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Webinar Series : Footcare and Diabetes


3 CPD Hours


3 Hours



Learn how to provide diabetes-related footcare and support to people living with diabetes in this 3-part webinar series.

About the Webinar Series

This 3-part webinar series is for podiatrists and any health professional who provides foot-care and support to people living with diabetes. The recorded live webinars are hosted by Diabetes Qualified and expert health professionals. Special thanks to ConvaTec who sponsored this webinar series.

Part 1 of the webinar series focuses on how to manage and treat patients presenting with new and non-healing wounds. Part 2 provides practical information from a panel of healthcare experts on how to improve the support you provide to people living with diabetes. Including best practice guidelines, referral pathways and services available through the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS).  Part 3 is a practical webinar, presented by podiatrist Philip Corne, with three videos on how to conduct a routine foot assessment and what to look for in high and low-risk feet.

Part 1: Let’s talk wounds and diabetes

Hosted by Credentialed Diabetes Educator Angela Blair from Diabetes NSW & ACT and includes presentations from Dr Frances Henshaw, SoSH PhD and Emily Laszuk, Specialist Wound Care Nurse. Practical case studies on how to manage people who present to an appointment with new and non-healing wounds are discussed.

Who: This webinar is for podiatrists in private practice or hospital clinics, and wound care nurses.

Duration: 2 hours

Part 1 webinar topics: The 2 hour webinar includes 2 case studies and 2 presentations, and questions and answers:

  • Case Study 1 ‘new wound’
  • Wound Hygiene Presentation by Dr Fran Henshaw, SoSH PhD, Lecturer in Podiatry, Podiatric Medicine, Western Sydney University
  • Case Study 2 ‘non-healing’ wound’
  • Woundcare Presentation and demonstration by Emily Laszuks, Wound Care Nurse

Part 2: Supporting people living with diabetes

This webinar will give you practical information to help you improve the support you provide to people living with diabetes. You’ll hear from a panel of experienced health professionals from Diabetes NSW & ACT on how they support people living with diabetes by providing education and advice. They will discuss best practice guidelines, referral pathways and available services. Credentialed Diabetes Educator, Angela Blair will give an update on the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) and what services are available to people living with diabetes.

Who: This webinar is suitable for any health professional who supports people living with diabetes.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Part 2 webinar panel of healthcare experts:

  • Credentialed Diabetes Educator, Cheryl Nankivell
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Katie Allison
  • Pharmacist, Sarah O’Brien
  • Exercise Physiologist, Jonathon Fermanis
  • Psychologist, Katherine Dixon

Part 3: The Diabetes Foot Assessment

Join experts Dr Fran Henshaw and Philip Corne in part 3 of the webinar series on how to conduct a routine foot assessment and what to look for in low and high risk feet. Part 3 also includes 3 x 2 minute videos on how to complete a foot assessment. 

Who: This webinar is suitable for any health professional wanting practical tips and tools to conduct a routine foot assessment

Duration: 1.5 hours + 3×2 min foot assessment videos

Part 3 webinar topics:

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Understand practical foot screening for the early prevention, identification and management of diabetes related foot disease.
  • Identify risk factors and complications associated with diabetes related foot disease.
  • Perform competent foot screening assessments.
  • Provide education to patients and families.

Videos on how to complete a Foot Assessment 

A series of 3 x 2 minute videos on how to complete a Foot Assessment presented by Podiatrist Phillip Corne.

Part 1: General Foot Care

Part 2: Blood Supply

Part 3: Nerve Supply

These webinars are sponsored by ConvaTec.
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Interested in further diabetes education?

If you would like to learn more about diabetes, enrol in one of our eLearning programs:

Diabetes in Practice for Podiatrists

Diabetes in Practice for Nurses

Diabetes Essentials

Dr Frances Henshaw

Dr Frances Henshaw

Lecturer in Podiatry Podiatric Medicine Western Sydney University

Frances is an experienced clinician, researcher and scientist with her primary research focusing on the prevention and management of Diabetes related complications. Through her clinical and academic work, Frances has observed first-hand the devastating consequences of Diabetes related foot ulceration, including immobility, amputation, despair and subsequent depression. After completing a PhD looking at wound healing, she built a research team; including biomedical engineers to investigate, design and test low-cost support-surfaces which prevent ulceration. Her work adds to the growing body of evidence regarding ulcer prevention. Seeing her patients suffer has ignited a passion and drive to improve healthcare outcomes. Frances believes this can only be achieved by finding better ways to collaborate, undertake research, and implement findings into clinical practice. 

Emily Laszuk

Wound Care Specialist

Emily Laszuk is the wound specialist nurse for the Bega Valley, currently working on her Masters of Wound Care at Monash University. She is also a qualified teacher and a lymphoedema therapist. She has been on the education board of Wounds Australia and is part of the community of interest for the Leading Better Value Care initiative on the High Risk Foot and Wound care. She has also been part of state wide committees on wound documentation and pressure injury prevention. Emily works on improving the quality of wound care in the community, hospital, RACP and NGO environments, in particular focusing on accurate assessment of the aetiology of wounds as the foundation of effective wound care.  

She is also a potter and a farmer, so doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty! 

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Angela Blair

Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Diabetes NSW & ACT

As a Credentialled Diabetes Educator for more than 39 years, Angela’s passion has been supporting people living with diabetes. She has been responsible for the development, delivery and review of many programs for children, adolescents and adults living with all types of diabetes. This has included training for health professionals both face-to-face and the eLearning format. 


Phillip Corne

Senior Podiatrist & Credentialled Advanced Wound Mgmt Clinician

Phillip graduated as a mature aged student from Western Sydney University in 2005 when it was known as UWS. He has 13 years experience in private practice and over 15 years experience in the High Risk Foot Service at RNSH. Phillip has worked for the past 4 years at WSU as a Supervising Clinician and Tutor in subjects including the High Risk Foot and Podiatric Surgery. He was a lead clinician in rolling out and implementing the DAC (Diabetes Assessment Clinic) and IPC (Inter Professional Clinic) at the university. Phillip continues to have a strong interest in adult education and Neuro-vascular Assessment, having developed and implemented the ABPI workshop at RNSH. 

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