ABOUT OUR THREE EVENTS

Wounds Canada is excited to offer three highly interactive virtual conference events and a dedicated one-day French symposium

for ONE registration fee:

  • Limb Preservation Symposium:
    May 28, 2021
  • National Conference:
    October 21-23, 2021
    Le symposium français:
    24 Octobre 2021
  • Pressure Injury Symposium:
    November 18, 2021

This is your opportunity to participate in engaging discussions, educational sessions, network and stay current with the latest information in wound prevention and management. We are offering three interactive events for an incredible low fee, with on-demand sessions included, until January 31, 2022. In addition, we are excited to announce our exclusive French-only symposium on October 24th, 2021.

We are showcasing wound-related research in our poster hall and delivering an engaging agenda with experts from Canada and internationally. The latest research, wound care products, services, and technology will be presented in the exhibit hall and in the sponsored sessions

Join other health-care professionals at the largest virtual wound-related conference in Canada on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Learn and Network in the Education Sessions and in the Lounge

Engage in the Interactive Exhibit Hall

View the latest wound-related research in the Poster Hall

The 2021 Wounds Canada Virtual National Conference is NOW accredited

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 20 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Day 1: 5 hours Day 2: 5 hours Day 3: 4.75 hours Day 4: 5.25 hours

Claiming your credits: Visit MAINPORT https://mainport.royalcollege.ca to record your learning and outcomes.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at http://www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme

The 2021 Pressure Injury Symposium is NOW accredited!

Continuing Professional Development has awarded the 2021 Wounds Canada Pressure Injury Symposium with the following credits: 

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ (1 credit/hour) Group Learning: 8.5 credits*
  • Royal College Maintenance of Certification Section 1: 8.5 hours
  • American Medical Association Category 1: 8.5 credits
  • European Union for Medical Specialists UEMS-EACCME®: 8.5 credits

 

*As per The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) requirements, the letter of accreditation must include the unique CERT+ ID# assigned to this program/conference. Participating family physicians will require this number when reporting credits in the CFPC MainPro+ system.  Your CERT+ ID# is 195385-001  and must be included on the letter of accreditation.

WHY ATTEND

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in engaging discussions, educational sessions, network and stay current with the latest information in wound prevention and management. This year we are offering 3 interactive events for an incredible low fee and with the option to view the archived sessions until January 31, 2022. In addition, we are excited to announce our exclusive French-only symposium on October 24th, 2021.

BENEFITS

Three separate events held in May, October and November featuring:

  • Engaging educational sessions with Canadian and international experts
  • Exhibit halls with the latest technology, services and products
  • Poster and abstract presentations
  • Networking lounge to meet colleagues, experts and sponsors
  • On-demand session and poster viewing
  • Downloadable and/or emailable resources
  • Amazing prizes with a leaderboard, scavenger hunt and contests

WHO ATTENDS

  • Chiropodists/Podiatrists
  • Certified Orthotists and Certified Prosthetists
  • Dermatologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Enterostomal Therapy Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Family Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Practical Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Pedorthists

8:00 – 8:10 AM

Welcome

Stephanie Chadwick

NP-PHC, MClSc-WH, BScN, NSWOCC WOCC(c)

Alan Rogers

MBChB, MMed, FC Plast Surg, FRCSI, FACS, MSc

8:10 – 9:10 AM

Living With a Pressure Injury: The Patient's Voice

Taiwo Agiri

Patient

Tracy Anthony

BScN, RN

Kaylem Boileau

RD, HBSc, BASc, MHSc, IIWCC-CAN

Veronica Chan

Patient

Rosemary Hill

BSN, CWOCN, WOCC (C)

Claire Parker

BA, MOT

Alan Rogers

MBChB, MMed, FC Plast Surg, FRCSI, FACS, MSc

James Saunders

MD, FRCSC

Moderator: Kevin Woo

PhD, RN, NSWOC WOCC(C) FAPWCA

10:25 – 11:10 AM

Prevention of Pressure Injuries

Sharon Gabison

PhD, MSc, BScPT, MSc

Julie Reader

RN, IIWCC, CNN(C)

Isabelle Reeves

RN, Bio Med, PhD

Moderator: Chester Ho

MD

1:15 - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Community Care of Pressure Injuries

Susan Andrews

RN, CWOCN

Jo-Anne Chisholm

OT, MSc

Bonnie Nybo

RN, WOCN, NCA

Ann Rae

PT, MEd

Rhonda Willms

MD

Moderator: Heather McMurtry

RN, BSN, CWOCN

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Surgical Care of the Pressure Injury

Anthony Papp

MD, PhD, FRCSC

Aamir Siddiqui

MD, FACS

Moderator: Kelly Sair

BScPT, MClSc ( WH)

4:05 - 4:50 pm

Panel Discussion: Contentious Topics in Pressure Injury Care

Kaylem Boileau

RD, HBSc, BASc, MHSc, IIWCC-CAN

Lindsay Burnett

RN, BScN, MN

Ranjani Somayaji

BScPT, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Moderator: Karla Lohnes

MClSC-WH, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(c)

5:00 - 5:45 pm

A Sustainable System of Care: Lessons Learned

Bernadette Mitchell-McDonald

R.N., BComm, IIWCC

Marlene Varga

RN, MSc

Moderator: Richard Bishop

MN, BScN, RN, IIWCC

5:50 - 6:00 pm

Closing

Stephanie Chadwick

NP-PHC, MClSc-WH, BScN, NSWOCC WOCC(c)

Alan Rogers

MBChB, MMed, FC Plast Surg, FRCSI, FACS, MSc

Biography

Stephanie Chadwick
NP-PHC, MClSc-WH, BScN, NSWOCC WOCC(c)

Stephanie Chadwick has been a nurse for 26 years specializing in complex wound, ostomy and continence care with specialty in oncology and thermal injury. Stephanie has contributed in pressure injury prevention program(s) and facilitates precptorship and mentorship for both wound ostomy and nurse practitioner students. Stephanie advanced her education completing her Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care in 2016, Masters Clinical Science Wound Healing 2012, Post Graduate Diploma Wound Healing & Tissue Repair 2010, and certification Canadian Association Enterostomy Therapy 2007. Stephanie is crossed appointed Adjunct Lecturer with Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto. Stephanie was hired at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where she has participated within the oncology program for complex wound and ostomy patients and transferred to Ross Tilley Burn Centre where she was the Nurse Practitioner within the burn clinic and currently has the role of Patient Care Manager/Nurse Practitioner for Ross Tilley Burn Centre and the Rapid Response team.

Biography

Alan Rogers
MBChB, MMed, FC Plast Surg, FRCSI, FACS, MSc

Dr. Rogers completed his medical degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2002. Following internship and community service, he was a clinical fellow in plastic surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead in England (2005/2006). He undertook General Surgery (2007 to 2010) and Plastic Surgery (2010 to 2014) specialty training in Cape Town. After a fellowship in Total Burn Care at the Ross Tilley Burn Centre (RTBC) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, he took up his current position as attending burn surgeon. Dr. Rogers was awarded an FRCSI in 2016 and an MSC in Quality lmprovement from the University of Toronto in 2017. His clinical and research interests include reconstructive surgery for burn injuries, complex wounds, pressure sores and scars.

Biography

Kaylem Boileau
RD HBSc BASc MHSc IIWCC-CAN

Kaylem Boileau is the Corporate Wound Care Lead, and a Registered Dietitian at the Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre. Kaylem is also one of the Inaugural Advisory Panel Members on the Canadian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. After completing her Master of Health Sciences from Ryerson University, she went on to complete the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC-CAN), and continues to advance her knowledge in wound care to support her patients. At Toronto Grace, she supports inter-professional wound prevention and care across the organization, and delivers monthly staff education on pressure injury prevention, and wound assessment, management. She has also lead the implementation of the RNAO Best Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team at Toronto Grace.

