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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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JUST ANNOUNCED! An all new 'What's New in DFU' is coming to Queensland in July!

Jun 26, 2017

Join international experts Dr Sicco Bus (NL), Dr Peter Lazzarini, Dr John Bingley, Ms Fiona Murray, Mr Jason Warnock in locations at Townsville and Brisbane! Following on from our 2016 successful series of ‘What’s New in DFU’ evenings, Diabetic Foot Australia is hitting the road in July with not one – but two – ‘What’s…

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Speaker Announcement – Dr Jaap van Netten PhD

Jun 15, 2017

Announcing international expert speaker Dr.Jaap van Netten, Ph.D., from the Netherlands. Dr Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist from the Netherlands, specialized in clinical research on foot problems, most notably in people with diabetes. His scientific work has so far resulted in 50+ publications and obtaining >1.5 million dollar in research funding. Van…

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Speaker Announcement – Dr Randall Wolcott M.D. (U.S.A)

May 11, 2017

Announcing international expert speaker Dr Randall Wolcott M.D. from the United States. Dr Wolcott will be delivering a plenary and workshops on the theme ‘Diabetic Foot Infection’ at DFA 2017. Dr. Wolcott began his wound care practice over 11 years ago and has been practicing medicine for 28 years. He is passionate about healing his…

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Call for Papers – closing in a month!

May 4, 2017

Have you submitted an Abstract for Diabetic Foot Australia Conference 2017 yet? Did you know submissions close in one month?! DFA are seeking high quality oral presentations of original research in the field of diabetic foot disease, with relevance for clinical practice now or in the future. We only have a limited number of abstract…

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This could be your View….but you got to be quick!

Apr 21, 2017

  Haven’t purchased accommodation yet for DFA 2017? Maybe you are not looking to stay at a hotel during the conference? Or, maybe, you are waiting until last minute ‘cheap’ pricing online? We’ve been there – often you wait around for the last minute and you can get heavily discounted accommodation. We’ve done all the…

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Don't miss the opportunity to watch the next episode of Foot Forward Wednesday Webinar as Margaret Ryan talks about Providing Effective Foot Care Education on Wednesday at 12:30. Register here for Free: nadc.net.au/wednesday-webinars-20may/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Just Released!

We've been busy creating the 'Australian Clinical DFD Guide for using Telehealth'. To help our Aussie clinicians with steps to prepare, conduct and document a telehealth consultation for people with diabetes-related foot disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. So check it out on the below link and to download the quick guide PDF!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/dfd-and-covid19/#telehealth-guide

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Did you know that diabetes-related foot ulcers are reported as the leading cause of amputation in Australia? But did you also know that 80% of diabetes-related amputations could be prevented by following best evidence-based treatments.

Here at DFA, one of the ways we’re tackling that statistic is by developing new national diabetes-related foot disease guidelines that reflect the most up-to-date evidence to guide standards of health care provision in Australia. We’re also developing a clinical toolkit with diabetes-related foot recommendation fact sheets and easy-to-use clinical pathways. But to help us achieve this, we need your valuable thoughts and experience.

We're looking for a passionate consumer representative who lives with diabetes, and want to help make a difference by sharing their personal experience and expertise with diabetes-related foot disease and foot health. Sound interesting to you...or someone you know? Click on the link below to learn more! Applications close on Tuesday 19th May and we'd love to hear from you.

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/DFA-Clinical-Pathways-Consumer-EOI-Online.pdf

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Did you know that every two hours someone in Australia will undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes-related foot disease? Did you also know that diabetes-related foot disease receives less than 0.2% of the total diabetes research funded in Australia?

Here at DFA, one of the ways we’re tackling this problem is to focus on the important role research plays. And how we can improve future national research opportunities by building the “Australian Research Agenda for diabetes-related foot disease”. But to build it, we need your valuable thoughts and ideas.

We're looking for two passionate consumer representatives who live with diabetes, who want to help make a difference by sharing their personal experience and expertise with diabetes-related foot disease and foot health. Sound interesting to you...or someone you know? Click on the link below to learn more! Applications close on Tuesday 19th May and we'd love to hear from you.

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/DFA-Research-Agenda-Consumer-EOI-Online.pdf

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That's right! The IWGDF network of global experts have been busy answering questions and the IWGDF DFD & COVID webpage now includes even more content on classification, PPE & even info on those ischemic or necrotic looking lesions that keep popping up in the news feeds. And don't forgot - you also have the opportunity to ask the experts a question - it's as simple as clicking on a link! iwgdfguidelines.org/covid-19/

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