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International interprofessional wound care group (IIWCG)

Registered: License no DAC 0012

The International Interprofessional 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 IIWCCgraduates 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:

  1. 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
  2. Foster and maintain a multi-disciplinary network of individuals with knowledge and expertise in wound management
  3. Foster and maintain a collaborative, productive working relationship between the Association and all affiliated state and territory organizations and both national and internationalmembers.
  4. Develop, publish and promote guidelines, standards and educational material in wound management, and a peer reviewed E- journal.
  5. Promote and support wound management research.
  6. Facilitate Health Promotion activities in wound management.
  7. Develop and maintain representation on relevant national or international associations or groups; International Interprofessional Wound Care Group
  8. Develop responsible initiatives and strategies to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the IIWCG
  9. Conduct the business of the IIWCG in a professional and ethical manner.
  • 1st Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
    November 22, 2008
    Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
  • 2nd Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
    March 13, 2010
    Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
  • 3rd Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
    March 12, 2011
    Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
  • 4th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
    March 9 and 10, 2012
    Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
  • 5th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
    March 15 and 16, 2013
    Armed Forces Officers Club Abu Dhabi
  • 6th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
    March 6 and 7, 2015
    Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi
  • 7th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference
    April 22-23, 2016

Interprofessional Wound Care Courses (IIWCC)

First Interprofessional 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 Interprofessional 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 Interprofessional 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 Interprofessional 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


  1. Bidding for wuwhs 2020.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Create more programs for groups, and organizations to better meet specific needs.
  5. 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)

Executive Sponsor and Chairperson

  • Safa Al Mustafa

President, 2015-2018

Gulnaz Tariq
President, IIWCG
Unit Manager for Wound Care
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Vice President

Jassin Hamed, MD
Vice President, IIWCG
Physician, Internal Medicine
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Mona Al Murrawi, MD
Director, IIWCG
Head of Dermatology Department and Wound Care Clinic
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Huda Aldhubaib, MD
Assistant Director, IIWCG
General Surgeon and Diabetic Foot Specialist

Working Committee

Hiske Smart
Editor General, IIWCG
Unit Manager, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing Unit
King Hamad University Hospital
Kingdom of Bahrain
Salvacion Cruz
Wound Care Nurse
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Jennifer Davies
General Secretary IIWCG
  • Chief Editor
  • Gen Secretaries, Strategic Initiatives
  • Executive Assistance Editor
  • Directors
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary

International responsibilities

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

E-mail: iiwcg.ae@gmail.com
Phone: +971 04 228 0000
Cell: +971 50- 8251962
Office Hours: Sunday- Thursday 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Address: International interprofessional wound care group (IIWCG), DAC, Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai.