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