Industry sessions

12 September 2018



Meeting room

13:00 - 14:30

Mölnlycke symposium 

Hall #11

15:30 - 16:30

Mölnlycke  workshop 

Colonne Hall

16:45 - 17:45

Abigo workshop 

Colonne Hall



13 September 2018



Meeting room

09:00 - 10:00

Bruin Biometrics symposium 

Aula Minor

10:00 - 11:00

LINET workshop 

Colonne Hall

12:45 - 13:453M Lunch symposiumColonne Hall

14:15 - 15:15

Smith & Nephew workshop 

Colonne Hall
15:15 - 16:15Polymem symposiumAula Minor
17:00 - 18:30Klox Technologies symposiumAula Minor

Wednesday 12 September 2018


When: 13:00 - 14:30

Where: Hall #11

Theme: Enhancing standard of care for pressure ulcer prevention through advanced innovation and collaboration


  • Joyce Black, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America


  • Michelle Barakat-Johnson, District Lead Pressure Injury Prevention & Management, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Evan Call, Adjunct Faculty Member of the Microbiology Department, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, United States of America
  • Guido Ciprandi, Responsible for Pressure Ulcer and Complex Lesions Project. Dept of Surgery and Transplantation Center, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome Italy
  • Sue Creehan, Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse / Program Manager, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
  • Amit Gefen, Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Bill Padula, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Nick Santamaria, Professor of Nursing Research, Translational Research, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia

Brief description:

New and advanced, cost effective innovations continue to enhance the standard of care for pressure ulcer (PU) prevention across the globe. Supported by strong evidence, these innovations are designed to address the heart of the problem, protecting against the four extrinsic factors responsible for PU formation. Mölnlycke invites you to join its symposium to listen to key thought leaders in the field of PU prevention discuss the science behind these innovations, the evidence that demonstrates their effectiveness in protecting patients and saving costs. What are the critical success factors that make a prevention programme effective? Can these be consistently implemented in your facility? The expert panel will share with you some of the critical success factors they have experienced when implementing such programmes in the facilities where they work. 


When: 15:30 - 16:30

Where: Colonne Hall

Theme: Protecting the Most Vulnerable: Pressure Injury Prevention and Developmental Care in the NICU and PICU


  • Sue Creehan, Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse/Program Manager, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America


  • Guido Ciprandi, Responsible for Pressure Ulcer and Complex Lesions Project. Dept of Surgery and Transplantation Center, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome Italy
  • Ann Marie Nie, Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse/HAC Lead of Hospital Acquired Condition on Pressure Injuries, Children’s Hospital & Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Brief description:

Pressure Injury (PI) prevention has to a large extent focused on the adult population. At the same time, we know that the neonatal and pediatric population needs protection and that their challenges can be different. This workshop will focus on highlighting clinical challenges and present interventions that has been successful in improving the protection of this patient population. In addition, to pressure injury prevention, it will also cover the developmental positioning in the NICU. The workshop will be a mix between clinical presentations and hands-on demonstrations.


When: 16:45 - 17:45

Where: Colonne Hall

Theme: Sorbact® Technology for the prevention and treatment of wound infections. Experience from clinical use by Professor Guido Ciprandi. Hands on work shop.    


  • Guido Ciprandi, Executive and Chair, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) Annual Conference, Rome-2018;

Brief description:

Experience from clinical use of Sorbact® by Professor Guido Ciprandi will be presented. This will be followed by a hands on work shop lead by Sorbact® representatives.

At the work shop wound models will be used for best practice and understanding of the Sorbact® Technology.

Thursday 13 September 2018


When: 09:00 - 10:00

Where: Aula Minor

Theme: Sub-epidermal moisture measurement - is it time to embed into the pressure ulcer prevention care pathway?


  • Professor Amit Gefen, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Professor Dimitri Beeckman, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Patricia Wijnands, Co-Ordinator for Wound Care and Tissue Viability, Hospital Network Antwerp, Belgium 

Brief description:

A interactive session which will examine the role of sub-epidermal moisture in the aetiology of the early stages of pressure damage and the challenges facing healthcare practitioners in utilising existing tools such as Risk Assessment and Visual Skin Assessment. The session will close with a report on the experience of one healthcare team who have been embedding sub-epidermal moisture measurement into their care pathway. During the session the opinions of the audience will be sought via individual voting pads. 


When: 10:00 - 11:00

Where: Colonne Hall

Theme: Best practice in prevention – If I knew then what I know now…


  • Lorraine Demott, Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist and Moving and Handling Practitioner 

Brief description:

Healthcare professionals are expected to keep and update regularly a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) portfolio of which a reflective practice section is required. Reflective practice is a way of studying your own experiences to improve the way you work. It is very useful for healthcare professionals who want to carry on learning throughout their lives. The act of reflection is a great way to increase confidence and become a more proactive and qualified professional.

