Wound Hygiene Implementation

Catherine Milne APRN, CWOCN-AP  and Jayesh Shah, MD

CWS Co-Chairs WoundCon WoundSource

Innovation in Surgical Site Infection

Melissa Rochon

Quality & Safety Lead for Surveillance at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in the UK

Melissa implemented a progressive web application at four large hospital sites and collaborated on machine learning and artificial intelligence, as part of an evidence-based sustained-surveillance strategy to help reduce surgical site infections

Innovation in Diabetic Foot Care

Dr Bharat Kotru

Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist at Max Hospital in Punjab, India

Dr Bharat introduced a mobile app for diabetic foot screening—incorporating patient history, physical examination, PAD symptoms, foot lesions and neuropathy—and this tool was validated and risk-stratified with a pilot study

Outstanding Achievement in Patient Care

Maximilian Kueckelhaus

Head of Experimental Plastic Surgery at the Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine in Germany

Maximilian has played a significant part in the world's first large-scale transplantation of genetically modified skin stem cells – with outstanding results – in a life-saving treatment for a terminally ill 6-year-old boy with epidermolysis bullosa

Advances in Infection and Biofilm

Thomas Serena

CEO & Medical Director, SerenaGroup Research Foundation