EWMA Conference 2019

Advanced Therapies in Wound Management

This session launches a new EWMA document on “Advanced Therapies in Wound Management”. The document presents an overview of available technologies based on cellular therapies, tissue engineering and tissue substitutes (regenerative medicine), as well as
new treatments based on physical therapies and the potential of sensors and software.

With this document, EWMA wish to describe the barriers and possibilities of advanced therapies, to provide health care professionals with a neutral and exhaustive source of information, and to provide a point of referral for future discussions and negotiations with health care providers and payers about the use of these therapies in clinical practice.

The document:

  • Provides an overview of the opportunities in this multi-faceted and complex field
  • Reviews and discuss clinical experiences and the scientific evidence where this is available
  • Provides recommendations for the adoption of advanced therapies in the different areas of wound management
  • Discuss the role of policymakers, payers and legislators regarding the regulatory framework for Advanced Therapies in Europe

The session will conclude with a presentation and discussion focusing on the future perspectives of advanced therapies in wound management.