Biography

Rosemary Hill
BSN CWOCN WOCC (C)

Rosemary Hill has been a nurse for 37 years and works full-time at Lions Gate Hospital – Vancouver Coastal Health. In 2004, Rosemary completed the Wound Ostomy Continence program at Emory Medical University, Atlanta Georgia, and has been practicing within that role. Her past volunteer activities include a two year term (2016-2018) as president of Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy Continence Canada (NSWOCC). She continues to be involved with practice standards as it pertains to wound and ostomy care and is a member of the BC Provincial Nursing Skin and Wound committee and continues to be the chair of the BC Provincial Nursing Ostomy committee. Her experiences in wound and ostomy care have provided her with opportunities to speak nationally and internationally (WUWHS, EWMA , SAWC). She was the recipient of the Award of Excellence in Practice from the Association of Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia (ARNBC). Recently her volunteer activities have taken her to Argentina, where she worked with a select group of Canadian NSWOCs to offer wound education and introduce a standardized wound assessment tool in the province of Salta. She hopes to continue to support the NSWOCs in Argentina with wound care standardization.

Biography

Claire Parker

Claire Parker is an occupational therapist working with Vancouver Coastal Health since 2014. With clinical experience with long-term care populations, acute spinal cord injuries and post-surgical management, she found pressure injury management to be a special interest. She has contributed to the revision process of the Occupational Therapy Skin Care Guideline and DST. She is currently working with an interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes post-surgically, and continues to build her skills in custom offloading and footwear.

Biography

Moderator: Kevin Woo
PhD, RN, NSWOC WOCC(C) FAPWCA

​​Dr. Kevin Woo is a professor at Queen’s University, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences in Kingston, Ontario. He is the president of the Canadian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. Kevin is the web editor for the Advances in Skin and Wound Care website . Kevin maintains his clinical expertise and functions as an advanced wound consultant.

Biography

Kathleen Vollman
MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN

Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Consultant Advancing Nursing LLC Northville, Michigan Ms. Vollman is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator, and Consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, prevention of healthcare acquired injuries, work culture and professional nursing topics. She also serves as a subject matter expert on these topics for the American Hospital Association. From 1989 to 2003, she served as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical ICUs at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through her company, ADVANCING NURSING, LLC. Ms. Vollman serves as adjunct faculty for the CNS program at Michigan State University. She was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine in 2004, the American Academy of Nurses in 2009 and a Fellow in the CNS Institute in 2019. Ms. Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses in 2012 and is currently serving as financial director for that organization.

Biography

Susan Salsbury
BS, OTR/L CDMS CSPHP

Workplace Accommodation Case Manager at OhioHealth Columbus, OH Susan Lennon Salsbury BS, OTR/L, CDMS, CSPHP is a 1980 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She is a licensed Occupational Therapist, a Certified Disability Management Specialist and a Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional. She has over 40 years’ experience in clinical and employer-based environments and has developed and implemented occupational rehabilitation programs in both settings. Susan has presented programs locally, statewide, and nationally on Transitional Work, Ergonomics, and Safe Patient Handling to health professional groups. She is currently employed with OhioHealth in Columbus, OH where she was instrumental in the development of a transitional work program and is responsible for ongoing growth and implementation of services. She has been involved with the safe patient handling and movement initiative with OhioHealth since 2004. She currently works as a workplace accommodation case manager. Susan completed a nursing research project studying the effects of a multifaceted minimal lift environment on nursing staff, which was published in the February 2010 issue of the Western Journal of Nursing Research. She is also published in peer-reviewed publications, including the American Journal of Safe Patient Handling and Movement, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing and Critical Care Nurse. Susan presented a short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference in April 2014 for the Work and Industry Specialty Interest Group about establishing occupational therapy services for onsite occupational rehabilitation. Susan participated in a consensus panel of subject matter experts on patient handling injuries sponsored by Sage, with submission of a manuscript to American Nurse Today January 2016. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, and the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals. Susan serves as the education co-chair of the Central District Chapter of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association. She is a board member for the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals. She was awarded the Advocacy Award for Safe Patient Handling at the 2018 National Safe Patient Handling Conference.

