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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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Got a burning DFD/COVID19 question you'd like to ask? Well...we've got some good news! You can now submit a DFD question to the IWGDF global network of DFD experts.

So check out the webpage below which has not only been updated with new information from the experts on Wound Healing Interventions - but also has 'Ask a Expert' buttons to use to submit a question for review!
iwgdfguidelines.org/covid-19/

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D-Foot International is hosting free webinars in the 'DFoot Lockdown Academy'. With lectures from experts around the world focusing on different topics related to diabetic foot: infection, vascular disease, Charcot foot, local wound care, etc of up to 20 minutes - click on the link below to learn more & to register!

d-foot.org/resources/resources/d-foot-lockdown-academy

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We are all aware that we can help our nation(s) during this Corona-crisis by keeping our DFD patients free from hospital so there are more hospital beds for COVID patients. But, how can we provide the quality DFD care to do this with dwindling physical resources you ask?

This is the most common question we get here at DFA. But this and many more questions are not just being asked here in Australia, but in pretty much every country on earth right now!

So, we’ve teamed up with IWGDF and DFoot International to launch the IWGDF COVID and DFD webpage.
iwgdfguidelines.org/covid-19/

The purpose of the page is to try and give you practical answers from global DFD experts to help you do the best you can for your DFD patients during this crisis, plus, allow you to ask your questions too.

And the first answers from their global DFD experts – the same experts that wrote the IWGDF guidelines - on how we can practically provide good quality DFD care and more in these trying times are up now.

We all hope this webpage helps you act locally, so together we can help achieve our global goal of keeping as many of our patients free from hospital. Stay tuned for more on this page. iwgdfguidelines.org/covid-19/ . And also check out the DFA COVID19 page for more information & resources as well.
www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/dfd-and-covid19/

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What’s going on??? Wasn’t it yesterday we were all at NYE parties enjoying a glass or two saying how amazing 2020 was going to be?! Yet suddenly, our 2020 focus has dramatically shifted to “flattening the curve” and finding beds, beds and more beds to manage the CORONA crisis for all of us.

But, where does DFD fit in this CORONA crisis? Simply, the state-of-play seems to be:
1. Health systems need more hospital beds for CORONA patients
2. A leading cause of occupying hospital beds is DFD patients
3. Practicing evidence-based care keeps more DFD patients free from hospital beds

So, its simple right? We do our jobs, we keep our DFD patients out of hospital, more beds for CORONA! Well, sort of, but with a catch! We need to do our jobs well, in a crisis, with less physical resources! But how on earth do we do that?

The good news is we’re all focused on finding out and fast! That’s right all of us, not just a podiatrist in Perth, a vascular surgeon in Venice or an endocrinologist in Edinburgh, but the entire global DFD community is right now focusing on that question! The bad news is no one exactly knows how yet!

So, with that in mind, we at DFA are teaming up with IWGDF and others to ask the world’s best DFD experts: what they think? what they are doing? And what other global DFD answers maybe aFoot that could help bring you a step closer to addressing your local DFD service challenges in this CORONA crisis.

And yes, like everyone we are putting all this on a central website(s). And yes, like everything this virtual solution won’t be perfect, may be clunky and mightn’t answer all your questions. But, as global DFD guru Professor David G Armstrong once said “foot teams are like pizza, even when they aren’t good they are still kind of OK”. And in this time of crisis we think we’d all take a little pizza and it will be kind of OK every day of the week.

So let’s be a virtual global foot team, and help each other to do the best we can, with what we have, because there has never been a year where we can truly make a bigger global difference than 2020!

And with that, take a sneak peek at what we have aFoot on our webpage which already contains some potential answers which might help solve your local DFD challenge in this global CORONA crisis.
www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/dfd-and-covid19/

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