OUR MISSION

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“To provide relief for persons suffering from, or at risk of, pressure ulcers, through research and the education of the public and by influencing pressure ulcer policy in all European countries towards an adequate patient centred and cost effective pressure ulcer care.”

The EPUAP has produced an academic text book on pressure ulcers and developed guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment that are used all over Europe. Our priorities for the next decade are:

• To assist with implementation of the guidelines in different countries and to update the guidelines where necessary.
• A growth of the society and increased representation across Europe to improve the visibility of EPUAP.
• To strengthen the research profile and play an important role in awareness and education.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

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PRESIDENT
Prof. Jane Nixon

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Prof. Lisette Schoonhoven

TREASURER
Dr. Susanne Coleman
Dr. Alison Porter-Armstrong
(Co-Treasurer)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Prof. Yohan Payan (Chair)
Prof. Zena Moore (Co-Chair)

GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
Dr. Katrin Balzer (Co-Chair)

EPUAP 2018 Annual Meeting Chair
Prof. Guido Ciprandi

CURRENT TRUSTEES

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Maarit Ahtiala (Finland)
Paulo Alves (Portugal)
Ida Marie Bredesen (Norway)
Carina Bååth (Sweden)
Serena Crucianelli (Italy)
Marie-Line Gaubert-Dahan (France)
Amit Gefen (Israel)
Lena Gunningberg (Sweden)
Rolf Jelnes (Denmark)

Ulrika Källman (Sweden)
Nils Lahmann (Germany)
Cees Oomens (The Netherlands)
Andrea Pokorna (Czech Republic)
Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel (France)
Steven Smet (Belgium)
Jakub Taradaj (Poland)
Peter Worsley (United Kingdom)

EPUAP SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

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The mission of the Scientific Committee is to provide the Executive Board of EPUAP with independent advice on issues relating to (1) the development of the scientific programme of the Annual Conferences, (2) the peer- review process of abstract submissions, and (3) awarding the yearly EPUAP Experienced and Novice Investigator Awards. The Scientific Committee works in close collaboration with the local organisers of the Annual Conferences.

CURRENT MEMBERS

Yohan Payan (Chair)
Zena Moore (Co-Chair)
Carina Bååth
Guido Ciprandi
Rolf Jelnes
Cees Oomens
Jakub Taradaj

EPUAP GUIDELINES COMMITTEE

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Pressure ulcer management needs to be evidence based. Clinical practice guidelines help practitioners to make informed decisions about the most appropriate interventions. The Guideline Committee supports the development, update, dissemination and implementation of evidence based guidance to improve the quality of pressure ulcer care.

CURRENT MEMBERS

Jan Kottner (Chair)
Katrin Balzer (Co-chair)
Zena Moore
Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel
Maarit Ahtiala

EPUAP WORKSTREAMS

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RESEARCH

Nils Lahman (Chair)
Yohan Payan
Guido Ciprandi
Lena Gunningberg
Ulrika Källman
Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel
Jane Nixon
Maarit Ahtiala
Cees Oomens

EDUCATIONAL

Steven Smet (Chair)
Katrin Balzer
Yohan Payan
Rolf Jelnes
Lena Gunningberg

ADVOCACY

Zena Moore (Chair)
Lisette Schoonhoven
Hilde Heyman
Jane Nixon
Jan Kottner

PAST PRESIDENTS

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Since its beginning in 1997 the EPUAP has been fortunate to have a series of key European experts as President. The Trustees of the EPUAP would like to thank the following Past Presidents for their efforts to help the EPUAP grow and develop.

2015-2017: Professor Lisette Schoonhoven (The Netherlands)
2013-2015: Professor Amit Gefen (Israel)
2011-2013: Professor Michael Clark (United Kingdom)
2009-2011: Professor Cees Oomens (The Netherlands)
2007-2009: Dr Carol Dealey (United Kingdom)
2005-2007: Professor Tom Defloor (Belgium)
2003-2005: Dr Denis Colin (France)
2001-2003: Professor Marco Romanelli (Italy)
1999-2001: Professor Jeen Haalboom (The Netherlands)
1997-1999: Professor Keith Harding (Wales)
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