EPUAP Focus Meeting Skin Health and the Microclimate
This Focus Meeting is aimed at exchanging knowledge between scientists, clinicians and both R&D and marketing personnel in the healthcare industry, with specific reference to the latest technologies associated with skin health and microclimate management. This focus meeting is also intended to identify technological gaps and clinical needs, and we envisage it will further consolidate a long-lasting, EPUAP supported academia-industry network in the pressure ulcer field.
Specific aims of the focus meeting are to provide:
An overview of the state-of-the-art in skin health and microclimate as evidenced in research laboratories internationally
Opportunities for scientists and industrialists to translate their research into commercialization of inventions and technologies
Directions for R&D, such that they meet the needs of healthcare and medical specialists and bridge translational gaps
A convivial atmosphere and ambience with sufficient time for informal discussions, and encourage follow-up contacts between scientists, healthcare and medical personnel, and industrialists.
Topics to be covered:
Basic mechanisms associated with skin breakdown and repair
Devices and barrier products for moisture at the skin interface
Measurement of skin physiochemical & biomechanical properties
Modelling of skin and subcutaneous tissues
Support surfaces to control the microclimate
Early detection systems and biomarkers of skin integrityFurther details of the event are available here