Wounds Research Programme

Wounds Research Network (WReN). Bringing together the UK's skin health and wound research community

High-quality research is what’s needed to solve skin and wound challenges.  

It’s research that underpins clinically proven and cost-effective skin and wound solutions. The UK research community is highly active in skin health wounds research, but there was no unifying organisation to link research-active individuals and communities with each other and with research-active NHS centres. That’s why we helped create the Wounds Research Network (WReN)

WReN has an Annual Scientific Meeting, which provides a platform for shared learning about innovation in the design, conduct and delivery of wounds research throughout the UK. This year’s meeting is running alongside the Society’s Annual Conference at Hampden Park, Glasgow on the 18th May 2022

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Wounds Research Network Programme

Baird Suite

08.00 – Scientific Symposium – Let’s get back on track! – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy – Claire Porter

09:05 – Opening Welcome & Introduction – Professor Jane Nixon 

09:20 Leg ulcer management: service change following the EVRA trial – Professor Alun Davies

09:35 – Pressure ulcer risk assessment – barriers and levers to national and international implementation – Dr Susanne Coleman

09:50 – The Impact of NIHR funded research on the care of venous leg ulcers – Professor Jo Dumville

10:05 – SSI: Challenging the established evidence with large multicentre trials – and what happens if no benefit is found – Professor Tom Pinkney 

10:30 Q&A – All

10.45 – Break

11:30 – The Vascular James Lind Alliance priority setting process – identifying priorities for wounds research – Judith Long 

11:50 – Picking the right project: The British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative (BNTRC) experience – Aswin Chari

12:10 – How do we define a future RCT of reconstructive surgery for severe pressure ulcers? – Professor Jo Dumville

12:30 – Involving service users and carers in priority setting – Delia Muir 

12:50 – Q&A – All

13.00 – Lunch

14:00 – New Trials – funded and in development – collaborative working – Professor Ian Chetter

14:12 – The CHEETAH International Cluster RCT of glove and instrument change for wound closure to reduce SSI rates in patients undergoing abdominal surgery – Professor Tom Pinkney

14:24 – WHITE/PRESSURE3: World Hip Trauma Evaluation – Pressure ulcer prevention 3; A randomised clinical trial assessing early use of heel specific adjunct devices for heel pressure ulcer prevention in people with a fractured hip – Dr Clare Greenwood

14:36 – Peripheral arterial disease diagnostics in people with diabetes – Mr Usman Jaffer

14:48 – Q&A – All

15.00 – Break

15.30 – Free Paper – Methods to handle missing data for pressure ulcer prevention clinical trials – Isabelle Smith

15.40 – Reducing surgical site infection rates in colorectal surgery – A quality improvement approach to implementing a comprehensive bundle – Mr George Ramsay

16.00 – Trial Forge, INCLUDE Frameworks and designing trials that better reflect the diversity of the communities they serve – Professor Shaun Treweek

16.20 – Getting your research funded – tips and tricks – Professor Tom Pinkney

16.40 – Q&A – All

16.50 – Close