This presentation is a personal reflection of a period of time in the presenter’s life and questions whether the relationship between healthcare specialists could be improved. It asks whether healthcare specialists have become so specialised that they may have forgotten some of the basic knowledge they learnt many years previously.

The presentation focuses on pressure ulcer prevention, moving and handling techniques and the choice of appropriate equipment.


When: 12:45 - 13:45

Where: Colonne Hall

Theme: A novel technology to avoid and reverse skin damage caused by moisture.


Prof. Corrado Maria Durante 


  • Valerie Hanssens
  • Kris Bernaerts
  • Marjola Gjergji

Brief description:

Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) represents a significant global health concern affecting up to 41% of nursing home residents and 35% of all patients in acute care settings. 3M has launched a novel technology to improve the treatment and prevention of IAD. From the moment this novel technology was launched clinical experts in the field of skin and wound care have tried and experienced the value that this can bring for their patients suffering from IAD or being at risk of IAD.  Immediately after their first experiences, they recognized that this novel solution is not limited to IAD alone but also a valuable solution for other MASD lesions (Moisture Associated Skin Damage) and even partial thickness lesions of various causes.  We would like to welcome you during our lunch session to come and listen to various clinical experts how they dealt with challenging cases and resolved it simply with Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant.



When: 14:15 - 15:15 

Where: Colonne Hall

Theme: CLOSER TO ZERO™ pressure ulcer incidence

Reducing the burden of pressure ulcers for patients, practitioners and providers

Featuring clinical and health economic outcomes from a recently published randomized controlled trial


  • Etaoin Donohoe, Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist, Beaumont Hospital, RCSI Hospitals Group


  • Dr Cristiana Forni, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna Italy
  • Dr Richard Searle, Healthcare Economics Director, Health Economics, Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management

Brief description: In this symposium we will explore the impact pressure ulcers have on patients, practitioners and providers. We will also present the results from a recently published independent randomised controlled trial, which shows how a simple addition to standard preventative care can further reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers, whilst reducing overall costs.


When: 15:15 - 16:15 

Where: Aula Minor

Theme: The value of inflammation management in pressure ulcer prevention


  • Zena Moore:    Chair/moderator
  • Keith Cutting:  Countering inflammation in acute and chronic wounds
  • Amit Gefen:     The value in inflammation management for pressure ulcer prevention
  • Bodo Günther: The practical use of an anti-inflammatory dressing in a busy wound clinic

Brief description:

Acute inflammation, a normal response of the immune system to localized cell and tissue damage, is triggered by secretion of chemokines which attract immune-system cells to damage sites and facilitate their extravasation through increase in capillary permeability. The increased permeability of capillary walls in the acute inflammatory state consequently causes fluid leakage from the vasculature, and hence edema and associated pain. Nevertheless, acute inflammation is a necessary first step in healing. Chronic inflammation, on the contrary, is abnormal and may contribute to the damage cascade. Importantly, when the inflammation response is inadequate or disproportional, repair of tissue damage becomes impossible, and damage may progress further. 

Polymeric membrane dressings are multifunctional dressings that focus and control inflammation and edema and reduce pain. Reducing the spread of inflammation and edema in tissues appears to be a unique feature of these dressings, which supports repair of tissue damage under intact skin, thereby tilting the subtle balance between the counteracting damage build-up and tissue repair processes, to the favor of reversibility and self-healing. 

This symposium will provide education on acute and chronic inflammation in the context of pressure ulcers, will highlight the value in inflammation management for pressure ulcer prevention, and will then link the pathophysiology of inflammation with practical aspects of managing inflammation in the clinical setting, as means to prevent or arrest initial tissue damage.


When: 17:00 - 18:00

Where: Aula Minor

Theme: Photobiomodulation in healing progress: New change for bed pressures


  • Alessandro Corsi, Department of Vulnology, Hospital San Raffaele, Milan

Brief description:

An illustration of the FBM mechanism of action, with demonstration of clinical cases, with special attention to pressure sores.



If the session requires a different set up than theatre, meeting room Collone will be used.

EPUAP Gold Sponsors have 10% discount on the above rates.

Industry session speakers

All speakers must be registered for the conference. Registration, accommodation, and travelling costs must be covered by the company for any invited speaker or chair person.

Fixed Fee

If the speaker is also an invited speaker at the EPUAP scientific programme or a EPUAP Executive Board Member / EPUAP Trustee, the company must pay a fixed fee to EPUAP. The fixed fee covers the speaker’s hotel room for 3 nights, the registration fee, and travel expenses.

The fee is €1,400 for speakers from outside Italy and €1,100 for speakers from Italy. If there are more companies inviting the same speaker, the costs will be split evenly between all of them. Companies will be invoiced the fixed fee just before or just after the conference.

EPUAP holds the right to invite speakers until the time of conference and can therefore not provide a full list of speakers during the planning of the event.