Conference Speakers

  • Amit Gefen, Israel | Congress Chair

    Amit Gefen, Israel | Congress Chair

    Prof. Amit Gefen received the B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1994, 1997, and 2001, respectively. During 2002-2003 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
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  • Stéphane Avril, France

    Stéphane Avril, France

    Stéphane Avril is Full Professor at Institut Mines Telecom with affiliations at Mines Saint-Etienne and University of Lyon in France. He runs a group of 20+ in soft tissue biomechanics, with a special focus on constitutive modeling and identification using imaging techniques
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  • Dan Bader, UK

    Dan Bader, UK

    Dan Bader studied Physics at Liverpool University, followed by an MSc in Medical Physics and a PhD at Southampton University. He moved to the University of Oxford, where his research focused on engineering aspects of pressure ulcer prevention.
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  • Tod Brindle, USA

    Tod Brindle, USA

    Tod Brindle is Chief Clinical Officer for Integrated Healing Technologies. For over 11 years he was the nurse clinician and wound and ostomy consultant for the VCU Medical Center/Medical  College of Virginia Wound Care Team. He publishes, lectures and provides facility consultation nationally and internationally in his specialty area of complex abdominal wound and fistula management, ostomy care and pressure ulcer prevention in high risk populations.
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  • Martin Burns, CEO

    Martin Burns, CEO

    European CEO, Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018, Martin is CEO of Bruin Biometrics.  From his appointment in 2012, Martin has lead the company through the entire concept through commercialization cycle for the SEM Scanner, the first medical device for detection of early signs of incipient pressure ulcers. 
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  • Evan Call, USA

    Evan Call, USA

    Evan is a Research / Testing Scientist and Adjunct Faculty Member at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.  He has performed research and published in pharmaceutical, cardiology, sterile field, wheelchair, and pressure injury (ulcer) areas.  Evan holds 21 Patents, and enjoys working with students as an educator. 
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  • Valentina Dini, Italy

    Valentina Dini, Italy

    Valentina Dini received her medical degree (2000) and her residency (2005) in Dermatology at the University of Pisa, where she doctorated in Immunology and Technology of Transplantation in 2009, also completing a fellowship in wound healing (2006) at the University of Miami. For 3 years she was post-doctoral fellow at the Division of Dermatology of the University of Pisa. 
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  • Sam Evans, UK

    Sam Evans, UK

    Sam Evans graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Materials.  Since 1996 he has been at Cardiff University and he is currently the Head of the School of Engineering.  
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  • Nick Garner, UK

    Nick Garner, UK

    Dr Nick Garner is the Director of Operations at APA Parafricta Ltd, an innovative company focused on the development of low-friction fabric medical devices, particularly for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.  Nick directs product development at Parafricta and is the link between the company and ongoing independent clinical trials of the products. 
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  • David Granville, Canada

    David Granville, Canada

    Dr. Granville is a Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He is also a Principal Investigator at the International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) Centre and Associate Director of the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn and Wound Healing Group. 
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  • Atte Kekonen, Finland

    Atte Kekonen, Finland

    Atte Kekonen has graduated from the Tampere University of Technology with M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working with Ph.D. studies in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at the Tampere University of Technology. 
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  • Georges Limbert, UK

    Georges Limbert, UK

    Georges Limbert is Associate Professor of Biophysical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, UK. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • James Nolan, USA

    James Nolan, USA

    Mr. Nolan has more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, representing numerous major pharmaceutical companies
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  • Laurent Roche, Germany

    Laurent Roche, Germany

    Laurent Roche is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and holds a Specialised Master in Strategy and Management of Healthcare industry.
    After a few years of practice, Laurent Roche decided to join the corporate world and has held roles in sales and marketing in both pharmaceutical and medical device industries (Novartis, GE Healthcare, Mölnlycke).
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  • Yohan Payan, France

    Yohan Payan, France

    With an engineering and cognitive science background, Yohan Payan was hired in 1997 as a Professor in Grenoble University. He moved to CNRS in 2002 and has now a senior research director position in that French institution. 
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  • Raymond Samuriwo, UK

    Raymond Samuriwo, UK

    Dr Ray Samuriwo is a Lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences and the Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care at Cardiff University. His research and teaching focuses on decision making in health and social care with particular emphasis on the utilization of the best available evidence, the context in which care is delivered, patient preference, and the expertise of the health or social care professional. 
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  • Nick Santamaria, Australia

    Nick Santamaria, Australia

    Nick Santamaria is Professor of Nursing Research at the University of Melbourne. 
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  • Hans Smola, Germany

    Hans Smola, Germany

    11/2006 - Professor of Dermatology at the University of Cologne, Germany
    10/2004-present - Medical Director, Paul Hartmann AG, Heidenheim, Germany
    1/2002-9/2004 - Medical Advisor, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
    12/1999 - “Habilitation”, University of Cologne, Germany
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  • Esa Soppi, Finland

    Esa Soppi, Finland

    Dr. Esa Soppi is the owner and CEO of M.I.T. Consulting Ltd., a specialty consulting company within life sciences and health care, established in 1990. During the last ten years the consulting projects, which Esa Soppi has lead or carried out range from strategy, process and business plan development, through special commercialization assignments to portfolio and risk management. 
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  • Moris Topaz, Israel

    Moris Topaz, Israel

    Dr. Topaz received his M.D. Degree from The Ben Gurion University in 1982. He completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center.  In 1990 he served as a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine.  Dr. Topaz holds Diplomas in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, B.Sc. in Chemistry, Master Degree Cum Laude and Ph.D.
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  • Lisa Tucker-Kellogg, Singapore

    Lisa Tucker-Kellogg, Singapore

    Lisa Tucker-Kellogg is an Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore, 
    in Cancer & Stem Cell Biology (CSCB) and in the Centre for Computational Biology (CCB).
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  • Peter Worsley, UK

    Peter Worsley, UK

    Dr Peter Worsley is a Lecturer within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.
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  • Meital Zilberman, Israel

    Meital Zilberman, Israel

    Prof. Zilberman holds an appointment of Professor with tenure at the Department of  Biomedical Engineering of Tel Aviv University and she is the president of the Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) since 2015.
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