• Amit Gefen, Israel | Congress Chairperson

    Amit Gefen, Israel | Congress Chairperson

    Prof. Amit Gefen received the B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1994, 1997, and 2001, respectively. During 2002-2003 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
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  •  Paulo Alves, Portugal

    Paulo Alves, Portugal

    Paulo Alves is a PhD in Nursing by the Portuguese Catholic University, registered nurse, master in business administration and Education management, expertise/researcher in wound care, tuissue viability and skin care.
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  • Leanne Atkin, UK

    Leanne Atkin, UK

    Leanne Atkin MHSC RGN is a Lecturer Practitioner at University of Huddersfield additionally being Vascular Nurse Specialist at Mid Yorks NHS Trust. 
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  •  Ardeshir Bayat, UK

    Ardeshir Bayat, UK

    He is a clinician scientist and a tenured associate professor, at the Institute of Inflammation and Repair based at the University of Manchester, England, UK. 
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  • Dimitri Beeckman, Belgium

    Dimitri Beeckman, Belgium

    Prof. Dimitri Beeckman is a Professor in Nursing Science at the University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium. 
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  • Michael Clark, UK

    Michael Clark, UK

    Michael Clark is Commercial Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and Director of the Welsh Wound Network. A zoologist by training, Professor Clark has worked in tissue viability and wound healing since 1980.  
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  • Susanne Coleman, UK

    Susanne Coleman, UK

    Susanne Coleman qualified as a registered general nurse in 1991 and worked for the NHS till 2008.
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  • Barbara Conway, UK

    Barbara Conway, UK

    Professor Barbara Conway is the Head of Pharmacy at the University of Huddersfield, leading a team of academics focusing on pharmaceutical formulation and delivery. 
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  • Rose Cooper, UK

    Rose Cooper, UK

    Rose Cooper began to investigate the microbiology of wounds in 1992, which led to an interest in the efficacy of topical antimicrobial agents. 
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  • Fiona Coyer, Australia

    Fiona Coyer, Australia

    Professor Fiona Coyer holds a joint appointment as Professor of Nursing with the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and Metro-North Hospital Health Services. 
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  • Susan Gibbs, Netherlands

    Susan Gibbs, Netherlands

    Prof. Dr Sue Gibbs studied human biochemistry and physiology at Sheffield University, England and went on to obtain her PhD in 1991 at the Department of Molecular Genetics, Leiden University
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  • Keith Harding, UK

    Keith Harding, UK

    Professor Keith Harding CBE FRCGP FRCP FRCS FLSW, Dean of Clinical Innovation at Cardiff University and Medical Director of the Welsh Wound Innovation Initiative has had a longstanding interest in wound healing.
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  • Jan Kottner, Germany

    Jan Kottner, Germany

    Jan Kottner, PhD, obtained his master in Nursing Science and Education in 2007 after having worked as registered nurse in several hospital settings. From 2004 to 2010 his research focused on large scale prevalence studies of care problems in Germany and on skin and pressure ulcer research while working at the Department of Nursing Science at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. 
  • Esther Middelkoop, Netherlands

    Esther Middelkoop, Netherlands

    Professor Dr. Esther Middelkoop studied chemistry at the University of Utrecht, and obtained a PhD in biochemistry in 1989. 
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  • Zena Moore, Ireland

    Zena Moore, Ireland

    Zena is Professor of Nursing and Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI. Zena’s area of research interest is Wound Healing & Tissue Repair 
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  • Christopher Nester, UK

    Christopher Nester, UK

    Professor Chris Nester is a Podiatrist by first degree and now leads Foot and Ankle Research in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford, UK.
    Christopher Nester, UK
  • Frank Niessen, Netherlands

    Frank Niessen, Netherlands

    During his military services at the department of plastic surgery dr. Frank Niessen became interested in keloid formation. Lots of patients from Indonesia tried to find help for this unsolved, and during those days seemingly curable, problem. He now knows better.
  • Karen Ousey, UK

    Karen Ousey, UK

    Karen Ousey is Professor and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield. 
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  • Alison Porter-Armstrong, UK

    Alison Porter-Armstrong, UK

    Alison is an academic occupational therapist employed as a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Ulster and has been an active researcher for 20 years. 
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  • Marco Romanelli, Italy

    Marco Romanelli, Italy

    Marco Romanelli is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the School of Medicine, University of Pisa. 
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  • Peter Vowden, UK

    Peter Vowden, UK

    Professor Vowden has recently retired as Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Bradford Royal Infirmary
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