Connect, with industry experts and colleagues, Collaborate with industry leaders from across the globe, Innovate and develop your work and passion for wound management.

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0730 - 1030


0800 - 1000
Industry Hosted Pre-Conference Skills Transfer Seminars

1030 - 1230

Welcome/Plenary One

Emerging Evidence & Innovation

Plenary One will demonstrate how the field of science is contributing to clinical practice and improved patient outcomes. The plenary will introduce delegates to novel approaches to skin integrity and wound healing from the bench​, as well as emerging products, therapeutics, devices, and models of care.

How can science advance clinical practice?

Evidence emerging from the bench

Emerging innovations that will change wound care

1230 - 1330

Catering Break

1330 - 1530
Plenary Two

Evidence: Paradigms, Guidelines, & Controversies

Plenary Two will explore emerging paradigms in wound management. Clinical practice guidelines and standards in relation to pressure injuries, atypical wounds, managing wound exudate, antimicrobial stewardship, and clinical decision making will be profiled for their key recommendations and controversaries. The translation of this evidence into your clinical practice will ​be discussed.

Paradigm shifts in wound management

International Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries

Atypical Wounds: Best Clinical Practices and Challenges

Antimicrobial Stewardship and Wound Management

Wound Exudate: Effective Assessment Management

How to implement evidence in your clinical practice

1530 - 1600

Catering Break

1600 - 1700

Wounds Australia "Behind the Scenes" - more details to be announced soon
1900- Late

Invited Industry Networking Events


0700 - 0830

Industry Hosted Breakfast Seminars

0900 - 1100

Plenary Three

Holistic Practice

This plenary will consider the provision of effective holistic care in wound management. This plenary has something for clinicians working in all settings with all wounds types​. This session will support you to refine your provision of person-centre​d care by focusing on mental health and wellness, nutrition, self-treatment, and the cultural needs of those with wounds.

I am me first, then I am a person with a wound - reigniting the importance of person-centred care

Wellness in people with wounds

Power to the people - self-management of wounds

Don't judge a book by its cover:  The Highs and Lows of Bariatric Nutrition

Culturally responsive care

1100 - 1200

Catering Break

Morning Tea Exhibition Theatrettes

1200 - 1330

Concurrent One 

Case Studies

Healing the unhealable: developing high level wound care knowledge and skills in aged care

Are 194 fully documented case reports about a honey ointment enough to prove efficiency?

Use of a wireless sub-bandage pressure monitor to improve application of compression bandages.

Empowering the workforce through digital technology

Colour Matters

Foreign Body Induced Lower Limb Circumferential Non-Healing Ulcer – First Reported Case Study

Use of negative pressure therapy instillation, dwell time open cell foam dressing in vascular patients.

Skin Integrity and Care

Pilot study: adhesive silicone foam versus meshed silicone interface dressing for management of skin tears

Pressure Injury

Meta-review of cochrane review recommendations for pressure injury prevention and treatment

Evidence of pressure injury preventative intervention implementation by nurses: an exploratory, descriptive study

The effect of repositioning on pressure injury prevention: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Patient and carer experience of pressure injury: a meta-synthesis.

Prevalence and predictors of pressure injuries among older hospitalised adult patients: An Australian multi-site study

Lower Limb Wounds

Determining the effectiveness of adjustable velcro® compression wraps in the treatment of venous leg ulcers

The burden of lower extremity ulcers in the community

The impact of venous leg ulcers on wellbeing and quality of life

Effectiveness of low frequency ultrasonic debridement in the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers

Accelerated healing and reduced pain with intermittent pneumatic compression in patients with recalcitrant venous ulcers

High Risk Foot

Infrared dermal thermometry is highly reliable in the assessment of patients with charcot neuroarthropathy

A qualitative investigation of adherence to removable offloading devices among patients with diabetic foot ulcers

High pressure intermittent pneumatic compression for the treatment of chronic critical limb ischemia

Anti-inflammatory properties of high-density lipoproteins in diabetic wound healing

1330 - 1430

Catering Break

Lunch Exhibition Theatrettes

1430 - 1630

Concurrent Two 

Case Studies

Managing the challenges of chronic wound inflammation

Use of gentian violet and methylene blue impregnated foam in chronic leg ulcers

Management of venous leg ulcers using two-layered compression bandage and a polyacrylate fiber dressing

The management of bruli ulcers

From 'inevitable' to 'unacceptable': A 5 year journey in pressure injury prevention

An investigation into sub-bandage compression pressures

When you are told you have a non-healing goal; urgo comes along!

