EPUAP Masterclass

4th European Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Masterclass

NEW DATES: 25 – 27 April 2022

Porto, Portugal


  • Aetiology and biomechanics of pressure ulcers
  • Epidemiology, diagnosis and classification
  • Prevention (including speci­fic patients populations)
  • Treatment (with a focus on complex cases)
  • Guidelines and guideline development
  • Implementation, quality indicators, quality improvement projects
  • Basic principles about research and pressure ulcers (including health economics)


  • lectures by international renowned pressure ulcer experts
  • workshops
  • guided tour in the simulation centre
  • complex case discussions
  • group work
  • networking event


The EPUAP Pressure Ulcer Masterclass is suitable for specialized clinicians, clinical researchers, basic researchers, educators, and industry who reconize the challenge of preventing and treating pressure ulcers. This international Masterclass will provide an in-depth theoretical and practical basis about pressure ulcer prevention and treatment and will be interactive, practical, and example-filled.

The European expert will share evidence-based information that can immediately be used to improve practice (clinical, research, industry, innovation and education).

There is a limited number of place for this event – admission through application only.

Conference venue

Catholic University of Portugal R. de Diogo Botelho 1327, Porto, Portugal

Registration deadline: 31 January 2022

There is a limited number of place for this event - admission through application only.

Chairs of the EPUAP Pressure Ulcer Masterclass

Dimitri Beeckman

University Centre for Nursing & Midwifery, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Paulo Alves

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Jan Kottner President EPUAP

Jan Kottner

Prof. Dr. Jan Kottner Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Clinical Nursing Science, Germany
Steven Smet EPUAP

Steven Smet

Clinical nurse specialist Wound care, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

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