Kia ora koutou
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 NZWCS Conference website, following closely on the heels of the '2021 in 2022 conference' we are thrilled by the interest and support already being received for this year's conference.
Our conference theme is "Improving Wound Healing through Innovation, Technology and Collaboration".
The conference aims to demonstrate recent learning, new information and the possible future of wound care in Aotearoa New Zealand with focus upon the physical, mental, digital and cultural well being of individuals with wound care needs.
The conference benefits health professionals working with people with skin and wound issues across the health spectrum. NZWCS conferences are renowned for being welcoming, informative, educational and fun; The conference dinner at the best covered stadium in Aotearoa New Zealand ... Forsyth Barr Stadium, will not disappoint.
Wound care continues to evolve, it is a creative field demanding expertise and innovative knowledge which must be shared and provided in a culturally appropriate way. There continues to be innovation in wound care which could ultimately change practice, the Wound Care Society are pleased to be recognised as demonstrators and supporters of wound care innovators and with this in mind we are thrilled to have many outstanding innovative speakers for this year's conference.
Associate Professor Paulo Alves - Assistant Professor and Coordinator Wounds Research Laboratory, Institute of Health Sciences, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, Portugal.
Associate Professor Michelle Barakat-Johnson - renowned clinician researcher with a special interest in skin integrity, implementation science and financial and policy implications of skin integrity issues. The University of Sydney Australia.
Professor Lester Levy - Professor of Digital Health Leadership at the Auckland University of Technology. He is also the Chair of the New Zealand Health Research Council.
Advanced Practice Nurse Wendy White - an Independent Consultant, qualified Educator, Advanced Practice Nurse & Credentialed Wound Specialist (Wendy White WoundCare) based in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ōtepoti Dunedin in October.
Ngā mihi ki a koe
Rebecca Aburn - NZWCS President and Sasha Drennan - Conference Convenor
On behalf of the 2023 Conference Organising Committee