Prof. Dimitri Beeckman is a Professor of Skin Integrity and Clinical Nursing at Ghent University (Belgium) and Örebro University (Sweden). He is a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Monash University (Australia), and the University of Southern Denmark. He is President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) and Council Member of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). He specialised in skin integrity research, clinical trials, education, implementation and instrument development and psychometrics. He authored over 140 scientific publications and presented his research in > 60 countries. He is in the editorial board of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, Journal of Tissue Viability, and BMC Geriatrics. He holds international Fellowships such as Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing and the European Academy of Nursing Science.