2023 conference programme

We believe that skin health and wound healing is everyone’s business and that change happens when we work together, not in silos

Come to the Society of Tissue Viability 2023 Conference and you can join our community and listen to live lectures, interviews and discussions, take part in workshops, visit industry exhibition booths, network with colleagues and speakers and join the live conversations during the sessions.

The programme is in draft at the moment as we await confirmation of some of our speakers

Day 1 – 26 April

Main Room – Plenary Sessions

  • 08.00 – Scientific Symposium from Urgo
  • 09.15 – Introduction to the Conference – Dr Jeannie Donnelly
  • 09.35 – The National Wound Care Strategy Programme for England – Una Adderley
  • 09.55 – Success is possible in a challenging NHS climate – TBC

10.15 – Break and exhibition viewing

  • 11.00 – PURPOSE-T use in clinical practice: A realist evaluation – Dr Susanne Coleman
  • 11.22 – Pressure ulcer research service user network – how the patient experience shapes care – Delia Muir
  • 11.45 – Effectiveness of surgical reconstruction to treat full-skin thickness pressure ulcers: evidence and feasibility of research – Professor Barnaby Reeves
  • 12.07 – Surgical intervention for pressure ulcer management – Claire Porter

12.30 – Lunch and exhibition viewing

15.00 – Break and exhibition viewing

  • 15.45 – Traumatic lower limb degloving injury – the role of the Surgeon – Sanjib Majumder
  • 16.15 – Post-op considerations: the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist – TBC
  • 16.45 – The patient experience – Evie

Concurrent Sessions – Evidence Based Practice

  • 11.00 – What is next in evidence based practice?: Summary of NIHR wounds research portfolio – Professor Jane Nixon
  • 11.30 – Pilonidal sinus treatment: Outcomes and future priorities – Matt Lee
  • 12.00 – Packing versus no packing for perianal abscess cavities – TBC

12.30 – Lunch and exhibition viewing

  • 14.00 – Free papers

15.00 – Break and exhibition viewing

  • 15.45 – Technologies for the early detection and prevention of pressure ulcers – Dr Peter Worsley

  • 16.15 – Prevention of chronic leg ulcers following excision of cancer on the lower limb (HEALS and HEALS2) – Dr Liz McGinnis
  • 16.45 – Prevention of IAD: Current evidence and development of a care bundle – Dr Sue Woodward

Concurrent Sessions – Workshops

  • 11.00 – Advanced bandaging skills – sponsored by L&R
  • 12.30 – Lunch and exhibition viewing
  • 14.00 – Vascular assessment
  • 15.00 – Break and exhibition viewing
  • 15.45 – Debridement – sponsored by Coloplast

Day 2 – 27 April

Main Room – Plenary Sessions

  • 08.00 – Scientific Breakfast Symposium sponsored by 3M – Addressing the skin integrity challenges of today
    Moderator: Fran Norman (was Spratt) Speakers: Jacqui Fletcher OBE and Mr Robert Gannon
  • 09.15 – Legs Matter: A focus on harm – Sarah Gardner
  • 09.30 – Heart failure & compression: When is it safe to compress? – Donna Brown
  • 09.55 – Anatomy and physiology of venous and arterial disease – what you really need to know – Leanne Atkin
  • 10.20 – Predicting venous leg ulcer healing – Christina Parker

10.45 – Break and exhibition viewing

  • 11.30 – Update on the surgical stream for NWCSP – current position and what we can do to improve it – Jacky Edwards
  • 11.53 – Using infra-red imaging to detect early surgical site infections – Charmaine Childs
  • 12.15 – Reducing SSI in colorectal surgery – TBC
  • 12.38 – TBC

13.00 – Lunch and exhibition viewing

  • 14.30 – Why digital techology is important in wound care – Mike Watson
  • 14.50 – Using a digital wound management system to improve outcomes for people with deteriorating wounds – Mike Oliver
  • 15.10 – Surgical Site Infection surveillance: Time for a new agenda? – Melissa Rochon
  • 15.30 – Recognising super helper syndrome: Strategies for coping with the impact of a caring role – Jess Baker, Clinical Psychologist
  • 16.00 – Close – Dr Jeannie Donnelly

Concurrent Sessions – Fundamentals of Wound Care

09:15 – Welcome & Introduction – Sharon Neill

09:20 – The skin – Jeannie Donnelly

  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin
  • Functions of the skin
  • Risk factors for skin breakdown
  • Skin assessment

10:15 Break and opportunity for exhibition viewing

11:00 – Wound Assessment – Paul Hardy

  • Normal wound healing
  • Wound assessment and care planning
  • Factors within the wound bed that affect healing
  • Choosing the right dressing

12:30 – Lunch and opportunity for exhibition viewing 

14:00 – Healthy legs and feet – Natasha Levy

  • Keeping feet healthy – hints and tips
  • Recognising lower limb problems
  • Hints and tips for healthy legs

Concurrent Sessions – Workshops

    • 09.15 – Debridement – sponsored by Coloplast
    • 11.30 – Advanced bandaging skills – sponsored by L&R
    • 13.00 – Lunch and exhibition viewing
    • 14.00 – Vascular assessment

It’s a fantastic programme for the Society of Tissue Viability 2023 Conference – don’t miss out, register NOW!