Centre Head Physician
University Hospitals of Geneva, Centre for wounds and woundhealing
Geneve 14, Geneve – Switzerland
Born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1961, Hubert Vuagnat is married to Anne-Marie and the happy father of three young adults and grandfather since 3 years.
He studied medicine in Geneva where he graduated in 1989 and began training in surgery before discovering the rich and fantastic world of rehabilitation. Board certification in 1996 (Swiss and European Board of PMnR).
In 1997, he was honored by the prize of the European academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (early bone biochemical markers changes in spinal cord injury).
From 1998 to 2006, he headed the rehabilitation team in a 300 beds sub-acute rehabilitation setting in the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and was appointed head of this division in 2007.
From 1995 on, he collaborated at the HUG woundcare policy, and participated at the creation of the Swiss woundcare association.
Since 2006, he is deeply involved in promoting and teaching both simple modern woundcare methods and linked rehabilitation in low resourced countries.
Since 2014 he is Head of the Centre for Wounds and Wound healing of the University Hospitals of Geneva
Member of ACRM for more than 20 years, he is active in the International Networking Group since its very beginning.
In 2014, he was honored with the ACRM’s Edward LOWMANN award.
In 2018, he has been appointed as president of the Swiss society of sexuality and plural handicaps (www.sehp.ch).
In 2018, he was designated as a fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Between 204 and 2017 and from 2019, he serves as committee member of the European Wound Management Association.
Among his fields of interest, he as a special concern in continence mechanisms, pain, sexuality and handicap, woundcare in rehabilitation.
He is strongly dedicated to interdisciplinarity and to a holistic patient’s approach.
Tuesday, November 5
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM