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Terry A. Treadwell, M. D.
Dr. Terry Treadwell received his medical education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He continued his training doing his general and vascular surgical residencies at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He practiced vascular and general surgery in Montgomery, Alabama. In October, 1998, Dr. Treadwell founded The Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He served as Medical Director of the center and treated wound patients on a full-time basis providing the best possible care to this seemingly forgotten group of patients. In February, 2006, the Institute for Advanced Wound Care moved to Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. Dr. Treadwell serves as the Medical Director of the Institute and is Director of Wound Care Services at Baptist Medical Center South. He has been involved with numerous educational and research initiatives and directs wound care educational programs at his wound center to help educate physicians and other medical personnel in the current therapy of acute and chronic wounds. Dr. Treadwell has shared his experience in the treatment of chronic wound through lectures and presentations and publications. He is the Clinical Editor of Wounds magazine and is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors. He is a member of the Wound Healing Society and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He has served two terms as the Physician Member of the AAWC Board of Directors. He is the incoming President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is serving on the World Health Organization Committee, the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care, to develop wound education and treatment guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic wounds in underdeveloped countries of the world.

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Sandy Bentley-Williams

Area of Expertise: Wound Care: Venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, skin tears; Skin Care, Ostomates

Sandy Bentley-Williams has been a board certified WOC Nurse (CWOCN) since 1992 and currently is employed at 3M in the Medical Division. Sandy’s primary responsibilities at 3M include technical and clinical guidance for several advanced wound care products. She participates in new product development as well as development and delivery of education materials and support for customers and sales representatives. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing degree from The College of St. Scholastica and has over 26 years of nursing experience in a variety of health care settings including acute care, long term care and home health. She is currently the Public Policy Chair for the North Central Region of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and serves on the National Public Policy Committee for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. Sandy has been a member of The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International since 1985.

Donna Bliss

Area of Expertise: Incontinence

Donna Leigh Bliss has over 20 years of clinical and administrative practice experience in the addictions and mental health field. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park in 1989 and received her MSW from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work in 1991. Dr. Bliss was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Maternal and Child Health during her doctoral studies at the University of Baltimore School of Social Work, where she received her PhD in 2005.

Lauren Blough

Area of Expertise: Venous Access

Lauren D. Blough, RN, BS, CRNI is the Clinical Specialist/Educator for the Venous Access Specialist Team at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida, a position that she has held for 20 years. In this position she manages a 7-campus PICC team system for education and growth potential. She also maintains Venous Access related policies, conducts product evaluations, and provides clinical instruction for all aspects of I.V. therapy. With nearly 30 years of infusion nursing experience, Lauren is also an independent consultant to vendors regarding product development and she is a recognized speaker at both the local and national level. In October 2008, 3M asked Lauren to represent Florida Hospital’s Venous Access Team in Beijing, Shanghai and several other cities in China. In September 2009, Lauren was selected as one of four podium speakers to present an oral abstract at the 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for Vascular Access. The study presented, “The Science of a ‘Seal’ for PICC Line Management: An Alternative Hemostatic Agent That Keeps Sites Dry and Intact,” was published in the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, Summer 2010.

Lauren Borghese

Area of Expertise: IV Site Care

Lauren Borghese has over 23 years of experience in Vascular Access in adults and pediatrics, in the hospital and homecare settings. She has been certified as a Registered nurse of Infusion for over 17 years and has been active in the regional and national Infusion Nurses Society. Lauren has participated in National Excellence Committees, Regional Infusion Committees and Performance Improvement Committees for infusion and clinical Standards. She has been working with vascular access devices and epidural catheters for over 23 years. Lauren’s career has included assisting in the development and growth of a pediatric home care company and two infusion companies. She has also managed at a large, regional and national home infusion companies. Lauren’s primary focus is education and enjoys empowering other RN’s.

Joseph Boykin, Jr.

Area of Expertise: Wound Healing

Joseph V. Boykin, Jr., MD, FACS, is Medical Director of the HCA/Retreat Hospital Wound Healing Center and Clinical Associate professor of Plastic Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Boykin serves on the Plastic Surgery Devices Panel for the US Food and Drug administration (FDA) as a reviewer/consultant for wound healing and plastic surgery technology and devices.

