ALLAN and karly present at the act wounds australia seminar
Following on from Allan's award for his innovative idea of a reusable total contact orthotic, Allan and Karly presented their current findings on the ongoing study we are undertaking relating to Diabetic Foot Ulcers and the innovation in improving the total contact cast at the ACT Wounds Australia Seminar on Saturday 7th December 2019.
The study concluded mid-2020 and they will present their findings at the Wounds Australia National Conference in Brisbane in November.
WOUNDS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
INNOVATION TANK - 26 OCTOBER 2018
REUSABLE TOTAL CONTACT ORTHOTIC
Late in 2017, Wounds Australia called for Abstracts for ideas or prototypes for the following:
* a new healing technology
* a new wound care service
* a new patient or clinician education resource
* or something "out of the box".
The five hundred word Abstract detailing the innovation had to be submitted by the beginning of March this year. At the beginning of May, the five successful submissions would be announced and their authors would need to present their innovation at the Wounds Australia National Conference in Adelaide in October. There were four chosen who were worthy of consideration and Allan's Abstract was one of those. His idea was a new way of dealing with foot ulcers which are particularly prevalent in Diabetic patients.
On Friday 26 October, Allan presented his pitch at the conference and very excitedly, he won the Wounds Australia, inaugural Innovation Tank Award which includes $5,000 to assist in the development of his idea which will also include a small study of patients who will trial the device. Allan and Karly will attend the next Wounds Australia National Conference in November 2020 and provide a report regarding the outcomes of this innovation. It is very exciting news!
Allan and Karly will now work with a small, select number of our patients who will be eligible to be part of the study and benefit from this innovative idea. We'll keep you posted!