AAWC Wound Care Speakers

Locate the Association’s Foremost Wound Care Speakers. This program provides a listing of keynote speakers who meet your specific requirements. Read the Speakers Bureau Disclaimer Notice.

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Afsaneh Alavi, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Richmond Hill, ON
Member Since 2007

Topics: Atypical wounds, venous leg ulcers, pyoderma gangrenosum, hidradentitis suppurativa, and diabetic foot ulcers. View Bio


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Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN

Los Angeles, CA
Member Since 1999
Topics: All aspects of wound assessment, basic wound treatment principles, pressure ulcers, wound healing, pathophysiology of pressure ulcer development, research methodology, implementation science, pressure ulcers in nursing homes, spinal cord injury, and critical care populations. View Bio

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Karen Lynn Bauer, BA, RN, NP-C, CWS, CHRN

Toledo, OH
Member Since 2015
Topics: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment, Topical Wound Therapy: Dressings, Biologicals, Diagnosis and Management of Venous Stasis Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers. View Bio

Linda Benskin, PhD, RN, SRN (Ghana), CWCN, CWS, DAPWCA

Austin, TX
Member Since 2003
Topics: Choosing an Ideal Wound Dressing, Basic Wound Assessment and Management, First Aid. The Pathophysiology of Wound Healing, Pain Slows Healing – Understanding the Inflammatory Response to Soft Tissue Injury, Pain Assessment & Management for Nurses: Beyond the WHO Analgesic Ladder. View Bio

Greg Bohn, aawc, wound care specialist


Onekama, MI
Member Since 1996
Topics: Venous and Arterial Ulcer disease, Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Contact Casting and offloading the diabetic foot. Applying advanced therapies in wound care (Matrix grafts, Living skin equivalent grafts, NPWT, HBOT and other advanced modalities) Debridement, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its role in wound healing, establishing a wound care center. Organizing your approach to wound care. View Bio

Diabetes foot health, wound care specialist, wound care newsletter

Ruth Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN

Spokane, WA
Member Since 1999
Topics: Assessment, prevention and management various wounds (pressure, diabetic, venous, atypical, MASD/IAD, surgical, fistulas); topical therapy selection, neonatal skin care, medical adhesive related skin injury, pressure ulcer prevention, discriminating etiologies, skin care needs of the obese patient, evidence based practice. View Bio

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Hartville, OH
Member Since 2014
Topics: The Nuts & Bolts of Wound Care, Pressure Injury Prevention & Management, The State Survey Survival Guide, The Importance of a Wound Care Team in Long Term Care, Staff Education Made Fun, Product Selection Made Easy. View Bio

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Windy Cole, DPM

Kent, OH
Member Since 2010
Topics: Many different wound care modalities including cellular and tissue products, negative pressure wound therapy, microvascular perfusion assessment devices such as LUNA, and a large array of wound care dressings and techniques. View Bio

Renee Cordrey, PT, MSPT, MPH, CWS

Arlington, VA
Member Since 1996
Topics: General wound prevention, assessment, and management. Wound healing modalities, Psychosocial issues in wound healing Cultural issues, cultural competence. The role of physical therapy in wound healing. Quality monitoring and improvement, The chronic wound problem (prevalence, economics, etc.) View Bio

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Heidi H. Cross, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN

Skaneateles, NY
Member Since 2013
Topics: Pressure ulcer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Leg ulcers, Support Surface and Microclimate Management, Palliative Wound Care Management, Moist wound healing and dressings, Nursing management of skin and wound issues, Acute vs. Chronic Wounds, Ostomy care and management View Bio

David Davidson, DPM

Williamsville, NY
Member Since 2012
Topics: Comprehensive Diabetic foot assessment, diagnosis, treatment, How to build a wound healing or limb preservation team, The use of advanced therapies in wound care, The Bio- mechanics of a diabetic foot wound, Surgical Options for Limb Salvage, The evaluation and treatment of arterial and venous wounds. View Bio

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Terina DeVore, PT, DPT, CWS

Burnsville, MS
Member Since 2015
Topics: Lower extremity wounds, vascular wounds, topical wound management, basic and advanced wound care and applications, wound bed preparation, and any requested topics. View Bio for more topics.