Biography

Sharon Gabison
PhD, MSc, BScPT, MSc

Dr. Sharon Gabison is currently the Hallisey Affiliate Scientist in Pressure Injury and Home Care Research at KITE. Her research in spinal cord injury and pressure injuries along with her clinical background as a physical therapist has led to her interest in the development of technology and tools to prevent pressure injuries. She earned her PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto while she studied the relationships between trunk function, pressure offloading and tissue health in individuals with spinal cord injury. As part of her PhD, she developed a novel ultrasound imaging protocol for tissue health assessment. Her current research projects for pressure injury prevention include 1) testing the PrIME (Pressure Injury Management and Education) system in the home and long-term care environments, and 2) Testing Smart-e-Pants in the long-term care environment. She is also interested in exploring the educational needs and perspectives of individuals and their caregivers with a current or past history of pressure injuries. Dr. Gabison has also been involved in the development of Pressure Ulcer Target, a novel educational app for individuals living with spinal cord Injury at risk of developing pressure injuries.

Biography

Julie Reader
RN, IIWCC, CNN(C)

Julie is a registered nurse specialized in acute neurosciences nursing, and has spent her career working with persons with stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury. Julie developed a passion for pressure injury prevention as a bedside nurse and clinical nurse educator at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, in response to working with populations at high risk of pressure injuries. She leads pressure injury prevention, acts as wound management care coordinator for four inpatient neuro units, and is a well-known and respected champion for pressure injury prevention in Calgary. Julie has worked with teams at her site to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive pressure injury prevention program, and has completed her IIWCC with a focus on pressure injuries. Julie has recently concluded a temporary role as clinical practice lead for a provincial initiative in Alberta to support implementation of pressure injury prevention for adults in hospital.

Biography

Isabelle Reeves
RN, Bio Med, PhD

Dr. Isabelle Reeves has been teaching wound care for over 25 years. A nurse and medical biologist, she completed her doctorate in biomedical sciences at the Université de Montréal in 1995 and her postdoctorate at the CHUM Burn Centre in 1997. She is a researcher and full professor in Nursing in the BSc, MSc and PhD programs of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Sherbrooke. For many years, she has been providing continuing education in wound care to health professionals, mainly in Quebec, but also in other Canadian provinces and in Uganda through the Teasdale-Corti Foundation. She has been the director of the Advanced Practice in Wound Care microprogram since its inception at the WFSS Centre for Continuing Education at the U of S. She has also contributed to the improvement of clinical practices in several health-care institutions for Accreditation Canada visits and through expert committees of the National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESS). She has published several care protocols, articles and book chapters that have received awards from the Quebec Ministry of Education.

Biography

Moderator: Chester Ho
MD

Dr. Ho is a professor, division director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and spinal cord injury research chair at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He received his undergraduate and medical education degrees at the University of Cambridge in England, followed by Internal Medicine internship at the Cleveland Clinic, and residency training in PM&R at the Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Subsequently, he was a fellow in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Newark, New Jersey. He is a clinician, researcher and health services administrator with a special clinical and research interest in the rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury, specifically, on health services delivery, as well as the management and rehabilitation of complications following spinal cord injury, such as pressure injuries and the use of functional electrical stimulation in the promotion of function and mobility. He is particularly interested in the integration of research into clinical practice, and has numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on pressure injuries. He has co-authored the Wounds Canada Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injuries, as well as the Consortium of Spinal Cord Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines on Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Following Spinal Cord Injury, 2nd edition.

Biography

Moderator: Heather McMurtry
RN, BSN, CWOCN

Heather McMurtry has been nursing for 30 years. She graduated from the Cleveland Clinic’s Wound Ostomy and Continence program in 2009. Since 2011 Heather has worked with Access Community Therapists as nursing clinical lead for the Chronic Wound Program. This is an interdisciplinary team with a focus on patients with spinal cord injuries. The team is a specialized group who provides evaluations, treatment and ongoing support to clients living in community, at high risk for pressure injury and with complex health needs.

Biography

Jessica Pehrson
MSN, RN, CWS, PHN

Jessica Pehrson is currently a Senior Application Engineer at 3M in the Medical Solutions Division working with the Acute and Advanced wound care product portfolios. Her role at 3M includes providing technical/clinical therapy and product expertise from an external-to-internal view and ensure the safe and effective application of 3M science in the hands of our customers through external/internal education, training, and communication. Prior to working at 3M, she has 16 years’ experience working as a bedside nurse, nursing educator and nurse manager in a level one trauma hospital. She has specialized in burn nursing prior to her career at 3M. She received her Master’s degree in nursing education from Capella University and obtained her Certificated Wound Specialist certification in 2018.

