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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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Wound Innovations Officially Launched

Mar 10, 2017

Diabetic foot Australia are proud to announce the official opening of Wound Innovations, the Wound CRC’s breakthrough service to combat chronic wounds on a national level. Dr Charlie Day from Innovation and Science Australia officially oversaw the opening in a media event Tuesday. Chronic wounds cost the Australian health system over $3billion a year. Combined with an ageing…

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What's New in DFU – LIVE national Webinar, 6th March

Feb 21, 2017

What’s New in DFU – Webinar, 6th March 2017 Join Prof Keith Harding and Dr Jaap van Netten for this special webinar. During this 2 hour event, our guest speakers will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the best treatments, technologies and practice – right from the comfort of your own home,…

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Welcome to the Diabetic Foot Australia Conference 2017!

Feb 17, 2017

Diabetic Foot Australia are delighted to announce the opening of earlybird conference registrations and the official Conference website! The Conference Committee have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you something very special for the 4-5th September 2017. You’ll not only enjoy the beautiful beachfront, but a stellar two day fully immersed program. We…

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Diabetic Foot Australia Conference 2017

Feb 16, 2017

Diabetic Foot Australia Conference 2017: September 4-5th, Gold Coast Diabetic Foot Australia are delighted to announce the opening of earlybird conference registrations and the official Conference website! The Conference Committee have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you something very special for the 4-5th September 2017. You’ll not only enjoy the beautiful beachfront,…

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Early bird tickets go on sale

Feb 16, 2017

Welcome to the Diabetic Foot Australia Conference 2017! We are incredibly excited to welcome you in September for what is shaping up to be an unmissable event. We have now opened early bird conference registrations which close in April. Now is the time to get your discounted tickets and accommodation before the rush sets in!…

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Footing the bill for a ‘silent’ sickness

Nov 14, 2016

The “silent burden” of foot disease afflicts one in ten hospital patients, costing taxpayers billions and filling nearly 5,000 hospital beds each night, according to research from DFA, QUT and the Wound CRC. The research, released on the back of World Diabetes Day (MONDAY NOVEMBER 14), analysed the conditions of 733 adult inpatients from five…

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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!

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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.

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