11th Annual Comprehensive Wound Symposium: From Novel Approaches to Vulnerable Populations_October 25-26, 2024

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 25, 2024 to October 26, 2024

*This meeting will be held in person as well as an option for virtual attendance.


This conference is designed to provide state-of-the-art information and best practice guidelines in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. Both medical and surgical management strategies to optimize wound healing will be addressed.

Call for Poster Abstracts

We will be accepting poster abstracts until Sept. 15 regarding research and case studies as they relate to wound care. If selected, you will have the opportunity to present your poster. It will be displayed throughout the designated viewing areas during the conference.  The highest rated poster in each category will receive an award.

For more information,  visit the link below.

11th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium | UPMC Physician Resources

Or contact: Cecilia Zamarripa zamarripaca@upmc.edu; Constance Greco grecocm2@upmc.edu

Target Audience

This course is intended for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, podiatrists, dieticians, advanced practice providers, researchers, students, and all clinicians involved in wound healing or wound care issues. Course material will benefit both novice and experienced clinicians.

Learning Objectives

The goal of this symposium is to provide a comprehensive overview on the treatment of wound care-related issues and innovations in the field. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify requirements for the workup of the osteomyelitic patient
  • Gain knowledge of antibiotic stewardship
  • Identify the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on infection
  • Discern military contributions to civilian wound care
  • Weigh the advantages of electroceutical dressings
  • Understand the impacts of AI in healthcare
  • Scrutinize the utilization of viral phages to combat biofilm
  • Identify indicators for use of topical oxygen therapy
  • Investigate adaptive technologies for management of pressure injuries
  • Explore ways to navigate incontinence that aids in wound healing
  • Discover surgical approaches to pressure injuries
  • Demonstrate difficult applications of negative pressure wound therapy
  • Review cost effective dressing selections
  • Gain knowledge of best practices for billing in the wound care setting
  • Perceive the benefits of implementing multidisciplinary care 
  • Gain insight to the future wound management for the diabetic foot
  • Investigate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for limb salvage
  • Assessing the approach to diabetic foot ulcers
  • Incorporating MAC scores into the plan of care
  • Examine the relationship that social determinants of health have on wound care
  • Discuss methods of care coordination for Xylazine associated wounds
  • Evaluate food insecurity in the elderly
  • Recognize how care delivery can affect the diverse population
  • Discover methods to manage pain for the wounded patient  
  • Analyze approaches to treat complex regional pain syndrome
  • List alternatives to opioid use
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 14.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 14.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/12/2023
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
10/25/2024 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2024 - 3:45pm EDT

Schedule (DRAFT)

 

Friday, Oct. 25, 2024

7 – 8:15 a.m.                    Registration, Breakfast (provided), Visit with Exhibitors

(7:15 – 7:45 a.m.)            Industry Talk (non-CME) – Three Rivers Room

8:15– 8:30 a.m.                Welcome, Opening Remarks

Gayle M. Gordillo, MD, FACS & Chandan K. Sen, PhD, FNAI

Session I:                          Infection

 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.             Osteomyelitis: Diagnosis and Treatment                            

Neel B. Shah, MD, FIDSA

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.              When do Patients with Wounds Need Antibiotics?

Ricardo Arbulu, MD

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.               J. Paul Rogers, MD, FAPWCA

9:50 – 10:20 a.m.            Break; Visit with Exhibitors

Session II:                         Military Contributions to Civilian Wound Care

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.         Robert J. O'Connell, MD

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.          Robert J. Cybulski Jr, PhD, D(ABMM)

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.          

Session III:                        Novel Therapeutic Approaches

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.          Electroceutical Dressings

                                           Sashwati Roy, PhD

11:40 – 12:00 p.m.          Introduction to AI in Healthcare

                                           Deeptankar DeMazumder, MD, PhD

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.            Lunch (provided), Visit with Exhibitors

Review Clinical Poster Sessions (on your own)

Presenters by their posters from 12:30 – 1 p.m.

1:00 – 1:20 p.m.              Therapeutic Phages in Wound Care

                                           Vaughn S. Cooper, PhD

1:20 – 1:40p.m.                Topical Oxygen Therapy

                                            Gayle M. Gordillo, MD, FACS

Session IV:                        Pressure Injuries 

1:40 – 2:10 p.m.              Assistive Technology for Pressure Injury Prevention and Management

                                           Brad E. Dicianno, MD

2:10 – 2:30 p.m.              Incontinence Management as an Adjunct to Pressure Injury Care

                                           Amy Folk, MSN, RN, CWON   

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.              Flap Reconstruction and Perioperative Management for Pressure Injuries

                                           Brodie Parent, MD, MS                                        

2:50 – 3:00 p.m.              Closing Remarks for Main Ball Room Session

Gayle M. Gordillo, MD, FACS & Chandan K. Sen, PhD, FNAI

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.              Break; Visit with Exhibitors

(3:15 – 3:30 p.m.)            Poster Merit Awards Announced (Day 1)

Session V:                         Hands-On and Didactic Workshops (choose 1 from any 3 options)

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.           

