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Welcome to the 19th Annual Meeting of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel


It is a great pleasure to announce the 2017 Annual Meeting of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.
The conference will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland between 20 - 22 September 2017.

The conference theme is:

One Voice for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment
Challenges and Opportunities for Practice, Research and Education



  • Debate about pressure ulcer terminology and classification
  • Basic pressure ulcer research
  • Update about the guideline implementation
  • Patient involvement in pressure ulcer practice, research, guideline development
  • Core outcome measures and measurement instruments for pressure ulcer research
  • Pressure ulcer health economic research and guidelines to perform these studies
  • Quality improvement projects
  • Wound monitoring and documenting
  • Crossing the Hospital-Community Interface


We look forward to welcoming you in Belfast!

Prof. Dimitri Beeckman
Chair of the EPUAP Scientific Committee

Prof. Lisette Schoonhoven
President of EPUAP

Prof. Jane Nixon
President-elect of EPUAP

EPUAP 2017 Local Organising Committee

Dr. Jeannie Donnelly, EPUAP 2017 Chair,
Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Queens University Belfast
Dr Alison Porter-Armstrong, Ulster University
Dr May Stinson, Ulster University
Dr Shelley Crawford, Western Health and Social Care Board
Prof. Zena Moore, RCSI School of Nursing
Oonagh Galway, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Gillian Carnduff, Tissue Viability Nurse Network (NI)
Denise McDonagh, Tissue Viability Nurse Network (NI)
Niamh McLain, Wound Management Association of Ireland (WMAI)
Joan Rogan, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

Preliminary programme is now available here.


Conference venue

Belfast Waterfront

Belfast, Northern Ireland



Abstract submission deadline:

10 May 2017

Review notification deadline:

30 May 2017

Early registration deadline:

15 June 2017


EPUAP 2017 Announcements

The first announcement is available here.

The second announcement is available here.

Submit your abstract here.