Conference Speakers

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Deborah Abner, RN, NSWOC, BSc, MScN(A), GDHCA, WOCC(C)

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Parastomal Hernia Management, Overview of a new Ostomy Longitudinal Research Study and Clinical Pearls for Creating a Clinical Poster: Three Rapid Fire Sessions to Support Your Professional Practice

Tarik Alam, MClSc(WH), BScN, RN, NSWOC

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Debridement Seminar

Pandemic Practices Across the NSWOC Continuum & COVID-19 Panel

Madeleine Ashcroft, MHS, BScN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

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The Great Commonwealth Debate: UK & Canada Infection Control in Wound Management

Mélanie Aubé-Peterkin, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), Urologue

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Le cathétérisme intermittent urétral par technique propre chez l’adulte : Recommandations canadiennes de pratiques exemplaires pour les infirmières et infirmiers

Dr. Luigi Basso, MD, Specialist in General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Coloproctology

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Pilonidal Disease (PD) - “A plea for minimally invasive surgery: less is better”

Dr. Dimitri Beeckman, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN, FEANS

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International Peri-Wound Best Practice Guidelines

The PRONEtect project: Tissue damage prevention for the patient in the prone position

Julia Bresnai-Harris, BN, RN, NSWOC, TVN

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Debridement International Debate: Who should do it?

Jillian Brooke, MClSc(WH), BSc(hons), RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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The Great Commonwealth Debate: UK & Canada Infection Control in Wound Management

Dr. Sylvain Brousseau, Ph.D., M.Sc., Inf.,
(Président désigné, Association des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada)

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Leadership politique en soins infirmiers

Michelle Buffalo, RN, BScN, NSWOC

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Pandemic Practices Across the NSWOC Continuum & COVID-19 Panel

Britney Butt, MClSc-WH, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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Ostomy Management Using an Algorithmic Approach: An Integrative Review

Ostomy 101: Basic Assessment and Product Selection

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“I thought I could fix it myself”: Understanding the Reasons why Patients Delay Seeking Treatment at the Onset of a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Dr. Karen Campbell, PhD, MScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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"Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen - How does it compare?" The science, economic value, and clinical effectiveness.

Dr. Emmanuelle Candas, Gériatre Référent « Plaies et Cicatrisation »
Hôpital Sainte Périne
Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris,
Paris, France

Presentation(s)

Plaies et démence: faire face à une prise en charge complexe

Keryln Carville RN, PhD, STN(Cred)
Professor Primary Health Care & Community Nursing
Silver Chain Group and Curtin University, Western Australia

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Pan-Pacific Pressure Injury Classification System of Multicultural Skin

Dr. Brian Chan, PhD

Presentation(s)

"Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen - How does it compare?" The science, economic value, and clinical effectiveness.

Ide Costa, RN, NSWOC, PhD

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“I thought I could fix it myself”: Understanding the Reasons why Patients Delay Seeking Treatment at the Onset of a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Gail Creelman, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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Continence Seminar

Maria-Pia Del Conte, Infirmière stomathérapeute - Grand Hôpital de Charleroi -
Belgique et Présidente de la section stomie de l’Association Francophone des infirmières
en stomathérapie cicatrisation et plaie de Belgique

Presentation(s)

Stomies et fistules

Arnaud Demoustier, Inf., B.Sc, M.Sc(c)

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Évaluation et pistes de traitement de la douleur chez la personne non-communicante dans un contexte de soins de plaies

Dr. Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia, MD, FACS

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Unlocking the full potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Karen Edwards, MSS, BSN, RN, CWOCN

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Enterocutaneous and Enteroatmospheric Fistulas: Perplexing presentations from the bedside and beyond

Eileen Emmott, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), IIWCC

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Pandemic Practices Across the NSWOC Continuum & COVID-19 Panel

Anika Fourie, PhD Student

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The PRONEtect project: Tissue damage prevention for the patient in the prone position

Stephanie Furtado RN, MClScWH, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Presentation(s)

Parastomal Hernia Management, Overview of a new Ostomy Longitudinal Research Study and Clinical
Pearls for Creating a Clinical Poster: Three Rapid Fire Sessions to Support Your Professional Practice

Dr. Amit Gefen, PhD, MSc, BSc

Presentation(s)

How should dressings perform in managing moisture
within and around a pressure injury

Niki Grady, MClSc(WH), BScN, RN, NCA, NSWOC

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy 101

John Gregory, IIWCC

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Elevating the Standards. Canadian Standards of
Practice for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence – 3rd Edition

Shannon Handfield, RN, BSN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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Debridement International Debate: Who should do it?

Leslie Heath, RN, BScN, MClSc-WH, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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Advanced Ostomy: Pouching Conudrums

Corey Heerschap, MScCH(WPC), BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), IIWCC

Presentation(s)

Ostomy Management Using an Algorithmic Approach: An Integrative Review

Debridement International Debate: Who should do it?

Rosemary Hill, BScN, RN, CWOCN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Presentation(s)

Debridement Seminar

"Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen - How does it compare?" The science, economic value, and clinical effectiveness.

