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Wounds Australia (VIC) Twilight Seminar

Buruli Ulcer
Tuesday 7 August 2018

Daniel O'Brien Associate Professor Daniel O'Brien: Daniel O’Brien is a specialist advisor with the Manson Unit, MSF-UK focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and Buruli ulcer. He is also an Infectious Diseases specialist with Geelong and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, Australia and Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Melbourne, Australia
Anne Buck Wounds Australia CEO Anne Buck: Anne Buck was appointed the inaugural CEO of Wounds Australia in 2016, in which role she has lead the organisation through transition to a national structure. She as previously Deputy CEO of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health and senior manager with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. 


Twilight Seminar

KEBAB: Keeping Bugs At Bay

Date: 4 July 2017

AWMA(Vic) Twilight Seminar

Leg Ulcers: Where does Doppler scanning fit in?
16 August 2016
Presented by: Martin Forbes, Sonographer for Regional Vascular Services

AWMA(Vic) Twilight Seminar

Date: 27 November 2015

Rheumatologist Dr Alberta Hoi,
Rheumatology Registrar Dr Jessica Day,
Rehabilitation Physician Dr Sally Warmington

Twilight Education Seminar: The Five Cs of Compression Therapy

The Five Cs of Compression Therapy
Compression therapy can be a challenge for both the clinician and the patient if all aspects of care are not considered holistically. The are five key aspects that will assist in guiding clinicians in compression therapy:
Correct Aetiology: Has venous insufficiency been diagnosed?
Correct Patient: The health status of the patient can guide the type of compression therapy that is appropriate for them
Correct Environment: The clinician and patient’s environment will impact on the appropriate choice of therapy
Correct Product: With the plethora of compression therapy product available, the choice of product can be a challenge
Correct Application: There are many ways of applying compression, this forum will provide practical, hands on demonstration on how to apply different types of compression therapy.

Come along and be informed and shown how compression therapy is a key component in the management of venous ulceration.

About the Presenters

Melinda Brooks
Melinda, a nurse practitioner currently in private practice within the aged care and community settings, has worked in wound management for more than 20 years. Her role as a lecturer in wound care at both Monash and Latrobe Universities and her participation in research activities has further enhanced her working portfolio.

She is currently the Coordinator at World of Wounds – Latrobe University in Melbourne, where she teaches wound care courses to health care clinicians who have a keen interest in learning more about best practice wound care.

Melinda has published several papers and in 2014, was awarded the ‘Coloplast Literary award for best case study.’ She has also presented at national conferences and has been invited to speak at various wound management forums.

Melinda has three young children who keep her busy and who frequently question her on why she looks after peoples ‘yucky’ wounds!

Associate Professor Bill McGuiness RN, Dip T, B Ed, MNS, PhD, FAWMA
Bill has been involved in wound management since 2000 as an educator, clinician and researcher. During this time he has focused on improving patient outcomes through the use of enabling technologies and varied health care models. Bill is particularly passionate about the prevention and treatment of venous leg ulceration.

Bill is the immediate past President of the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA), the Head of the Nursing and Midwifery School at La Trobe University, and has a clinical appointment as a wound CNC at Alfred Health.

In May 2015 Bill was an invited speaker at the European Wound Management Conference in London and the Key note speaker at the New Zealand Wound management conference in Blenheim. He is also a member on the Victorian State Government’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Nursing and Midwifery, Australia and was made a Fellow of the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) in 2014 and a life member of AWMA (Vic) in 2015.


2014 AWMA(Vic) Twilights

Date: Tues 9 December 2014
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Royal Melbourne Hospital
Guest Speaker: Wendy White on "Wound Management, Getting the Balance Right", incuding an outline of the ANTT Guidelines.
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HEMI - Advanced Wound Care Course

Hosting Organisation: HEMI Australia Pty Ltd 

Dates: 5 - 6 December 2014
08:30 to 17:00 
Website: http://www.hemi-australia.com/

HEMI - Nurse Practitioner & Advanced Nurse Specialist Forum 

Hosting Organisation: HEMI Australia Pty Ltd 

Dates: 21 - 22 November 2014
08:30 to 17:00 
Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne 
Website: http://www.hemi-australia.com/

Twilight Education Seminar, Trade Display& Annual General Meeting

"Is Wound Healing a Realistic Outcome for the Bariatric Client?"
presented by Wound Consultant Sandy Dean
and AWMA(Vic) Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Time: 6pm
Venue: Royal Melbourne Hospital

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AWMA (Vic) Twilight Education Session section

"New Wound Products and Guidelines in 2013" & "The Big Picture: Challenges of managing bariatric clients with wounds. An interactive panel case study review"

Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Royal Melbourne Hospital
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AWMA(Vic) State Conference 2013

Date: 22 - 23 March 2013
Location: Bendigo, Victoria

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Date: Thursday November 1, 2012
Venue: Ivanhoe Town Hall, Ivanhoe Victoria
Speakers: Michael Woodward, Geoffrey Sussman,
Patrick Charles, Gillian Butcher
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Twilight Seminar

'Confronting Complex Draining Wounds'

Date: Thursday September 27th 2012 - 6:30 - 8:45pm
Guest speaker: Keryln Carville
Also including AWMA (Vic) AGM
Venue: Royal Melbourne Hospital Charles Latrobe Lecture Theatre
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Wound Awareness Week 2011

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Neuropathic Pain Resources - Twilight Seminar March 2011

As presented by Professor Stephen Gibson
Types of pain - single slide

Lymphoedema Resources - Twilight Seminar September 2010

Lympoedema guide
Management of secondary lymphoedema
Australian Lymphology Association
National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register

Nutrition Resources - Twilight Seminar December 2009

"Expert Guide for Health Care Professionals - Nutrition and Wound Healing"

Click on the links below
Nutrition and Wound Healing presentation - Associate Professor Michael Woodward
Nutrition and Wound Healing - Expert Guide
Nutrition in Chronic Wound Management A3 Poster

Lymphoedema Differential Diagnosis - 2009 presentation

Dr Yvonne Zwar
Mercy Health Lymphoedema Clinic
Studley Rd Heidelberg

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