Difficult Applications - Fistula & NPWT Workshops for Complex Wounds

(3:30 – 4:30pm) Fistula Workshop: Amy Folk and (TBD)

(4:30 – 5:30pm) VAC Workshop: Joshua Lee and Kelly Fleming    


Dressing Selection & Coverage

Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, ACHRN, CWCA, OMS
 

Reimbursement Workshop: Real-Life Scenarios for Professionals and Provider-Based Departments

Kathleen D. Schaum

5:30 p.m.                            Adjournment

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.              WELCOME RECEPTION!

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.              Industry Sponsored Reception w/ Presentation (non-CME) – Three Rivers Room

Networking, Hors d’oeuvres, Beverages

 

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024

7 – 8:15 a.m.                    Registration, Breakfast (provided), Visit with Exhibitors

7:15 – 7:45 am                 Industry Talk (non-CME) – Three Rivers Room

Session VI:                        The Role of Multidisciplinary Care & Management of the Threatened Limb

8:15 – 8:25 a.m.              Intro to Multidisciplinary Care

                                           Gayle Gordillo, MD, FACS

8:25 – 9:05 a.m.              Keynote

                                           Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management: The Journey Ahead

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

9:05 – 9:45 a.m.              Keynote (VIRTUAL TALK)

                                           The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Team for Functional Limb Salvage

Christopher E. Attinger, MD

9:45 – 10:05 a.m.            The “Gold Standard” for Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers is Not Working:  Time for “The Reverse Gold Standard”

                                           Harry Penny, DPM, DABM, FAPWHc, FACPM

10:05 – 10:25 a.m.          MAC Scores in Predicting Wound Healing and Limb Preservation

                                           Georges Al-Khoury, MD

10:25 – 10:40 a.m.          Moderated Panel Discussion

Gayle M. Gordillo, MD, FACS & J. Peter Rubin, MD, MBA, FACS

10:40 – 11:10 a.m.          Break, Visit with Exhibitors

Session VII:                      Vulnerable Populations

11:10 – 11:50 a.m.          Keynote

Social Determinants of Health 

David J. Margolis, MD, PhD

1:50 – 12:20 p.m.          An Epidemic on the Streets – Care Coordination of Xylazine Associated Wounds

James Withers, MD; Janice Kochick, BSN, MSN, CRNP-FNP; Danielle Schnauber, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

12:20 – 12:40 p.m.          Food Insecurity in the Elderly

Courtney G. Riedel, MS, RDN, LDN, NWCC                                                     

12:40 – 1:00 p.m.            Culturally Competent Diverse Patient Care

Felicia Derosa

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.              Lunch (provided); Visit with Exhibitors

Session VIII:                     Pain Management

2:00 – 2:40 p.m.              Keynote

Pain Management Tips for the Wound Care Provider                                                       
               Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA, FASA®

2:40 – 3:10 p.m.              Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.               How to Manage Painful Wound in Today’s Environment: Alternatives to Opioid Use

Todd Harvey, MSN, RN, CARN

3:30 – 3:45                       Closing Remarks

Gayle M. Gordillo, MD, FACS & Chandan K. Sen, PhD, FNAI

3:45 p.m.                          Adjournment

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Meeting Location

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
www.omnihotels.com/pittsburgh
412-281-7100

 

 

Travel

Lodging
Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
www.omnihotels.com/pittsburgh
412-281-7100

***Discounted Room Block Rate of $205 plus taxes***

• Group landing page link https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn/meetings/11th-annual-upmc-wound-symposium-10212024

• Toll free phone number 1-800-THE OMNI (843-6664) and reference the “UPMC Wound Symposium”

• Attendees will have until Tuesday, September 24th at 5pm to book their rooms at a discounted rate

 

Parking

Daily valet parking is available to overnight guests only for $45 per night.

If you are not an overnight guest, you must use self-parking in the Mellon Square parking garage Mellon Square - Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh (pittsburghparking.com) located across from the hotel. There are no in/out privileges for this garage. Prices range from $7-$20

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 14.25 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between UPMC Mercy and UPMC Wound Healing Services. UPMC Mercy is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. UPMC Mercy has approved this activity for a maximum of XX continuing education contact hours. 
 
Application for physical therapy credits has been submitted and is pending approval. 
Application for dietician credits has been submitted and is pending approval.

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 14.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 14.25 Attendance
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