14-16 OCT, GCCEC


Prof. Michael Woodward

Austin Health
Michael Woodward

Associate Professor Michael Woodward is Head of Aged Care Research and the Wound Management Clinic at Austin Health in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is a past President and is honoured to be a Fellow of the Australian Wound Management Association, now Wounds Australia, on which he served as an inaugural Board Member to 2018. He leads several research trials investigating new therapies and other aspects of management of chronic wounds.

Associate Professor Woodward’s publication record includes 150 peer reviewed research papers, numerous book chapters and 500 scholarly addresses. He is past chair of the ‘Geriatric Therapeutics’ section of the editorial board of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research and for 12 years, to the end of 2016, has been joint editor of Wound Practice and Research, the journal of Wounds Australia. He is also a member of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee, which approves drugs and dressings for Australian Veterans, and chairs their Advisory Wound Care Committee which recently released the revised DVA Wound Care manual and on-line wound dressings chart.

He is also a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and is a previous chair of their Education and Training Subcommittee. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology, having previously been President of their Victorian Division, and is a lifetime honorary member of Wounds Australia Victoria. He Chairs the Accreditation Subcommittee of the Royal Australasian College of Physician, responsible for accrediting training sites and programs across Australia.

On Australia Day 2016 Michael was honoured to receive Membership of the Order of Australia for his work in geriatric medicine and as an author.

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