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Award sessions


EPUAP Investigator Awards

The Scientific Committee of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) has unanimously selected Prof. Amit Gefen, as 2017 Experienced Investigator Award winner. The EPUAP 2017 Life Achievement Award was also unanimously awarded to Prof. Michael Clark.

The laureates will be acknowledged during the EPUAP Investigator Awards 2017 session on 21st September, 10:45 – 11:45, Hall 2A:

  •  Deformed cells as failing structures: The journey of a mechanical engineer in the labyrinth of biology to seek the reason for pressure ulcers; Amit Gefen
  • Lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it's been; Michael Clark
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Journal of Tissue Viability & Journal of Clinical Biomechanics Awards

Journal of Tissue Viability & Journal of Clinical Biomechanics Award prizes can be awarded for the completed research in biomechanics or clinical research.

EPUAP 2017 Laureates:

  • Surfaces for health: Early detection of skin damage using biomarkers; Jibbe Soetens
  • Musculoskeletal finite element model of the foot: Loading and direct dynamic validation; Antoine Perrier
  • Real world evidence of HAPU reduction using a novel early detection device measuring Sub-Epidermal Moisture (SEM); Martin Burns
  • Assessment and consideration of foot risk factors is essential to proactively prevent hospital acquired heel pressure injuries; Jo Scheepers

The laureates will be acknowledged during the Journal of Tissue Viability & Journal of Clinical Biomechanics Awards session on 20th September, 13:15 – 14:45, Hall 2A.

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EPUAP & Stryker Quality Improvement Projects Awards: Partners in Prevention

EPUAP & Stryker Quality Improvement Projects Award aims to recognize and acknowledge the innovative quality improvement projects relating to the prevention of skin breakdown.

EPUAP 2017 Laureates:

  •  Tissue Viability Society guidelines for assessing seating and posture: Understanding the association between pressure ulcers and sitting in adults; Carol Bartley, Melanie Stephens
  • Improving pressure damage detection in the community using continuous pressure monitoring of patients; Nicci Aylward-Wotton
  • Zero Heroes: Working together to achieve no hospital acquired pressure ulcers; Aoife McDonnell
  • Systematic effort reduces pressure ulcers with 50%; Aase Fremmelevholm

The laureates will be acknowledged during the EPUAP & Stryker 2017 Quality Improvement Projects Awards session on 20th September, 15:45 – 16-45, Meeting room 3.

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EPUAP & 3M Pressure Ulcer and IAD Innovation Awards

This award acknowledges innovative approaches in the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcer and IAD.

EPUAP 2017 Laureates:

  • The Ghent Global IAD Categorisation Tool (GLOBIAD) for incontinence-associated dermatitis: International development and reliability study; Karen Van den Bussche
  • Translating evidence-based device-related pressure injury prevention strategies to the intensive care environment: The SUSTAIN study; Fiona Coyer

The laureates will be acknowledged during the 3M Satellite Symposium on 21st September, 08:00 – 09:00, Hall 2B.

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