Reflections on the World Union of Wound Healing Societies conference
Since the formation of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation (LLCF) and the Leg Club Industry Partners a collaborative philanthropic approach has been developed regarding educational marketing and effective communications strategies, including providing educational grants and scholarships to attend world-renowned conferences. Applications are open to all Leg Club nurses and in very early 2020 I was thrilled to find out I had been successful in being awarded a scholarship to attend the 6th World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) conference in 2020 in the cultural city of Abu Dhabi.
The WUWHS conference is only held once every 4 years and there is always a planned theme. For the 2020 conference the theme was ‘Global Healing. Changing Lives’; little did WUWHS know, at the point of deciding the theme, how much all our lives would change in 2020! My suitcase was packed ready to catch my flight on 7 March 2020, unfortunately we could see the increasingly serious implications of a new virus spreading rapidly around the world and with the emerging COVID-19 pandemic it all had to go on hold.
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