European Wound Management Association - Experts converge in Gothenburg

The theme of this year's European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference is 'Person-centred wound care: Who is in charge of the wound?' A wound is always part of someone's body because they have to live with it. The patient therefore qualifies as an important member of the team when focusing on wound healing. When all professionals, with their specific competencies, work together with the patient, progress can be made, and clinical knowledge and competencies can be developed and shared. A multidisciplinary, inter-professional team and personcentred wound-care approach will support the woundhealing process, increase the patient's quality of life and prove to be cost-effective.

EWMA 2019 includes a mixture of new topics that are important to the European wound community and topics that have had enormous appeal during previous EWMA conferences. The sessions deal with the advancement of education and research in relation to epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and the management of wounds.

Key sessions:

  • Person-centred wound care: Who is in charge of the wound?
  • Pressure ulcer prevention
  • Translational science and clinical opportunities
  • Catastrophe and war wounds
  • Patient involvement and patient safety
  • Multidisciplinarity and organization
  • Atypical wounds
  • Surgical treatment of chronic wounds
  • Economics of wound management
  • Burns
  • Surgical site infection
  • Managing and preventing birth-related wounds and postcaesarean Section
  • Infections

EWMA streams:

  • Pressure ulcer prevention
  • Infection, prevention and control stream
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Debridement day Workshops:
  • Debridement
  • After debridement
  • How to read a paper - understanding the basics
  • Diabetic foot - assessments, offloading and footwear
  • Managing wounds after discharge - case studies discussion workshop
  • Eczema in leg ulcer patients
  • Regulatory workshop
  • Patient repositioning and the properties of the patient support surfaces used

Focus sessions:

  • Skin necrosis in wounds
  • Malignant and fungating wounds
  • Pain assessment
  • Lesions in patients
  • Regenerative medicine in the treatment of chronic wounds

Abstracts for oral presentations, electronic poster presentations and paper poster displays may be submitted in the following categories: acute wounds, antimicrobials, basic science, burns, devices and interventions, diabetic foot, dressings, education, e-care, health economics and outcomes, home care, infection, leg ulcer, negative pressure wound therapy, nutrition, pain, pressure ulcer, prevention, quality of life, wound assessment, case studies (e-posters only) and professional communication (e-posters only).

Important dates:

  • Conference dates: 5-7 June 2019
  • Registration opens: November 2018
  • Abstract submission opens: 1 October 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 December 2018
  • Early registration deadline: 3 April 2019

The EWMA conference offers high-level scientific presentations, networking activities, and an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences with international colleagues.

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EWMA Secretariat
Nordre Fasanvej 113 DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Tel: +45 70 20 03 05 Fax: +45 70 20 03 15 Email: [email protected]

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