EPUAP Focus Meeting programme

Join the 5th EPUAP Virtual Meeting, our CPD and CME accredited event with:

  • 4 plenary sessions
  • 2 discussions with experts
  • 1 workshop
  • Poster session
  • Live Q&A sessions and much more!
  1. Session organization

All lectures and workshop will be pre-recorded. The EPUAP Business Office will assist and guide you during the whole process. Each plenary session will include three or four lectures on a related topic, and a live Q&A session/chat (approx. 15 mins). Please note, you are expected to be present during the entire session to answer questions. The Q&A part will be moderated by the chair of the session, who will assign (via chat or verbally) the questions from the delegates to the respective speakers.

The key lectures and also QA session will be made available for registered delegates to stream at a later time.

  1. Video and technical instructions
  •  Please use the EPUAP Focus Meeting 2021 presentation template available here
  • Please use COI slide as 2nd slide of presentation. It is a part of the presentation template.
  • Please limit the number of slides you use (we recommend 15-20 slides as maximum)
  • The size of your presentation should not exceed 150 MB.
  • Make sure that all of your audios and videos are embedded into the power point file, but send all the videos as separate files as well
  • Do not use special fonts which are not part of the standard PowerPoint package, as this will cause problems while uploading your file.
  • Please have your headset and camera prepared before recording.
  • The presentations will be recorded via Zoom. You will receive an invite with a Zoom link from the EPUAP Business Office.

Please send us your presentation to Dropbox link or via WeTransfer in ppt latest by 26th March 2021.


  1. Abstract

 Please be informed that all invited speakers have to upload their abstract via this link under the category Invited speaker until 15th April 2021. If you need any assistance, please contact us EPUAP Business Office ( attn. Zuzana Tesarikova) All abstracts will be included in the online abstract book.


  1. Registration

All invited speakers will be registered by EPUAP Business Office.


  1. Poster session organization

 The poster session will include a pre-recorded video presentation or/and a PDF poster presentation. We would like to ask you to send us your recorded video file or PDF poster latest by 15th April 2021 by email (attn. Zuzana Tesarikova,

Each pre-recorded poster video will have 3 minutes and will be scheduled during the poster session (12:15-12:45 CET). This session will also include a Q&A chat. Please note, you are expected to be present during the entire session to answer questions from the delegates (in a written form).

  1. Video and technical instructions
  •  To prepare your presentation, please use the EPUAP Focus Meeting presentation template here. (for a 3 minutes presentation we recommend max. 3 slides)
  • In order to record your presentation, you could use ZOOM, Microsoft Teams, Powerpoint or other platforms. Please let us know if you need further guidance.
  • Please have your webcam on and visible in the right corner of the screen and display your slides as you talk.
  • The size of your presentation should not exceed 150 MB.
  • The poster in pdf format should have 10 MB max per file.
  • For the pdf file (1 page), please use the EPUAP Focus Meeting banner and portrait orientation.
  1. Registration and your profile

Please be aware that all presenting authors must register as active participants at the conference before 1st May 2021. You can register here.

Discussion is lead by Jane Nixon, University of Leeds,United Kingdom; Katrin Balzer, University of Lübeck, Germany

Evidence-based guidelines aim to support clinical decision-making and to secure that, for instance, each person at pressure ulcer risk does receive the most beneficial preventative measures in time. Implementation of guideline recommendations is therefore an ethical obligation of health professionals but a complex task as well. This discussion illustrates typical challenges in the implementation of evidence-based guidance for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment and shows how they can be effectively negotiated in clinical practice.

Discussion is lead by Zena Moore, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland;
Jane Nixon, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Katrin Balzer, University of Lübeck,Germany 

Timely and accurate pressure ulcer prevention is fundamental to achieving quality standards in patient care, however, in reality this can be challenging. This session will guide the participant  through risk assessment and current prevention strategies exploring the key elements to consider. Further, the session will explore how to get prevention consistently applied into practice and measuring the impact. The session will also touch on how to manage when goals of care are not achieved.

Workshop lead by Menno van Etten, Physiotherapist, Norway

To prevent pressure ulcers, the EPUAP guidelines suggest positioning the patient in a 30 degrees side lying position, moving the body load from the sacral- or trochanter area to the gluteal area. Adding the 30 degrees posture to the list of lying positions gives extra challenges to the caretakers. It is important to be aware of how to position the upper body without rotations and how to position the legs in order to prevent discomfort for the patient and stop formation of new PU hotspots.
In general, the positioning of patients is about giving the patient stabilitycomfort and the feeling of security
Questions may be asked if classical repositioning techniques and the materials used to position the patient really give the stability and comfort needed? It will also be discussed if other positions will help in the prevention of PU’s or rather do the opposite (for example by using bed functions)?