Dr Cecilia Roberts was part of 2009 first IIWCC faculty in Cape Town till 2016.
Recent Facebook post shared these views from SAUHMA and Dr Frans Cronje.
Dr Cecilia Roberts succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 21 May 2022.
SAUHMA will never be the same. She served as President for two terms and made significant contributions as a leader in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. In the process of living her life, she improved the lives of everyone she came in contact with.
It is with a sense of absolute disbelief and shock, that we learned of the passing of Dr Cecilia Roberts in a motor vehicle accident on 21 May 2022.
Cecilia was the very personification of goodness and passion: We all knew her as a person with deep-seated Faith. This was the kind of Faith she put into practice: in the way she lovingly served her patients; how she interacted with her colleagues; and in the way she shared her Belief with her family of Faith. I, for one, cannot imagine her without a smile on her face, and a laugh in her voice… I believe that this is not only a memory, but also her current state of being.
Her grace, humor and brightness of spirit was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was an extraordinary person in every way.
Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain.
Until we meet again, we will all miss you greatly, Cecilia.
We offer our deepest, and shared condolences with all those who knew her.
Her Friend, Colleague and Fellow Believer.
WHASA would like to express our deepest condolence with her family, friends and all who knew her.
Message from the Organising Chairman
Dearest friends and family members of the wound fraternity, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the inaugural Commonwealth and 4th Global Wound Conference 2022 jointly organised by the Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals (MSWCP) and the Commonwealth Wound Care Resource Alliance (CWCRA) which will be held from the 28th to the30th of October 2022 in Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.
The Commonwealth of Nations was formed in 1931 and currently, there are 54 nations in this grouping. There are many low and middle-income countries that are members and require assistance due to limitations in resources as well as educational opportunities in wound management.
There are many patients with chronic complex wounds and these patients are in need of accessible and affordable standard of care management. We hope to be able to share resources such as e-learning platforms, research opportunities and other published resources.
The delegates will be able to listen to speakers from more than 50 countries sharing their experience, clinical expertise, and knowledge. Please do join this hybrid meeting in the endemic setting. The conference will allow all of us to share our ideas and thoughts as well as our experiences managing chronic wounds comprehensively, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I take this opportunity to thank the MSWCP, CWCRA, and all the speakers as well as the delegates and the industry sponsors for supporting this huge inaugural conference set in the picturesque country of Malaysia.
Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
Professor Dr. Harikrishna K. R. Nair
President Elect, World Union of Wound Healing Societies
Chair Commonwealth Wound Care Resources Alliance
President Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals