Clinical Advisory Board

Klaus Dresing

Prof.Dr., Former Assistant Medical Director of Trauma, Orthopedic and plastic surgery, Göttingen University Hospital, Germany

Prof. Dr. Klaus Dresing is a German Doctor of Surgery, Traumatology, Orthopedics, Rescue medicine, Hand surgery Orthopedics and Traumatology and Special Traumatology. He was holding a position as Vice Director of the Department of Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery at Göttingen University Medical Center in Germany.

Prof. Dr. Dresing is a specialist in orthopedics, trauma surgery and hand surgery which among polytrauma and pediatric trauma are one of his clinical priorities.  His strong professional background has driven him to contribute with publication work for books, e-learning and clinical practice guidelines. He is also very driven to participate in reviewer and editor activity for journals in his own field.

During his career Prof. Dr. Dresing has achieved scientific prices among which he won the reward of RSNA Magna Cum Laude Award in 2012 and the AOTrauma Innovation in Education Award 2018. Prof. Dr. Dresing is active over 20 years in the AOTrauma community which is the world´s largest global trauma and orthopedic community. He is engaged as faculty and chairman in national and international courses and as coach and trainer for faculty.

Justine Whitaker

Director and Nurse Consultant of Northern Lymphology Ltd, Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK

As a practicing nurse for 29 years, Justine currently holds a number of professional and voluntary positions. These consist of Director and Nurse Consultant of Northern Lymphology Ltd and Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. She has also been awarded as nurse of the year in 2007 for invention and bringing to global market the ‘Whitaker Pouch’ within lymphoedema management. Justine holds a master’s degree in Lymphoedema Management, and she has also published several publications within the lymphoedema management field.

At Nothern Lymphology Ltd Justine clinically provides lymphoedema management to all referred patients, both in the private and NHS sectors at the designated centre at whatever level of intervention is required following comprehensive consultation. Treatments offered are conservative and not surgical.  Inconjunction with her role at the University, she regularly publishes literature in peer reviewed journals, and presents and teaches on a national and international basis. Justine also holds an instructor position at Kinesio Taping International.

As Senior Lecturer, within the School of Health Sciences Justine provides education at the University of Central Lancashire offering a level 6 Advanced Certificate for health professionals nationally, in Lymphoedema Management. She also provides regular lectures on Masters level courses within Oncology and Dentistry within the University. Justine is currently active in Research within the School of Health Sciences looking into tissue oxygen levels within lymphoedema.