“Hard to heal wounds and the role of MMP-inhibiting dressings”

Hope and healing - a trial of healing in bilateral limb calciphylaxis

Pressure Injury

Effectiveness of prophylactic sacral protective dressings to prevent pressure injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries in adult cardiac ICU patients: A systematic review

Maintenance of head positioning in immobile critically ill patients at high-risk of pressure injuries.

Nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards pressure injuries: a cross sectional survey

Kennedy terminal ulcers: A review of current evidence
Tracey Hunt

Pressure injury preventative interventions by risk level for critically ill patients: a modified delphi study

Opioid-sparing effect of topical VPX638 (sevoflurane) during a wound pain clinical trial

Wounds in Acute Care

A comparative study of surgical wound care practices across two acute care settings

Factors that contribute to postoperative wound care patient education delivered by nurses: A prospective study

Brigid M Gillespie

Influence of concomitant medication on wound healing: analysis of a multicenter study

Christian Seebauer

Surgical Site infection Prevention: A quality improvement project in vascular surgery.

Rebecca Aburn

Implementing “Caesarean Infection Prevention” bundle at a rural hospital: Insights beyond measures and numbers

Gihani Senadeera

Wound Infection

Barriers and enablers of implementing the T.I.M.E. framework when assessing and managing chronic wounds.

Gabrielle Munro

Low-frequency contact ultrasonic debridement and polyhexamethylene biguanide on chronic wounds: a randomised control trial

Alison Vallejo

Validation of predictive factors for infection in adults with chronic leg ulcers

Ut Bui

Photobiomodulating effects of blue light 405nm to 470nm on pathogenic microbes and biofilms

Tina Czech

Analgesic efficacy, safety and tolerability of VPX638 (sevoflurane) administered topically to patients with painful wounds

1630 - 1730

Wounds Australia AGM 


0700 - 0830

Industry Hosted Breakfast Seminars

0700 - 0830

Industry Hosted Breakfast Seminars

Urgo Medical Australia Pty Ltd

Nestle Health Science



0900 - 1100

Plenary Four

Effective Change Agents

This plenary will expose delegates to examples where clinicians have effected change​. Emerge from this conference equipped with not only emerging evidence, but with strategies to help you implement changes in your workplace. Be a change agent when working with your patients, working within your multidisciplinary teams, and at an organisational level! 

How the crowd can make change in wound care

Affecting organisational change across clinical settings

Change the conversation (and the dressing): Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Behaviour Change

Personal and professional perspectives of wound healing from a seaweed scientist

1100 - 1200

Catering Break 

Morning Tea Exhibition Theatrettes

1200 - 1330

Concurrent Three

Wounds in Residential Care

People with dementia in long term care: The prevalence and management of wounds

Food first strategies incorporating a commercial wound supplement to support intake and overcome taste fatigue

A pilot skin and wound care programme in two residential aged care facilities

Global Prevalence and Incidence of Pressure Injuries in Hospitalised Adult Patients: A Systematic Review

Wounds in the Community

Integrating wound prevention and management in mental health and drug and alcohol services

What matters in complex wounds: The experience of patients accessing wound services

Pressure injuries in a community palliative population

Healing community wounds: Times and costs to discharge

1330 - 1430

Catering Break 

Lunch Exhibition Theatrettes

1430 - 1630

Plenary Five

Emerging Innovations

Emerging innovations: Innovation industry leaders, present studies and findings of recent projects. Be encouraged to develop your own innovation

How do you take the seed of an idea and grow it; examples from practice

Adding negative pressure to improve healing (dressing) trial: a pragmatic, randomised controlled trial

Review of excision wounds treated with an innovative dressing

Moon Boot meets APOLLO. A perfect marriage for off loading. Now made in Australia

1630 - 1700

Conference Close