Mary Hill, MN, BScN, RN, NSWOCC, WOCC(C) (Conference Chair)

Presentation(s)

Opening Ceremonies

Nevart Hotakorzian, B.Sc.N./BScN, Stomothérapeute/ET Nurse
(Présidente des ISPSCC/NSWOCC President)

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Cérémonies d’ouverture: français

Eleanore Howard, MSN, BEd, BN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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Ostomy 101: Basic Assessment and Product Selection

Dr. Vincent Jetté Pomerleau, M.Sc., M.D

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Évaluation et pistes de traitement de la douleur chez la personne non-communicante dans un contexte de soins de plaies

Nicholas Joachimides, MN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C);

Presentation(s)

Pandemic Practices Across the NSWOC Continuum & COVID-19 Panel

Continence Seminar

Debra Johnston, MN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), IIWCC

Presentation(s)

Advanced Ostomy: Pouching Conudrums

Elevating the Standards. Canadian Standards of
Practice for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence – 3rd Edition

Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC (C), FCAN

Presentation(s)

Under Pressure: A Proactive Approach to Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment

International Peri-Wound Best Practice Guidelines

Debridement International Debate: Who should do it?

Carly Lindsay, RN, BNSc, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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Continence Seminar

Amanda Loney, RN, BScN, NSWOCC, IIWCC

Presentation(s)

Unlocking the full potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Renee Malandrino, MSN, RN, CWOCN

Presentation(s)

Parastomal Hernia Management, Overview of a new Ostomy Longitudinal Research Study and Clinical
Pearls for Creating a Clinical Poster: Three Rapid Fire Sessions to Support Your Professional Practice

Lina Martins, MScN, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Presentation(s)

Enterocutaneous and Enteroatmospheric Fistulas: Perplexing presentations from the bedside and beyond

Marie-Andrée Masson, Infirmière clinicienne Stomothérapeute

Presentation(s)

Le cathétérisme intermittent urétral par technique propre chez l’adulte : Recommandations canadiennes de pratiques exemplaires pour les infirmières et infirmiers

Svea Menard, RN, BSN, NSWOC, MN

Presentation(s)

Pandemic Practices Across the NSWOC Continuum & COVID-19 Panel

Brenda Moodie, BScN, RN, NSWOC

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Raising the Standard of Indigenous Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Health

Kathy Mutch, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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"Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen - How does it compare?" The science, economic value, and clinical effectiveness.

Grace Neustaedter RN, MN, NCA

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Pessaries in Long Term Care: Who should lead?

Nancy Parslow, MClSc(WH), RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Presentation(s)

NSWOCC Debridement Best Practice
Recommendations

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Probst, D.Clin.Prac., M.Sc.N., Inf.
(Président désigné, Association Européenne de gestion des plaies)

Presentation(s)

L’impact de la COVID-19 sur les soins de plaies

Rose Raizman, RN-EC, PHCNP, NSWOC, WOCC (C), MSc, MScN

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A new approach to wound cleaning and debridement: Overcoming the challenges associated with mechanical debridement

Erin Rajhathy, MClSc-WH, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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Healing rates of venous leg ulcers managed with compression

Laura Robbs, MN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), NCA

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Continence Seminar

Pessaries in Long Term Care: Who should lead?

Dr. Alan Rogers, MBChB, MMed, FC Plast Surg (SA), FRCSI, MSc, FACS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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Burns Assessment/Management

Ed Rubinstein, BSc, MSc, CEM

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Towards A Sustainable Healthcare System: Environmental Opportunities in Wound, Ostomy and Continence

Sarah Russell, MSc, Clinical /Global Exercise Specialist, ConvaTec

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Rethinking Parastomal Hernia – Exploring the Evidence and Best Practice Advice About Exercise and Rehabilitation

Louise Samuel, BScN, RN, NSWOC

Presentation(s)

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy 101

Todd Shaffett, DNP, FNP, CWS, FACCWS, DAPWCA

Presentation(s)

Under Pressure: A Proactive Approach to Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment

Najwa Shbat, BScN, RN, NSWOC, NCA

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Continence Seminar

Misty Stephens, BScN, RN, NSWOC

Presentation(s)

Pandemic Practices Across the NSWOC Continuum & COVID-19 Panel

Claire Tansey, Canadian celebrity cook, teacher, and writer

Presentation(s)

NSWOCC 40th Anniversary Cook-a-Long
& Networking Event

Gulnaz Tariq, BSc, RN, (PAK) Post Grad, IIWCC, MSc Skin Integrity

Presentation(s)

International Peri-Wound Best Practice Guidelines

Dr. Laura Teague, PhD, RN(EC), MN, NP-ADULT

Presentation(s)

Surgical closure of pressure injuries in persons with
spinal cord injury: Risk factors for complications, cost and health care utilization

Deborah Tregunno, RN, PhD

Presentation(s)

“I thought I could fix it myself”: Understanding the Reasons why Patients Delay Seeking Treatment at the Onset of a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Presentation(s)

Debridement International Debate: Who should do it?

Valya Weston, MSc,BSc, RN (USA), RGN
Past Honorary Secretary of the Infection Prevention Society

Presentation(s)

The Great Commonwealth Debate: UK & Canada Infection Control in Wound Management

Dr. Kevin Woo, PhD, RN, FAPWCA, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Presentation(s)

Healing rates of venous leg ulcers managed with compression

Rethinking wound care: Setting a new standard in
wound care–the Flex 360o Revolution

NSWOCC Debridement Best Practice
Recommendations

Heather Wright, MCl(WH), BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Presentation(s)

Raising the Standard of Indigenous Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Health