6th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
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.
This conference is intended for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, podiatrists, advanced practice providers, and all clinicians involved in wound healing or wound care issues. Course material will benefit both novice and experienced clinicians.
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 conference, participants should be able to:
- Identify three strategies for selfcare
- Recognize four signs or symptoms of stress and burn out
- Highlight advantages for using a multidisciplinary team approach
- Examine the impact of stem cells and regenerative medicine in nonhealing wounds
- Understand the negative effects smoking poses on wound healing
- Describe non-opioid pain management approaches for the wound patient
- Recognize populations of people who are malnourished and may have micronutrient deficiencies related to wound healing
- Identify classic characteristics of four types of atypical wounds
- Increase awareness of the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on radiation wounds
- Increase knowledge regarding repetitive body behaviors-related wounds
- Increase knowledge related to physical exam findings, pathophysiology, and management strategies for lymphedema
- Describe associated morbidities and mortality related to diabetic foot ulcers
- Identify methods of management for vascular insufficiency
- Examine pathways for treating wounds on the lower extremities
- Review quality measures from the hospital perspective
- Discuss pressure ulcer prevention strategies and treatment
- Understand current strategies for diagnosis and treatment of wound infections
- Examine surgical strategies to treat upper extremity lymphedema
- Compare and contrast various tactics for navigating reimbursement
- Increase understanding of nutrition-focused physical exams
- Discuss intervention strategies for nutritional deficiencies
A block of hotel rooms is available to attendees for the reduced price of $189/night. Ask for the Wound Symposium discount when registering.
Efthymios Avgerinos, MD Associate Professor of SurgeryUPMC Heart and Vascular InstituteDivision of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Devra Becker MD, FACS Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicineChief of Plastic Surgery at UPMC PassavantDirector of Quality Education, Department of Plastic Surgery
Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHRN, CWCA, OMSClinician, UPMC Passavant Wound Healing Services
Brian Connor, BA, MARegional Manager, UPMC Wound Healing Services
Esa M. Davis, MD, MPH, FAAPPAssociate Professor, Department of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science InstituteCenter for Research and Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineDirector, UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service, UPMC Montefiore and UPMC Presbyterian
Carolyn De La Cruz, MDAssistant Professor of Plastic SurgeryDepartment of Plastic Surgery University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Angela M. Dean, PsyDLicensed PsychologistNational Register Health Psychologist UPMC Hillman Cancer CenterCenter for Counseling and Cancer SupportUPMC Passavant
Francesco M. Ergo, MBChB, MSc, MRCSIntegrated Resident PGY-4UPMC Department of Plastic Surgery
Trent Emerick, MD, MBAAssistant ProfessorDirector of Quality Improvement and Innovation, Chronic PainDepartment of Anesthesiology, Division of Chronic PainUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Monica Garrick Drago, MD, MSWBehavioral Medicine and Cognitive Behavior TherapyBFRB Pittsburgh
Gayle Gordillo, MDChief of Plastic Surgery, Indiana UniversityMedical Director of Wound Services, IU HealthDr. Sanford and Thelma Glanz ProfessorVice President of Research, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWTAssociate ProfessorAdmissions Committee ChairAcademic Coordinator Clinical EducationExperiential Learning Fellow - NSEEDepartment of Physical TherapyNova Southeastern University
Arthur Huen, MD, PhDResearch Instructor, University of Pittsburgh Department of DermatologyUPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Lauren Kokai, PhD Research Assistant ProfessorCo-Director, Adipose Stem Cell Research CenterDepartment of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Mary D. Litchford PhD, RDN, LDNPresident, CASE Software & Books Immediate Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
Jeffrey Manway, DPMClinical InstructorUPMC Department of OrthopaedicsFoot & Ankle DivisionUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Faculty (Continued from previous page)
Tami Minnier, MSN, RN, FACHEChief Quality Officer for UPMCExecutive Director, Beckwith Institute
R. Harsha Rao, MD, FRCPProfessor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineChief of Endocrinology, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Richard E. Redlinger, Jr. MDUPMC Passavant Heart and Vascular InstituteAssistant Clinical Professor of SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Susan Rolniak St. John, MSN, CRNPUPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC PassavantUPMC Department of Plastic Surgery
J. Peter Rubin, MD, FACSUPMC Endowed Professor and Chair of Plastic SurgeryDirector, UPMC Wound Healing ServicesMember, Steering Committee for the NIH/NIDDK Diabetic Foot Ulcer Research Consortium
Michael T. Ryan, DPM Attending, UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC PassavantFaculty, UPMC Mercy Podiatric Residency Program
Jenna Samsa, RD, LDNDietician II, Food & Nutrition ServicesUPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Kathleen D. Schaum, MSKathleen D. Schaum & Associates, Inc.Lake Worth, FL
Neel B. Shah, MDDivision of Infectious Diseases, UPMCClinical Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Elizabeth Shumaker, MSN, RNSenior Director of Operations, Wound Healing ServicesUPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Atilla Soran, MD, MPH, FNCBC, FACSProfessor of Clinical SurgeryDivision of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineDirector, Breast Disease Clinical Research ProgramDirector, International Breast Fellowship ProgramDirector, Comprehensive Lymphedema CenterUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Emily Stasko, RD, LDNDietician, Food & Nutrition ServicesUPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Dawn J. Wang, MD, FACSAssistant Professor of Plastic SurgeryDepartment of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineChief of Plastic Surgery, UPMC St. MargaretUPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant
Alan Wells, MD, DMScThomas Gill Professor of PathologyMedical Director, UPMC Clinical LaboratoriesExecutive Vice Chair for Laboratory MedicineDepartment of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Kayla White, BSN, RN-BC, WCCSenior Professional Staff Nurse IIUPMC Hamot Wound Healing Services and Hyperbaric Medicine
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
– Efthymios Avgerinos, MD, is a consultant for Penumbra and is on the CE Speakers’ Bureau for Gore Medical and Boston Scientific.
– Shenda Baker, PhD, is a stockholder with Synedgen, Inc.
– Devra Becker, MD, is a legal consult for Expert Witness.
– Gayle M. Gordillo, MD, is involved with grant/research support with the NIH and a stockholder with Med Compliance IQ, LLC.
– Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT, is a consultant with 3M, ILWTI, Cell Constructs, and Molnlycke.
– Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, is a consultant with Prosyntheses Labs and Medline Industries and is on the CE Speakers’ Bureau for Abbott Nutrition and Nestle.
– J. Peter Rubin, MD, is a consultant with Global Biomedical.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
CME Accreditation and Designation Statement
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 health care team.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designated this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commen-surate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
Application for physical therapy credits is pending approval.
Application for CPEUs has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration and is pending approval.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Provider Unit, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Participants who attend the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will be awarded a certificate and 15.2 contact hours.
- 15.25 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.
- 15.25 Attendance