Institute of Health and
Biomedical Innovation
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01 August 2019

IHBI's Real Health Public Lecture on July 20 focused on chronic wounds and treatment, diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers and the science of wound healing.

The lecture explored innovations in wound care including:

  • Current care and what we know
  • Risk factors 
  • Home care 
  • The basics of wound healing and future science

Speakers included:

Professor Helen Edwards OAM, leading QUT’s Wound Healing Research Group. She focuses on clinical and educational interventions related to ageing and chronic disease. View her PowerPoint presentation here.

Dr Christina Parker, a registered nurse for 28 years, including in hospitals and in the community. Her research involves working in multidisciplinary teams and partnering with industry. View her PowerPoint presentation here.

Dr Kathleen Finlayson, a leader in wound healing and community outreach. She has more than 30 years of experience in nursing, preventing leg ulcers and evaluating of health service models.View her PowerPoint presentation here.

Associate Professor Tony Parker, a lecturer and researcher in musculoskeletal and skin tissue injury and recovery, biochemical implications of injury and of health promoting physical activity. View his PowerPoint presentation here.

Plus an expert panel consisting of:

  • Professor Fiona Coyer, jointly appointed at QUT’s School of Nursing and at Critical Care and Clinical Support Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
  • Dr Peter Lazzarini, a podiatrist and IHBI researcher in foot disease, covering ulcers, infections and ischaemia; and foot disease hospitalisation and amputation.
  • Dr Dianne Smith, a senior medical officer in the Skin Integrity Service at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
  • Kerrie Coleman, a nurse practitioner in wound management instrumental in setting up the Skin Integrity Service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
  • Kim Kaim, a clinical nurse at St Vincent Private Hospital in Toowoomba who runs an outpatient clinic for about 300 patients.

Watch the full video of the lecture here.

The Real Health Public Lecture on July 20.


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