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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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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!
You can read more here: tinyurl.com/y2vqdadz

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!

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