Innovation, Know-How, and Technology (opening plenary session)


Wound complexity has a major impact on the progression of healing and the factors involved can be broadly categorised as patient- and disease-related factors, wound-related factors, skill and knowledge of the healthcare professional, resources and treatment-related factors, beliefs about health and illness, and health care organisation and reimbursement. Only by appreciating and understanding the interaction of these factors and their impact on healing can clinicians develop effective and appropriate strategies to improve patient outcomes.

The presentations focused on the barriers, challenges, and opportunities to embrace new innovations, know-how, and technology in the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds from the perspective of the patient, caregivers, and policymakers within the health care system.


The session took place on Wednesday 14 May from 10.00-11.30 in room N103/N104.