Biography

Anthony Papp
MD, PhD, FRCSC

Dr. Papp did his medical training in Finland and graduated from the University of Kuopio, Finland in 1989. Following this he specialized in General Surgery (1995) and Plastic Surgery (1998). Since then, he was a senior consultant in the Department of Plastic Surgery in Kuopio University Hospital, where he was in charge of a national burn centre. He also acted as the Head of Plastic Surgery there before he relocated to Vancouver in 2007. Currently Dr. Papp works in Vancouver General Hospital, where he acts as the medical director for the BC Professional Firefighters' Burn Unit. He leads the Provincial Burn Program with responsibilities in teaching and research in addition to his clinical patient care. He is also the plastic surgeon responsible for the Spinal Cord Injury Wound Clinic and Complex Wound Clinic. He is a clinical professor of Plastic Surgery at University of British Columbia.His special interests include injectables, breast surgery, tummy tucks, body contouring, liposuctions, eyelid surgery, scar revisions and burn and wound care. Dr Papp is an internationally recognized plastic surgeon, burn and wound healing expert. He has 50 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, 90 conference presentations and has written 22 book chapters in medical textbooks. He has served as a visiting professor in Winnipeg and Kuwait City. Dr. Papp was recognized by the International Association of Plastic Surgeons as the ""Leading Physician of the World"" and ""Top Plastic Surgeon in British Columbia"" in 2015 and has qualified for the 2015 edition of the ""Bristol's Who Is Who"" book.

Biography

Aamir Siddiqui
MD FACS

Dr. Aamir Siddiqui is the division head of plastic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, an 800-bed Level I tertiary care center in Detroit, Michigan. He is board certified in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery and is associate professor of Surgery at Wayne State School of Medicine. His clinical practice focuses on general plastic surgery, reconstruction, skin cancer and hand surgery. He is presently the chairman of the quality and performance measures committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is involved in the teaching and training of plastic surgery residents, general surgery residents and medical students. He is the author of over 50 original research, review articles, chapters and invited communications. In addition to industry sponsored and non-sponsored research, he recently successfully completed a CMS Innovation grant. He is a co-editor and manuscript reviewer for many journals. He has participated in CMS technical panels, the development of clinical practice guidelines, quality performance measures and international care guidelines. He has worked with the PCPI for many years, and he previously served on the board of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and as a consultant for the Smith and Nephew 2020 project.

Biography

Moderator: Kelly Sair
BScPT, MClSc ( WH)

Kelly Sair has been a physiotherapist for 26 years and is actively involved in education, wound management and the use of adjunctive therapies. Kelly completed her Masters of Clinical Science with specialization in wound healing at Western University in 2017. Kelly has worked for Alberta Health Services since 1994 and is currently the clinical educator for the Consult and Treat Team in Calgary Integrated Home Care. Kelly works in a collaborative multi-disciplinary wound clinic that manages complex patients with complex wounds.

Biography

Kaylem Boileau
RD HBSc BASc MHSc IIWCC-CAN

Kaylem Boileau is the corporate wound care lead and a registered dietitian at the Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre. Kaylem is also one of the Inaugural Advisory Panel members on the Canadian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. After completing her Master of Health Sciences from Ryerson University, she went on to complete the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC-CAN), and continues to advance her knowledge in wound care to support her patients. At Toronto Grace, she supports interprofessional wound prevention and care across the organization, and delivers monthly staff education on pressure injury prevention, and wound assessment and management. She has also led the implementation of the RNAO Best Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team at Toronto Grace.

