To discuss how obesity predisposes individuals to poor wound healing.

To discuss current strategies for surgical management of wounds in persons with obesity.

To present latest research on the challenges of diabesity in practice.

Bariatric wound care – management challenges in dressing selection and equipment provision.

To outline the prevalence, incidence and impact on healthcare systems of obesity. 


Speakers and topics:

  • Christian Münter, DE: Introduction to bariatric wound care
  • Kumal Rajpaul, UK: Wound management approach to bariatric wound care
  • Francis Finucane, IE: Physiology/diabesity approach to bariatric wound care
  • Harald Tigges, DE: Complications in bariatric patients with diabetes