As you may have heard the (World Union of Wound Healing Societies) WUWHS Congress 2020 is being postponed to the 13th-17th September 2020 surrounding the increase in COVID-19 virus worldwide. This decision was made by the WUWHS organisers and as a result the JWC WUWHS awards ceremony will not go ahead with the planned date of 10th March.

This event has been rescheduled for the 26th February 2021 and will be held in London. Thank you all for submitting such exciting and novel work, this will not go unnoticed or unsupported. We hope you will be able to join us for the ceremony in 2021.

All attendees have been contacted by email and we will be in touch in the near future to confirm new arrangements. 

The Journal of Wound Care World Union of Wound Healing Societies Awards Week

Sunday 21st - Friday 26th February 2021

The Journal of Wound Care (JWC) is proud to announce the 2nd JWC WUWHS awards, celebrating achievements made in the four years since the last 2016 awards in Florence. These awards ‘The Olympics of Wound Care’ will culminate in an evening which will celebrate excellence in practice and research internationally. There will be fifteen categories covering a wide range of therapy areas.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic a physical awards is unfortunately not possible. However, obviously all entries deserve recognition for your fantastic achievements and we want to respect the quality and innovative nature of the work you are doing. So, we will be hosting a virtual awards week, beginning on Sunday 21st February and finishing on Friday 26th February. Each evening will also include winners’ interviews and educational webinars. We are really excited with the new format for the awards which will stream entirely via our Awards Website.


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5:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Advances in pressure care

Contribution to education in wound care

Most progressive society

Excellence in compression and MLD

Advances in infection and biofilm

Innovation in skin integrity

Outstanding achievement in patient care

The rising star award

Most innovative dressing or device

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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Innovation in surgical site infection

7:00 PM - 7:10 PM
Contribution to clinical or pre-clinical research

7:10 PM - 7:30 PM
Sub-epidermal Moisture Measurement – The State of the Art
Professor Zena Moore, , Professor of Nursing, Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Director of the SWaT Research Centre, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

This educational webinar led by Prof Zena Moore investigates the science underpinning sub-epidermal moisture assessment in pressure ulcer/injury prevention care pathways. The session will include the following key elements:

1.      Why should we be interested in SEM assessment – the challenges of current standard of care for pressure injury/ulcer prevention will be detailed?
2.      What does the literature say about SEM assessment? Key learnings from the international literature will be summarised.
3.      An overview of the RCSI clinical studies will be shared reviewing the methodologies and key outcomes will be discussed especially in terms of implications to clinical practice. This will include 7 studies (n=687) in acute medicine/surgery and long term care.
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6:30 PM - 6:40 PM
Innovations in diabetic foot care

6:40 PM - 7:00 PM
Innovation in Diabetic Foot care: how can Research & Development improve clinical outcomes?
Dr. Marco Meloni MD,PhD, Researcher Fellow, Tor Vergata University of Rome
Professor Michael Edmonds, Consultant Physician, King’s College Hospital, London

Because diabetic foot ulcers are a source of suffering, our mission at Urgo Medical is to support healthcare professionals every day in healing their patients. Join us in our webinar Innovation in Diabetic Foot care: how can Research & Development improve clinical outcomes? and learn how we are making a difference by:
  • Leading with science : Delivering innovative local treatments backed by robust clinical evidence thanks to continuous investment in R&D
  • Being healthcare professional partners in diabetic foot management : Working closely with the scientific community to develop effective, simple and cost effective treatments in real life & educational programs to constantly improve knowledge in wound care
  • Putting patients at the heart : Focusing on patient outcomes improvement by adapting to their needs and empowering them through education
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6:30 PM - 6:40 PM
Cost effective wound management

6:40 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost-effectiveness Models: How it Can Improve Outcomes in Patients with Hard-to-Heal Ulcers
Dr. Vladica Velickovic MD, Global Senior Health Economist, Hartmann

Current treatment guidelines are recommending a holistic approach and prescribes management of hard-to-heal ulcers that should consider patient-related factors (pathology, comorbidity, allergy, medications, psychosocial, pain, concordance), wound-related factors (duration/senescence, size (area and depth), wound bed condition, ischemia, inflammation/infection, anatomical site, treatment response), healthcare professional skills and knowledge, and resource treatment-related factors (healthcare system, availability, suitability, effectiveness, cost/reimbursement). In this webinar we will explain how health-economic models can help realization of those ambitious goals.
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Innovations in wound care

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Innovations in technology driven research

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