Program

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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TUESDAY 4 MAYWEDNESDAY 5 MAYTHURSDAY 6 MAY

TUESDAY 4 MAY

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

Break

Lunch Symposium

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


Strategies to reduce practice variation in wound assessment and management: The T.I.M.E. Clinical Decision Support Tool


Myth Busting - Debridment

Break

Wounds Australia "Behind the Scenes" - more details to be announced soon
Afternoon Symposium

WEDNESDAY 5 MAY

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

Break

Concurrent One 

Case Studies

Skin Integrity and Compression

Pressure Injury

Lower Limb Wounds
High Risk Foot

Break

Concurrent Two 

Case Studies

Pressure Injury

Wounds in Acute Care

Wound Infection

Sponsored Afternoon Symposium

Sponsored Afternoon Symposium

Wounds Australia AGM 

THURSDAY 6 MAY

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

Catering Break 

Concurrent Three


Wounds in Residential care                                                                          Wounds in the Community

Break 

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

Conference Close