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eBlast - 15 June 2017

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Abstracts are now open for the Wounds Australia (Victoria) 2017 State Conference, Wound Management: Setting the Standard

Wounds Australia members and non-members are invited to submit an abstract relating to the themes as listed on submission guidelines for the 2017 Wounds Australia (Victoria) State Conference. 

The format for all presentations will be a poster with accompanying 3-minute oral presentation during a dedicated poster session. 

Submissions close: 1700,  Friday 28 July 2017
Submission guidelines & template available on the conference website.

Conference registrations are also now available, with early bird rates until 31 July 2017. More information and registration available on the conference website.

Membership Renewals for 2017/18 Financial Year

Membership renewal notices have now been sent to all members, and (tax-deductible) renewal fees are due to be paid by 30 June 2017. To ensure that you continue to receive membership benefits and advance best practice in wound care and management, please renew your membership

If you do not remember your username and/or password for the membership portal please follow the prompts on the Sign In page.

If you wish to pay by bank transfer, details of our direct deposit payment option are available on the portal. If you require any other assistance with your renewal, please email National Office or call 1800 870 855.

In other news…

Wounds Australia is keen to keep members informed about news, activities and research relevant to advancing best practice wound management.  We have introduced a section in our weekly e-Blasts to include recent updates. If you come across a news item you think other members would be interested in, please forward it to admin@woundsaustralia.com.au

72% Reduction in Amputation Rates Over 15 Years in Western Australia

The Fremantle Diabetes Study at UWA is showing an enormous sustained reduction in amputation rate even while bearing a significantly increased diabetes burden.

The risk of prevalent LEA in two cohorts of patients with type 2 diabetes from the same Australian community fell by 72 % over a 15-year period after adjustment for important between-group differences in diabetes-related and other variables. This improvement reflects primary care foot health-related initiatives introduced between Phases, and should have important individual and societal benefits against a background of a progressively increasing diabetes burden.

Source via Diabetic Foot Online

 

 


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