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Welcome to the 4th EPUAP Focus Meeting website!

The abstract submission and registration is open now. Register for the event and don't miss the opportunity to visit the lovely city of Turku in spring 2018! 


The Pressure Ulcers in Critically Ill Paediatric and Adult Populations: Science and Practice United

Hosted by Turku University Hospital (Turku, Finland) and Finnish Wound Care Society

Dates: 21 - 23 May

Location: Turku, Finland


Programme topics:

  • Introduction to the world of intensive care
  • Risks and risk assessment of pressure ulcers
  • Skin care protocols in critically ill patients
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit point of view, demands on neonatal and children
  • Medical devices related to the pressure ulcers in PICU and ICU
  • Challenges in positioning and repositioning in ICU: Haemodynamics and oxygenation
  • Special topics in critical care
  • Outcomes of intensive care

In addition to the oral presentations held by the various experts during each key session, the programme will include also poster viewing.

The EPUAP Focus Meeting is a unique initiative aimed at exchanging knowledge among scientists, clinicians, R&D and industry in regard to the latest developments in special areas of pressure ulcer research and practice. The focus meeting is intended to create a space for in-depth discussions about special topics, to identify knowledge and technological gaps, as well as clinical needs in the pressure ulcer field, and to establish a platform for discussion for academia and industry.

We look forward to welcoming you in Turku, a vibrant and fascinating modern city at the crossroads of the Baltic Sea in the Southwest Finland!


Focus Meeting 2018 Local Organising Committee

Maarit Ahtiala, Chair of the conference

Carina Bååth, Co-chair of the conference

Tiia-Marjaana Repo

Leena Berg

Tarja Niemi

Heli Kallio

Noora Lapila

Anna Hellström-Aaltonen

Anna Packalén

Anne Korvenpää


The 3rd announcement including the preliminary programme is available here.

Conference venue

Turku University Hospital
Hämeentie 11
20521 Turku



Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2018

Early registration deadline: 10 March 2018