Leah Marie Bradshaw

Area of Expertise: Wound Care

Leah Marie Bradshaw is a Certified Wound Care Specialist (CWS) by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) since 2004. Leah received her MSN from DeSales University in Center Valley, PA in 2010 and has been a registered nurse for 23 years. Presently she is an active member of the AAWC, ABWM, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society and NLN. Publication history includes an article “Collaboration in Wound Photography Competency Development: A Unique Approach” in Advances in Skin & Wound Care Journal (2011) as well as an acknowledgement in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory (2011) for “Improving the Safety of Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy”. Areas of clinical focus consists of providing training and clinical education for 3M customers in acute and long term care facilities, wound clinics and home health agencies on all aspects related to skin health and wound care. In addition, serves as a consultant to clinical, administrative and industry staff members on wound and skin care matters. Speaking engagements include providing educational programs on numerous approved nursing CE credit courses on skin and wound care related topics, and Medical Grand Rounds.

Ruth Carrico

Area of Expertise: Performance improvement, Healthcare epidemiology for the infection control practitioner

Dr. Carrico has focused her practice toward issues dealing with infection prevention in the healthcare and public sectors and is board certified in infection control. She has received training specific for healthcare epidemiology and public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Dr. Carrico has authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed manuscripts as well as abstracts, posters, e-learning modules, two book chapters, and six books. Dr. Carrico served as the editor for Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2005 and 2009 Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, the primary textbook for infection control practitioners in the United States, Canada, and Asia.

Lynda Cook

Area of Expertise: Wound Care

Lynda Cook is an expert in infusion therapy with more than three decades of experience. She holds a Masters of Science in Nursing Education from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, ME and has maintained certification in infusion therapy (CRNI) since 1986. She has been active in with the Infusion Nursing Society (INS) holding various voluntary positions including membership on the National Commission of Education and as Director at Large on the Executive Board of Directors. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau honor society, has been recipient of the Moses Cone Hospital Nurse Excellence Clinical Award, has been recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina and awarded the CNRI of the Year from Infusion Nurses Credentialing Center. She has been published on a variety of aspects of infusion therapy. She serves on the speaker’s bureau of two manufacturers and speaks independently on the local, state and national level.

Janet Davis

Area of Expertise: Skin Health

Janet Davis is a board certified Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse with over 20 years experience. She has Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of St. Thomas, Houston TX, and a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Texas-Health Science Center from Houston, TX with an emphasis in Gerontology. Her varied nursing background has provided valuable clinical experiences in the arena of wounds, ostomies and continence care. She has bedside clinical experiences in acute care, outpatient, home care and long-term care settings caring for patients with wounds, ostomies and continence-related issues. Additionally, Janet has been an educator of WOC nursing topics since 1990, including serving as the Program Director of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Sondra DeVorss

Area of Expertise: IV Site Care

Sondra DeVorss has over 20 years of vascular access experience. She has spent the past 4 years as a consultant for infusion therapy and 12 years as a specialist in Pulmonary Hypertension. Sondra has extensive experience in education of professionals and patients. She has experience with various vascular access devices including epidural catheters and troubleshooting in complex environments such as home care. Sondra is a member of the Infusion Nurse Association and American Vascular Association. She has participated in development and training on Committees for Evidenced Based Practice, Performance Improvement, Quality Initiative Outcomes and Infection Control. Sondra enjoys public speaking and empowering others through education.

Darcy Doellman

Area of Expertise: Vascular access for pediatrics, Advocate for vascular access teams, Chair: PEDIVAN guideline committee

Darcy’s expertise in vascular access entails care for some of our most vulnerable patients, the newborn through the young adult. Her career in nursing has taken her from the bedside, through management, and education to her current role as a neonatal/pediatric Vascular Access Nurse. One of her primary functions is to generate research questions to enhance evidence for supporting safe and effective clinical practice for her young patients. As a result of these efforts, Darcy has published and spoken extensively on her research outcomes as well as related topics. She has developed educational programs for clinicians throughout the country to expand their knowledge and skills in pediatric vascular access area and she is a noted expert in this field. Darcy was also nominated by her peers and received the distinguished Suzanne LaVere Herbst Award for Clinical Excellence in 2003. She has demonstrated her dedication to AVA through her role as conference committee Chair and Co-Chair from 2004 to 2006.

