The psychology of complex diabetes: Diabetes foot ulcers (a masterclass)

7 December 2013 to 13 December 2013
RDNS, 31 Alma Rd, St Kilda 3182, Victoria Australia

This workshop is designed to guide clinicians through the Pandora’s Box of psychosocial issues in patients who have diabetes, with a focus on people with foot ulcers.

Time: 9:30am-04:30pm (Registration opens at 8:30am)

The Masterclass will include:

  • The role of psychosocial factors in diabetes foot ulcers – the theory, followed by practical applications.
  • Strategies to help patients manage and prevent re-occurring foot ulcers including behaviour change support strategies.
  • Identifying local resources.

Presented by:

  • Dr Mark Peyrot, Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Professor Peyrot is a primary investigator of The Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs (DAWN) programme. This is an international partnership effort to improve outcomes of diabetes care by increasing the focus on the person behind the disease, especially the psychosocial and behavioural barriers to effective diabetes management.
  • Dr Rajna Ogrin, Podiatrist and Senior Research Fellow, RDNS.
  • Ms Jane Tennant, Consultant Podiatrist, East Melbourne Podiatry and Austin Health High Risk Foot Clinic.
  • Ms Robyn Barber, Diabetes Care Co-ordinator, Diabetes Foot Ulcer Service, RDNS.

Cost: $150
RDNS nurses: $100

RSVP: 20 November 2013 to Catherine Standing on 03 9536 5322 or email cstanding@rdns.com.au

Please advise of any special dietary requirements.