Vera Lucia Conceicao de Gouveia Santos
Regional Director - Latin America (Brazil)
Global Community Engagement Workstream Member
Research Implementation Workstream Chair
PhD, ETN (stoma wound and continence care nursing)
Full Professor at Medical Surgical Department, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo (EEUSP).
Bachelor (1976), Master (1989), Doctorate (1996) degrees at EEUSP; Post doctorate degree (2008) at Hospital del Mar Research Institute – IMIM (Barcelona, Spain); Leader of Research Group on Stoma Wound and Continence Care (registered on National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPq, since 2004); Coordinator of EEUSP ETNEP (since 1990); Foundation member and first president of the Brazilian Association of Enterostomal Therapy: stoma wound and continence care – SOBEST (1992-2001); Chair of the Education Committee of World Council of Enterostomal Therapists – WCET (2012-2016); Permanent Visitor Professor at the School of Nursing, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto, Portugal (since 2015); Director of SOBEST International Relationships Department (2015-2017); Chair of Education Committee of the Latin American Multidisciplinary Confederation of Wound Ostomy and Continence Care – COMLHEI (2016-2018); Member of Editorial Committee: Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Journal, Estima Journal (Editor – 2009 to 2014), Chronic Wound Care Management and Research; Member ad hoc of many international and national journals (International indexed journals: International Journal Nursing Studies/ Journal of Advanced Nursing/ Journal of Patient Preference and Adherence/ Journal of Psychosomatic Research/ Diseases of Colon & Rectum/ Revista Avances en Enfermería, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Revista Panamericana de Salud, International Wound Journal, Journal SENSORS, Journal of Bioscience and Medicine, Revista Salud & Sociedad); Emerit ET Nurse – Ti-SOBEST (2015).