Dorothy Doughty

Area of Expertise: Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, Nursing Education

Dorothy obtained her Baccalaureate Degree from Medical College of Georgia in 1969 and her Master’s Degree from Emory University in 1972. She also obtained her certificate in Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing at Emory University in 1980. She has been a WOC nurse since 1980 and has taught in the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program since 1984. She has multiple Presentations and publications in the area of WOC nursing and is past President of WOC Nursing Society. Currently she is Director of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program at Emory University.

Joni Ekberg

Area of Expertise: IV Site Care

Joni Ekberg has 37 years of nursing experience. Early years in various pediatric speciality areas, PICU, Pediatric Oncology, Chronic Care (ventilator dependent neonates), Pediatric Psychiatry. Other areas included general pediatrics and pediatric clinic as a nurse educator. More recently Joni has worked as a Vascular Access Nurse in a trauma hospital, and as a Vascular Access Consultant for 3M. Joni belongs to the Infusion Nurses Society and the Association of Vascular Access. Joni enjoys teaching and believes education is a critical element in every aspect of health care and optimizing outcomes. In addition Joni has a Masters of Divinity and has produced a CD of original christian songs.

JoAnn Ermer-Seltun

Area of Expertise: Incontinence, Incontinence skin care, Long-term care setting, Chronic wound care

JoAnn, a Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) , is Associate Director for the Metropolitan State University webWOC nursing program and an online instructor for incontinence as well as owner of Bladder Control Solutions, LLC that addresses continence issues in Long Term Care facilities. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, JoAnn went on to earn board certification as an Enterostomal Therapy Nurse at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona. She completed her Master of Science degree and became a board certified family nurse practitioner at Winona State University and Mayo School of Health Related Sciences, in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota, respectively. JoAnn’s current focus is to improve the health and well being of clients who suffer from chronic wounds and urinary incontinence, with an emphasis on holistic incontinence care.

Lisa Gorski

Area of Expertise: Vascular Access, Infusion Therapy

Lisa Gorski has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Milwaukee for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health for 25 years. She also holds a position at the University of Wisconsin-College of Nursing, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She is the author of over 50 journal articles and has authored three books on the topic of home infusion therapy. She frequently presents on a wide variety of topics related to home infusion therapy and home care. Lisa served as the president of the Infusion Nurses Society from 2007-08 and currently is the chairperson of the committee to revise the INS Standards of Practice. Lisa is on the Editorial Board for Home Health Care Nurse and wrote a recurring column for the Journal of Infusion Nursing. In 2006, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.

Lynn Hadaway

Area of Expertise: Infusion Therapy

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI has more than 35 years experience in infusion nursing and adult education. Her experience comes from multiple acute care settings, healthcare manufacturing, and continuing professional education. She holds two national certifications -- infusion nursing from the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation and nursing professional development from the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation. She also holds a Masters in Education from the University of Georgia. Her publications include many aspects of vascular access devices, anatomy and physiology, nursing care of all types of vascular access devices, infusion and vascular access complication management, legal and regulatory issues, and principles of adult learning. She has served as director-at-large and president of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA); served as the president of the Southeastern Chapter of INS twice; and served on the INS Standards committee that revised the 2006 and 2011 editions of the Standards of Practice. She is president of Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc., an education and consulting company started in 1996.

Keith Harding

Area of Expertise: Accelerated wound healing, Compression, Diabetic foot ulcers, Wound diagnostics

Professor Harding graduated in medicine from the University of Birmingham. He is trained in general surgery and in family medicine and has a longstanding interest in wound healing. As Clinical Director of the Wound Healing Research Unit, he is currently Head of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine (Wound Healing). He specialises in treating patients with wound healing problems and has authored over 250 publications and written a number of books on wound healing. He was the First President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, First Recorder of the European Wound Management Association and is currently President of the European Tissue Repair Society.

Joseph Hommes

Area of Expertise: Vascular Access

Joseph Hommes is a Certified PICC Nurse employed by 3M in the Medical Division. Joseph's primary responsibilities include technical and clinical support for 3MTM TegadermTM CHG Antimicrobial I.V. Dressings. He participates in product development as well as development and delivery of support materials and training for customers and sales representatives. Joseph gives international presentations about I.V. Site Best Care Practices. He also hosts a series of webinars concerning the topic of I.V. Leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from St. John's University/The College of St. Benedict and has 15 years of experience as a vascular access nurse in both home infusion and acute care environments, including pediatrics. Joseph is an active member of the Association of Vascular Access (AVA).

