New Zealand Wound Care Society Conference 2019
The New Zealand Wound Care Society Inc (NZWCS) is a voluntary organisation made up of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who share a common interest in wound management. The aims of the Society are to improve outcomes and quality of life for individuals with wound and skin integrity problems through providing education and resources to those who deliver wound care.
The Society encourages best practice through educational support, influencing stakeholders, contributing to and disseminating international guidelines, and is involved in local and nationally driven initiatives. See our website for details www.nzwcs.org.nz
In today’s health environment where continuing education is paramount for health professionals, events such as a biennial conference can be invaluable. These events provide nurses and other health professionals with a wide range of information and expertise from sources that are not normally available. Furthermore, it allows NZ health professionals to view innovations colleagues are using to improve patient care in their clinical areas. Conferences are also an excellent opportunity to establish networks that can provide further educational opportunities and collegial support in the future.
This year the conference committee is aiming to explore the many choices, changes and challenges in wound management. We are very excited to have secured two world leaders in wound care as keynote speakers for the Dunedin conference.
They, and other invited speakers from Australia and New Zealand will tackle challenges occurring with acute vs chronic wound healing, pain management, complementary and alternative wound care, biofilm and wound infection, assessment, product selection, pressure injuries, and atypical wounds.
Delegates will be able to update practical skills in debridement, dressing selection, lower leg assessment, pressure injury prevention and management, and more.
We look forward to welcoming you to Dunedin in May 2019
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee