Tracy Cowan, JWC's Consultant Editor, is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s JWC WUWHS Awards!


The awards are 'The Olympics of Wound Care' and will culminate in an evening which will celebrate excellence in practicing research internally. This will be the first celebration of its kind in the UAE, recognising the fantastic work clinicians in the world and across the region have undertaken. There will be fourteen categories covering a range of wild therapy areas.

Nominations have been open to individuals, teams, organisations, societies, companies, charities, and government organisations whose work has made a huge impact based on work carried out over the last year.

The winners have been announced and we are delighted to share them with you!

Contribution to Education in Wound Care

GOLD
Sarah Gardner, Independent Wound Care Consultant, Legs Matter Ltd
SILVER
Karen Ousey & Barbara Conway, Professor, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield
Geoffrey Sussman, Lecturer/Tutor, Monash University / Melbourne University
BRONZE
Suzanne Moloney, Founder & CEO,  HidraMed Solutions
 

Wound Hygiene Implementation

GOLD
Catherine Milne APRN, CWOCN-AP  and Jayesh Shah, MD, CWS Co-Chairs WoundCon WoundSource
SILVER
William Tettelbach, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Principal Medical Officer, Duke University School of Medicine, MIMEDX Group, Inc.
BRONZE
Sara Sandroni, Nurse Specialist Wound Care - Manager Network WC, Azienda USL Toscana sudest
 

Innovation in Surgical Site Infection

GOLD
Melissa Rochon, Quality & Safety Lead for Surveillance, Harefield Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
SILVER
Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts, Associate Professor, Murdoch University & University of Western Australia
BRONZE
Karen Ousey & Barbara Conway, Professor, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield
 

Innovation in Diabetic Foot Care

GOLD
Dr Bharat, Kotru, Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist, Max Hospital
SILVER
Marco Meloni, MD PHD, University of Tor Vergata, Rome
BRONZE
Dr Suriadi Jais, Doctor, Kitamura Wound Clinic Pontianak, Indonesia
 

Innovation in Wound Care

GOLD
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust, TIssue Viability Service, Barnsley BDU
SILVER
Mr Lukla Biasi Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Lead for Lower Limb Revascularisation Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
BRONZE
Dr. Basvaraj, Professor of Microbiology & Asst. Dean (R&D) Dr. Arunkumar Professor & HOD, Orthopaedics
 

Contribution to Clinical or Preclinical Research

GOLD
Julian F Guest, PHD, Health Economist and Visiting Professor of Health Economics, CATALYST Consultants and Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College, London
SILVER
Connie Johnson, Wound Ostomy Nurse Specialist, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
BRONZE
Nelson Pinto, Professor University of the Andes-Chile
 

Outstanding Achievement in Patient Care

GOLD
Maximilian Kueckelhaus, Head of Experimental Plastic Surgery, Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine
SILVER
Lower Limb Wound Clinic, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust
BRONZE
Serge BOHBOT MD, MSc, Global Medical Affairs Director, Urgo Medical
 

Excellence in Compression and MLD

GOLD
UrgoK1, Urgo Medical
SILVER
Kyung-Chul Moon, Professor, Korea University Guro Hospital
BRONZE
Harikrishna Nair, Head and Professor, Wound Care Unit, Dept of Internal Medicine
 

Advances in Infection and Biofilm

GOLD
Thomas Serena CEO & Medical Director, SerenaGroup Research Foundation
SILVER
Geoffrey DE RAM Pharm.D, Global Brand Manager Infection, Urgo Medical
BRONZE
Rosemarie Derwin lecturer School of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
 

Innovation in Skin Integrity

GOLD
Kimberly LeBlanc Academic Chair NSWOCC
SILVER
Susan Barber Administrative Director World Council of Enterostomal Therapists
BRONZE
Jan Kottner, Professor at the Charité University Hospitsal in Berlin, Germany
 

Most Progressive Society Award

GOLD
Harikrishna Nair, Head and Professor, Wound Care Unit, Dept of Internal Medicine
SILVER
Brazilian Association of Enterostomal Therapy, SOBEST®, Scientific Association in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence care
BRONZE
International Wound Infection Institute
 

Most Innovative Dressing or Device

GOLD
AROA
SILVER
MIMEDX
BRONZE
Accel-Heal Solo

Excellence in Wound Care from the UAE

GOLD
Dr. Chaitanya Kodange, MD (specialty Psychiatry) Diving and Hyperbaric Physician, Consultant Diving Medicine Division, King Hamad University Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain
SILVER
Salvacion Cruz, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City 
BRONZE
Cassie Purvey, Amana Healthcare  Tissue Viability and Stoma Care team,
Dr. Samir Mohammad Said Al Assar, Wound Care