Wound Care Today will host its seventh FREE conference on 6-7 March, 2024. 

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Meet our Speakers


Registration and exhibition



Opening remarks

Helen Shoker, clinical director, Wound Care Today

Introduction of conference chair

Paul Vaughan, deputy director, Primary Care Nursing and NextGen Nurse, NHS England



Harnessing the power of human emotion and personal purpose to achieve our true potential

Personal development session: Vicki Anstey, world record holder, adventurer, award-winning entrepreneur, Ted-X speaker, mentor, mental skills coach and athlete



Lymphoedema — journeys taken together

Garry Cooper-Stanton, doctoral researcher, senior teaching fellow, Queen’s Nurse, associate dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire



Re-imagining wound care delivery: a virtual approach

Cerys Stowe, lead tissue viability nurse specialist, Fundamentals of Care team;

David Cruttenden-Wood, consultant colorectal surgeon

Rebecca Housley, consultant nurse, telemedicine, virtual wards and the communication centre, all at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Questions from the audience



Lunch / exhibition / skills zones



Welcome, introduction to afternoon sessions

Paul Vaughan, deputy director, Primary Care Nursing and NextGen Nurse, NHS England



Free paper sessions

14.15–14.27 Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a clinical case report
James Gotts, diabetes specialist podiatrist, Vascular Department, Royal London Hospital

14.27–14.39 Acroangiodermatitis (Pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma): a case study of a woman referred with chronic oedema, venous insufficiency and sun damage
Clare Anvar, clinical therapy specialist, Lymph Fusion

14.39–14.51 Using larval debridement therapy to improve management of haematomas in an acute setting
Rebecca Sacree, tissue viability nurse, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Questions from the audience



Break / exhibition / skills zones


16.00 –16.20

Debridement: why and how?

Alison Parnham, teaching associate clinical nurse specialist — tissue viability, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham



Measuring quality in wound care: demystifying statistical process control tools

Siobhan Mccoulough, tissue viability nurse consultant, Pioneer Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centres



Summary/evaluation of today’s conference



Exhibition opens



Welcome and open of day two

Paul Vaughan, deputy director, Primary Care Nursing and NextGen Nurse, NHS England



Wounds, digital tech, AI and the role of the nurse

Panel discussion: Joanna Swan, senior lecturer in tissue viability, Birmingham City University;
Samantha Haigh, lead nurse in tissue viability, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dorothy Bean, regional chief nursing information officer, NHS England South West and IT systems analysis and design student, University of Oxford



Radiotherapy injury in different skin tones

Naman Julka-Anderson, Macmillan radiotherapist, co-creator of Rad Chat



Break / exhibition / skills zones



Managing oncological surgical wounds with a focus on reducing the risk of infection

International speaker: Sara Carvalhal, surgical oncologist, melanoma, sarcoma and peritoneal malignancy unit wound care team



Impactful clinical leadership

Ines Pereira, nurse consultant in tissue viability, NHS Grampian



Questions from the audience



Lunch / exhibition / skills zones



First-time speaker sessions

14.00–14.12 Communicating large scale change: delivering a campaign approach
Jacquie Warner, tissue viability nurse, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

14.12–14.24 Bariatric patient’s skin removal complications abroad
Shaun Churm, third year nursing student, Sheffield Hallam University

14.24–14.36 Importance of holistic care in wound care demonstrated by a case study
Linda Humphreys, community matron
Jane Hughes, district nurse caseload holder
Linda Johns, clinical nurse specialist, all at Merseycare NHS Trust
4.36–14.48 Transforming lymphoedema care in the Scottish borders
Cheryl Lugton, tissue viability specialist nurse, NHS Borders



Collaborative working between primary care, community care and the integrated care board (ICB)

Jane Parker, PCN tissue viability specialist nurse, West Norfolk Coastal and King’s Lynn PCNs;

Rachel Sweeney, tissue viability specialist nurse, Norfolk Community Heath and Care NHS Trust



Creating your narrative for change

Paul Vaughan, deputy director, Primary Care Nursing and NextGen Nurse, NHS England



Summary / evaluation and close of conference


Innovation in Wounds, Tissue Viability and Lymphoedema Where Are We Going in the Next Decade 2024-2034

Join us in an interactive event to explore the next decade of innovation in wounds, tissue viability and lymphoedema.

The Wound Healing and Practice Development Unit of Birmingham City University (BCU) will lead an interactive event where specialists in the fields of Wounds, Tissue Viability and Lymphoedema will reflect on the last 3 decades of innovation in their fields, share how barriers were overcome and engage in interactive discussion with the audience to chart the next decade of innovation. In today’s NHS we face a new set of challenges that can restrict innovation and by engaging in a series of clinically focussed sessions the audience will be invited to participate in discussions where the realities of innovating in the next decade will be considered. We will hear from those who have a proven track record in innovation in the fields of wounds, tissue viability and lymphoedema and invite those in the audience to identify the barriers to innovation we need to overcome in the future. Our sessions will focus on Lower Limb Wounds, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, Debridement, Regulation, Innovative Environments and Digital Healthcare while also exploring what makes a culture of innovation a reality and the leaders who support innovation.

All Speakers are part of Birmingham City University except those with affiliations shown.


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Skills zones

Wound Care Today will have 6 skills zones, these are an opportunity to participate in practical learning sessions. These sessions will be announced very soon, further details will be published here or follow us on our social media platforms to find out more. 

Industry exhibition

The extensive exhibition area provides delegates with the opportunity to see, discuss and handle a wide range of products to keep up to date with what is new on the market. Industry partners will be on hand to answer queries and discuss their products.

Wound Care Today 2024 offers delegates a unique learning platform, FREE of charge, to enhance their delivery of care through clinical updates, personal development, practical learning zones and networking in a friendly and open environment.

Meet our Speakers