Knowledge Exchange

Research & Innovation in Aging Forum: Wound Bed Preparation From Evidence to Policy Development

Start Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Presentation: 

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health hosted our June Research and Innovation in Aging Forum featuring Dr. Kevin Woo's presentation "Wound Bed Preparation From Evidence to Policy Development" on Tuesday June 21st from 4-5pm at the Learning and Leadership Centre, Providence Care, Mental Health Site, 752 King St. W. Kingston, ON. To view the archived webinar click here.

Dr. Kevin Woo is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, School of Nursing and Adjunct Research Professor at Western University. Dr. Woo received the 2012 International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Early Career Research Award for his work in exploring the issue of stress and pain in people with chronic wounds.  Dr. Woo is also a recipient of the Early Research Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation (2014-2019) and co-editor of Chronic Wound Care 5, a clinical source book for health care professionals.  He served on expert panels to develop Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) for the Assessment and Management of Stage 1 to 4 Pressure Ulcers.  Dr. Woo maintains his clinical expertise and functions as an Advanced Wound Consultant at the West Park Healthcare Center, a specialized chronic care and rehabilitation hospital in Toronto. 

Objectives of the Research & Innovation in Aging Forum

  • Share research investigating health issues related to aging
  • Create a forum that promotes networking, collaboration and innovation in research
  • Establish a community of practice for researchers who have an interest in health issues related to aging

Highlights and objectives of this presentation include:

  • Simplify the complexity of chronic wounds and evidence based approach to management
  • Examine the challenges of self management in people with chronic wounds.
  • Develop a policy agenda to address chronic wound care in Canada.
The pdf of the presentation is available for viewing.