• Amit Gefen, Israel | Congress Chairperson

    Amit Gefen, Israel | Congress Chairperson

    Prof. Amit Gefen received the B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1994, 1997, and 2001, respectively. During 2002-2003 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
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  •  Paulo Alves, Portugal

    Paulo Alves, Portugal

    Paulo Alves is a PhD in Nursing by the Portuguese Catholic University, registered nurse, master in business administration and Education management, expertise/researcher in wound care, tuissue viability and skin care.
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  • Dimitri Beeckman, Belgium

    Dimitri Beeckman, Belgium

    Prof. Dimitri Beeckman is a Professor in Nursing Science at the University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium. 
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  • Guido Ciprandi, Italy

    Guido Ciprandi, Italy

    Guido Ciprandi graduated from University of  Rome La Sapienza (UR1)  in 1982, 1987 and University of Rome Tor Vergata (UR2) in 1992
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  • Michael Clark, UK

    Michael Clark, UK

    Michael Clark is Commercial Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and Director of the Welsh Wound Network. A zoologist by training, Professor Clark has worked in tissue viability and wound healing since 1980.  He is Professor of Wound Study, Birmingham City University supporting their Wound Healing Practice Development Unit one day a week.
  • Sam Evans, UK

    Sam Evans, UK

    Sam Evans graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Materials.  Since 1996 he has been at Cardiff University and he is currently the Head of the School of Engineering.  
  • Leigh Flemming, UK

    Leigh Flemming, UK

    Leigh was awarded her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Huddersfield in 2006, under the supervision of Prof L Blunt and Prof X Jiang. The research focused on the use of advanced metrology to investigate the failure of femoral stems in total hip replacement. 
  • Farina Hashmi, UK

    Farina Hashmi, UK

    Dr Farina Hashmi from the University of Salford is Chief Investigator of a trial to investigate the Lower Limb Ischaemia FlowOx Treatment (LLIFT). 
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  • Rolf Jelnes, Denmark

    Rolf Jelnes, Denmark

    Consultant in vascular surgery. Head of Wound Center, Sygehus Soenderjylland, Soenderborg, Denmark. 
  • Edward Jude, UK

    Edward Jude, UK

    Professor Edward Jude, MBBS MD FRCP DNB, is Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist, at the Tameside General Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne and Honorary Reader in Medicine at the University of Manchester and Honorary Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. 
  • Susan Kennerly, USA

    Susan Kennerly, USA

    Dr. Susan Kennerly, Professor in the Department of Nursing Science at the East Carolina University College of Nursing, is a wound care certified, gerontological nurse educator, and researcher
  • Tony King, UK

    Tony King, UK

    Tony is Public Health analytics specialist. He has fourteen years’ experience and specialises in using data analytics and data profiling techniques to deliver insight and intelligence. He has recently led national projects to understand the opportunity for variation reduction and quality improvements in the NHS. \
  • Jan Kottner, Germany

    Jan Kottner, Germany

    Jan Kottner, PhD, obtained his master in Nursing Science and Education in 2007 after having worked as registered nurse in several hospital settings. From 2004 to 2010 his research focused on large scale prevalence studies of care problems in Germany and on skin and pressure ulcer research while working at the Department of Nursing Science at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. 
  • Christina Lindholm, Sweden

    Christina Lindholm, Sweden

    Senior Professor in clinical nursing, PhD, SRN Sophiahemmet University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Zena Moore, Ireland

    Zena Moore, Ireland

    Zena is a registered nurse, who holds a PhD, a FFNMRCSI, an MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair, an MSc in Leadership in Education, a PGDip in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and a Diploma in Management. 
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  • Andrea Nelson, UK

    Andrea Nelson, UK

    Professor Andrea Nelson, PhD RGN, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and Dame Kathleen Raven Chair in Clinical Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds  
    Andrea is an Adult Nurse with a PhD in Bioengineering, and a lifelong interest in chronic wounds. 
  • Jane Nixon, UK

    Jane Nixon, UK

    Jane Nixon is Professor of Tissue Viability and Clinical Trials Research and Deputy Director at the Institute of Clinical Trials Research. In 2016 she was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator and in 2017 was awarded an MBE for her contribution to health research. She gained a Masters in 1996 and PhD in 2001 whilst a senior nurse in the NHS.  
  • James Nolan, USA

    James Nolan, USA

    Mr. Nolan has more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, representing numerous major pharmaceutical companies. 
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  • Tom O'Connor, Ireland

    Tom O'Connor, Ireland

    Dr Tom O'Connor is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Academic Affairs at the School of Nursing & Midwifery in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  His professional background is in nursing and he has clinical practice experience in the Netherlands, Australia and Ireland. 
  • Cees Oomens, Netherlands

    Cees Oomens, Netherlands

    Cees Oomens is full professor in Biomechanics of Soft Tissues. He studied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology. 
  • Andrea Pokorná, Czech Republic

    Andrea Pokorná, Czech Republic

    Andrea Pokorna is currently working as an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic (since 2004). 
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  • Marco Romanelli, Italy

    Marco Romanelli, Italy

    Marco Romanelli is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the School of Medicine, University of Pisa. 
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  • Luc Teot, France

    Luc Teot, France

    Presently President of the French WHS, the G-Scars and the Academy of Wound Technology
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  • Kevin Tsang, UK

    Kevin Tsang, UK

    Kevin specialises in health analytics, including use of real-world evidence to measure the impact and efficacy of clinical interventions.  He has over 9 years of experience and has worked with health care organisations across the globe, including in the UK, US, and China.
  • Daphne Weihs, Israel

    Daphne Weihs, Israel

    Associate Professor Daphne Weihs is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology since 2006. She obtained her BSc (1998), MSc (2000), and PhD (2004) at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Technion.
  • Samantha Westgate, UK

    Samantha Westgate, UK

    Dr Samantha Westgate is founder and CEO of Perfectus Biomed Limited. Samantha has worked in the field of customised microbiology and biofilm research since 2007...
  • Tracey Yap, USA

    Tracey Yap, USA

    Dr. Tracey Yap is an Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing and a Senior Fellow in the Duke University Center for Aging and Human Development.
  • Meital Zilberman, Israel

    Meital Zilberman, Israel

    Prof. Zilberman holds an appointment of Professor with tenure at the Department of  Biomedical Engineering of Tel Aviv University and she is the president of the Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) since 2015.
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