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Conference presentations and seminars


  • 2020 October Currenlty developing an online course in peripheral vascular assessment which will be available on the Ultimate Podiatrist platform. 


  • 2019 Poster presentation September Diabetic Foot Australia conference, Brisbane

  • 2019 Metro North Brisbane, 3 seminars for podiatrists Queensland health metro and remote, and private podiatrists

  • 2019 Vascular assessment workshop Adelaide Australian Podiatry Association conference

  • 2018 Medscape webinar - peripheral vascular assessment 

  • 2018 Day seminars in Shepparton and Benalla to podiatrists and nurses Vascular assessment practical workshops for Regional Wounds Victoria. 

  • 2017-2018. A series of in-service seminars to Wodonga Hospital rehabilitation doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners. Topics included a report of the 2017 DFA conference: Launch of the national strategy to end avoidable amputation in a generation – evidence based management of foot ulcers and high-risk feet, optimising wound care in high risk feet and cases of vascular insufficiency, pedal use of GTN and  clinical pedal vascular assessment.

  • 2017. Wangaratta, Northeast Health, Regional Wounds Victoria, special interest wound group seminar on vascular assessment and wound management.

  • 2017. Wound care day seminar for Albury Wodonga Health (Wodonga Hospital).

  • 2017. Contributor to the draft process for the Pan Pacific Guidelines on Venous leg ulceration.

  • 2016–2017. Information on vascular assessment for podiatrists requested for incorporation in the Australasian Podiatry Council’s CPD programs- currently under negotiation.

  • 2016. Invited speaker at Albury – Wodonga diabetes support group health professional forum

  • 2016. Diabetes Educator seminar, Wound care and GTN.

  • 2016. Invited speaker at the lower extremity amputation prevention (LEAP) conference Melbourne, Two presentations: 1. Toe-brachial pressure indices – study findings, and 2. GTN in pedal applications- Case histories and protocols for use.

  • 2016. Invited speaker: Sydney conference of the NSW Podiatry Association. Topics-study findings, vascular assessment and workshop facilitation.

  • 2016. West Australian Podiatry Association, webinar: Vascular assessment for podiatrists.

  • 2015. Invited speaker, Shepparton high risk foot conference: Evidence-based vascular assessment, for life and limb.

  • 2015. Speaker, Vascular assessment, Australian Podiatry Association conference, Gold Coast Queensland.

  • 2015. Interdisciplinary seminar: 3 topics: Motivational interviewing, Recognition of high risk foot conditions, Behavioral aspects of diabetes, Albury Wodonga Health at Albury Hospital.

  • 2014. Webinar to the Queensland high risk podiatry group

  • 2014. Webinar for the Victorian Wound Care Nurses Association 

  • 2012. World Diabetes Congress in Beijing, Glyceryl trinitrate for increased pedal perfusion and pain relief

  • 2012. Presented an educational event for the Division of General Practice on pedal neurovascular assessment and the potential for treatment of ischemia, wound healing and pain using GTN. (This event was ratified with RACGP to attract continuing education points for GPs.)

  • 2011. Glyceryl trinitrate therapy for ischemia, painful diabetic neuropathy, healing of foot ulceration and other podiatric conditions: a literature review. Presented at the Melbourne Australasian Podiatry Conference. (This paper won the conference award for the best non-research paper.)

  • 1998. NSW Podiatry Association Conference, Jenolan Caves, NSW presenting honors project topic: Awareness of loss of protective sensation.

See this flyer on this website under Resources


Published articles

  • Trevethan, R., & McAra, S. Temporal (in)stability of suboptimal toe–brachial indices(2018) The Foot 34  Advance online at:

Articles in progress

  • McAra, S. Links between cardiovascular disease and peripheral artery disease:  Opportunities for risk reduction. Invited to publish for Diabetes & Primary Care Australia. 

  • McAra, S. Transdermal glyceryl trinitrate in peripheral artery disease and painful diabetic neuropathy: Protocols for use. See resources section of this website.

  • McAra, S. The use of GTN in scleroderma and Raynaud’s disease. Currently at early draft stage. Invited to collaborate with UK rheumatology group.

Published conference presentations

  • McAra, S. (2011). Glyceryl trinitrate patch therapy is associated with healing of arterial ulceration and improvement in toe pressure measurements: A case study and discussion of aspects of this novel treatment modality. Poster presented at the 2011 Australasian Podiatry conference, Melbourne. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4(Suppl 1):P36  doi:10.1186/1757-1146-4-S1-O28. http://www.jfootankleres

  • McAra, S. (2011). Glyceryl trinitrate therapy for ischemia, painful diabetic neuropathy, healing of foot ulceration and other podiatric conditions: A literature review. Paper presented at the 2011 Australasian Podiatry conference, Melbourne.  Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4 (Suppl 1):028 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-4-S1-P36.

  • McAra, S., Egodagamage, C., Newcombe, L., Standring, D. (2011). Case study of treatment of metatarsus adductus with Jones boot modification and convenient photocopy technology for monitoring progress. Poster presented at the Australasian Podiatry Conference, Melbourne. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4(Suppl 1):P35.  doi:10.1186/1757-1146-4-S1-P35

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