International Inter-Professional Wound Care Group (IIWCG)
The International Inter-professional Wound Care Group (IIWCG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing skin, health and wound management in United Arab Emirates and other Countries in the region. Dedicated IIWCC graduates work to improve the health of Clients at risk for skin breakdown and the practice of the health-care professionals who care for them.
To train persons from any professional discipline who are delivering wound care in practice to provide scientific grounding in the elements of wound healing science, establish interdisciplinary wound healing provision as a field of specialty and to translate new knowledge into practice.
Friends of the association include health-care professionals, students, researchers, corporate supporters, government decision-makers, and caregivers.
IIWCG is dedicated to a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to wound management and prevention to improve the health of Clients
The IIWCG believes that all people with, or who are likely to develop a wound are entitled to receive personalized care and management that is supported by current best practice.
The Objectives of the IIWCG are to:
Be recognized as a peak body that consults with, makes representation to, and advises governing bodies, educators, health care providers and consumers in regard to best practice in wound management.
Foster and maintain a multi-disciplinary network of individuals with knowledge and expertise in wound management.
Foster and maintain a collaborative, productive working relationship between the Association and all affiliated state and territory organizations and both national and internationalmembers.
Develop, publish and promote guidelines, standards and educational material in wound management, and a peer reviewed E- journal.
Promote and support wound management research.
Facilitate Health Promotion activities in wound management.
Develop and maintain representation on relevant national or international associations or groups; International Inter-professional Wound Care Group.
Develop responsible initiatives and strategies to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the IIWCG.
Conduct the business of the IIWCG in a professional and ethical manner.
4th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
March 9 - 10, 2012 | Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
1st Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
November 22, 2008 | Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
3rd Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
March 12, 2011 | Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
2nd Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
March 13, 2010 | Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
5th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
March 15 - 16, 2013
Armed Forces Officers Club Abu Dhabi
6th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
March 6 - 7, 2015
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi
7th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
April 22 - 23, 2016 | ADNEC
8th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
March 22 - 23, 2017 | ADNEC
9th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
February 10 - 11, 2018 | ADNEC
10th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
March 23 - 24, 2015
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi
Inter-professional Wound Care Courses (IIWCC)
First Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
IIWCC - UAE: First Residential weekend 5-8 March 2012
IIWCC - UAE: Second Residential weekend 12-15 March 2013
Second Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
IIWCC - UAE: First Residential weekend 3-6 March 2014
IIWCC - UAE: Second Residential weekend 2-5 March 2015
Third Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
IIWCC - UAE: First Residential weekend 9-12 March 2015
IIWCC - UAE: Second Residential weekend 18-21 April 2016
Fourth Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
IIWCC - UAE: First Residential weekend 25th-28th April 2016
IIWCC - UAE: Second Residential weekend 19th-23th March 2017
Fifth Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
IIWCC - UAE: First Residential weekend 25th-28th March 2017
IIWCC - UAE: Second Residential weekend 7th-11th March 2018
Sixth Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
IIWCC - UAE: First Residential weekend 13th-16th February 2018
IIWCC - UAE: Second Residential weekend 20th-24th March 2019
Seventh Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) - Abu Dhabi, UAE
IIWCC - UAE: First Residential weekend 26th-29th March 2019
Bidding for wuwhs 2020.
Increase our attention to health disciplines that are in need of enhanced skin and wound education, with priority focus on family physicians, nurse practitioners,decision-makers, the public and lay caregivers.
Move beyond wound care into skin health through education of clinicians, improving public awareness, advocacy aimed at prevention, while continuing to strengthen wound management education and awareness
Create more programs for groups, and organizations to better meet specific needs.
Enhance our role as facilitators across all sectors by continuing to connect with partners nationally and internationally and provide opportunities to organizations, and individuals to gather to exchange knowledge and resources.
Abu Dhabi Won the Bid for WUWHS 2020
The mission of the WUWHS is to co-ordinate a world-wide exchange of information between wound societies and other relevant bodies, including international and global agencies - as well as promoting personal-level friendship exchanges.
Gulnaz States; The vision of the IIWCG and the WUWHS is to enhance wound healing and optimize the patient centered care through education of everyone everywhere. Hosting the event in Abu Dhabi in 2020 will help change the landscape of wound care in the region. It will allow us to establish and take a leading role in bringing evidence based practice and research to professionals here and worldwide.
Our focus for 2020 and the four years following the conference is to create models of collaboration and facilitate focusing on education, research and clinical delivery, and we look forward to working with our international and local organising committee to achieve this goal.(Gulnaz Tariq, President of IIWGC and President-Elect of WUWHS).
Linda Haskins States; It started many moons ago when I saw the passion of wound care management in someone that I have not even realized exists in Al Jaziera Hospital at that time. This passion has truly inspired and encouraged me me not just to provide her the opportunity to become a wound care nurse but allowed her to push this passion to ultimate boundaries, and hence the final outcome of this is evident in our President Elect WUWHS 2020- Gulnaz Tariq.
WUWHS 2020 is truly the most exhilarating opportunity for healthcare professionals in the region to demonstrate what they are doing to improve our patients living with very complexed wounds and often limited resource and still change the services for the patient, the community and the country. It is going to place Abu Dhabi and UAE on the map demonstrating healthcare leadership and display the evidence based work of our wound care guru's (experts) is a force to be reckoned with. (Linda Haskins Assistant Director of NursingSKMC).
The IIWCG is dedicated to using the best available evidence to enhance wound management and prevention. In order to ensure that we are able to do this in UAE, we connect with the international wound care community, and participate in education, as well as supporting the efforts of International expertise and knowledge to improve the care of people suffering from wounds.
As part of our responsibilities, the IIWCG directly supports the efforts of the:
Abu Dhabi wound Care Conference