EWMA 2017 - Wound care conference comes to Amsterdam

The 27th conference of the European Wound Management Association, EWMA 2017, will be centred around the theme of 'Change, opportunities and challenges - wound management in changing healthcare systems'.


National healthcare systems in Europe are continuously changing, reorganising and adapting to respond to changing demographics and budget restrictions. This sets the context in which wound healing and wound carers must navigate in order to provide the best possible treatment for each individual patient. At the same time, technology is rapidly developing, providing new methods and means of treatment and organisation. The 27th EWMA conference will focus on the changes, opportunities and challenges provided by these continuous processes for wound management across Europe and beyond.

EWMA 2017 includes a mixture of new topics that are important to the European wound community, in addition to topics that have had enormous appeal at previous EWMA conferences. The sessions deal with advancement of education and research in relation to epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and management of wounds.

This year's programme highlights will tackle topical issues in wound management, as well as healthcare systems as a whole in Europe and abroad, including:

  • surgical site infections
  • regenerative medicine
  • scar tissue
  • healing wounds, saving limbs - management of arterial ulcers
  • quality of care and cost effectiveness
  • diabetic foot
  • microbiology of wounds - from basic to clinical science
  • chronic wounds in the fragile, ageing patient
  • psychological impact of chronic illness
  • use of oxygen therapies in wound care.

The particularly popular full-day EWMA streams will foster more in-depth discussions on a number of healthcare-related issues. Planned streams for EWMA 2017 cover:

  • basic science
  • diabetic foot/podiatry
  • antimicrobials.

A number of workshops will also be offered at EWMA 2017. They will explore a range of interesting topics relevant to healthcare professionals, including:

  • oncological wounds - focus on breast cancer
  • wound debridement
  • care of unhospitalised burn patients
  • advanced wound care
  • eczema in leg ulcer patients
  • off-loading
  • maggot therapy
  • infection and wound care
  • positioning patients with pressure ulcers
  • atypical wounds
  • compression
  • diabetic foot screening
  • how to read a paper - criticism and feedback.

Leading professionals in the field

The EWMA conference brings the brightest minds in wound management together for a meaningful, educational experience for those in the profession. Attending EWMA 2017 is an exemplary way to:

  • gain new knowledge on the most recent research and treatment in wound management: 91% of the participants at EWMA 2016 said that they could use the knowledge gained in their daily practice
  • meet peer researchers and clinicians from all over the world: 96% of the participants at EWMA 2016 networked professionally with the other participants
  • attend high-level key sessions, free paper sessions, hands-on workshops, focus sessions and guest sessions hosted by other medical societies that offer new knowledge: 89% of participants stated that the programme offered new knowledge
  • meet with suppliers and exchange experiences about wound care products and technology: 95% of participants felt that attending the exhibition was relevant to their work.

Please register via the link in the information box below. We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam.

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