• 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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  • Jacqui Fletcher, UK

    Jacqui Fletcher, UK

    Jacqui Fletcher is currently an Independent Wound Care Consultant, Senior Nurse Advisor – Stop the Pressure Programme (NHS Improvement),  Editor of Wounds UK journal and a trustee of the Pressure Ulcer UK charity.
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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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  • Valerie Edwards-Jones, UK

    Valerie Edwards-Jones, UK

    Val is Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University, Clinical Director at MelBec Microbiology Ltd, Lancashire; an independent microbiology company...
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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. 
  • Isaac Leung , UK

    Isaac Leung , UK

    Isaac Leung graduated with first honour in BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and become a PhD researcher at the University of Huddersfield since 2015 supervised by Dr. Leigh Fleming. 
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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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  • Itzhak Siev-Ner, Israel

    Itzhak Siev-Ner, Israel

    Chairman of the ISPO (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics) Member Society in Israel.
    Chairman of the Israeli Society for the Diabetic Foot and Wound Care.
    International Classifier in the IPC (International Paralympic Committee).
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  • Moris Topaz, Israel

    Moris Topaz, Israel

    Dr. Topaz received his M.D. Degree from Ben Gurion University in 1982. He completed his internship and residency at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center.  In 1990 he served as a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine.  
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  • Julian Vitse, France

    Julian Vitse, France

    Julian Vitse graduated Medicine at the Medical School of the University of Montpellier in France. He specialised in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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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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