ESS Knowledge Series

Dear ESS Supporter,

We are delighted to introduce the European Seating Symposium’s exciting new Knowledge Series of interactive webinars offering an in-depth focus on key topics for clinicians working in the field of seating and wheeled mobility, as well as acute and community based healthcare settings, including disability and rehabilitation services.

We are pleased to share with you details of this series of advanced educational webinars that will provide clinicians with up-to-date evidence-based learning, aimed at advancing knowledge and skills that can easily translate into and enhance daily practice.

The webinar topics include Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management, Custom Contoured Seating, and Spinal Cord Injury-associated complications and implications for Seating and Assistive Technology.


Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, clinical and rehabilitation engineers, nurses, suppliers of seating and wheeled mobility devices, students and professionals working in a range of healthcare settings.
Each webinar will consist of a 60-minute presentation followed by time for discussion and questions.

All attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance for each webinar.



Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management

23rd September & 29th September 14:00 -15:30

These two webinars will cover all aspects of pressure ulcer prevention and management and will be jointly presented by Dr Melanie Stephens, Senior Lecturer and Head of Interprofessional Education, School of Health and Society at the University of Salford, Dr Raymond Samuriwo Lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences Cardiff University, and Nikki Stubbs RGN, MSc, Nurse Consultant in Tissue Viability.

Custom Contoured Seating-Busting the Myths

16th September 14:00 – 15:30

The webinar on custom contoured seating will be presented by Sharon Power, Senior Physiotherapist in the Assistive Technology and Specialised Seating Department in the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) Dublin. Sharon has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with children and adults with complex seating needs. Her presentation will focus on who can benefit from custom seating, how custom seating can be used to enhance function and she will address some of the challenges associated with custom contoured seating and how these can be overcome.

Spinal Cord Injury: Associated Complications and Implications for Seating and Assistive Technology

21st October 14:00 -15:30

Our final webinar in this series will focus on spinal cord injury and will cover all aspects of associated complications and implications for seating and assistive technology. This webinar will include considerations for product parameter selection and alternative drive controls appropriate for people with cervical level spinal cord injury and will be presented by Elaine Wynne, Occupational Therapist who worked in George Pearson Centre, Vancouver, Canada before joining the team at the Assistive Technology and Specialised Seating Department in the CRC Dublin.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to Register for the ESS Knowledge Series 2021 and to thank our Headline Sponsor Healthcare21 for supporting this series.

For more information on Registration Fees and Speakers please visit the ESS Website.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to welcoming you to the Knowledge Series 2021.

Kind Regards,
ESS Knowledge Series Committee