EWMA 2020, 18-20 Nov


Are you a veterinary surgeon or experienced nurse with a passion for wound management? Or are you from the human field and interested to experience what is going on in veterinary wound healing science, or to be inspired by another point of view? Join the:

International Conference of the Veterinary Wound healing Association (VWHA)
at EWMA 2020, November 19th-20th 

Our theme: 


will address problems and questions we all encounter in everyday veterinary practice. Wound infections are caused by bacteria, and infections are prevented and treated with antibiotics…. or are they?

We live in a world where resistant bacteria cause increasing problems. Researchers and clinicians thus need to address this problem and strive to reduce surgical site infections as well as the use of antibiotics. It has become increasingly clear that there are no straightforward answers to these issues, and many questions remain open: Do antibiotics prevent or increase surgical site infection rates? When are bacteria a problem in open wounds? When do we need to provide antibiotics, and which alternative strategies do we have available? Or is it better not to treat bacteria at all?

Join the Veterinary Wound Healing Association to learn about the practical approach to prevent and treat wound and surgical site infections. Enjoy the programme with keynote lectures about the latest views, research developments, and discussions.


Call for abstracts!

Just as other years, we have organised a free communication session which will be held on Thursday November 19th in the afternoon. Brand new research about a variety of subjects in the field of veterinary wounds / wound management will be presented. 

Are you interested to submit an abstract: please approach: advice@vwha.net 

Abstracts (including original studies, case studies and case reports) dealing with all aspects of wound management (diagnosis, treatment, disease mechanisms etc.) in large AND small animals  are invited!

Extended deadline 15th September 2020

Download Call for abstracts announcement here

Please register here for the VWHA Conference: