Apr 30, 2021
The majestic Royal Albert Hall set the scene for the first-ever virtual Journal of Wound Care and World Union Wound Healing Societies Awards on the 21st of February 2021.
The Olympics of Wound Care was watched by over 9000 global viewers. Introduced by MA Healthcare managing director Anthony Kerr and JWC editor Dr. Negin Shamsian and hosted by Chief Anchor of BBC News at 10, Huw Edwards, the glitzy black-tie event started.
The JWC Awards week started with the Sunday night ceremony on February 21 2021 5:00 PM GMT a global audience tuned in to see the winners of multiple categories of awards in wound care. Huw Edwards announced the Exceptional Services to Wound Care during a Pandemic award winners.
During 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic provided an additional challenge to the already arduous task of wound care. The Tissue Viability Society has contributed immensely to nursing and wound care in a pandemic and was given this special award. Other awards categories included Advances in Pressure Care supported by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Molnlycke, and Contribution to Education in Wound Care sponsored by Sanuwave and supported by the AAWC.
The most progressive societies was nominated and awarded by the World Union of Wound Healing Societies. The excellence in compression and manual lymphatic drainage was supported by Urgo Healthcare. Advances in infection and biofilm was supported by Hartmann and Innovation in Skin Integrity was supported by the International Skin Tears Advisory Panel (ISTAP). The next award was the Outstanding Achievements in Patient Care supported by Essity and The Rising Star Award was introduced by BBI Braun. Finally the most innovative dressing or device was awarded by the JWC.
The Awards week from 22 February to 26 February had a special topic for each evening's event, again hosted by the affable Huw Edwards. Kicking off on Monday evening with Innovation in Surgical Site Infection supported by Essity and Contribution to Clinical and Preclinical research supported by BBI Braun
Tuesday brought Innovations in diabetic foot care hosted by Urgo Healthcare. Wednesday brought Cost Effective Wound Management into focus, supported by Hartmann.
Thursday evening highlighted Innovations in Wound Care by Molnlycke. Finally Sanuwave brought the week’s events to a close with Innovations in technology driven research.
Fear not if you have missed out on this event, it is available on demand at www.jwcwuwhsawards.com