Andrew Jackson

Area of Expertise: Ultrasound guided vascular access, Staff education, Policy integration, Innovation review, Prevention of premature device failure

In 2001, Andrew was appointed as the first IV Nurse Consultant in the UK. Andrew splits his time between clinical, educational, research and leadership activities with the majority of his time in clinical work. Apart from direct patient care, he enjoys using his leadership style to make IV therapy knowledge and skills more accessible and understandable to all. Andrew is known for being among the first to lead the introduction of a hospital-wide vascular access team. Nationally recognized , Andrew was highly commended in the Nursing Standard 2001 award. He is an accomplished international speaker. He also advises on national groups such as SMART SOLUTIONS FOR HCAI, EPIC2, NICE, and RCN. Andrew also runs an IV news website at www.ivteam.com and an online intravenous journal at www.ivjournal.com.

David Keast

Area of Expertise: Compression Therapy, Wound Healing

Dr. Keast, a native of London, Ontario, graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Chemistry and taught high school for 11 years before entering Queen’s University to study medicine, graduating in 1985. He completed a residency in family practice at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. As well as maintaining a community family practice, he is the Medical Director of Outpatient Chronic Wound Management Clinic at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Hospital in London, Ontario. Dr. Keast is a Clinical Adjunct Professor in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. He is the Centre Director of the Aging Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute. He is a founding board member and a Past President of the Canadian Association of Wound Care. He is also the founding co-director of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and a member of the Advisory Board of The International Lymphedema Framework.

Karen Lou Kennedy

Area of Expertise: Skin Integrity

Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans became the first Family Nurse Practitioner in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1974. Her expertise is in long term care where she has worked since 1976. In 1983 while working at the Byron Health Center, a 500 bed long term care facility, she started one of the first Wound Care Teams in Long Term Care. Karen was the first to identify a pressure ulcer occurring before death know as the “Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.” This information was presented at the very first NPUAP (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) in Washington, DC in 1989. She is a founding member of SCALE (Skin Changes At End Of Life) started in March of 2008. She has published over 27 articles, three chapters and one book, The Gaymar Pictorial Guide to Pressure Ulcer Assessment, now in the second edition. She is the co-author of the first chapter ever to be published in a text book on Bariatric Skin Care: Chapter 67, “Skin and Wound Care For The Bariatric Patient”, in Krasner, Rodeheaver and Sibbald’s Chronic Wound Care, 4th edition. Karen lives in Tucson, Arizona where she is president of KL Kennedy, LLC.

Robert Kirsner

Area of Expertise: Acute & chronic wounds, Safe skin, Dermatological conditions, Clinical instruction

As an Undergraduate at Texas A&M University (1984), Dr. Kirsner received his medical degree (1988) and his doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Miami (2004), with a focus on cancer control and prevention. After 2 years in Internal Medicine training, he completed a 2 year fellowship in wound healing (1992) and his residency (1995) in dermatology at the University of Miami. Dr. Kisner is past president of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, sits on the board of the Wound Healing Society and is founding member and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). He is co-directs of the largest multi-disciplinary wound care meeting in the United States, the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care (SAWC).

Rose Koshy

Area of Expertise: IV Site Care

Rose Koshy has been a registered nurse since 1976 and entered the infusion therapy field in 1982. Rose holds CRNI certification since 1991 and Vascular Access Board Certification (VA-BC) since its commencement in 2010. She has experience in a variety of infusion therapy arenas, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care field as vascular access nurse, PICC nurse, home infusion nurse, clinical manager, administrator and educator. She has served the acute and alternate site vascular access community in national and local levels as shared governance member, clinical practice committee member, professional advisory group member, and education committee member of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA). Rose received awards from the Illinois Vascular Access Network (IVAN) and Illinois Nurses Association (INA) for her outstanding contributions for vascular access nursing. Rose is a member of Infusion Nurses Society (INS), American Nurses Association (ANA), AVA, INA, and IVAN. She is recognized as the founder and first president, treasurer of IVAN and continues to serve IVAN as a board of director. Rose developed and presented several continuing education programs for the healthcare community. She is a member of CE peer review panel of Illinois Nurses Association. Rose is currently a vascular access consultant at 3M, develops and presents vascular access CE programs for Infusion Therapy Institute and provides vascular access expert opinion for healthcare lawyers.

