International Skin Integrity Summer School

Taking place 2 - 6 September 2019, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are proud to host a number of key international and national partners to the 2019 International Skin Integrity Conference.

This week of events will feature a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and networking sessions aimed at tapping into the growing global awareness of the size and impact of people affected with problems of skin breakdown, vascular disorders and chronic oedema.

This will be the third event of it's kind, with others previously having taken place in Nottingham and Tokyo. It is hoped this will continue to be an annual event to be replicated by the visiting hospitals and universities in their home countries on a rotating basis.

International and national partners involved

NTU will welcome a number of international and national partners to the weeks event, with the programme having been developed using a thematic approach designed to generate specific outputs for all partners. Partners involved are:

  • Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Denmark
  • East Midlands Tissue Viability Network, UK
  • Kanazawa University, Japan
  • LOROS, Hospice Care for Leicestershire and Rutland, UK
  • Montpellier University, France
  • Nottingham CityCare, UK
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  • Royal College of Nursing, UK
  • University of Tokyo, Japan

Who is the conference aimed at?

This conference will feature a number of different events, aimed at those within the medical sector, such as:

  • Nurses - both hospital and community based (particularly those with a focus on Tissue Viability teams)
  • Post-graduate students in nursing, allied health and social care professions
  • Medical doctors

What will be covered during the week?

The conference will feature a series of lectures, seminars, workshops and networking sessions delivered and attended by international key opinion leads and medical practitioners in fields such as skin integrity and wound healing, pressure ulcer management, chronic oedema/ lymphodema, vascular medicine and complex chronic wounds.

They will be exploring and delivering sessions on a number of topics including:

  • Research into the use of a minimum dataset for wound assessment and chronic oedema
  • Chronic oedema and complex wounds master classes
  • Clinical wound healing workshops
  • Public health and service development projects
  • The launch of an international collaborative strategy

The weeks agenda

Monday 2 September 2019

Opening session including minimum data set project, international symposium, masterclass in assessment and treatment of patients with complex chronic wounds and chronic oedema and a discussion on public health/ models of development.

Read more about the day and book your place here.

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Preparation of the visit to the wards, as well as an international symposium, a masterclass on cellulitis and psychosocial challenges and session looking at developing skills in assessment of chronic oedema and complex wounds.

Read more about the day and book your place here.

Wednesday 4 September 2019

The evening of the third day of the conference will see NTU host a special Ceilidh to raise money for the International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF), as well as hand out awards the student participants.

You can read more about the evening and book your place here.

Thursday 5 September 2019

A variety of clinical wounds care workshops, followed by an international symposium, masterclass in contact dermatitis versus irritant dermatitis and vascular anomalies and complex wounds, and a discussion on increasing exercise for chronic oedema and complex wound patients.

Read more about the day and book your place here.

Friday 6 September 2019

The final day of the conference will include feedback from the clinical evaluation of the minimum data set in clinical practice, as well as an international symposium, a masterclass in post DVT and lymphoedema and complex chronic non healing wounds and a number of service development projects.

Read more about the day and book your place here.

Further Information

If you would like further information about the weeks events, please contact Chris Moffatt at

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