Hiske Smart studied at the Free State University in Bloemfontein (Hons.B.Soc.Sc (Nur), Potchefstroom University (MA Nursing Science), University of Cardiff (PGDip WHTR) and obtained the IIWCC from the University of Toronto in 2008. Currently a unit manager for a Hyperbaric & Wound care unit in the Kingdom of Bahrain with acute traumatic tissue injury and diabetic foot limb salvage and prevention, as priorities. Inter-professional wound care teaching at Dalla Lana School for Public Health, Universities of Toronto and New York and serves also as volunteer for WoundPedia outreaches.
Gregory Weir is a certified and registered Vascular Surgeon. He completed his training in Medicine, General Surgery and Vascular Surgery at the University of Pretoria, where he is still involved as a part-time consultant and lecturer. He also did a Vascular, Trauma and Critical Care Fellowship in Sydney, Australia. He regards himself fortunate to have received training in Hyperbaric Medicine from Dr. Frans Cronje. Gregory has a specific interest in the role of ischaemia and hypoxia as a major etiological factor in chronic wounds.