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This event is entitled 'Identifying research gaps and clinical needs in pressure ulcer prevention and management'. Topics to be covered include: Microclimate and moisture lesions, incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD), current practice and future developments including instrumental assessment of IAD, how important is incontinence in pressure ulcer formation and is it a true risk factor?New technologies in pressure ulcer treatment - design of smart dressing materials, bioactive materials and biomaterials in wound care.New basic science findings in pressure ulcer development.Ageing and dehydrated skin.Pressure ulcer guideline implementation: clinical drivers versus financial drivers, national adaptation, the Belgian and Netherlands experience; why adapt the guidelines, what do adapted versions contain?Infection in pressure ulcers - superficial compartment ulcers and deep compartment ulcers, diagnosis and management.

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