WA Foot Care Annual Meeting
Following the highly popular WA Foot Forum in 2018, The Western Australian Foot Care Annual Meeting is a highly interactive three day event for vascular surgeons, podiatrists, GPs, nurses and any allied health professional interested in caring for the feet of people with diabetes.
Day 1: Thursday 12 December 2019
Vascular Interventions Workshop
Location: Bruce Hunt Lecture Theatre, Royal Perth Hospital
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
The highly charged vascular program facilitates peer to peer education through lectures, topical debates, industry sponsored symposia, and live clinical demonstrations of emerging techniques for lower limb revascularisation below the knee. Demonstrations include artherectomy, lithotripsy, and venous arterialisation for the diabetic foot.
Primarily aimed at established and trainee Vascular Surgeons, this is also an opportunity for the wider multidisciplinary team involved in diabetic foot care to learn about the contemporary options for revascularising the diabetic foot. The program will therefore be of educational interest to General Surgeons practising in remote and rural regions, Podiatrists, Podiatric Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Places are strictly limited because the event is in a working hospital. Bookings close 5 December unless booked out beforehand.
Day 2: Friday 13 December 2019
“Urgent Diabetic Foot Surgery – A Team Approach” Cadaveric workshop
Location: Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC), The University of Western Australia
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $450 for surgical participants, $150 for observers including podiatrists
Day 2 is a hands-on cadaveric workshop on podiatric surgical techniques. This workshop aims to provide opportunity for cross disciplinary engagement, discussion of techniques and strategies and learning about basic podiatric surgical techniques. The dissemination of multidisciplinary approaches can avoid major amputation and deliver better care, particularly in remote regions.
Update: Extra Observer places added due to popular demand. Surgical Participant places now FULL.
Day 3: Saturday 14 December 2019
High Risk Foot Symposium
Location: The Pan Pacific
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: $199 (or $149 for Wounds Australia members and people who have booked into day 1 or day 2)
This event brings together international, national and local experts to share their knowledge on the high risk foot and the multidisciplinary approach required to provide patients with the best possible care. Keynote speakers include:
- Dr David Armstrong – Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California, member of the Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame, recipient of the ADA’s Roger Pecoraro Award.
- Professor Stephen Twigg – Kellion Professor in Endocrinology, Stan Clark Chair in Diabetes
Medicine, co-chair of the National Association of Diabetes Centres
- Professor Fiona Wood – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia, and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation.
Participants can choose to participate in any of the three days. Please note that for days 1 and 2, places are strictly limited.