Dear Colleagues

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend The 2nd World Conference on Advanced Treatments & Technologies in Wound Care (ATTWC2019) which will take place 24-25 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

ATTWC2019 follows the phenomenal success of the inaugural ATTWC2018 which took place in London.  The conference is aimed at exchanging the most up-to-date knowledge between scientists, clinicians and R&D personnel in the relevant wound prevention and care industries in regard to the latest technologies for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of wounds of all types (i.e. acute including burns, surgical and chronic wounds), as well as for identifying knowledge and technological gaps that exist in the field. The first conference has proven to be a unique cross-disciplinary platform for discussing innovation and emerging medical device technologies in wound prevention, diagnosis and care. As before, speakers will again be cherry-picked to verify that they bring the latest science, top-tier medical research and leading industry perspectives to the forum. The specific goals of this conference are to:

1. Provide an overview of current research and development trends in academia in regard to a spectrum of research and technologies in the wound prevention, diagnosis and care field.
2. Identify potential opportunities for transfer of technologies that are still at the research lab phase into medical technologies and products.
3. Identify needs and technological gaps in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all wound types.

Hence, this continues to be a unique opportunity to meet the interests of scientists/clinicians and the biomedical industry alike. The conference will also provide an enjoyable atmosphere and sufficient time for informal discussions, and encourage follow-up contacts between participants to establish a growing and long-lasting network in the field of medical technologies related to wound prevention, diagnosis and care. Delegates will be academic and industry leaders as well as key opinion leader clinicians involved in wound care who would like to share and learn about the most recent technologies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment – most of which is still at the research lab phase. We will include talks from scientists of diverse backgrounds who are actively researching these topics and R&D personnel from relevant industries. Opinion leaders and senior clinicians in the international medical community will be participating and expressing their views on current and future technological trends in wound care. 

Some example topics to be covered on the program of the ATTWC Conference are:

Biomarkers for chronic wounds including deep tissue injuries
Aging and fragility of skin and subdermal tissues and technologies to asses tissue fragility
Smart materials for support surfaces, overlies and protective clothing
Technologies for training and education in wound prevention and care
Technologies for wound measurements
Technologies and devices for preventing pressure ulcers
Sensors and fabrics for pressure ulcer prevention
Computer modelling and simulations in wound prevention and care
Support surface technology, including beds, wheelchairs, positioners, mattresses and cushions
Technologies to protect amputation patients from tissue damage
Biomaterials in the design of dressings
Microclimate control
Sensor technologies for monitoring tissue health status
Microsensors to monitor the wound bed 
Electrical stimulation and electromagnetic therapies
Imaging of deep pressure ulcers
Tissue engineering based treatments of burns, acute and chronic wounds
High-throughput screening of wound therapies
Wound databases and big-data analyses
Design of clinical trials for testing medical devices in the field of wound prevention and care
Transfer of medical device technology from the academia to the industry

Looking forward to welcoming you to Düsseldorf.

Yours sincerely,


Prof Amit Gefen
Conference Chair
Conference Organizer