Leg ulcer diagnosis and treatment – addressing the challenges


Chairs: Marc Collier and Sebastian Probst


In 2015-2016 EWMA and AWMA (The Australian Wound Management Association) will work on a practical leg ulcer guidance document which will address the challenges related to varying methods for leg ulcer diagnosis and treatment in the different European countries.  By addressing these differences, EWMA aims to produce a set of recommendations that will be suitable for implementation throughout Europe. With this initiative, EWMA wish to support that best practice strategies for diagnosis and treatment are offered to all leg ulcer patients in Europe.

In this key session, members of the working group responsible for the developing the guidance document will provide an outline of the challenges forming the background of the initiative. The key session will also include recommendations for good diagnostic procedures and management of leg ulcers, which will be described in the document.


Thursday 14 May 16:55-17:55

Platinum 1-2



  • Mark Collier: Current guidelines and challenges related to lacking implementation (Presentation of the EWMA Leg Ulcer Guidance Project objectives)
  • Arkadiusz Jawier: Aetiology and diagnosis of leg ulcers, including pathophysiology
  • Georgina Gethin: Core Outcome Sets in Venous Leg Ulcer Management - identifying the need and future direction