Introduction to the New 2021 Australian Evidence-Based Guidelines for Diabetes-Related Foot Disease

October 22 @ 14:00
14:00 — 14:45

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Diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) is a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and healthcare cost burdens in Australia. Studies show these burdens can be considerably reduced when implementing guideline-based DFD care. However, the most recent Australian DFD guideline was published in 2010 and outdated.

In 2020, an expert multi-disciplinary Guideline Working Group was appointed by Diabetes Feet Australia to develop a best practice plan to adapt suitable international guidelines into the Australian context to become the new Australian DFD guidelines.

Dr Peter Lazzarini, co-chair of the Guideline Working Group and chair of the Offloading Chapter, will present the 2021 Australian evidence-based DFD guidelines, which have now been systematically developed and released for the first time in a decade. Covering six guidelines, they should serve as multidisciplinary best practice standards of care for the provision of DFD care within Australia.

Dr Peter Lazzarini

Queensland University of Technology, Queensland Health

Associate Professor Peter Lazzarini BAppSc, PhD, is a podiatrist and Research Fellow with Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Health in Brisbane, Australia.

Pete has an emerging international track record in diabetes-related foot disease research and holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. He has published >125 papers, delivered >110 (inter)national conference presentations and attracted >$3.6 million in grant funding in the field. And he serves on multiple (inter)national diabetic foot committees, including immediate past Chair of Diabetes Feet Australia and Secretary of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot Offloading Guideline

Pete is particularly motivated by nurturing the next generation of researchers to develop policy and practice strategies that help end avoidable amputations within a generation.

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