Regional Director - Middle East
Fund Raising Committee Member
RN, (PAK) Post Grad, BSc, IIWCC (Toronto), MSc Skin Integrity (UK)
President Elect WUWHS
Gulnaz Tariq is a Unit Manager for wound care in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi. She is a Registered Nurse with a Post Graduate Diploma and BSc. She trained as a nurse in the armed forces and graduated with a gold medal and post-graduation with HONOURs. She has pursued further international wound care training by joining the International Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) IR from University of Toronto in 2007. She has completed her MSc in Skin Integrity from University of Hertfordshire (UK) in 2014.
As a wound care educator, clinician and clinical researcher she is Regional wound care key opinion leader, and chair of wound care advisory group in Seha.
Gulnaz is the founder and course director of the Ostomy Care and Management (OCM). She is a chapter co-author of the Chronic Wound Care textbook of the 5th edition. She has over 20 publications. She has been invited to present many topics related to wound care internationally, regionally and locally.
Gulnaz introduced a diabetic foot prevention program and pressure Injury prevention program in SKMC. She has organized the Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference for the past 10 years. She was appointed as the current course Co Director for the IIWCC for UAE from University of Toronto.
Gulnaz is Founder of International Inter-professional wound care Group (IIWCG) and was elected to be President of IIWCG.
As a wound healer, she networks throughout the world in an effort to support and make a difference in wound healing.
She is heading towards beautiful journey and a dream come true to bring WUWHS 6th Edition to Abu Dhabi. The theme is “Global Healing. Changing Lives”. This was developed in a unique manner that serves for both WUWHS 2020 congress theme and to solidify the entire wound care enthusiast to share their practice to build new trends and enhance clinical practice. One of the precise objectives of WUWHS 2020 is to promote in a greater collaboration and cooperation of all the Scientific Wound Care Societies around the world who have passion in caring wounds as their main mission. In addition, it serves as guide to develop and implement projects to strengthen the central role of the WUWHS which needs to become more of a worldwide scientific point of reference and a standard for innovation and translational research into the management of skin wounds together with the improvement of the quality of life of afflicted patients and their families.
The 6th World Congress to be held in Abu Dhabi is from the March 8th to the 29th of March 2020. Our conference venue is the award winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) which provides ample and flexible space for the Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies.
The WUWHS 2020 will be an amazing experience, both scientific and research-wise but also a great opportunity to step into the charm, history and culture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Gulnaz says “I truly love what I do. I have a busy schedule with a lot of latitude. I plan my days to allow for interruptions and emergencies. One of the things I like about my position is that I can see wounds making progress and where my contribution makes a difference. I also enjoy the fact that I can support my great team of staff and share my knowledge and enthusiasm for wound care”.