What is the EWMA and what does it bring to my clinical practice?


Talking about the EWMA is something I have had in mind for months. I have decided right now because I want to encourage you to participate in two super interesting educational events. The first one is a Webinar about atypical wounds, scheduled for November 3rd, which we are preparing with great enthusiasm 🙂

The second is the EWMA annual flagship event (this time online, of course) on 18 and 19 November:

As is tradition, this year I will also dedicate a post to the most relevant aspects (for me, of course:) of this fantastic congress, in which I always learn a lot and collect many updated documents.

And now back to the title of the post…

What is EWMA?

The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) is a European organisation that brings together different scientific societies, groups and individuals interested in wound care, from a multidisciplinary approach.

It is a non-profit charity that was founded in 1991. It currently collaborates with more than 50 scientific societies in Europe.

Its main objective is the dissemination of good clinical practice guidelines and the support of up-to-date education of wound care professionals. In addition, EWMA works to raise awareness of the significant impact of wounds on the quality of life of individuals and the economic burden they represent for healthcare systems.

All the activities of the organisation are supervised by the EWMA Council, whose members actively participate in EWMA activities through committees and working groups. I say “we participate” because in May I was elected member of the EWMA Council 🙂  So I can tell you first hand that this Council is extremely active and committed! Kerstin Protz and Paulo Ramos have also joined this year, so we are the “new council members” :)

How does EWMA help me improve my care for people with wounds?

Essentially by providing you with different training tools:

  1. Courses on the EWMA E-learning platform

2. Documents on different aspects of the wound field, which can be downloaded free of charge. Among these documents is the one on atypical wounds, “Atypical Wounds”, led by dermatologist Kirsi Isoherranen, in which it was a pleasure to collaborate;)

3. The Journal of the European Wound Management Association. It is a journal for EWMA members that focuses specifically on EWMA activities and is published twice a year. It includes current news from the wound world, clinical experiences, peer-reviewed scientific papers and review articles. You can become a member and subscribe to the journal, but also publish articles in it! Your scientific contributions are very valuable.

4. And, of course, the Webinars and the annual EWMA Congress, with which I started the post 😉

To conclude, I would like to thank my friend Kirsi Isoherranen, for her confidence in me, support and encouragement to be part of this very enriching scientific association. Kiitos, Kirsi!!

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