Dimitri Beeckman

Dimitri Beeckman

President - Belgium

RN, BSc, MSc, PGDip(Ed), PhD, FEANS

Professor of Nursing Science at Ghent University (Belgium) and Örebro University (Sweden) Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Southern Denmark Clinical Nurse Specialist Woundcare at Ghent University Hospital (Belgium)

Dimitri Beeckman is Professor of Nursing Science at Ghent University (Belgium) and Örebro University (Sweden). He is Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Monash University (Australia) and the University of Southern Denmark. He combines his academic appointments with a role as Clinical Nurse Specialist Woundcare at Ghent University Hospital (Belgium).

Prof. Beeckman is the President of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP). He is a Council Member of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). He is the Programme Director of the Masters in Nursing and Midwifery at Ghent University. He leads the Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT) at Ghent University and the Swedish Center for Skin and Wound Research (SCENTR) at Örebro University. He specializes in skin integrity research, clinical trials, education, implementation, instrument development and psychometrics. He is the author of over 180 scientific publications and has presented his research in more than 60 countries. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, the Journal of Tissue Viability, International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, Systematic Reviews and BMC Geriatrics. He holds international fellowships, such as at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and at the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS).

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