Article Index


  • Introduction – Dr. Stieger/ Dr. Votava
  • CLEAN WOUNDS CONFERENCE 2016 in Krasnodar, Russia
  • Next IHM CDT courses
  • First IHM CDT trainers finished their education
  • IHM Summer School for Wound Management 2016 - success story
  • IHM Winter School for Wound Management 2017


Introduction Dr. Martin Stieger - Chairman IHM International


Dear students, participants and trainers of IHM courses. We all had a very successful and busy year 2016. 

We at IHM International are happy to say, that in 2016 the first participants of IHM courses finished as IHM trainers.

We are happy to say, that in 2016 the first IHM trainers already planned and organized themselves together with us IHM CDT course modules in this year.

And we know, that in 2017 a lot of new and challenging projects are waiting for the IHM team and all our students, participants and trainers. 


We wish all of you a wonderful Christmas time, even if not all of you do celebrate it, and a happy new Years Eve, even if some of you celebrate it at a different time. What we clearly wish you is a very successful year 2017, that we stay in regular touch and we might see some of you hopefully in new courses and/ or new projects. Read about news coming up on our website www.IHM.ac.at and we are happy to receive feedbacks and also new ideas from all of you.


All the best for the future


Your IHM team


Clean Wounds Conference – 10.-11.11.2106 Krasnodar  

 clinic Krasnodar

                         Regional Clinical Hospital Nr. 1

In this clinic in Krasnodar, the conference was held. This clinic is leading in the sector of incineration in the area of south Russia and has around 22.000 surgical interventions per year. Dr. Bogdanov and 3 nurses of this clinic were in April in Vienna on a specific training and Dr. Kovalenko (head of cardio-thoracic dpt.) was one of our participants at the IHM Summer School in Graz this year.

The conference was organized by „Clean Wounds“, the Russian wounds association, under the presidency of Prof. Baindurashvili. More than 400 participants from all over Russia joined the conference and saw 74 presentations within the 1,5 days.

 CWC congress2016 1

For attending this conference all participants received for the first time so called “skill enhancement points” which means a certificate for skill enhancement in the field of wound care, issued by “Clean Wounds” in cooperation with the Russian surgery association.

A very special honor was given to Prof. Baindurashvili, as he was recently appointed from the president of the Russian Federation to a “medical scientist”, which is the highest possible tribute to a person in the medical profession in Russia. We congratulate our partner Prof. Baindurashvili from our deepest conviction.

The Turner Institute presented through Dr. Vladimir Kenis, as 3rd main speaker of the conference, the Turner project, in which in close cooperation with the IHM International, the e-learning platform and the “Wound Analyzer” in Russian language was presented and officially launched. 

CWC congress2016 2


The Turner Institute is one of 20 clinics in Russia who were selected from Russian government, to organize tele medical projects. Each clinic is responsible for another sector.

Following, Dr. Koshevnikov, from the Turner Institute in St. Petersburg, presented more details about The “Wound Analyzer” which were actively shown and cemented during “Master Class workshops”. These workshops produced a big interest within the doctors and physicists on this software.

So IHM is of course continuing this very successful cooperation and is also trying to expand its activities in Russia.

Finally we also have to thank our special industry partner Lohmann & Rauscher, who actively supports our intention to bring highest standards of medical education and therapies in different medical sectors into selected countries.


Find here the Link to "Clean Wounds"

Logo CleanWounds Russia


and the article about this conference in Russian.




Next IHM CDT courses 

In 2017 IHM is planning to start again with CDT module 1 courses. We are really happy that the past CDT courses were a great success for IHM and especially for our students. We trained and accompanied over 50 persons out of 13 countries through all modules. 6 people already finished or will finish in the near future their IHM CDT trainer course and gain their IHM CDT trainer license.

This for example allows them to work for IHM as trainers at IHM courses and allows them to even organize new IHM courses in close cooperation with IHM (also see the Success story "IHM CDT course in Dubai" where one of our trainers for the first time organized and lead an IHM CDT course by himself.

