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International Wound Infection Institute (IWII)

Session title: Slough: Investigation, Identification, Clinical Significance and Management

This investigation and identification section will explore current, cutting edge research and future work regarding slough and biofilm. This will set the scene for the overview of a major project that the IWII will commence in 2019 involving leaders in the field of biofilm and chronic wounds. The session will conclude with the clinical view of the significance and the evidence regarding the management of slough.

About the IWII:

The International Wound Infection Institute became a formal organisation in 2008. It is an inclusive multidisciplinary society aimed at providing a global perspective on the latest developments in wound infection. Publications, project information and curricula are provided free of charge to assist clinicians in understanding and managing wound infections. Membership includes free access the IWII’s website and educational materials.

Find more information about the IWII at www.woundinfection-institute.com.

Friday, 7 June 


Room: A3


Introduction and brief info about IWII 

Slough project overview

Greg Schultz

Professor, Dept Obstetrics & Gynecology



Tissue types and Identification

Terry Swanson

Nurse Practitioner, Wound Management



Wound Cleansing

Dot Weir

Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing Centers, Buffalo, New York, USA



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Debriding and Desloughing management strategies

Donna Angel

Nurse Practitioner, Wound Management