Karen Krenik

Area of Expertise: Vascular Access

Karen Krenik has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Minnesota and has 28 years of clinical experience in a variety of positions. She is currently employed by 3M in the Medical Division and has primary responsibility for clinical and technical support of vascular access site products. Karen participates in product development, creates education and support materials, and is involved with training and education for customers and account representatives. Karen has her CNOR certification and is currently a member of AORN, APIC, AVA and INS.

Beth LaVelle

Area of Expertise: Skin Health

Beth LaVelle, PhD, RN, education coordinator at Westfields Hospital, was named a 2012 Outstanding Nurse by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for her dedication to patients, families and her co-workers. For 38 years, LaVelle has impacted nursing in the Twin Cities, nationally and internationally. She has made a significant difference: bringing evidence-based practice (EBP) and research to the bedside; precepting and mentoring staff and students; presenting at hundreds of national, regional and local conferences and healthcare facilities; serving on national committees in emergency nursing, critical care, simulation and professional development; and changing practice by doing research and reviewing research grant applications and articles for journals. LaVelle has received several national awards of excellence including Circle of Excellence in Education (American Association of Critical Care Nurses), President’s Citation for Service and Nursing Specialty Award (Society of Critical Care Medicine), Change Agent Award (National Nurses in Staff Development).

Rita Leuttinger

Area of Expertise: IV Site Care

Rita Luettinger graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor degree of Science in Nursing. Is an active member of the Intravenous Nurses Society, Association for Vascular Access and the Holistic Nurses Society? Is a Certified Registered Nurse in Infusion. She has 28 years of Nursing experience with 25 years working as Director of Nursing, Quality Management, Developing role in Clinical Case Management, developing and providing classes promoting new programs in autoimmune diseases, inotropic infusion therapies and troubleshooting complex infusion related problems with expertise in practice dilemmas facing infusion nurse specialist. Participated in Professional Advisory Committees, Infection Prevention Committees, and monitoring performance improvement plans related to all aspects of infusion therapy and infection control. Has performed presentations at value analysis committees in hospitals and alternative care sites to Healthcare Professionals expanding knowledge of vascular access management in the adult and pediatric population. Has provided consultation in hospitals by reviewing processes in IV site care; helping them develop educational processes around policy and procedure compliance, to promote best practice with positive outcomes. Special interest in focusing on importance of mindfulness, compassion, empathy and empowerment in the medical professions.

Debra Lewis

Area of Expertise: Wound Care

Deb Lewis has been practicing as a registered nurse for 34 years and has been a WOC nurse for 16 years and practiced at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. She is the past President of the Heart of America ET Nursing Chapter Kansas City Affiliate of the WOCN, 2002-2005. Deb currently is an employee of United BioSource Corporation & a Clinical Wound Consultant to 3M Skin &Would Care Division.

Bonnie Loperfido

Area of Expertise: Skin Health, Adhesives

Bonnie Loperfido has a Masters of Arts in Nursing with many years of experience in critical care nursing as well as nurse practitioner experience in family practice. With 3M Company for more than 10 years, she is now a Technical Service Specialist in the 3M Skin & Wound Care Division. Bonnie firmly believes that patient pain and skin damage caused by medical tape removal is not a consequence of care but a preventable event. She shares her passion for saving skin through frequent presentations for local and national clinical audiences about the role medical tapes play in patient safety. Bonnie speaks on all things medical tapes: from the implications of adhesive technology on clinical practice to techniques to maximize performance and everything in between. Bonnie also assists in the development and launch of new medical tapes, most recently 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape.

John Macdonald

Area of Expertise: Compression, Lymphodema

Dr. Macdonald is board certified in general and thoracic surgery. From 1971 until 1999, he practiced thoracic and vascular surgery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Macdonald has been extensively involved in the clinical and research aspects of wound care and lymphedema. He has lectured extensively both in North America and internationally. Dr. Macdonald has authored numerous articles and text chapters relating to both lymphedema and wound -related lymph stasis. In 2002, he was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Macdonald is currently the Medical Director for the University of Miami Lymphedema Clinic at Jackson Memorial Hospital and attending in the Department of Dermotology wound clinic located in the University of Miami Hospital. He is the immediate Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound care (AAWC).

Dennis Maki

Area of Expertise: Pathogenesis, diagnosis & prevention of nosocomial infections

Dr. Maki is the Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine, Head of the Section of Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin, and Attending Physician in the University of Wisconsin Center for Trauma and Life Support. In his activities as an infectious disease consultant, intensivist and hospital epidemiologist, Dr. Maki has devoted his research career to the study of pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention of nosocomial infections, particularly bloodstream infections caused by intravascular devices and the management of septic shock and other life-threatening infections. A past consultant to the CDC, NIH, FDA and HHS, he is a former President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Councillor of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. From 1987 to 1994, he was a member of the ICAAC-ASM Program Committee and from 1989 to 1995, served on the ABIM Board of Critical Care Medicine.

Barbara Anne Marie

Area of Expertise: Wound Care

Barbara Anne Marie graduated from the University of Southern California Wound, Ostomy and Continence Program in 1995. She has been a Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse Consultant since that time. She holds a current membership with the National Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society. Barbara earned a BSN at the University of Washington and a BA in Speech Communication at Western Washington University. Barbara has been in her current position as a clinical consultant for 3M Skin Health Division since 2009. She lectures on prevention, assessment and management of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers and lower extremity ulcers. A Registered Nurse for 35 years, she practiced in Medical/Surgical settings both acute care and post acute. Much of her clinical experience as a wound and ostomy consultant has been in the home health setting. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

Laurie McNichol

Area of Expertise: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care

Laurie McNichol is a registered nurse. She is Master’s prepared, a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and a board-certified wound, ostomy and continence care nurse. She has specialized in the field of wound, ostomy and continence care nursing for 22 years; the first 11 in acute care and the next 9 in the home health setting where she served as the Director of Practice and Quality in a large, multi-site, multi-state agency. In October of last year, Laurie returned to bedside clinical practice in the role of a CNS/WOC nurse in an acute care setting. Laurie served as the President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) from 2001-2005 and in that capacity led two international wound care delegations, one to the People’s Republic of China and one to Russia, in addition to visiting WOC nurses in many states to address their concerns and seek insight into their practice. She was elected to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Board of Directors in 2007 and is currently that group’s President. Laurie is a nationally known lecturer on wound care and professional practice

Nancy Moureau

Area of Expertise: Acute & Chronic wounds, Safe Skin

Nancy Moureau, is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in vascular access and Peripherally inserted Central Catheters (PICCs). She is the founder, President, and CEO of PICC Excellence, Inc. , a Florida based training, educational and consulting company. Nancy has over 25 years of vascular access experience and has spent the past 17 years consulting and training others in placing PICC lines. She has presented in more than 25 states and 7 countries, and has been published in more than 50 publications.

Timothy Mulloy

Area of Expertise: Wound Care

Tim Mulloy is the 3M Southwest Region consultant for skin and wound care. He is a graduate of William Jewell College Nursing School. He Attended Tucson Medical Center Enterostomal Therapy Education Program and has been an ET nurse since 1989. Tim has had his own private practice consulting to acute care, long term care and home health for wound, skin and continence care. He is an active member of the World Council of ET Nurses (WCET), and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) serving on the Government & Regulatory Affairs task force.

Denise Murphy

Area of Expertise: Infection Prevention, Patient Safety

Denise Murphy is Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety at Main Line Health System where she is responsible for patient safety and risk management, clinical performance improvement, infection prevention and control, medical staff services, regulatory compliance, patient advocacy, bioethics, and performance measurement. She is an active member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), and is lead author of APIC’s new Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist and authored the Patient Safety chapter of ASHRM’s sixth edition of the Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Organizations.

Denise Nix

Area of Expertise: Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Incontinence Care

Denise received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. She has been a Board Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse Specialist since 1992. Her years of experience include national and international speaking, litigations consulting, and publishing in peer reviewed journals, chapters, and most recently co-edited the textbook, Acute And Chronic Wounds; Current Management Concept 3rd Edition. Denise currently serves as clinical practice chair for the North Central Region of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society, pressure ulcer advisory group member to the Minnesota Hospital Association. Her current clinical practice is at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Patrick Parks

Area of Expertise: Blood Compatible Biomaterials, Surgical Site Infection, Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, Infectious Disease, Wound Healing

Dr Parks received both his MD and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (USA). His PhD is in biomedical engineering specialising in research related to implanted devices. His MD training upon graduation was in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. He completed a fellowship in Immunopathology at the Cleveland Clinic. He was in clinical practice for 10 years at a University affiliated hospital prior to joining 3M, serving as the Medical Director of the Transfusion service in addition to duties in anatomic and clinical pathology. He is an Advanced Division Scientist at 3M and has been with 3M for 19 years where he has worked on blood compatible biomaterials, surgical site infection, catheter related bloodstream infections, and wound healing. He has served as the United States CoChair for clinical research in implanted devices for the International Standards Organisation, is currently a reviewer for two journals related to infection prevention, is a member of several international societies related to infectious disease and wound healing, and has published multiple articles related to infection prevention, wound healing, and implanted devices. In addition to his current position at 3M, he serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota.