Peggy Dotson, RN, BS

Bolivia, NC
Member Since 1995
Topics: Medicare changes to payment for physicians and physical therapists in 2013, Understanding QMs and how you will get paid in the future, Transitional care management – what is it and who can get paid to provide this care? Coverage of NPWT – what is and is not covered by Medicare? Providing off-loading for the diabetic foot – When are total contact casts, prosthetics and orthotic covered? View Bio for more topics.

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Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Boston, MA
Member Since 2008
Topics: Comprehensive Diabetic foot assessment, diagnosis, treatment and hospital management. How to build a wound healing or limb preservation team or center. Latest and greatest advanced therapies on the market and in clinical trials, How to develop a clinical research program. Tips for industry on developing and conducting successful clinical trials. View Bio


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Cindy Felty, MSN, RN, CNP, CWS, FCCWS

Rochester, MN
Member Since 1997
Topics: Arterial disease and ulceration: diagnosis and treatment, Venous disease and ulceration: diagnosis and treatment, Compression pump treatment: for all vascular problems, Lymphedema diagnosis and treatment View Bio


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Kathy Gallagher, NP, WCC, CWS, FACCWS

Newark, DE
Member Since 2011
Topics: Excellence in Acute Surgical Patient Management, Catastrophic Limb Injuries: When is Enough, Enough?, Patient-Centered Dressing Selection, Negative Pressure Therapy, Surgical Debridement, Comprehensive Acute Wound Management Transitions Inpatient to Outpatient, Split Thickness Skin Grafting, Wounds via a Website Database, Photodocumentation. View Bio

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Emily Greenstein, BSN, RN, CWON

West Fargo, ND
Member Since 2016
Topics:Fistula management, Pressure Ulcer, Diabetic Ulcer, Venous Stasis Dermatitis prevention/treatment, Wound Bed preparation, Biofilm management, Ostomy care/trouble shooting, Atypical Wound management (calciphylaxis, pyoderma gangrenosum, ect.) and Hidradenitis suppurativa treatment. View Bio

Dr. Robert Snyder, autolytic debridement

Brandon Hawkins, DPM, CWS

Bakersfield, CA
Member Since 2011
Topics: Dermal Skin Substitutes, Charcot reconstruction, Surgical/medical management of diabetic wounds, Vacuum assisted closure systems, Total contact casting. View Bio


Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Member Since 1997
Topics: Integumentary dysfunction, Edemas, Lymphedema, Aging skin, Palliative wound care, Noncaucasian skin/wound issues & considerations, Pressure Ulcers, Burns, and Misc wound/atypicals. View Bio


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Jennifer Hurlow, MSN, GNP-BC, WOCN

Kent, UK
Member Since 2008
Topics: Wound assessment and documentation, including unusual etiologies. Moist wound healing, modern dressings, and etiology specific treatment strategies. A Brief History of Wound Care to present day challenges. View Bio


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Penny S. Jones, RN, MN, CWS, CWCN

Durham, NC
Member Since 2009
Topics: Wound Etiology (pressure, arterial, venous, neuropathic, trauma), PU Risk assessment, Prevention, Assessment (including staging), Legal aspect of prevention and treatment (Defense and Plaintiff), Topical Therapy, Bed selection. Skin Tears, Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (prevention and treatment), Program development for unit based Skin Care Champion Program, Surgical wound infection, Debridement. View Bio

