Welcome - Thank you message from the conference convenor
On behalf of the Asia Pacific Association for Diabetic Limb Problems, I would like to thank all delegates for their participation at the recent 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Diabetic Limb Problems held at the Parkville Campus of Monash University. I would also like to thank all speakers and chairs for sharing their time and expertise to make the APCDLP 2014 a success. The meeting was attended by over 200 delegates, where this year's programme consisted of topics which covered various aspects of Diabetes with a focus on discussions surrounding the Diabetic foot.
The conference programme consisted of plenary sessions, an Invited Abstract session as well as three interactive workshops delivered over the duration of two days. It highlighted one of the most critical health issues facing the world in general but in particular the Asia Pacific region and brought together leading Diabetes specialists from Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The event was hosted and supported by Monash University and in particular The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The conference was endorsed by the Australian Wound Management Association, the Advanced Practicing Podiatrists High Risk Foot Group and Diabetes Australia.
Topics covered by both Australian and invited overseas speakers incuded:
- 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 exposed delegates to three workshops on Diabetic Foot Assessment and new methods of off-loading the Diabetic foot. These were conducted over days of the conference which allowed as many registrants to attend the workshops. The programme also consisted of oral presentations and posters, with prizes offered for the best oral presentation by a young investigator and the best poster presentation.
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. This year, the conference brought 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 provided 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 participation in the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Diabetic Limb Problems hosted in Australia. We look forward to meeting you again for next year's conference which will be held in Malaysia.
Professor Geoff Sussman
Convenor, 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|