EWMA 2020, 13-15 May

Undergraduate Offer: Participate in Europe's Largest Wound Management Conference Free of Charge

Take part in the EWMA & TVS Session for undergraduate students: Introduction to Wound Management for Nursing Students

on 14 May 2020 at ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

The 30th conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) will be held in London, UK, 13-15 May 2020. The conference is organised by EWMA in collaboration with the Tissue Viability Society https://tvs.org.uk/. EWMA is an umbrella organisation linking wound management associations across Europe and a multidisciplinary group bringing together individuals and organisations interested in wound management. Read more at www.ewma.org

Participation in the conference will give the students a unique introduction to the field of chronic wounds and wound management in general, seen from a national as well as an international perspective. On Thursday 14 May at 10:00-11:30, the nursing students (who are registered in advance) are offered the possibility to attend a special session providing an introduction to wound management. During the session, speakers will be guided by experienced professionals through the world of contemporary wound management.

The student’s participation will be free of charge, and they will have access to attend the EWMA Conference the full day on Thursday 14 May.

Session outline for Thursday 14 May

10:00-10:20 Importance of diagnosis of wounds to facilitate management, Samantha Holloway, Reader and Programme Director in the Centre for Medical Education, School of Medicine based at the College of Life and Biomedical Sciences at the Cardiff University in the UK.

10:20-10:40 Wound assessment: Using TIME and TIMERSAndrea Pokorna, Professor, Head of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

10:40-11:00 Wound Management: Know the basics, Frances Spratt, Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Tissue Viability Society Trustee.

11:00-11:20 Why Tissue Viability Might be Your Future, Heidi Sandoz, Tissue Viability Services Lead, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Tissue Viability Society Trustee.

11:20-11:30 Discussion

11:30 onwards: Time to attend the conference sessions and visit exhibition according to students’ own interests.

How to register?

A group of students with their teacher

All institutions offering nursing education in the UK are invited to register a group of students and one teacher free of charge to join this session and the conference programme offered on Thursday 14 May.

Each institution that wishes to attend should organise a group of students represented by a teacher. The teacher must register himself/herself and the students for the conference by writing an e-mail to Natalia Christiansen, nc@ewma.org as soon as possible and no later than 30 April 2020. The teacher is kindly asked to provide a final list of students (full name, email, institution, country) for registration of their group by 30 APRIL 2020 at the latest to nc@ewma.org

An individual student registration

As an undergraduate nursing student from one of the education institutions in the UK, you can register for the student session and the conference program offered on Thursday 14 May by e-mail to Natalia Christiansen, nc@ewma.org. Kindly note that in order to register you would need to upload your official letter of enrolment to document your enrolment in an undergraduate nursing programme in the UK.

To read more about the conference, please visit the conference website, https://ewma.org/ewma-conferences/2020/. For further information and questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EWMA Secretariat on nc@ewma.org or ewma@ewma.org.

Best regards,


Alberto Piaggesi                                                    Linda Primmer

EWMA President                                                   TVS Chair