WA Foot Collaborative Annual Meeting (WAFCAM)

26 June 2021, Western Australia #WAFCAM2021

WA Foot Collaborative Annual Meeting (WAFCAM)

Saturday 26 June 2021 — Fiona Stanley Hospital, Education Building — FREE EVENT

About the event

Convened by Diabetes WA, and with the support of WAFCAM Chair Dr Olufemi Oshin, WAFCAM is an annual event for General Practitioners and nurses; podiatrists, specialists and surgeons; and all allied professionals interested in caring for the feet of people with diabetes. The aim of the event is to bring together a collective group of like-minded people to discuss the current situation in caring for people with diabetes and foot disease; celebrate successes in the field of high-risk foot services; and apply knowledge and innovation to work toward better outcomes.

We were unable to hold the event in 2020 due to COVID-19; however, in 2021, we bring together speakers and health professionals – from WA and across Australia – to celebrate the work being done in this space and inspire future work. With the Sustainable Health Review as our guide, we are inspired to work toward more person-centred, equitable and seamless access to high-risk foot services and integrated models of care.

Register for WAFCAM 2021, following the link below, and be a part of the collaborative effort to improve outcomes now, because time is tissue.

Attendance attracts CPD points through RACGP and Podiatry WA.

Further enquiries may be sent to [email protected]

WAFCAM is made possible through collaboration with supporters

Health Pathways WA
Fiona Stanley

And our generous gold sponsor


Draft* program and speakers

Fiona Stanley Education Building
Saturday 26 June 2021

*Working title provided for all presentations


7.30-8.00am Registration and sponsor engagement
8.00-8.05am (5)
8.05-815am (10)
Acknowledgement of Country

Introduction to WAFCAM

Dr Olufemi Oshin (WAFCAM Chair; Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Medical Co-Director Hospital Logistics and Acute Access, Royal Perth Bentley Group)
8.15-9.00am (45) Diabetes-related foot disease: Global problems with local solutions A/Professor Peter Lazzarini

(Podatrist, Principal Research Fellow, The Prince Charles Hospital & QUT, Brisbane)

9.00-9.20am (20) Successful States: Timely access to Ambulatory High-Risk Foot Services Danielle Charles (Director of Podiatry, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital Health Service)
9.20-9.40am (20) Telehealth and Podiatry: New ways of connecting across country Ben Ward (Podiatrist, Cairns Diabetes Centre)
9.40-10.00am (20) Foot Forward Pathways Dr Emma Hamilton (Endocrinologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital)
10.00-10.30am (30) Sponsor engagement, tea/coffee and light refreshments
10.30-10.50am (20) Working smarter in times of growing demand Dr Olufemi Oshin (WAFCAM Chair; Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Medical Co-Director Hospital Logistics and Acute Access, Royal Perth Hospital)
10.50-11.20am (30) The Red Hot Foot Line: Rapid access to MD foot team for patients and health professionals Joanna Scheepers (Podiatry Manager, St John of God, Midland Hospital)
11.20am-11.40am (20) What have we got here? The microbiology of sampling in diabetic foot ulcers Dr Edward Raby (Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Disease Consultant, Fiona Stanley and Royal Perth Hospitals)
11.40am-12.00pm (20) Antibiotics for DFI: Seven tips for success Dr Laurens Manning, (BSc, MBChB, DTM&H (London), FRACP, PhD, infectious disease physician and clinical researcher at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute)
12.00-12.15pm (15) The Kimberley Foot Initiative: Red Dirt Foot Healing Courtney Fairfull (Project Lead, Kimberley Regional High Risk Foot Service) and Sarah Tomlinson (WACHS Senior Podiatrist and Clinical Lead, Kimberley Regional High Risk Foot Service)
12.15-12.30pm (15) Barriers to foot care in the North Metro Area Dr Robert Ma (Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital) and Shona Vigus (Credentialed Diabetes Educator, Diabetes WA)
12.30-1.00pm (30) Sponsor engagement, tea/coffee and light refreshments
1.00-1.10pm (10) Health Pathways for feet Dr Irene Dolan (GP Clinical Editor, WA Primary Health Alliance, HealthPathways WA)
1.10-1.40pm (30) What’s Next and Future Directions Panel Q and A session
1.40-2.00pm (20) Close Dr Femi Oshin



The Western Australian Foot Care Annual Meeting is a highly interactive event for vascular surgeons, podiatrists, GPs, nurses and any allied health professional interested in caring for the feet of people with diabetes.

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