Wounds Australia Conference — keynote speakers announced

Wednesday, 27 July, 2022

Wounds Australia Conference — keynote speakers announced

After a temporary move online in 2020 due to COVID-related restrictions, Wounds Australia’s biannual wounds conference is returning to Sydney this September.

To be held at the ICC Sydney from 14–17 September, the conference will bring together leading experts and clinicians to share their insights and experience in working with wounds.

The 2022 conference program will feature keynote addresses from:

  • Professor James Charles, Griffith University (Aus)
  • Professor Allison Cowin, University of South Australia (Aus)
  • Professor Jon Golledge, James Cook University & Townsville University Hospital (Aus)
  • Professor Harikrishna Nair, the ASEAN Wound Council (Malaysia)
  • Professor Bijan Najafi, Baylor College of Medicine (USA)
  • Professor Neil Piller, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (Aus)
  • Lesley Salem, Nurse Practitioner (Aus)
  • Dr Thomas Serena, the Serena Group (USA)

Presentations in the program will explore this year’s theme: ‘Time to unite, time to heal, time to innovate’, with a special focus on Indigenous health care, in recognition of the need to close the gap between the quality of wound care provision in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Keynote addresses by James Charles and Lesley Salem will discuss Indigenous healthcare initiatives.

Wounds Australia Chair Hayley Ryan said, “As the peak body for wound prevention, diagnosis, treatment and healing in Australia, we are committed to ensuring that Australians receive the best possible wound care.

“Our national conference is one part of that commitment, helping our hardworking healthcare professionals stay up to date with technological advances and scientific innovations in the area.”

Wounds Australia CEO Helen Jentz said the 2022 program will feature a range of practical ‘hands-on’ workshops and presentations on the latest evidence from research.

“This is a hugely valuable opportunity for healthcare professionals to advance their professional skills and knowledge, to assist them in the delivery of the best possible health outcomes for patients.”

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