Biography

Lindsay Burnett
RN, BScN, MN

Lindsay completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2007 and later completed her Master of Nursing thesis at the University of Calgary in 2013. She has been actively involved in the burns community since graduation. Lindsay was the president of the Canadian Association of Burn Nurses (2013-2015) and is currently on the Board of Directors for the newly formed Canadian Burn Association. Lindsay holds a committee appointment on the Education Committee with the American Burn Association. Currently employed as the clinical nurse educator at the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Centre at the Foothills Medical Centre, Lindsay's role includes teaching staff, patients and their families. Lindsay enjoys being involved in various research and quality improvement initiatives, and has been co-chair of the FMC Burn Quality Committee since it was established in 2014. Lindsay is involved in the burn survivor community and is a SOAR Coordinator for the Phoenix Society's Burn Peer Support Program in Calgary.Lindsay has also returned to school this year to complete her post master's nurse practitioner diploma.

Biography

Ranjani Somayaji
BScPT, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Dr. Ranjani Somayaji is an infectious disease physician and an assistant professor at the University of Calgary. Dr. Somayaji is a clinician-scientist and has an interest in understanding the epidemiology and outcomes of infections in persons living with wounds.

Biography

Moderator: Karla Lohnes
MClSC-WH, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Karla graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and started her career working in General Surgery. Since her completion of the Wound Ostomy Continence Education Program in 2011, she has worked as a nurse specialized in wound, ostomy & continence (NSWOC) at the QEII Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she provides consultation to patients living with wounds and ostomies. In 2012, she obtained her certification in wound, ostomy and continence nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association. Karla recently completed her Master of Clinical Science-Wound Healing from Western University. Currently, Karla is the Atlantic regional director for NSWOC Canada and is an advisory board member for both Hollister and Coloplast.

Biography

Bernadette Mitchell-McDonald
R.N., BComm, IIWCC

Bernadette is a clinical resource manager at Northwood Care facilities, where she provides wound care leadership to 730 long-term care beds. Bernadette holds a B Comm from Saint Mary’s University and is a graduate of the International Interdisciplinary Wound Care program. Within her 33 year career in nursing, Bernadette developed an early interest in wound care, which has led to 20 years focusing on various aspects of wound care within long-term care. Bernadette’s knowledge and leadership skills both in industry and management has resulted in the success of product standardization, education and the development of interdisciplinary wound resource teams within her organization. The outcomes of this project have demonstrated improved cost-effective care and the reduction of pressure injuries.

Biography

Marlene Varga
MSc

Marlene Varga has been a registered nurse for over 30+ years at Covenant Health in Edmonton, Alberta. Marlene developed an interest in skin and wound care early on in her career and was influenced by several wound care leaders. She completed an MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at Cardiff University in 2013 and continues to volunteer as an honorary tutor to support students and enhance her knowledge and experiences. Marlene worked as a wound care nurse in acute care for several years and in 2016 transitioned to a new role as a clinical nurse specialist leading the development, implementation and evaluation of an organizational pressure injury prevention program. Marlene is a leader in the Wounds Canada Community of Practice leadership initiative. She is an advocate for prevention, wound management and patient education and engagement. Marlene enjoys animals, traveling, reading, golf, pickleball and yoga in her free time.

Biography

Richard Bishop
MN, BScN, RN, IIWCC

Richard Bishop is a Registered Nurse with experience in long-term care and community care with most of his time in the acute care setting. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Brock University, Master of Nursing from Charles Sturt University, and the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course at the University of Toronto. Richard is the Professional Practice Clinician for Skin and Wound Care at Halton Healthcare, a tri-site community hospital group providing care to the residents of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) for McMaster University, Faculty of Family Medicine. In these roles, Richard enjoys promoting best practices in wound prevention and management, and building capacity amongst the multidisciplinary health care team.

LIMB PRESERVATION SYMPOSIUM TESTIMONIALS

  • Great Conference! Can't wait until the Fall Symposium, and is NOW accredited
  • Great day My first attendance at this event and so much easier as it was virtual. Please consider keeping it virtual or a hybrid for the future
  • Very extensive breadth of information provided at this conference. Well done!
  • One of the best symposia I ever attended especially virtually…..

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration includes access to all three virtual events. All fees are in Canadian currency.

  • Bonus Registration + One Year Wounds Canada Membership$120 + $15.60 HST
  • Wounds Canada Member$75 + $9.75 HST
  • Non-Member $95 + $12.35 HST

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