The Canadian Association of Wound Care has recently re-established the Research Committee to support and promote research within the wound community. Chaired by Michael Stacey MBBS, DS W. Aust., FRACS, Surgeon in Chief Hamilton Health Sciences.

The committee will pursue the following objectives:

1. Promote involvement in wound research by members of CAWC by:

  • Participating in organizing a research stream in the annual national conference
  • Mentoring and promoting the publication of research projects
  • Reviewing research proposals requesting CAWC support
  • Disseminating information about potential funding opportunities for research

2. Promote collaborative wound care research between members of CAWC by:

  • Linking members who have research interests that have potential for collaboration
  • Identifying and promoting potential collaborative research funding opportunities

3. Identify potential funding opportunities for wound care research through:

  • Research grant funding bodies – national and international
  • Industry support for research initiatives

4. Contribute to and promote evaluation of new wound prevention and management strategies based on patient outcomes and health economic analyses

5. Collaborate with the advocacy committee to use evidence to develop wound-related policies that address the needs of individuals with wounds and that can be used to redirect health-care funding appropriately

One of the strengths of the committee is its composition. The committee’s mandate includes the requirement that members will be representative of different disciplines and different regions of Canada and include at least one patient advocate.

Committee Members:

Karen Cross MD PhD FRCSC
James Elliott Bsc MSc
Chantal Labrecque RN BSN MSN
Kim Leblanc MN RN CETN(C) PhD (student)
Perry Mayer MB BCh, CCFP
Adam Power MD
Douglas Queen BSc PhD, MBA
Nicola Waters PhD MSc RN


Are you a researcher in wound management and prevention?  Would you like to connect with other Canadian researchers to share information and possibly work together on research in the future?