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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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Heading over to Hollywood in October for DFCon19?

DFCon19 invites all those engaged in the field of diabetic foot care, wound healing, limb salvage, and amputation prevention to submit an abstract. Abstracts close on June 15th!Submit your abstract for DFCon19 before June 15, and participate in up to two competitions: Best Poster Abstract and Young Investigator Award.
A panel of DFCon experts will grade the abstracts and the three nominees for each of the awards will be rewarded with
- USD 500
- A free registration
- An invitation to the DFCon19 Faculty Dinner.

See more and submit your abstract here:
dfcon.com/abstracts/

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Studies have shown men have a certain reluctance in tackling health concerns, and much prefer to fix those pesky foot problems with the good ol’ band-aid approach. But for the one million plus Australians currently living with diabetes, over 300,000 of those either have diabetic foot disease risk factors (poor feeling or poor circulation in their feet) or actual diabetic foot disease (sores, infection or really poor circulation in their feet). It certainly makes you think about the large proportion of men adopting the 'ignore it and it will go away' approach, and how many diabetic foot related problems and complications could be prevented or avoided if feet were given the much needed attention they deserve. So the big question for all the Aussie blokes out there living with diabetes this Men's Health Week is...how well do you know your feet?

#Menshealthweek #letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations #DFA2019 Diabetes Queensland Diabetes Australia Australian Diabetes Society Australian Podiatry Association Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc Podiatry Western Australia Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Wound Innovations National Association of Diabetes Centres
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It's a big week, with the Australian Podiatry Conference starting in Adelaide today, and the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot about to kick off in the Netherlands. And with diabetic foot disease now found to cause a greater use of health and hospital services than all other common diseases, there couldn't be a better time to start a global push to end avoidable amputations within a generation.

Now if you don’t happen to be hanging around the Netherlands this week, the good news is we're bringing international superstars Fran Game, Larry Lavery and Jaap van Netten down under to the DFA 2019 Conference in September. So do yourself a favour, get yourself a registration and chat with the world’s best - all without the long international flight and jetlag! www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/

#letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations #DFA2019 Australian Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Regional Wounds Victoria Podiatry Western Australia Wound Innovations Pedorthic Association of Australia Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons Diabetes Queensland
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