Speakers

  • Brian Lepow

    Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

  • Michael Woodward

    Senior Geriatrician, Austin Health

  • Zena Moore

    Professor, Head of School Of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI | Director, The swat Research Centre

Brian Lepow

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Brian Lepow, DPM is a board-certified podiatric physician practicing in Houston, Texas specializing in Diabetic Foot Amputation Prevention and Limb Salvage. He is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy and he maintains staff privileges at all major medical institutions in the Houston area. Dr. Lepow earned his medical degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. He completed his surgical residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he served as chief resident in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Following completion of his residency program he served as Fellow in Diabetic Limb Salvage and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Arizona under the guidance of Dr. David Armstrong. It was during his fellowship that Dr. Lepow became acutely aware of the need for early diagnosis and formation of aggressive treatment plans in diabetics with lower extremity complications. He plans to dedicate his participation at the Baylor College of Medicine towards improving patient outcomes in our immediate and extended communities.

Michael Woodward

Senior Geriatrician, Austin Health

Michael Woodward AM has major interests in wound research and heads the wound clinic at Austin Health, where he is Director of Aged Care Research. He was President of AWMA (now Wounds Australia) 2006–2010, and was awarded AWMA Fellowship in 2010, as well as Life Membership of AWMA Victoria in 2013. He was an inaugural Board Member of Wounds Australia, serving from 2015-2017, and Chair of the Australian Wound Management Research Foundation 2012-2017, and is now Chair of the Wounds Australia Research Committee. He also has Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, where he has chaired several training committees, of the Australian Association of Gerontology and of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.

Zena Moore

Professor, Head of School Of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI | Director, The swat Research Centre

Zena is a registered nurse, who holds a PhD, a FFNMRCSI, an MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair, an MSc in Leadership in Education, a PGDip in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and a Diploma in Management. Zena is the Chair in Nursing at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), is Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery at RCSI and is Director of the Skin Wounds, and Trauma (SWaT) Research Centre at RCSI. Zena’s area of research interest is Wound Healing & Tissue Repair and she has published over 200 articles, guidelines, consensus documents and book chapters in this field. Zena is a trustee of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, where she is Chair of the Scientific Committee. Zena is an Honorary/Adjunct Professor at Ghent University, Cardiff University and Monash University.