EWMA Newsletter, Summer 2012



NEWSLETTER - Summer 2012



Elections for EWMA Council 2012

This year six new members of the EWMA Council were elected by the individual members and the Cooperating Organisations’ board.

Incoming members:
(Individually elected members):

Magdalena Annersten Gershater (Sweden)

Georgina Gethin (Ireland)

Gerrolt Jukema (Netherlands, re-elected)

Martin Koschnick (Germany, re-elected)

Rytis Rimdeika (Lithuania, re-elected)

Leaving Members
(Individually elected members):

Luc Gryson (Netherlands)

Patricia Price (UK)


Elected by the Cooperating Organisations’ Board
Ann-Mari Fagerdahl (Sweden)


Elected by the Cooperating Organisations’ Board
Eskild W. Henneberg (Denmark)

The CVs and photos of all new EWMA council members are presented here.

At the Council meeting following the annual General Meeting (AGM), Salla Seppänen (Finland) was elected as President Elect and will take over as President in 2013. Dubravko Huljev (Croatia) became the new Secretary after Patricia Price (United Kingdom) stepped down.

The new Council members have been introduced to the tasks of the EWMA Council and I welcome them. On behalf of the EWMA Council I look forward to working with them and know that they will contribute and bring good energy to the Council. Furthermore I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have now left the EWMA Council for their great contribution over the years.

EWMA 2012 Vienna Conference

The EWMA 2012 conference was held from 23rd to 25th May in the beautiful city of Vienna and was organised in cooperation with the Austrian Wound Association (AWA).

More than 2900 participants from no less than 67 countries made EWMA 2012 the biggest conference in the history of EWMA.

Forty-two national wound management associations were represented alongside key opinion leaders and industry representatives who all helped to create a unique setting for networking and knowledge sharing through symposia, workshops, exhibitions and focus groups.

With the theme of 'Wound Healing – Different Perspectives, One Goal', the conference placed multidisciplinary treatment on the agenda along with many other topics. We are proud to say that no less than 788 presentations were given during the three day conference.

The scientific programme consisted of key sessions, workshops, free paper sessions, satellite symposia, and a one day AWA symposium, as well as a large number of posters. The programme also included a one day Russian Symposium with presentations from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and a one day symposium on the Diabetic Foot in Austria with presentations from the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) and examples from different countries ending in a panel debate with 12 international key opinion leaders within the Diabetic Foot Area.

It is fair to say that the conference was a great success both clinically and academically. Please see the pictures from the conference here.

More than 700 abstracts were submitted for EWMA 2012. EWMA greatly appreciates the interest from clinicians and researchers who submitted abstracts for the conference. All the abstracts presented at conference as oral or poster presentations can be downloaded from the EWMA website here.

EWMA 2012 also offered the biggest exhibition ever with an excellent mix of wound management professionals.

A special thanks to all UCM students, invited speakers, exhibitors and other EWMA participants who made this year’s EWMA conference such a great success.

EWMA 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark

The 23rd conference of EWMA will be held 15-17th May 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark in cooperation with the Danish Wound Healing Society (DSFS).

The conference theme 'Organisation and cooperation in Copenhagen' reflects the fact that the quintessence of successful wound management is cooperation between the different professions of necessary caregivers and between patient and caregivers.

Important deadlines
November 2012: Abstract Submission & Registration opens

1st January 2013: Abstract submission deadline PLEASE NOTE NEW ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

15th March 2013: Early registration deadline

For further information about the conference, please visit www.ewma2013.org

EWMA Debridement Document

The EWMA Debridement Document was presented in a session during the EWMA 2012 Conference in Vienna and will be published by the end of 2012. The document provides an updated overview of the debridement options and a clarification of the principal role of debridement.

AHAIP - Expression of Commitment

EWMA has expressed its interest in participating in the Active and Healthy Innovation Partnership’s (AHAIP) Action group under the European Commission (EC). The Action Group B3, “Replicating and tutoring integrated care for chronic diseases, including remote monitoring at regional level", under "Care and Cure” will develop a plan which outlines commitments to a number of activities contributing to the objectives of AHAIP. For more information see here.

EWMA is committed to offering its knowledge of the multidisciplinary approach to wound care which can also be applied to other disease areas. EWMA sees its the participation in the group as an opportunity to advocate EWMA’s messages, to put wound management on the political agenda of the EU, and to develop partnerships with other stakeholders in the area throughout Europe.

EWMA Council decides on EWMA projects for 2013

EWMA Council has decided to write two new documents in 2013. One will describe the multidisciplinary approach to wound care and the work will be chaired by Dr. Zena Moore.

The other document will look into the wound treatment being conducted in home care settings. This work will be chaired by Dr. Sebastian Probst.

Get updates on EWMA at its Social Media platforms

It is now possible to follow EWMA on facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Please get information about EWMA activities such as the annual conference, EWMA educational activities and EWMA projects and documents by linking with EWMA on facebook or LinkedIn or following EWMA via twitter.

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EWMA Journal and Electronic Supplement May

The May 2012 issue of the EWMA Journal is distributed to all individual members and Cooperating Organisations. It is also available online.

The May edition of the Electronic Supplement contains all abstracts from the EWMA 2012 Conference. Access the Electronic Supplement here.


Finally, I would like to thank you all for your commitment to EWMA, and for your contribution to the success of the EWMA 2012 Conference.

Have a great summer!

Kind regards
Jan Apelqvist
EWMA President

Contact Information

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In this newsletter:

Elections for EWMA Council 2012

EWMA 2012 Vienna Conference

EWMA 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark

EWMA Debridement Document

AHAIP - Invitation for Commitment

EWMA Council decides on EWMA projects for 2013

Get updates on EWMA at its Social Media platforms

EWMA Journal and Electronic Supplement May




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