Collaboration not silos: How everyone’s contribution makes a difference to wound care

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

We are delighted to be the partnering organisation for #EWMA2024 and will have a fantastic 1 day stream

When and where?

Thursday 2 May 2024, 8.30am – 6.30pm, Platinum Room 5, 6 & 7, ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL


Collaboration not silos: How everyone’s contribution makes a difference to wound care

Who is our stream suitable for?

We welcome attendance from any health care professional working directly or indirectly in wound prevention and management who may want a more advanced level of knowledge. This includes Tissue Viability nurses, community and hospital-based nurses, Allied health professionals, podiatrists, specialist nurses such as vascular, burns or paediatric nurses, doctors, academics, and educators.


08:30 – 08:40 Intro from SoTV Chair, Sarah Gardner, Chair of SoTV and Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, Wound Matters

08:40 – 09:30 How Greater Manchester made wound care a system wide priority in their 5 year plan
Mr Naseer Ahmad, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust
Mr Matthew Allen, Consultant Podiatrist, Salford Care Organisation, Northern Care Alliance
Chiamaka Igbokwe, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Manchester Vascular Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Dr Kristen Sorenson, Senior Research Fellow, Keele University

09:30 – 10:00 Break and exhibition viewing

10:00 – 11:00 Industry symposia

11:00 – 11.30 Break and exhibition viewing

11:30 – 12:00 Complex lower limb revascularisation: the state of the art, Mr Lukla Biasi, Consultant Vascular Endovascular Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation

12:00 – 12:30 Comprehensive lower limb assessment and prescribing: learnings from the London Perioperative Care for Older People Service (POPS), Dr Jemell Geraghty, Lecturer and Nurse Consultant & Independent Nurse Prescriber, King’s College London – Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care and Ad Integrum Vascular & Wound Care Ltd, Change Grow Live (CGL, UK)

12:30 – 13.00 Break and exhibition viewing

13:00 – 14:00 Industry Symposia

14:00 – 14:30 Break and exhibition viewing

14:30 – 15:30 Alternative therapies in wound care, Professor Valerie Edward Jones, Independent Microbiology Consultant

15:30 – 16:00 Break and exhibition viewing

16:00 – 16:30 Managing malignant wounds, Lynn Cornish, Tissue Viability Lead, St Margaret’s Hospice Care, Somerset

16:30 – 17:00 The management of Lymphorrhoea (leakage of lymph through the skin) in cancer related lymphoedema, Rebecca Elwell, Macmillan Lymphoedema ANP and Team Leader and BLS Trustee, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

17:00 – 17:30 Break and exhibition viewing

17:30 – 18:00 The psychological impact of living with a wound – Dr Nicholas Clarke, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and Visiting Research Fellow, Guys, King’s College London

18:00 – 18:30 The psychological impact of living with a wound – a real life experience
Madeleine Flanagan, SoTV Trustee and
Jan Bowyer, Personal experience of a wound and Associate Director of Academic Quality Assurance, University of Hertfordshire