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

Registrations for the Student day have now closed – we look forward to seeing you all in London

FREE entry for all pre-registration, nursing, medical, AHP students and lecturers

When and where

Thursday 2 May 2024, ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Who is this day suitable for?

We welcome attendance from any student clinicians with an interest in wound prevention and management. This includes student nurses, podiatrists, midwives, nurse associates, paramedics, medics, physician assistants, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists. Academics are also encouraged to register to attend with their students, or as individual delegates via the below link also.

You will have access to the full conference programme and exhibition on the day. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience a large international conference with world leading experts in the field of Tissue Viability.


Attending such a large conference can be overwhelming so we have planned an introductory and closing session and outside of that, you will have access to the full conference programme and industry exhibtion.


0830 – 09:30 Welcome session – South Gallery Room 11+12
Sharon Neill, SoTV Trustee and Lecturer in Nursing, Ulster University
Kate Williams, SoTV Trustee and 

This will be your opportunity to meet and get to know your SoTV Student Day Facilitators. They will provide you with key information on the running of the day’s events and prepare you to navigate your way around the venue and the scientific programme. It is a fantastic chance to network with your fellow student delegates and perhaps pair up if you have travelled to conference on your own. It will set you up with a clear plan for the rest of your day!

09:30 – 10:00 Break and exhibition viewing

10:00 – 11:00 Industry symposia – various locations

11:00 – 11.30 Break and exhibition viewing

11:30 – 12:30 Plenary sessions
Option 1 – Holistic management of wound related pain
Option 2 – Lower limb session (Platinum 5, 6 &7 Room)

12:30 – 13.00 Break and exhibition viewing
12:45 – 13.30 Workshop (subject to pre-booking)
My career in wound healing: break-through and challenges: VLU

13:00 – 14:00 Facilitated exhibition tour

14:00 – 14:30 Break and exhibition viewing

14:30 – 15:30 Plenary sessions
Option 1 – Alternative therapies in wound care (Platinum 5, 6 &7 Room)
Option 2 – Nutrition assessment and interventions in chronic wound patients

15:30 – 16:00 Break and exhibition viewing

16:00 – 16:30 Reflection session – South Gallery Room 11+12
Sharon Neill, SoTV Trustee and Lecturer in Nursing, Ulster University
Kate Williams, SoTV Trustee and 

This penultimate session will allow everyone to reconvene. The SoTV Student Day facilitators will lead a series of reflective discussions encouraging you to reflect on your learning and key messages from the different conference sessions you attended. You will be asked to consider what your personal experience has been and consider how what you have heard and seen may influence your current and future practice. You will also be offered the opportunity to undertake a brief evaluation of the event to help inform our planning for future events like this.

17:30 – 18:30 Plenary session – Platinum 5, 6, 7 Room
17:30 – 18:00 The psychological impact of living with a wound – Dr Nicholas Clarke, Conultant 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


Registrations have now closed


What is an industry symposium?

An educational session that is sponsored by industry, often with expert speakers who have clinical experience or knowledge using specific products and devices. They can be a great way to increase your knowledge and awareness of new and innovative technologies that can help address the challenges faced by health care clinicians delivering tissue viability care and treatment to patients.

What is a plenary session?

These sessions contain the key scientific content of the conference programme. The topics and speakers have been planned around the conference theme and what is known to be topical and relevant to healthcare practitioners currently working in tissue viability.

As this is an international conference there will be speakers and presentations from all across the globe. They have been selected to present based on their relevant clinical expertise and their influence on healthcare strategy and research. You may recognise some of their names from journal articles and books you have come across when reviewing the wound care literature as part of your current studies.

Facilitated exhibition tour

Your Student Day Facilitators will guide you through the navigation of the exhibition floor plan. With over 150 exhibitors attending from across the globe representing a variety of professional bodies, wound care industry, charitable organisations and publishing houses, you will be impressed by variety of stands on offer.

You will be able to pick up tips and hints on all sorts of things from how to get published to becoming a member of organisations like EWMA and the SoTV. Industry stands often provide delegates with one-to-one product demonstrations and allow you to see and hear about their new and existing products. You will come away from this session buzzing with new contacts and feeling inspired.

Breaks and exhibition viewing

You will see across the day there are a series of short breaks between sessions. These are to allow delegates time to visit the exhibition, make their way around the conference venue (the Excel is pretty big), stop for comfort breaks and to enjoy lunch and other refreshments. There will be several vendors selling food and drinks in the main Excel thoroughfare and exhibition area but queues can be lengthy. You may want to bring a light packed lunch with you to eat on the go as it is a jam packed day.

PS Often there are some sweet treats and other goodies on offer (free of charge) at the various exhibition stands, keep your eyes peeled as you’re walking around.