EWMA 2014 Programme

The 24th Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA-GNEAUPP 2014) in Madrid, Spain had more sessions than ever before. The scientific programme consisted of varied key sessions, workshops, lectures, full-day streams, and satellite symposia and offered an international blend of scientists from Europe as well as the rest of the world.

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EWMA-GNEAUPP 2014 included a mixture of new topics which are important to the European wound community in general in addition to topics that have had enormous appeal during previous EWMA conferences. The sessions dealt with advancement of education and research in relation to epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention, and management of wounds. The key sessions covered EWMA focus areas including nterdisciplinary teams, wound care in the home care sector, and eHealth with regard to wound care. Furthermore, at the opening plenary session, EWMA-GNEAUPP 2014 will emphasise the importance of implementation in wound care. Other key sessions will deal with topics like Vascular Wounds, Infection, Pressure Ulcers and the Role of Oxygen and Hypoxia amongst others.

The full-day streams were particularly popular among EWMA conference delegates and offered more in-depth presentations and discussions within a particular field. For EWMA-GNEAUPP 2014, the full-day symposia topics were E-Health Day, Diabetic Foot Day, and Veterinary Wound Healing Symposium. Furthermore a GNEAUPP symposium focusing on Spanish issues was also one of the many highlights at EWMA 2013.

A number of workshops and lectures were offered at EWMA-GNEAUPP 2014. The workshops covered topics including Debridement, Pain Management, Paediatric Patients, Nutrition, Maggot Therapy, Biofilms, Information Technology and many more.The  EWMA workshops were interactive and gave participants an opportunity to address and elaborate on particular aspects of the themes of the individual sessions.

This guest societies were the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), World Alliance for Wound & Lymphedema Care (WAWLC), The Iberolatinoamerican Society of Ulcers and Wounds (SILAUHE), The Korean Wound Management Society (KWMS), Chinese Tissue Repair Society (CTRS) and Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association (DEBRA). All had a special participation in the scientific programme.