Wound Care Conference 2020

St Margaret’s Hospice Care has today made the decision to postpone our Wound Care Conference.

We intend to reschedule this event for Thursday 22 October 2020. Delegates who have already registered will be contacted in the coming days with more information. You can learn more about our response to the current Coronavirus situation HERE, where we will update information regularly.

Our Wound Care Conference offers delegates a unique learning platform that will enhance their knowledge and practice within a professional but friendly environment.

The conference agenda contains a wealth of fascinating, high level presentations on current topics from speakers of national and international repute. 

The presence of product trade stands offers the opportunity to increase awareness of products, and to meet and network with representatives from a variety of healthcare industries.

St Margaret’s is committed to enabling education and learning and promoting good practice. This conference is part of that commitment, so come and join us for an informative and fun day. We look forward to welcoming you.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, click here.

To book your place, complete the form below.

The day

The conference will be chaired by Teresa Coombes, Head of Nursing Services at St Margaret's Hospice Care. We are pleased to announce our esteemed speakers:

8.30am Registration - open to attendees, refreshments, exhibition area
9.30am Opening Introduction and Welcoming from Ann Lee, CEO, St Margaret's
9.45am Pressure ulcers in end of life patients - Lynn Cornish
10.30am The role of medication in managing wound pain – Dr Kate Shorthose
1.15am Refreshments
11.45am Common skin conditions - Alexandra Pylle
12.30pm Moisture associated skin damage - Sam Holloway
1.15pm Lunch and exhibition area
2.15pm The management of malignant wounds - Trudie Young
3pm Refreshments
3.30pm Wound assessment and dressing selection - Alex Bishop
4.15pm Exhibition close



Kate trained in the South West as a GP, then developed an interest in Palliative Care after a hospice attachment which led her to change her career path. Kate has been working at St Margaret’s Hospice for 11 years, both in the inpatient unit and the community setting. The last four of these has been as a consultant.

"I discovered an enthusiasm for research during a post as a research assistant during which I recruited for a large collaborative trial involving palliative patients. Since working in my present post I have endeavoured to promote the value of research within the speciality of palliative care within the region and our own organisation, and we have now successfully recruited patients to several collaborative trials.

"I believe skin and pressure care is essential to get right in our population of patients and we have a strong evidence based practice with the care provided by our clinical staff, led by the tissue viability team. My vision is for us to develop our experience further and carry out our own research looking into providing a greater evidence base for optimum pressure area management at the end of life."

An experienced intensive care nurse, Ali joined DDRC Healthcare in 2005 and quickly developed her hyperbaric nurse role to include research in addition to nursing at the centre before being appointed Senior Clinical Nurse in 2009. A project on diabetic foot ulcers treated with hyperbaric oxygen formed the dissertation for her MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at Cardiff University for which she was awarded a distinction. Ali is now an Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University for the MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair.

Ali was instrumental in the setting up DDRC Wound Care in 2011 to offer specialist care to the public for a variety of wounds and provide support to other clinicians, mostly in the form of training.

Sam's role encompasses both undergraduate and postgraduate activities within the School of Medicine. Working as a Reader she is responsible for delivering the Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair which continues to be held in regard both nationally and internationally. Sam also provides specialist advice on wound healing for the medical undergraduate programme.

Sam is currently External Examiner for the University of Huddersfield. Being a member of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel since 2011 and currently the Regional Director (Europe) and Fund Raising Committee Chair. She is also on the Council and Executive for the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Education Committee providing advice on the educational activities of the association.

Holding the position of the Chair of the EWMA Teacher Network who are working on a number of projects examining Wound Management curricula for nurses across Europe. This is part of a wider initiative by EWMA to develop and disseminate a curriculum for Physicians and Post-registration education for Nurses. She is on the Editorial Board for the Chronic Wound Care supplement of the British Journal of Community Nursing and also undertake peer review of manuscripts for the same journal as well as the British Journal of Nursing, Journal of Wound Care and International Wound Care Journal.

Sam has published / co-authored over 40 publications and has also supervised 39 Graduates to successful completion of the MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.

Alexandra qualified as a registered nurse in 2006, after graduating from Plymouth University with a Bachelor of Science.  She went on to work as a community nurse in Exeter and East Devon, working closely with Tissue Viability to deliver high quality wound care in the community. Her interest in the link between wounds and skin conditions led her to Cardiff where she joined the Dermatology team at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology.  While there she undertook a Master’s Degree in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine, graduating in 2018 with a Merit. For her Master’s thesis, Alexandra researched the rare condition Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG) and investigated the impact of the condition on its sufferers. She has gone on to present this research at the Wounds UK conference in Harrogate and more recently, the World Congress of Dermatology in Milan.  Currently she is in the process of publishing her research as well as writing a case study series on the successful management of PG.

Trudie works clinically as a tissue viability nurse with Velindre NHS Trust having been a nurse since 1979 and specifically a tissue viability nurse for over 20 years.

Trudie is active across several wound care organisations including serving as a trustee of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation.   She has been Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Chair of the UK Tissue Viability Society.  Within Wales Trudie is past Chair of the All Wales Tissue Viability Nurses Forum and a member of the management group of the Welsh Wound Network. Trudie holds an honorary senior lectureship with Cardiff University. 

Trudie is experienced in a wide range of tissue viability activities notably clinical practice, education and research. This is reflected within her portfolio of publications and contributions to national and international guidance within the field of tissue viability.

Lynn is passionate regarding pressure ulcer prevention, and palliative care.  She has worked at St. Margaret’s for 16 years, and started her career as a Healthcare Assistant.  In 2011 she successfully completed her BSc Hons, and went onto complete the MSc in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair at Cardiff University.  She has worked within tissue viability for 10 years, and as Tissue Viability Lead at St. Margaret’s for two years.  Lynn has an interest in education and research, and has a portfolio of publications on a variety of tissue viability topics.


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Registered clinical staff           £30

Unregistered clinical staff        £20

Refreshments and lunch included.

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Event details


Yeovil Town Football Club, Huish Park Stadium, Lufton Way, Yeovil, BA22 8YF


Start: 22nd October, 2020 at 08:30 AM

End: 22nd October, 2020 at 04:15 PM



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