The theme this year resonated with national healthcare systems in Europe, which are continuously changing, reorganising and adapting to respond to changing demographics and budget restrictions. Technology continues to influence wound care clinicians in their practice, although likely to a lesser extent than other medical disciplines. These advancements should translate into improved cost savings improving patients’ quality of life. A series of presentations under the Wound Care Diagnostics theme highlighted how the MolecuLight i:X is influencing wound care on many levels: improving debridement and sampling techniques, impacting antimicrobial stewardship programs and guiding patient care, education and adherence. A record breaking nine abstracts featuring the MolecuLight i:X were accepted this year in ePoster and oral presentations.