EWMA Conference 2017

MICROBIOLOGY OF WOUNDS - FROM BASIC TO CLINICAL SCIENCE

Session Objectives

Background

To diagnose and treat wound infections it is a challenge for clinicians and also for the microbiology laboratory. Classically, culture methods have been applied to approach wound infections, but today we know that those methods are correct for planktonic infections but more conflictive for biofilm related problems. New methods and approaches are emerging to diagnose and treat bacterial and fungal biofilms but still remaining a problem in clinical practice.

Objectives

  • To review the current knowledge around microbiology and wounds
  • To differentiate between planktonic versus biofilm infections on wounds
  • How to diagnose both planktonic and biofilm infections
  • To reduce the gap between basic science and clinical science in that subject
  • How to approach that problem from a clinical point of view

 

Speakers
Rose A. Cooper, UK
Thomas Bjarnsholt, DK
Steven L Percival, UK
Edgar Peters, NL