On behalf of the Asia Pacific Association for Diabetic Limb Problems, I invite you to become part of an important regional conference highlighting one of the most critical health issues facing the world in general but in particular the Asia Pacific region. The conference will bring together leading Diabetes specialists from Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The event is being hosted and supported by Monash University and in particular The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The conference has been endorsed by the Australian Wound Management Association, the Advanced Practicing Podiatrists High Risk Foot Group and Diabetes Australia.
The comprehensive program will examine all major aspect of Diabetes and in particular the Diabetic foot. Topics that will be covered by both Australian and invited overseas speakers will include:
- Diabetes a major regional issue
- Vascular interventions in Diabetes
- Infection a growing risk in the Diabetic
- Pain and the Diabetic
- Orthopaedic surgical issue
- Plastic and reconstruction surgery
- Nutrition and Diabetes
- Regional perspectives in the growth of Diabetes
- The major role of podiatry in the prevention and management of the Diabetic foot
- Cutting edge new science in the use of markers for Diabetic wound healing
- New treatments for charcot foot
The Conference will also expose the delegates to two workshops on Diabetic Foot Assessment and new methods of off-loading the Diabetic foot. These will be conducted on both days of the conference to allow as many registrants to attend the workshops. The conference will invite submissions of both oral presentations and posters, with prizes offered for the best oral presentation by a young investigator and the best poster.
The Asia Pacific Association for Diabetic Limb Problems was formed ten years ago by a small group of health professionals in Singapore and regional countries to help educate and understand the disease and how best to treat the consequences of Diabetic limb injury. The Association holds a meeting each year in a different country in the region bringing together health professionals working in the area. The conference will bring together both leading Australians and also leaders from the region including India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, New Zealand, China and Singapore. The conference is a unique opportunity to bring together regional health professional, with their Australian colleagues and will hopefully provide a vehicle for on-going collaborations.
Thank you for your interest in the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Diabetic Limb Problems and we look forward to the opportunity of working with you.
Professor Geoff Sussman
President, 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Diabetic Limb Problems
|Assoociate Professor Geoff Sussman||Conference Convenor|
|Dr Susan McLennan||Committee Member|
|Gillian Butcher||Committee Member|
|Professor Paul Zimmet||Committee Member|
|Matthew Malone||Committee Member|
|Nikki Frescos||Committee Member|
|Professor Aziz Nather, Singapore||International Advisory Member|
|Professor Ahmad Hafiz Zulkifly, Malaysia||International Advisory Member|