So if anybody of you knows colleagues and or physicians and doctors who are interested in further development, inform them about IHM courses and the possibility of advanced notification under the e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All interested people with appropriate experience in CDT (Complete Decongestive Therapy) and/ or Wound Care can send their data for an advanced notification. We will inform every interested person as soon as possible about next courses in her/ his area. Please fill in first name, second name, e-mail address, city and country where you live, city and country where you work and short description of your practice and former specific education.

Please be sure, that none of your data will be given to anybody outside IHM and that your data will only be used to offer you the best choice of our courses.



IHM CDT trainers received their degree

In the year 2016 IHM successfully eductaed it´s first CDT trainers.
In February 2017 we are going to welcome two more students at the final exams to become IHM CDT trainers. One come from Iran and one from Lebanon. In February another trainer, also from Iran,  will beginn her studies and we expect her to finish her exam in summer 2017. So this is the list of our first six IHM CDT trainers and we are really happy and proud, that we had these extraordinary people in our courses. We wish them all the best for their future. 

Mr./Ms. First name Surname Finished Country
Mrs. Evette Alfons Sultan 07/2016 Qatar
Mr. Loay Karam Sadek Mostafa 07/2016 UAE (L&R)
Mr. Semir Bakjia 07/2016 UAE
Mr. Chahine ElHindy 02/2017 Lebanon (L&R)
Mrs. Masoomeh Lotfi 02/2017 Iran
Mrs. Zahra Sheikhi 07/2017 Iran


What we like most is that with many of our trainers the cooperation with IHM will continue, so that the trainers do really gain personal advantages out of their IHM educations and studies. 
For example Semir Bakija, who, as the first IHM CDT trainer, organized his first IHM CDT course. 10 physiotherapists from UAE attented the CDT Module 1 course, and more IHM courses at his clinic "Get On Track" in Dubai will take place in the future.

Summer School for Wound Management 2016


A success story.

The first IHM Summer School for Wound Management in cooperation with the University of Graz and sponsored by Lohmann & Rauscher took place from July 25th to July 29th was a big success.  25 participants from more than 10 different countries took place at this first trial of a summer school.

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Our Wound Management Course is designed to provide participants with the best practices in wound care, the science behind wound healing, and the most current standards of practice. A mixture of lectures and bedside teaching will be organized every day. The target audience is composed of different age groups to promote discussions and interactions between younger and more senior colleagues.


The summer school was about 5 days including clinical lectures, interactive case reports, e-learning courses, bedside teaching and hands-on workshops given by local and regional teachers and scientists.

The Course Curriculum included

• Physiology of wound healing

• Wound assessment and wound documentation

• Principles of wound management

• Evidence Based Wound Care

• Debridement (surgical and non-surgical)

• Legal aspects and standards, quality- and risk management


Speakers and instructors were most experienced doctors and scientists from the medical University of Graz. 

Every participant of the IHM International Summer School, who were doctors, nurses and others, who work in field of wound care, received upon successful completion of the course, an official certificate from IHM and the University of Graz.

As of the big success of the first IHM Summer School for Wound Management, the next event is scheduled already.

In February 2017 we will continue the successful education program of IHM with the IHM Winter School for Wound Management. Read more about this in the chapter IHM Winter School for Wound Management








IHM Winter School for Wound Management 2017


The first Winter School for Wound Management will be held from Monday 13.02.2017 to Friday 17.02.2017.


Winter School 2017 1

 The very experienced team from the Medical University of Graz will train the participants in the following topics:


Theoretical part:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Wound
  • Pathophysiology of the Wound
  • Diagnosis, Treatment Therapy and Documentation 
  • Compression Therapy
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Influence factors in wound healing

Practical part:

  • Bed side teaching



Additionally each student will get a University confirmation certificate for 5 ECTS Points and if required a certificate with CME points (continuing medical education points)

The tuition fee for the 5 day course is € 1.700,- individual rate.

For early birds (payment earlier than 45 days prior to course) it is  € 1.400,-.per person.

Who is interested in taking part at this course please send a pre-registration request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..