Community Healthcare Day at the SoTV/EWMA Conference

A fantastic FREE day at the Excel in London (just down the road from Accelerate 😃) in partnership with The Society of Tissue Viability
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FREE entry for all Healthcare Professionals

We are delighted to be organising this fantastic FREE day at the Excel in London (just down the road from Accelerate 😃) in partnership with The Society of Tissue Viability

Complete your FREE registration on the EWMA website


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The future of wound care in our communities rests in the hands of those who design and deliver care. Creating a sustainable model should focus on harnessing the potential for healing through interdisciplinary working and person-centred care. This FREE to attend day provides healthcare professionals with an exciting opportunity to learn and engage with a variety of like-minded individuals who share the common aim of working together to solve skin and wound challenges.

You will also get FREE access to an industry exhibition with over 150 stands.


Friday 3 May 2024 8.30am – 3.45pm


Platinum Room 5, 6 & 7, ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL


Creating a sustainable future in community wound care: what needs to change?

Who is this day suitable for?

We welcome attendance from Nurses, Doctors, Allied Health Professionals, Social Care workers, Community Health Care Commissioners and other interested professionals. When we work together we can create sustainable change and improve our delivery of community-based wound care.


This is set to be an exciting event for everyone who wants to develop and share their knowledge and experiences of delivering innovative wound care across community based clinical practice. We will explore a variety of wounds and skin management challenges through a series of interactive sessions. You can view the abstracts for these sessions by clicking the speaker name (if bold and underlined).

08:30 – 09:15

How to rock the boat and stay in it to deliver disruptive change – Helen Bevan, Professor of Practice for Health and Social Care Service Improvement, Warwick Business School

09:15 – 09:45

Urgent and necessary evidence-based treatment of skin tears – Sam Holloway, 

09:45 – 10:15 – Break and exhibition viewing

10:15 – 11:15

Leg ulcer management – Alison Hopkins, CEO, Accelerate

  • Importance of accurate diagnosis – setting off on the right pathway of treatment
  • Optimum compression and the courage to compress
  • Challenging non healing framed within the context of harm

11:15 – 11.45 – Break and exhibition viewing

11:45 – 12:45

Movement is everyone’s business – Ina Farrelly, Advanced Podiatrist, London and Sam Rooney

12:45 – 13:30 – Break and exhibition viewing

13:30 – 14:30

Addressing skin tone bias – Luxmi Dhoonmoon

14:30 – 14:45 – Break and exhibition viewing

14:45 – 15:45

Making a difference: How your learning can lead to sustainable change

Sarah Gardner, Chair of SoTV and Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, Wound Matters

Sharon Neill, SoTV Trustee and Lecturer in Nursing, Ulster University

Georgina Ritchie, Executive Director and Director of Education, Accelerate CIC

Kate Williams, SoTV Trustee and 

16:00 – 16:30

Join the closing session of SoTV/EWMA 2024

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Complete your FREE registration on the EWMA website

This is a wonderful opportunity and we look forward to seeing you all in London