On Thursday 3rd March 2022 we finally held the second annual Journal of Wound Care (JWC) World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) awards in Abu Dhabi, to celebrate and pay tribute to innovation and excellence in wound care research and practice worldwide. After a difficult few years, it was truly special to come together as a community to acknowledge the outstanding developments in wound care together.

Congratulations to all the well-deserved winners on the night and also to those shortlisted among such strong competition. This showcase of wound care practice and research initiatives gives an opportunity to share experiences and achievements. The videos below contains interviews between the Sponsored winners of the evening. The hard work that nurses, clinicians, scientists and researchers contribute to improving the lives of patients with wounds, and their dedication and enthusiasm towards their work is inspirational.

The importance of innovation in surgical site infection

Karen Ousey Professor of Skin Inegrity, Rod Hulme Global Product Marketing Manager & Claire Kilpatrick S3 Global Consultants

Implementing pathways to enhancement healing

Lindsay Downing Specialist Podiastrist in Diabetes and Wound Care & Rachel Torkington-Stokes Global Medical Director ConvaTec Inc

Innovation in diabetic footcare

Dr Serge Bohbot Global Medical Affairs Director Urgo, Pr. Michael Edmonds Diabetic Foot Clinic Kings College Hospital & Dr Marco Meloni Diabetic Foot Unit University of Tor Vergata

Bioelectricity and Wound Healing with Accel-Heal

Dr Robin Martin Independent Scientific Consultant

Cost-Effective Models: How they can Improve Outcomes in Patients with Hard-to-Heal Ulcers

Vladica Velickovic MD PHD (c)

Wound Hygiene Implementation

Catherine Milne APRN, CWOCN-AP and Jayesh Shah, MDCWS Co-Chairs WoundCon WoundSource

Innovation in Surgical Site Infection

Melissa Rochan, Quality & Safety Lead for Surveillance at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in the UK

Melissa implemented a progressive web application at four large hospital sites and collaborated on machine learning and artificial intelligence, as part of an evidence-based sustained-surveillance strategy to help reduce surgical site infections

Innovation in Diabetic Foot Care

Dr Bharat Kotru, Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist at Max Hospital in Punjab, India

Dr Bharat introduced a mobile app for diabetic foot screening—incorporating patient history, physical examination, PAD symptoms, foot lesions and neuropathy—and this tool was validated and risk-stratified with a pilot study​

Maximilian Kückelhaus

Head of Experimental Plastic Surgery at the Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine in Germany

Maximilian has played a significant part in the world's first large-scale transplantation of genetically modified skin stem cells – with outstanding results – in a life-saving treatment for a terminally ill 6-year-old boy with epidermolysis bullosa

Thomas Serena

CEO & Medical Director, SerenaGroup Research Foundation