EWMA 2020, 13-15 May


Finnish Wound Care Society

Original Name:

Suomen haavanhoitoyhdistys ry



Contact info and web site:

Name of President:

Heli Kallio, 2016-2019

Executive Board/Council:

Sari Korhonen, Vice President

Johanna Appelgren, Secretary

Tiia Repo, Treasurer

Lea Pulliainen, Member

Maarit Ahtiala, Member

Maria Honkala, Member

Kielo Turtiainen, Member

Kirsti Ahmajärvi, Member

Cooperating Organisation board representative:

  Heli Kallio

No. of Members:

2667 (in the end of year 2017)

Year of foundation:


Main purpose/objective of the association:

Promote knowledge and independent multiprofessional co-operation within the field of wound care


Haava Journal 
4 issues per year/ distribution 3300 copies


  • Annual congress every year since 1996
  • 2015 theme was: Leverage from networking, 650 participants
  • 2-3 regional congresses around Finland, 200 participants/each
  • Annual meeting for tissue viability nurses once a year, 70 participants
  • Annual meeting for authorized wound care nurses once a year, 30-40 participants