5th International NPWT Expert Meeting 
Frankfurt, Germany, 21st and 22nd March 2014 

5th International NPWT Expert Meeting - Chairs

Chaired by Professors Don Hudson (South Africa), James Stannard (USA) and Norbert Runkel (Germany), with over 230 delegates, this meeting of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy experts in Frankfurt represented the largest number of countries at a Smith & Nephew NPWT meeting to date.  As the volume of research and published papers on NPWT continues to grow, market delegates were the recipients of presentations and interactive discussions that exposed them to some of the most comprehensive new clinical developments in NPWT. After an insight on the Mode of action of NPWT (Hudson, Ichioka and Fraccalvieri), the program has focused on the use of negative pressure on flaps, skin grafts, closed surgical incisions, fracture wounds and open abdomen (Maitz, Duteille, Karlakki, Stannard and Runkel). 

The second part of the meeting has focused on the use of negative pressure in the prevention of post-surgical complications in high-risk patients. Final and interim results of a series of clinical trials in orthopaedic, plastic cardiothoracic general and ob-gyn surgery (Giannini, Brem, Van der Hulst, Nuila, Pellino and Burns).

Attendee feedback following the meeting revealed that 95% of the attendees that voted (over 50% of the 226 attendees) will consider reviewing and changing some aspects of their clinical practice, after having heard about the available evidence and after the specialty-specific discussions on patient identification and potential clinical protocol.

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  • Understanding NPWT in 2014

    Prof Don Hudson (SA).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • Mode of Action of perfusion changes during NPWT: recent data

    Prof Shigeru Ichioka (JP).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • The role of different fillers in the use of NPWT in plastic and...

    Dr Marco Fraccalvieri (IT).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • The use of NPWT on flaps and other reconstructive surgery techniques

    Prof Peter Maitz (AU).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • Use of NPWT on skin grafts and other reconstructive surgeries

    Prof Franck Duteille (FR).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • NPWT in the management of surgical incisions: a review of evidence...

    Mr Sudheer Karlakki (UK).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • Use of NPWT in the management of open fracture wounds

    Prof James Stannard (US).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • Consensus in the use of NPWT in the management of the open abdomen

    Prof Norbert Runkel (DE).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • NPWT in the management of incisions in hip and knee prosthesis...

    Prof Sandro Giannini (IT).

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    Presentation recorded at: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March , 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen: Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • NPWT in the management of incisions in spinal surgery

    Dr Mathias Brem (DE).

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    Presentation recorded at: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March , 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen: Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • NPWT in the management of surgical incisions in breast reduction

    Prof R.R.W.J. Van der Hulst (NL).

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    Presentation recorded at: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March , 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen: Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • NPWT in incisions in cardiothoracic surgery

    Dr Luis Nuila (ES).

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    Presentation recorded at: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March , 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen: Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • NPWT in the management of surgical incisions in Crohn’s patients

    Dr Gianluca Pellino (IT) .

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    Presentation recorded at: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March , 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen: Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)

  • A pathway to success in reducing infection in women undergoing...

    Mr Sean Burns (UK), Mrs Lindsay Bullough (UK).

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    Presentation recorded during the: 5th International NPWT Expert Meeting `Unlocking the potential of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy` 21 - 22 March, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Co-Chairmen Prof Don Hudson (SA) Prof Norbert Runkel (DE) Prof James Stannard (US)