• Perspectives from the bench to bedside in areas including skin function and skin research; pressure ulcers in infancy; skin aging; pressure ulcers in ageing skin; superficial skin changes in the aged; dry skin and skin health.
  • Cross-disciplinary perspectives on skin function and skin health and their clinical application to pressure ulcer prevention and management
  • Unique combination of leading laboratory scientists, bioengineers, clinical researchers and clinicians working in dermatology, paediatrics, geriatrics and pressure ulcer prevention
  • Receive an overview of current research and development trends in regard to a spectrum of knowledge and technologies in the pressure ulcer field.
  • Environment for informal discussions that encourages follow-up contacts between scientists and companies such as for development of technologies, consultation projects for companies etc.


Invitation to the 3rd EPUAP Focus Meeting 2016, Berlin Germany

The EPUAP Focus Meeting is a relatively new 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 give room for in-depths discussion about special topics, to identify knowledge and technological gaps, as well as clinical needs in the pressure ulcer eld and establish a platform of discussion for academia and industry.

The 1st Focus Meeting on Technological Innovations in Pressure Ulcer Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment (ENDED)was held in Tel Aviv, Israel in April 2012. In April 2014 the University of Southampton hosted the 2nd EPUAP Focus meeting on Skin Health and the Microclimate. Both meetings were very successful and conrmed the need for academia and industry dialogue and cooperation. EPUAP will continue to lead the way into areas that need further research and development.

The 3rd Focus Meeting will bring the attention on The Role of Skin and Tissue Maturation and Aging in Pressure Ulcer Research and Practice.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin!

Kind regards,

Dr. Jan Kottner
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Dermatology and Allergy
Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science (CRC)
Charitéplatz 1, D – 10117
Berlin, Germany
Prof. Jane Nixon
Clinical Trials Research Unit
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom




Conference dates
4 - 6 April 2016


Abstract submission
12 February 2016


Review notification
17 February 2016


Early registration deadline
24 February 2016


CME Accreditation: The Focus Meeting 2016 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and assigned 11 European CME Credits (ECMEC).





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