Joan Junkin, MSN, APRN-CNS

Lincoln, NE
Member Since 2000
Topics: Pressure ulcer/injury prevention from friction/trauma, moisture/feces exposure, pressure, unresolved edema and treatment (cleansing, balancing moisture, managing bioburden, logarithm for choosing dressings, including modalities and tissue based products. Differentiating and treatment of lower extremity ulcers (edema related, arterial, neuropathic). View Bio

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Allyson Larkin, MD

Corpus Christi, TX
Member Since 2005
Topics: A Practical Approach to Wound Care, ABC’S of Wound Care in South Texas, What the PCP Should Know, Care of Wounds Complicated by PAD, A Whirlwind Tour of Chronic Wounds, Optimally Managing Patients with Nonhealing Wounds, Pressure Ulceration Staging and Management, Clinical Benefits of Wound Vac Therapy. View Bio


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Eric Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS

Boca Raton, FL
Member Since 2010
Topics: Wound Care Basics, Acellular Dermal Matricies, Silver Oxysalts, Diabetic Foot, Compression/Venous Leg, HITECH, Documentation, Reimbursement, Social Media, Peripheral Arterial Disease/Critical Limb Ischemia, Antimicrobial wound therapies. View Bio


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Hollie Mangrum, PT, CWS

Collierville, TN
Member Since 2011
Topics: Chronic wounds to include Arterial, Venous, Diabetic and Pressure Treatments of Chronic Wounds, Dressings for Chronic Wounds, Assessment of Wounds, Documentation in Wound Care. View Bio


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Zachary Martin, MD

Oklahoma City, OK
Member Since 2011
Topics: Antimicrobial therapy and antibiotic stewardship, Stem Cell Therapy: Hope, Hype & Healing, Understanding Neuropathy, Offloading techniques and TCC, Debridement techniques–How, Why & When View Bio


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Audrey K. Moyer-Harris, BSN, RN, CWCN, MBA

Millstadt, IL
Member Since 2006
Topics: Chronic Disease Management related to Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) focusing on Evidence Based Clinical Pathways for lower extremity assessment and management, including modalities & technologies. View Bio


Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACS, APWCA

Lake Success, NY
Member since 2017
Topics: Wound care management: dressings, compression, offloading. Peripheral vascular disease: arterial, venous, lymphatic, Regenerative medicine: platelet rich plasma, skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Multi-disciplinary team based integration: development (inpatient and outpatient), strategies for efficient workflow, establishing a model for accreditation. View Bio

Marta Ostler, PT, CWS, CLT

Laurel, MT
Member Since 2013
Topics: Compression therapy in wound healing, Total Contact Casting, Partnering with Physical Therapy in wound healing, Basic wound assessment and treatment, Wound dressings by category. View Bio


Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM

Deland, FL
Member Since 2016
Topics: Osteomyelitis, PVD/Gangrene, Offloading, Steroid Use, Adjusting products to wound. View Bio


Laurie Rappl, PT, DPT, CWS

Simpsonville, SC
Member since 2003
Topics: Patient perspective, Lived experience of pressure ulcers, Spinal cord injury, Life in a wheelchair, Platelet rich plasma, Regenerative therapies. View Bio


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Catherine Ratliff, PhD, APRNBC, CWOCN, CFCN

Charlottesville, VA
Member Since 1997
Topics: Chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, infection. View Bio


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Matthew Regulski, DPM, CMET, CWSP, FAPWH(c), FAPWCA

Manahawkin, NJ
Member Since 2008
Topics: I can lecture on all topics of wound care, from debridement to grafting. bio-engineered materials to growth factors and cytokines and chemokines, pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, inflammation and oxidative stress, endothelium and nitric oxide, metabolic syndrome, nutrition, whatever you need. View Bio


aawc, speakers bureau, WOCN, skin tear

Sandra Rosenberg, MD, FAACWS, ABPMR

Mendota Heights, MN
Member Since 2011
Topics: Lymphedema – Basic Understanding, Lymphedema and Chronic Wounds, Functional Abillity and the Effects on Chronic Wounds. View Bio


Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA

Wimberley, Texas
Member Since 1997
Topics: Debridement, Diabetes and Wound Care, Biophysical Agents in Wound Care, Wound Assessment & Documentation, Psychosocial Issues in Wound Care, Wound Care in the Older Adult, Wound Prevention and Care in the Long-Term Care Setting, Presentation Skills for Healthcare Providers. View Bio


Joy E. Schank, RN, MSN, ANP, CWOCN

Himrod, NY
Member Since 1996
Topics: The Criminalization of Skin Failure, Pressure Ulcers-Legal Complications, Wounds-Who’s Who and What To Do, Wound Assessment and Documentation, Basic Wound and Skin Care View Bio


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Kathleen Schaum, MS

Lake Worth, FL
Member Since 2004
Topics: ABC’s of Wound Care Reimbursement, Wound Care Coding Update, Payment System Update. How to Locate and Use Medicare Coverage Policies. Internal Audit Topics. Reimbursement Essentials for Your Wound Care Business Success. Parallel Reimbursement Programs. Coding, Payment, and Coverage for Debridement, Cells and/or Tissue Derived Products for Wounds. View Bio

Thomas Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM

Cambridge, MA
Member Since 2004
Topics: Establishing a wound and hyperbaric center and increasing profitability of an existing wound care center. Evidence that demands a verdict: the role of hyperbaric medicine in Healing Wounds. Engineered Biodynamic Materials. Growth Factors and therapy, Wound care diagnostics the new frontier in wound care, Clinical trials in wound healing. Evidenced based guidelines of venous leg ulcers. Vascular screening. AAWC/Global Volunteers: Healing the wounds of the world. Quality measures for wound care centers. View Bio

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Shishir Shah, DO, CWS, FACCWS

Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since 2004
Topics: Pressure Ulcers Prevention and Management including causation in care settings, Venous and Diabetic Ulcer Management, Developing Successful and Profitable Wound Programs for Physicians and Health Systems, Bioengineered Skin and Wound Healing. View Bio

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Jared Shippee, DPM, DWC, WCC

Spearfish, SD
Member Since 2015
Topics: Venous, arterial and pyoderma gangrenosum type ulcers. View Bio


Diabetes foot health, wound care specialist, wound care newsletter

Jeremy Tamir, MD, FAPWCA

Wichita, KS
Member Since 2008
Topics: Surgical techniques in treating chronic wounds, Flaps and skin grafts for pressure sores, The approach to the complex post operative abdominal wound, Complications associated with using negative pressure devices
Advanced technologies in treating venous insufficiency wounds, Basic approach to the non healing wound. View Bio

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Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS

Montgomery, AL
Member Since 1999
Topics: The Basics of Wound Care, Debridment-Why and How, Compression Therapy, Venous Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, The Swollen Limb, Tissue Engineered Skin, Treatment of Wounds in Infants and Children, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Acute Wound Care, Treatment of Second Degree Burns, Internation Wound Care–Treating the Worldwide Epidemic, Wound Care Education Here and Around the World, What Do I Do Now?–The Layman’s Guide to Wound Care. View Bio

Nicola Waters PhD, MSc, (Wound Healing and Tissue Repair) RN

Kamloops, BC
Member Since 2008
Topics: Patient Perceptions of Living with Chronic Wounds, “Whole” person approaches to wound prevention and management. Challenges in Pressure Ulcer prevention and management, Social organization of nurses’ wound work, Historical approaches to wound healing practices, Qualitative research methods. View Bio

Cathy Wogamon, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN

Live Oak, FL
Member Since 2015
Topics: Special considerations on the ALS patient, Pressure injury treatments in the Veteran spinal cord injury population, Chronic wound management – a Nurse Practitioner’s perspective, Stasis dermatitis, venous leg ulcers: treatment options and considerations, Wound infection identification and management for nursing staff. View Bio