Deborah Abner graduated from the Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing at McGill University in 1993 and has over 18 years of experience in evidence based advanced wound care. She completed the NSWOC Wound, Ostomy and Continence education program in 2007 and has been certified by the Canadian Nursing Association since 2012. She is currently working as an Advance Nursing Practice Consultant in wound and ostomy care and has been at the CIUSSS Ouest de l'Ile de Montréal since 2017. Previously, she previously was a member of the McGill University Health Center adult mission Wound and Ostomy Team at the Montreal General Hospital. Her practice includes inpatient care of complex wounds and persons with ostomies in addition to a busy outpatient complex wound care practice in a community hospital.