2018 BeBright

2018 BeBright

BeBright Returns in 2018 

With the successful relaunch of BeBright in 2017, we are pleased to announce that we are back again in 2018 with an expanded program across the topics of Continence and Product Prescription, Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and Wound Care & Product Prescription.

We are excited to announce that our presenters for this year are Kylie Wicks, Donna Heggie and Wendy White.


The_Presenters      Download_Flyer




Session 1:  Neurogenic Related Incontinence (urinary and faecal) and Product Prescription

Presented by Kylie Wicks

Incontinence may occur for a number of reasons. This presentation will focus on neurogenic related incontinence both urinary and faecal. A good continence management program is key to better living and should be designed to work at home and when out. Complications such as urinary tract infections and constipation should be minimised.

This presentation will explore:

  • Assessment criteria
  • Common complications
  • Continence Product Prescription


Session 2:  Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Presented by Donna Heggie

Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) is an all too common condition not easily diagnosed and often confused and misdiagnosed as a pressure injury.

This presentation will look at the differences in diagnosis, treatment and management of IAD and the difference it can make to quality of life in your clients.

This interactive session will test your continence and wound care knowledge.


Session 3:  Local wound infection: Current strategies to minimise risk and manage the problem in everyday practice

Presented by Wendy White

Despite clinicians having managed ‘infected’ wounds over the centuries, the topic of local wound infection and biofilm phenotype remains an ‘emerging science’. Over the last decade the link between local infection and chronic delayed healing was proposed and confirmed, identifying wound infection as the major barrier to acute & chronic wound healing today. Strategies to address & ‘prepare’ the local wound bed are more important than ever when delivering individualised care to identify and address the unique contributing factors and wound diagnosis for each patient, resident or client. Recent international focus on this topic has led to the development of a new language / approach to wound infection and an invaluable resource to support clinicians in their everyday practice.

This presentation will explore:

  • Acute wounding & transition to delayed healing as it relates to wound infection & a compromised immune response
  • ‘At risk’ populations & the role of all clinicians to minimise risk
  • Classification (local assessment) criteria relating to local, spreading & systemic wound infection
  • Product selection to reduce risk & meet the needs of each unique person, region, wound and skin



Kylie Wicks

MN(Research), BHlth, DipAppSc(Nursing)

Kylie is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in spinal cord injury and general continence and currently the General Manager Clinical Services ParaQuad NSW. Kylie has a Master of Nursing Research that focused on Nursing knowledge and catheter selection. Winner of the 2013 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards, Emerging Leader category, for development of product selection tools to assist health professionals prescribe the most suitable continence products. Kylie has continued to develop tools in product selection and regularly provides training in neurogenic related continence assessments.


Donna Heggie
RN, STN, Grad Cert Clinical Teaching, Continence Management Certificate

Donna is the Centre Manager for the Continence Foundation of Australia in NSW Inc.  Donna has a long nursing career specialising in Stomal Therapy and Continence/ Colorectal Nursing at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.  Currently she manages the CFA in NSW Inc. Office in Newington. A position held since February 2015.

Donna is also a member of the CFA National Bladder Bowel Collaborative Steering Committee.



Wendy White
Independent Consultant & Educator
MWoundCare. CWC. BEd. RN. Plast Cert. MACN. FWA
Founder Wendy White WoundCare


Since 2007, Wendy White WoundCare has delivered quality educational, clinical and professional support services within the local, national and international arenas including in a wide variety of healthcare, residential, government, industry and legal settings.

Wendy has over 27 years of experience in the speciality of wound management. Wendy’s area of wound related clinical interest, research or publication include skin tear prevention and management, minimising wound related pain (including low resource setting), differentiation of neuropathic pain, wellbeing when living with a wound, clinicians as advocates, advanced skills acquisition programs and policy development. She is a past invited reviewer and guest editor (2017)

Invited expert positions include international advisory groups including wound related pain minimisation (2005 – 2008), improving wellbeing when living with a wound (2010 – 2012) & promoting advocacy in wound management (2014 – current), and invited guest editor (2017) for the Wound Australia publication ‘Wound Practice & Research’ – highlighting wound management in low / poor resource environments.

She is a recipient of a Wounds Australia Fellowship, in recognition of her contribution to clinical practice, education, research and leadership in wound management throughout Australia, and the Asia Pacific region.

Wendy White WoundCare’s mission is to positively influence the person’s lived experience, optimise practice & outcomes and refocus the emphasis of care provision - changing lives for those at risk of or living with wounds.



Back to Top


8:15am          Registration & Arrival with Tea and Coffee

9:00am          House Rules and Opening Comments

9:10am         Session 1:  Continence and Product Prescription

11:00am        Morning Tea and Trade

11:30am        Session 2:  Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

1:10pm          Lunch and Trade

2:00pm         Session 3:  Wound Care and Product Prescription

4:00pm         Closing Remarks





5th June 2018
Swissotel Sydney
68 Market Street, Sydney




29th August 2018
Novotel Darwin CBD
100 The Esplanade, Darwin




31st August 2018
Novotel Brisbane
200 Creek St, Brisbane




19th February 2019
Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Pde, Melbourne