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The role of the geko™ device in venous leg ulcers and Lower leg assessment

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The role of the geko™ device in venous leg ulcers and Lower leg assessment
The role of the geko™ device in venous leg ulcers and Lower leg assessment

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Mar 13, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT


About the event

NSWOCC & WOC Institute Continuing Education Webinar: "The role of the geko™ device in venous leg ulcers and Lower leg assessment"


  1. Recognize the role of blood flow in wound healing.
  2. Describe the impact of the geko™ device on bloodflow to wounds.
  3. Explain the results of the geko™ device venous leg ulcer randomized controlled trial.
  4. Discuss the implications for the use of the geko™ device in clinical practice.
  5. Identify the key components of lower leg assessment.

Presented by:

Dr. Michael Stacey MBBS, FRACS, Doctor of Surgery*

Dr. Stacey is a vascular surgeon who came to Canada from Australia in 2014 as the Surgeon in Chief at Hamilton Health Sciences and Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia, is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and is licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He spent 2 years working at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, United Kingdom, where he conducted research for his Doctor of Surgery degree (PhD equivalent).

Dr. Stacey took on the role of Chief Medical Executive and Executive Vice President Academic at Hamilton Health Sciences in 2018 until mid-2023. He currently continues his clinical work in vascular surgery and is a consultant for hospitals and biomedical companies in the areas of clinical practice, research, and physician leadership.

As well as his practice in vascular surgery of more than 30 years, Dr. Stacey has established active research programs in wound healing in both Australia and Canada. He was the first President of the Australian Wound Management Association (now Wounds Australia), and the founding Chair of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies.

Dr. Stacey has a passion for advancing wound care for patients. He has previously established a multidisciplinary diabetic foot ulcer clinic and a venous leg ulcer clinic in Australia and is in the process of establishing a similar clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences.

As well as his clinical practice interests, Dr. Stacey is also an artist, using mainly oil paint as his medium, and a poet. He has published poems in multiple anthologies and periodicals. Examples of his art and poetry can be seen on Instagram at michaelcstacey.artistandpoet

* Due to unforeseen circumstances, Professor Keith Harding will be unable to participate in the webinar. His presentation will be covered by Dr Michael Stacey, a vascular surgeon based in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Stacey is also a global academic and clinical wound expert.

In partnership with Perfuse Medtec Inc. 

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