Lynn Peterson

Area of Expertise: Wound Care

Lynn Peterson is a Board Certified WOC Nurse employed by 3M in the Medical Division. Lynn’s primary responsibilities include technical and clinical support for several advanced wound care products. She participates in product development as well as development and delivery of support materials and training for customers and sales representatives. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The College of St. Teresa and has 22 years of experience in home health holding a variety of roles. Lynn is a member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Society (WOCN), and represents 3M on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).

Sue Petros

Area of Expertise: Wound Care

Sue Petros is board certified in Wound Ostomy and Continence Care. She received her BSN from St Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH in 1978 .And has been a registered nurse in the state of Massachusetts for 34 years. She completed her WOCN Certification Program from the Wick’s Harrisburg Enterstomal Therapy Program in 1993.She is an active member of the AAWC and WOCN society. Sue is responsible for educating 3M customers in acute care facilities, wound clinics and in the long term care industry on all aspects of wound care and for consulting with clinical and administrative staff on wound care issues. With her experience in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care she provides extensive training and education on numerous approved CE credit courses and seminars.

Mauro Pittiruti

Area of Expertise: CRBSI reduction, Tip placement using ultrasound technology

Dr. Pittiruti has been working as a surgeon at the Catholic University Hospital since 1980. He has been interested in the area of venous access for parenteral nutrition since the early 1980’s, being one of the founding members of SINPE, the Italian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. From 1990 on, he has focused most of his clinical and scientific activity upon central venous access devices, becoming one of the leading national experts in this area. In 1998 he founded the Italian Group for Long TermVenous Access (GAVeCeLT). Since 1980, he has served as Researcher of the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR). Since 2000, he organizes and coordinates all the educational activities of GAVeCeLT (approx. 30 conference/courses per year, plus a national congress every other year). In 2005, he was one of the founding members of the European Vascular Access Network (EVAN). He is an active member of several scientific societies, including ESPEN, AVA and INS. In 2009, he received the Suzanne Herbst Award for Excellence in Vascular Access.

Deb Richardson

Area of Expertise: Acute Vascular Access

As a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) at the University of Texas M.D. (UTMD) Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Deb has worked with the Infusion Therapy Team since 1980. She has assisted in designing, coordinating, and implementing research and development for improvement of patient care. Deb has been a nominee and recipient of numerous awards acknowledging her clinical contributions to vascular access nursing including the Ben & Julie Rogers Award at UTMD Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Nurses Association District 9 Outstanding Nurse Award. Deb has made hundreds of presentations on a variety of vascular access related topics around the world, served as consultant and expert witness in vascular access cases, and written or contributed to a number of publications, including research articles, teaching tools, and nursing textbooks.

Ted Rosen

Area of Expertise: Acute & chronic wounds, Safe Skin, Varicosity treatment, Dermatological conditions

After attending Michigan State University as a National Merit Scholar, Dr. Rosen graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School cum laude. He then trained in internal medicine at University of Alabama and in dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rosen currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society. He is past Vice-Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer of the Dermatology Section of the Southern Medical Association. He is also a past member of the SMA Board of Directors. Sr. Rosen has written over 280 peer-reviewed journal articles, several dozen book chapters and primarily authored or co-authored 4 medical textbooks.

Mark Rupp

Area of Expertise: Infectious Diseases – CRBSI, I.V. care, environmental health, hand hygiene

Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director of the Nebraska Medical Center Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Dr. Rupp received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. He underwent internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at VCU. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, and the subspecialty area of Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA). He is a Past-President of SHEA and is a Past-President of ASM Division L (Infection Control/Hospital Epidemiology). Dr. Rupp has served as a consultant for the US Food & Drug Administration.

