Prof. Dimitri Beeckman, RN, BSc, MSc, PhD
Professor, Ghent University; Chair of the Scientific Committee, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP); Fellow, European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS); Advisor, Belgian Federal Counsel for the Quality of Nursing Activities
Dimitri Beeckman is specialized in skin integrity and clinical nursing. He holds a BSc. in Nursing, an MSc. in Nursing and Midwifery, an MSc. in Education, and a PhD from Ghent University in Belgium. He works as a Professor of Skin Integrity and Clinical Nursing at the University Centre of Nursing and Midwifery at Ghent University in Belgium. He holds visiting appointments at the University of Surrey (Guilford, UK), the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin, Ireland), and at King’s College London (London, UK). He is an expert in skin integrity research, clinical trials and instrument development and validation. In 2015, he authored a global best-practice document about prevention and treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) and in 2017, he developed the Ghent Global IAD categorisation tool (GLOBIAD) to create an internationally agreed description of IAD severity. Prof. Beeckman is Executive Board Member of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and serves as Chair of the Scientific Committee since 2013. He is Regional Director (Europe) of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP). He holds Fellowships of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS).