Meet Sue Bale, president of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), and explore the reasons why wound care professionals should not miss the EWMA conference in June 2019, which will be held in Gothenburg.

Why attend the EWMA 2019 conference?

The conference offers a wide variety of sessions ranging from prevention and management of wounds to epidemiology, pathology, and diagnosis. This makes it easy for delegates to tailor their own program based on their interests and professional background. EWMA conferences have a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, enabling easy contact with other delegates in order to network effectively. I would highlight four reasons to attend the EWMA 2019 conference:

1. First of all, the delegates will be able to get a unique overview of the latest research in wound management. This year, 740 abstract submissions came from 57 countries around the world, with Sweden among those countries with the highest number of contributions.

2. Secondly, you will be able to look at the recent innovations in wound healing: equipment, devices, dressings etc. The conference will feature more than 125 industry exhibitors from leading companies in wound management.

3. Thirdly, the delegates will get the chance to learn and acquire hands-on experience in the latest techniques in wound care during numerous workshops and interactive sessions.

4. The last but most important reason would be networking. The conference is an opportunity to meet many delegates from other countries and cultures, and the friendly conference atmosphere facilitates knowledge and expertise exchange between the delegates. I want to give a piece of advice to those of you who are considering attending the conference: When you stand in a queue for a coffee or lunch, take these moments to speak to people around you about who they are and what they do. These informal conversations are one of the best settings for exchanging your expertise and hopefully making new friends, colleagues and contacts.

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