EWMA 2018 Programme

The programme features a mixture of new topics which are important to the European wound community in addition to topics that have been popular during previous EWMA conferences. The sessions deal with advancement of education and research in relation to epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and management of wounds.
The key sessions cover EWMA focus areas including:

  • Opening key session: Krakow: new frontiers in wound management
  • Diabetic foot
  • Leg ulcers and prevention of recurrence - current state of the art
  • Atypical wounds - tools for diagnostics and modern treatment
  • Information technology
  • The burden of wounds / health economics
  • Wound diagnostics and assessment
  • Surgical site infection
  • Advanced therapies
  • Pressure ulcers in a non-acute setting
  • Burns
  • Arterial ulcers


The full-day streams are particularly popular among EWMA conference delegates, as they foster more in-depth discussions.
Streams at EWMA 2018 are:

  • Revascularization stream
  • Burns
  • Diabetic foot
  • Infection prevention and control (IPC) including antimicrobial stewardship and surgical site infection


The workshops are typically held in a smaller setting than key sessions, focus sessions and free paper sessions.
EWMA workshops are interactive and give participants an opportunity to address and elaborate on particular aspects of the themes of the individual sessions.
The workshops will cover:

  • Managing wounds after discharge - case studies discussion workshop
  • How to read a paper. Understanding the basics
  • Debridement
  • Eczema in leg ulcer patient
  • Offloading
  • Pressure reducing and relieving patient support surfaces and how to reposition patients effectively to minimise risk
  • Hand hygiene and wounds


A focus session is an opportunity to go into depth with a topic.
The focus sessions take place in a smaller setting and typically have 1-2 speakers:
The 2018 focus sessions are:

  • Isn’t every wound care patient compliant?
  • Pain in wounds
  • Atypical wounds - what is your diagnosis?
  • Lymhoedema and lipedema
  • Angiology
  • The nursing role in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Biofilm and wounds
  • Wound care across the life span


A number of meet-the-experts sessions will take place in the E-poster area. Participants can listen to and discuss with leading experts in an informal setting.

EWMA invites a number of organisations to organise a guest session at EWMA 2018. This serves to increase scientific cooperation and networking with organisations active in thematic issues related to wound healing and management.