Many congratulations to all of our finalists!

Contribution to Education in Wound Care

GOLD: Professor Dr. Harikrishna K.R.Nair
President Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals, Wound Care Unit, Dept Of Internal Medicine, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia

SILVER: Ayise Karadag, Prof. WOCN, Koç University School of Nursing, Turkey

BRONZE: Karen Ousey, Professor of Skin Integrity, University of Huddersfield, UK

Most Progressive Society

GOLD: World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET®) & International Lymphoedema Framework

SILVER: National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), USA

BRONZE: Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals & Brazilian Association of Enterostomal Therapy, SOBEST​

Excellence in compression and MLD

GOLD: Jane Wigg
Director, The Lymphoedema Training Academy, UK

SILVER: Robyn Bjork and Suzie Ehmann
Founder, CEO/President of ILWTI and Clinical Specialist
International Lymphedema & Wound Training Institute and Atrium Health Stanly, USA

BRONZE: Healogics Wound Care and Lymphoedema Team, Healogics UK

Advances in Infection and Biofilm

GOLD: Gojiro Nakagami
Associate Professor, Global Nursing Research Center, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

SILVER: Chandan K.Sen PhD, FACN, FACSM, Director, Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (ICRME)
Executive Director, IUH Comprehensive Wound Center J. Stanley Battersby
Chair and Professor of Surgery Vice Chairman of Research, Surgery, Indiana University, USA

BRONZE: Dr. Yalda Khosravi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio State University, USA

Innovation in Skin Integrity

GOLD: Kimberly LeBlanc
Chair of the WOC Institute, Wound Ostomy Continence Institute, Canada

SILVER: Fernanda Mateus Queiroz Schmidt, Doctor Professor, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Southern Minas Gerais - Passos City - Minas Gerais State, Brazil

BRONZE: Suzanne Moloney, Adhesive Free Wound Dressing Retention, CEO/Founder, HidraMed Solutions

Outstanding Achievement in Patient Care

GOLD: Prof. Juan Bosco Ruiz-Padilla MD, PhD
Head of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Unit, Hospital H+ San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

SILVER: Dr Idevania Geraldina Costa, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Lakehead University, Canada

BRONZE: Dr Emer Shanley, Clinical Nurse Specialist Tissue Viability and Wound Management, West Cork Community Care, Ireland

The Rising Star

GOLD: James Lowell
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

SILVER: Adonis C. Dungca, Amana Healthcare Medical and Rehabilitation Hospital, UAE

BRONZE: Molamma Mathew, Ambulatory Health Services, SEHA, UAE

Most Innovative Dressing or Device

GOLD: Orpyx SI Sensory Insoles
Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc


BRONZE: Lundatex Stocking, PressCise AB, Sweden

Innovation in Surgical Site Infection

GOLD: Dr Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts
Senior Research Fellow/Director Skin Integrity Clinical Trials Unit, University of Western Australia

SILVER: International Consolidated Wound Infection Guideline Task Force, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, USA

BRONZE: Roberto Cassino, MD Geriatrician, Medical Director, Casa di Riposo Residenza Sacra Famiglia – Korian , Erbagil srl company and creator of the Patent OZOILE - Stable Ozonides with Vitamin E acetate, Italy

Contribution to Clinical or Preclinical Research

GOLD: William H Tettelbach MD

Medical Director, Promise Hospital, MiMedx, USA

SILVER: Zena Moore, Professor and Head of The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and Director of the Skin Wounds and Trauma (SWaT) Research Centre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

BRONZE: Natascia Mennini, Researcher, Department of Chemistry-University of Florence, Italy

Innovation in Diabetic Foot Care

GOLD: Breanne Everett
Sensory Insoles with Remote Patient Monitoring Help Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers
CEO & President, Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc

SILVER: Isabel Veronica Aburto Torres, Nurse, The National Institute of Wounds Foundation, Chile

BRONZE: Noriaki Maeshige, Assistant Professor, Kobe University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe, Japan

Innovation in Wound Care

GOLD: Suzanne Moloney
CEO / Founder, HidraMed Solutions


SILVER: Flavia Firmino, National Cancer Institute – INCA, Brazil

BRONZE: Professor Julie Green, Dean of Education, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Keele University, UK