Hosted by University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery (Ghent University), Ghent University Hospital and EduWond in collaboration with the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP).
Chairs of the EPUAP Pressure Ulcer Masterclass 2018:
Prof. Dimitri Beeckman, University Centre for Nursing & Midwifery, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Mr. Steven Smet, RN MSc, Woundcare Coordinator, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Jan Kottner, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science Department of Dermatology and Allergy Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
Main topics will include:
Application deadline is 15th December 2017!
The EPUAP Pressure Ulcer Masterclass Programme is available here.
The programme includes:
More information can be found here.
In 2017 there will be a Stop Pressure Ulcers to be held on November 16th 2017. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel applauds the efforts of such events to bring pressure ulcers to the public, the professionals and our politicians. EPUAP has once again decided to join the Stop Pressure Ulcers to help publicise pressure ulcers. To this end we will continue to provide freely available publicity material on our website.
EPUAP and The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) are collaborating on a joint engagement in the PU prevention and patient safety agendas at the European level as well as at the national level in selected European countries. The project is currently expected to run for 2 years (1 July 2016 – 30 June 2018).
Patient safety has for some years been high on the European Commission health care agenda. At the EU level as well as at national levels of many European nations, considerable investments have been made by health care authorities to establish organisations and programmes addressing the patient safety agenda.
Looking at the patient safety agenda from a wound care perspective, the topic of Pressure Ulcer (PU) prevention has always been central due to the fact that most PU’s are preventable if the patient is managed correctly by health care staff. Consequently both EPUAP and EWMA have separately been advocating for the prevention of PU’s as a major health care and patient safety issue. Whereas EPUAP, in particular, has strongly supported the annual STOP Pressure Ulcer campaign, EWMA has in collaboration with the Eucomed Advanced Wound Care Sector group earlier engaged in raising attention in the European Parliament and the European Commission in connection with the EU Joint Action on Patient Safety and Quality of Care (PaSQ) programme.
Activities achieved and expected
Joint working group
Please consult the following resources for further information about the topic of patient safety and pressure ulcer prevention at the European level.
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The project is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from:
The EPUAP Scientific Committee launches its first call for Research Project Collaboration Funding. There are opportunities to underpin high quality research through the development of agreed standards and language with clear publication outputs or to pump prime future collaborative funding bids. The funding is not for direct research costs, but rather costs to facilitate face-to-face meetings of collaborators from EU member and associated countries. For this first call, EPUAP proposes to allocate a maximum of €10k over 1-3 years to cover expenses for face-to-face meetings (i.e. travel, accommodation and venue costs). The funding is available only for EPUAP members. The funded project lead will be invited to attend as an invited speaker or be requested to submit an abstract about the research and collaboration covered by EPUAP for a free paper session for at least one EPUAP annual meeting.
The submission form is described below. The applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 1st 2017.
Download the submission form here.