Cindy Scheiner

Area of Expertise: Wound Care

Cindy Scheiner has been a Registered Nurse for the last 28 years. She has experience in med-surg, ICU, and Step down ICU. Cindy has held positions as Assistant nurse manager in a step down ICU and Nurse Direcotr for a surgical unit, Hemodialysis , inpatient and outpatient wound care. Cindy has practiced in the field of chronic wound care and ostomy care for the past 15 years. Cindy has studied and worked under the guidance of Dr. Robert Kirsner, Dr. William Egelstein, and Dr. Anna Falabella at the University of Miami Dept. of Dermatology wound care program in Miami, Fl. She was the Program Director at Cedars Medical Center’s Wound and Ostomy program from 1996-2003. From 2003-2008 she was the Program Director at Memorial Hospital Wound Healing Center in Pembroke Pines, Fl. In 2007, Cindy was voted “Nurse of the Year” by her peers at Memorial Regional Hospital. From 2006 to present she has been employed by UBC as a Senior Clinical Nurse Consultant for 3M Healthcare. Cindy provides ongoing support to the 3M Healthcare Skin and wound care division sales team by assisting with product conversions, product inservicing, CE programs for clinical staff, and customer support with clinical studies.

Ellen Schnobrich

Area of Expertise: Wound Care, Ostomy

Ellen Schnobrich is a registered nurse with a Baccalaureate in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. She was Board Certified in Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nursing in 1987 and prior to employment at 3M in 2000, provided wound, ostomy and continence care, education and consultative services to both adult and pediatric hospitals and their affiliated home care agencies. Ellen also was a clinical instructor for the Abbott Northwestern Therapy ET Nurse Education Program (1988-1995) and is a past preceptor for ET NEP students through Harrisburg Area Enterostomal Therapy Program (1996) and R.B. Turnbull Jr. School of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing Program (1997). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and has provided numerous lectures on the topics of skin, wound and ostomy care.

Deborah Thayer

Area of Expertise: Incontinence

Debra Thayer is a board certified Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse with over 20 years experience in the specialty. She holds a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Minnesota, USA. She has provided wound, ostomy and continence care as a clinical specialist in hospitals, nursing homes and home health care. She was a faculty member of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Enterostomal Therapy (WOC) Nursing Education program for 9 years and served as clinical faculty at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining 3M as a Skin and Wound Care specialist, she had a private nursing practice that included patient care and industry consultation. Debra has participated in research studies and has published. Skin care and skin damage are areas of special interest for her. Debra is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society. In her current role she has lectured on wound and skin related topics across the US, Asia/Pacific, Latin America and Europe.

Terry Treadwell

Area of Expertise: Venous Leg Ulcers, Compression Therapy

Dr. Terry Treadwell received his medical education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He continued his training doing his general and vascular surgical residencies at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He practiced vascular and general surgery in Montgomery, Alabama. In October, 1998, Dr. Treadwell founded The Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He served as Medical Director of the center and treated wound patients on a full-time basis providing the best possible care to this seemingly forgotten group of patients. In February, 2006, the Institute for Advanced Wound Care moved to Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. Dr. Treadwell serves as the Medical Director of the Institute and is Director of Wound Care Services at Baptist Medical Center South. He has been involved with numerous educational and research initiatives and directs wound care educational programs at his wound center to help educate physicians and other medical personnel in the current therapy of acute and chronic wounds. Dr. Treadwell has shared his experience in the treatment of chronic wound through lectures and presentations and publications. He is the Clinical Editor of Wounds magazine and is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors. He is a member of the Wound Healing Society and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He has served two terms as the Physician Member of the AAWC Board of Directors. He is the incoming President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is serving on the World Health Organization Committee, the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care, to develop wound education and treatment guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic wounds in underdeveloped countries of the world.

Bradford Winters

Area of Expertise: CRBSI reduction, Bundle of Care (CUSP), Infection Prevention

Dr. Winters attended the University at Rensselaer in New York and then medical school and graduate school at the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York where he completed his medical degree and a doctorate in Microbiology. He has completed basic science research in the fields of microbiology and vascular biology prior to developing an interest in patient safety, quality and outcomes research. He completed his medical internship at the State University of New York before going to the Johns Hopkins Hospital for his residency education in Anesthesiology, followed by his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. He is currently the Co-chair of the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Committee there and heads the Adult Rapid Response Team Program that seeks to provide Critical Care outreach to general ward patients developing serious problems. Improving the care of general ward patients experiencing critical deteriorations is a special interest of his.

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