect time to secure your conference tickets and/or accommodation. Choose from a range of conference and accommodation options on our website, with payment options to suit your individual and organisational…

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Does someone in your family have foot risk factors of poor foot feeling (peripheral neuropathy) or poor foot circulation (peripheral artery disease), the good news is there are simple ways to help them with their feet at home. Click on the link below for a handy PDF you can print off and stick on the fridge at home!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/Helping-a-family-member-at-home.pdf

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The important question this World Diabetes Day is...do you know if you are one 300,000 Aussie families at risk of a foot ulcer or amputation? Don't know the answer? Then book in for a foot risk assessment with your GP or podiatrist to find out today! It’s quick, easy and painless, and could make all the difference for the sake of yours or a family member’s feet.

And you can learn even more at www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/world-diabetes-day-2019/

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This year’s World Diabetes Day is all about the important role family plays in caring for those living with diabetes. Knowing and caring for your feet is an important part of managing diabetes but can be easily overlooked until a foot ulcer presents. The good news is with annual foot assessments and some simple self-care many people with diabetes will never get foot ulcers and their more serious complications, such as infections and amputations. And in even better news, your family can also play a role in helping take care of your feet. So for the sake of your feet - click below to learn more!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/world-diabetes-day-2019/

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A very nice new Australian study led by Dr Angela Searle and Prof Viv Chuter from the University of Newcastle has reported that calf muscle stretching alone in people with diabetes does not increase their ankle range of motion nor reduce their forefoot plantar pressures. Click below to read more!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/research-article/calf-stretching-does-not-reduce-plantar-pressures/

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Diabetic Foot Australia

Timeline PhotosOur next event in WA brings together international, national and local experts to share their #knowledge on high risk foot and the multidisciplinary approach required to provide the best possible #care.

Join us for the High Risk Foot Symposium on 14 December 2019 in Perth. The event features presentations by Professor David Armstrong, Professor Fiona Wood and Professor Stephen Twigg.

Don’t miss this chance to hear from finest #experts and #network with fellow delegates. Register Today!
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