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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SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Prof. Dimitri Beeckman (Chair)
Prof. Yohan Payan (Co-Chair)

GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
Dr. Jan Kottner (Chair)
Dr. Katrin Balzer (Co-Chair)

COMMUNICATION & MARKETING GROUP
Prof. Christina Lindholm

CURRENT TRUSTEES

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Maarit Ahtiala (Finland)
Dan Bader (United Kingdom)
Katrin Balzer (Germany)
Carina Bååth (Sweden)
Guido Ciprandi (Italy)
Lena Gunningberg (Sweden)
Hilde Heyman (Belgium)
Rolf Jelnes (Denmark)
Ulrika Källman (Sweden)
Nils Lahmann (Germany)

Zena Moore (Ireland)
Lenche Neloska (Macedonia)
Yohan Payan (France)
Michael Renierkens (Netherlands)
Elia Ricci (Italy)
Marco Romanelli (Italy)
Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel (France)
Steven Smet (Belgium)
Jakub Taradaj (Poland)

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

Dimitri Beeckman (Chair)
Yohan Payan (Co-Chair)
Lenche Neloska
Marco Romanelli
Dan Bader
Guido Ciprandi
Jakub Taradaj
Rolf Jelnes
Carina Bååth

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)
Jakub Taradaj
Lena Gunningberg
Erik de Laat
Maarit Ahtiala
Michael A.P.C. Renierkens

EPUAP WORKSTREAMS

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RESEARCH

Yohan Payan
Dimitri Beeckman
Guido Ciprandi
Lena Gunningberg
Nils Lahman
Ulrika Kallman
Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel
Jane Nixon
Maarit Ahtiala

PR & MARKETING

Christina Lindholm
Michel Renierkens
Ulrika Kallman
Carina Bååth
Rolf Jelnes

EDUCATIONAL

Dimitri Beeckman
Steven Smet
Katrin Balzer
Yohan Payan
Rolf Jelnes
Lena Gunningberg

ADVOCACY

Zena Moore
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.

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