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President - Belgium

Dimitri Beeckman

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...

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President Elect - United Kingdom

Samantha Holloway

Global Community Engagement Workstream - Chair

Master of Science (Social Science Research) (MSc)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (CertEd)
Registered Nurse (RN)

Reader

Programme Director (Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair)

Centre for Medical Education

School of Medicine

Cardiff University, Wales, UK

My role encompasses both undergraduate and postgraduate activities within the School of Medicine. Working as a Reader I am responsible for delivering the Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue...

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Treasurer - Canada

Kimberly LeBlanc

Education Workstream - Chair

PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC (C), FCAN

Academic Chair, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Institute

In association with Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC)

Kimberly LeBlanc is known globally as an innovative nurse leader. She is the current Academic Chair of the Association for Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Care’s (NSWOCC)...

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Secretary - United Kingdom

Julia Bresnai-Harris

Global Community Engagement - Member

Collaborations and Partnerships - Member

Tissue Viability Nurse at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom Originally from Montreal, Canada, Julia is a graduate from the McGill University Faculty of Nursing where she...

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Regional Director North America - Canada

Laura Teague

Research and Implementation Workstream - Chair

PhD, MN, NP-Adult

Laura is a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical and Academic lead for wound care at the Sinai Health System in Toronto, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science, Bachelor of...

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Regional Director North America - United States

Jayesh B. Shah

Education Workstream - Member

MD, UHM(ABPM), CWSP, FAPWCA, FCCWS, FUHM, FACP, FACHM

Dr. Jayesh B. Shah is an award-winning wound care and hyperbaric physician in active clinical practice. He is Columbia trained and certified in Wound Management, Board Certified in Undersea and...

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Regional Director Europe - Belgium

Steven Smet

Global Community Engagement Workstream Member

Research Implementation Workstream Member

Clinical Nurse Specialist Wound Care and Pressure Ulcer Control, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Clinical Nurse Specialist Wound Care and Pressure Ulcer Control, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium Clinical Nurse Specialist Wound Care and Pressure Ulcer Control, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium Steven Smet holds...

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Regional Director Europe - United Kingdom

Karen Ousey

Collaboration and Partnerships Workstream - Chair

Karen has an active research interest in skin integrity and infection prevention both in clinical practice and academia that has culminated in the formation of the Institute of Skin...

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Regional Director Middle East - United Arab Emirates

Salvacion Cruz

Education Workstream - Member

BSN, RN, IIWCC-KSA, MSc

Wound Care Nurse Specialist

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Salvacion Cruz is currently working as a Wound Care Nurse at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City since 2005. She is past Vice President of Filipino Nurses Association in the Emirates...

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Regional Director - Australia

Ann Marie Dunk

Education Workstream - Member

RN, BHlth Sc (Nursing), MN (Research)

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Tissue Viability Unit
Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory Health

Ann Marie Dunk is the Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Tissue Viability Unit at Canberra Hospital. She has an extensive wound management background, and has a Bachelor of Health...

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Regional Director Asia - China

Heidi Hu

RN, BSN, MPH

She is wound and ostomy care APN at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine (China), Visiting Scholar at Medical Center Loma Linda University School of...

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Regional Director Africa - South Africa

Emmy Nokaneng

Research and Implementation Workstream - Member

B Sc. B Ch D. PG Dip Odont. M Ch D (Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery

Senior specialist at University of the Western Cape (South Africa)

Dr Emmy is a Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery with special interest in post-traumatic and ablative surgery reconstruction and acute wound management. Previously in private practice in Fourways, Johannesburg North...

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Regional Director Latin America - Chile

Heidi Hevia Campos

Education Workstream - Member

BSN, MSN, WOCN /ET

Assistant Professor Andrés Bello University, Viña del Mar Chile

I was born in Heidelberg Germany, I finish my nursing studies at the Catholic University of Chile. I started working in a private clinic. I saw the need to...

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Regional Director Latin America - Brazil

Vera Lucia Conceicao de Gouveia Santos

Global Community Engagement Workstream - Member

Research and Implementation Workstream - Member

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...

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Education Consultant (non-voting)

Karen Campbell

Education Workstream - Member
Collaboration and Partnerships Workstream - Member

PhD, MScN, WOCC(C), RN

Independent Consultant EO2

Consultant Primacare Living Solutions

Adjunct Professor, MClScWH, Western University, London, Ontario

Karen Campbell, the education consultant for ISTAP, is an adjunct faculty member for the Master’s of Clinical Science in Wound Healing at Western University in London ON Canada. In...

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