EPUAP Research Committee, Chair, Belgium
Prof. Dimitri Beeckman is a Professor of Skin Integrity and Clinical Nursing at Ghent University (Belgium). He holds visiting professorships at Örebro University (Sweden), University of Surrey (UK), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Ireland), Monash University (Australia), and University of Southern Denmark (Denmark). He is an expert in skin integrity research, clinical trials and instrument development and validation. He authored over 120 scientific publications in international peer- reviewed journals. He is Consulting Editor of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, the Journal of Tissue Viability, as well as Associate Editor of BMC Geriatrics. He is President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), President Elect of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) and Council member of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). He holds Fellowships of Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing and the European Academy of Nursing Science.