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Master's degree proclamation
22/10/2022 - by Anika Fourie
Master's degree proclamation

SKINT members Hannelore Hofman and Julie Deprez officially received their master's degrees in Nursing from Ghent University on 22.10.2022. Now as PhD candidates within our team, we are looking forward to their projects within the domain of skin and wound care with Prof. Dimitri Beeckman as their supervisor. "CONGRATULATIONS!" and all the best!

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EPUAP 2022 conference - Prague
16/09/2022 - by Anika Fourie
EPUAP 2022 conference - Prague

The Skin Integrity Research Group with Dimitri Beeckman contributed to this conference with:
- 12 sessions (workshops, research findings and education) from
- 4 research members (Steven Smet, Charlotte Raepsaet, Knaerke Soegaard, Anika Fourie) about varied topics of
- clinical reasoning, wound assessment instruments, spinal cord injury, prone positioning, cost-effectiveness...within the domain of
- pressure ulcer prevention, and improving patient care.

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The special issue of the EWMA Journal of Wound Management on skin tears has just been published!
27/07/2022 - by Anika Fourie
The special issue of the EWMA Journal of Wound Management on skin tears has just been published!

This special issue of JOWM was published in collaboration with the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP). . It includes nine original manuscripts and highlights current advances in risk assessment, prevention and treatment of skin tears. Read the full free issue here.

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Prof. Beeckman's official inauguration as full professor at Örebro University!
07/05/2022 - by Anika Fourie
Prof. Beeckman's official inauguration as full professor at Örebro University!

On May 7, 2022, Prof. Beeckman was officially inaugurated as a full professor of nursing science at Örebro University in Sweden. In his role, he will establish the Swedish Centre for Skin and Wound Research (SCENTR) and work strategically with the Faculty of Medicine and Health to develop and internationalise research. He will combine this post with his professorship at Ghent University. Synergy between the Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT) in Belgium and SCENTR in Sweden will be high on the agenda in the coming years. The integration and application of technology in wound care and person-centred care will be at the core of the research of both research groups.

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27/04/2022 - by Anika Fourie

Congratulations! Dr. Hanne Van Tiggelen successfully defended her doctoral thesis on skin tears on 27 April 2022. View her publications on the 'research/skin tears' tab.

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