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
Jane Nixon

PRESIDENT ELECT
Dimitri Beeckman

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

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

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

RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Nils Lahmann (Chair)
Peter Worsley (Co-Chair)

CURRENT TRUSTEES

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Maarit Ahtiala (Finland)
Paulo Alves (Portugal)
Katrin Balzer (Germany)
Dimitri Beeckman (Belgium)
Ida Marie Bredesen (Norway)
Carina Bååth (Sweden)
Susanne Coleman (United Kingdom)
Serena Crucianelli (Italy)
Marie-Line Gaubert-Dahan (France)
Amit Gefen (Israel)
Britt Hansen (Denmark)
Rolf Jelnes (Denmark)
Ulrika Källman (Sweden)

Jan Kottner (Germany)
Nils Lahmann (Germany)
Zena Moore (Ireland)
Jane Nixon (United Kingdom)
Cees Oomens (The Netherlands)
Yohan Payan (France)
Andrea Pokorna (Czech Republic)
Alison Porter-Armstrong (United Kingdom)
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
Serena Crucianelli
Marie-Line Gaubert-Dahan
Amit Gefen
Rolf Jelnes
Cees Oomens
Jakub Taradaj
Peter Worsley

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)
Maarit Ahtiala (Translations)
Zena Moore
Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel

EPUAP RESEARCH COMMITTEE

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CURRENT MEMBERS

Nils Lahman (Chair)
Peter Worsley (Co-Chair)
Maarit Ahtiala
Ida Marie Bredesen
Carina Bååth
Susanne Coleman
Serena Crucianelli
Amit Gefen
Ulrika Källman
Jane Nixon
Cees Oomens
Yohan Payan
Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel

EPUAP WORKSTREAMS

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EDUCATIONAL

Steven Smet (Chair)
Andrea Pokorna
Ida Marie Bredesen
Katrin Balzer
Paulo Alves
Rolf Jelnes

ADVOCACY

Lisette Schoonhoven (Chair)
Zena Moore
Jane Nixon

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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