A third of all wounds occur on the lower limb, with the majority of lower limb ulceration being venous hypertension, closely followed by diabetic foot infection. Over the last few decades, there has been a plethora of high-quality published research studies into these conditions, which provides a robust foundation of clinical efficacy. However, despite the amount and level of research there remains significant unwarranted variation of care across the globe, including prevention, treatment and management of care. This session will explore the evidence base, discuss how this has shaped best practice in differing nations focusing on the challenging faced by many patients, professionals and healthcare systems.
Dr Leanne Atkin PhD MHSc RGN is a Lecturer Practitioner at University of Huddersfield additionally being Vascular Nurse Consultant at Mid Yorks NHS Trust. She completed her Masters degree in Advanced Nursing Practice 2010 and her PhD in 2017, her...
President Elect, Asia Pacific Association for Diabetic Limb Problems
Recorder, Executive Board, WUWHS
Vice President, Asian Wound Care Association
Chairman ASEAN Wound Council
Head and Senior Consultant. Wound Care Unit, Dept of Internal Medicine, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Editor in Chief. Wounds Asia...
Dr. Thomas E. Serena MD FACS FACHM MAPWCA, Founder and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup®, a family of wound, hyperbaric and research companies, is a board-certified Surgeon dedicated to advancing the science of wound healing.
Associate Professor Parker is a passionate mid-career academic with a wealth of clinical skills in hospital, aged and community settings, having been a Registered Nurse for twenty-eight years, including fifteen years working clinically across...