The grants will be available to nurses, doctors and scientists working in the field of wound management. ConvaTec’s contribution of approximately $34,000 will be split across three themes:
- Process redesign to improve quality and accessibility in wound care.
- E-health and digital solutions for wound management.
- Solutions to enhance patient safety and compliance in wound management.
The new initiative was launched at the 29th European Wound Management Association Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 5th June with the aim to offer support to projects that advance the basic and clinical science of wound management. Grant winners will be announced at the EWMA 2020 conference in London.
”ConvaTec is committed to working with wound management professionals to improve the lives of people with chronic conditions,” said ConvaTec’s president of advanced wound care, David Shepherd, in a news release. “In a challenging economic climate where health care systems and budgets are squeezed and the demands upon clinicians increase, it is critical that we invest in further education to support clinicians in better dealing with the challenges they face.”
EWMA wants to promote projects that provide new knowledge and perspectives on the field of wound management, according to Alberto Piaggesi, the organization’s scientific recorder and president-elect.
“It is of huge importance for EWMA to secure the future of wound management and support new talents in the wound community,” Piaggesi said. “EWMA research grants is a timely initiative that aims to make a difference for wound management research and improve the quality of life for the increasing number of patients suffering from acute and chronic wounds throughout Europe.”