8th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium: Evidence-Based Therapies and Techniques

September 11, 2021

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.

Target Audience

This course 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.

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:

•     Understand the impact of proper management for healing of diabetic foot ulcers
•     Assess disparities in chronic wound care and limb salvage
•     Describe current methods for lymphedema treatment 
•     Increase awareness of skin failure in patients with Covid-19
•     Discuss approaches for treating hematomas and trauma wounds
•     Review techniques to offload the Diabetic foot wound in a low resource environment
•     Examine proper evaluation and treatment goals for venous insufficiency wounds  
•     Identify strategies to combat peristomal skin complications
•     Recognize common pitfalls in negative pressure wound therapy application
•     Understand the impact of smoking marijuana and the use of vaping on patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy
•     Increase awareness around the process of quality improvement as it relates to the continuum of care

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 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.
  • 5.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/16/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
09/11/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/11/2021 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Schedule

8 am –8:15 am                 Welcome, Opening Remarks

(.25 CME/CEU)*                         Moment of Silence in Memory of 9/11

J. Peter Rubin, MD, MBA, FACS; Libby Shumaker, MSN, RN
 

8:20 am-9:20 am             Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: State of the Art

(1.0 CME/CEU)                     Dane K. Wukich, MD
 

9:25 am-9:55 am             Health Care Disparities in Chronic Wound Care and Limb Salvage

(.5 CME/CEU)                       Dr. Brodie Parent, MD, MS
 

10:00 am-10:15 am        Break / Visit Virtual Exhibits
 

10:15 am-10:45 am        Lymphedema: Current Concepts and Therapeutic Strategies

(.5 CME/CEU)                       Carolyn de la Cruz, MD
 

10:50 am-11:20 am        Skin Failure, Covid, and Unavoidable Pressure Injuries

(.5 CME/CEU)                       Kristian Feterik, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM
 

11:25 am-11:55 am        Hematomas & Trauma Wounds: Key Principles for All Providers

(.5 CME/CEU)                       Dawn Wang, MD, FACS
 

11:55 am-12:25 pm        Lunch / Visit Virtual Exhibits
 

12:25 pm-12:55 pm        DFU Offloading: Proper Selection & Strategies in a Low Resource Environment

(.5 CME/CUE)                         Michael Ryan, DPM, FACFAS
 

1:00 pm-1:30 pm            Evaluation and Management of Vascular Wounds: What Every Wound Care

(.5 CME/CEU)                       Provider Needs to Know

                                           Natalie Sridharan, MD, MS, RPVI
 

1:35 pm-1:50 pm            Ostomies with Focus on Peristomal Skin Complications

(.25 CME/CEU)                     Carol Mathews, BSN, RN, CWOCN
 

1:55 pm-2:10 pm            Negative Pressure Dressings: Are You Really Doing it Right?

(.25 CME/CEU)                       Gina Mangel MSN, RN, CWOCN
 

2:15 pm-2:30 pm            Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Impacts of Marijuana and Vaping

(.25 CME/CEU)                       Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHRN, CWCA, OMS
 

2:30 pm-2:45 pm            Break / Visit Virtual Exhibits
 

2:45 pm-3:15 pm            Wound Care QI – Where to Start?

(.5 CME/CEU)                       Amy Lukanski, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CPN
 

3:20 pm–3:30 pm           Closing Remarks

J. Peter Rubin, MD, MBA, FACS; Libby Shumaker, MSN, RN

3:30 pm                            Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference

Due to the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and our anticipated requirements to maintain social distancing, the course directors and planning committee have decided to offer this course entirely online this year.

Virtual Online Meeting 
After successfully registering for the course, you will receive a confirmation email from CCEHS that also includes your web link to join the Chorus Call platform to view the online presentations the day of the event.

Course Directors
J. Peter Rubin, MD, MBA, FACS
Director, UPMC Wound Healing Services
UPMC Endowed Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery
Member, Steering Committee for the NIH/NIDDK Diabetic Foot Ulcer Research Consortium

Elizabeth Shumaker, MSN, RN
Senior Director of Operations, UPMC Wound Healing Services

Faculty

Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHRN, CWCA, OMS
Clinician, UPMC Passavant Wound Healing Services
UPMC Wound Healing Services HBO Safety Officer

Carolyn De La Cruz, MD 
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery 
Department of Plastic Surgery 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Kristian Feterik, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM 
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine 
Medical Director of Wound and Ostomy Care Team, UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside 
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine 
Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine

Amy Lukanski, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CPN
Quality Manager, System Implementation & Sustainability
UPMC Wolff Center

Gina Mangel MSN, RN, CWOCN
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
UPMC Presbyterian Montefiore

Carol Mathews, BSN, RN, CWOCN 
Manager, Wound Care
Department of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses, UPMC Shadyside

Brodie Parent, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
                      
J. Peter Rubin, MD, MBA, FACS

Director, UPMC Wound Healing Services
UPMC Endowed Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery
Member, Steering Committee for the NIH/NIDDK Diabetic Foot Ulcer Research Consortium

Michael Ryan, DPM, FACFAS 
UPMC Passavant Wound Healing Services

Elizabeth Shumaker, MSN, RN
Senior Director of Operations
UPMC Wound Healing Services

Natalie Sridharan, MD, MS, RPVI
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dawn J. Wang, MD, FACS 
Chief of Plastic Surgery, UPMC St. Margaret 
UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant 
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery 
Dept. of Plastic Surgery 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dane K. Wukich, MD 
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Planning Committee
Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHRN, CWCA, OMS*
Brian Connor, BA, MA*
Constance Greco, MS, BSN, RN, WCC, DWC*
Edward I. Harrison, MBA*
Lori O’Shea, BSN, RN, WCC*
Patsy Simon, BS, RN, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-PM^
Stephanie Talhelm, BA, MSAS, MAL*
Cecilia Zamarripa, PhD, MSN, RN, CWON+
         * UPMC Wound Healing Services
         ^ UPMC Wound Research Alliance (WRA)
         + UPMC Presbyterian Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Department 

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 5.5 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 5.5 contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals 
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 5.25 continuing education contact hours.

Physical therapy credits have been submitted and are pending approval.  

Available Credit

  • 5.50 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.
  • 5.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.50 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Registration Information
Registration will be free of charge and includes:  
•    Continuing education credit
•    Access to course material for 90 days post conference
Pre-Register: Pre-Registrations are due by September 9th, 2021.
Registering online through the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences (CCEHS) is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space.  
•    Select LOG IN if you already have an account, or choose REGISTER if you are new to CCEHS (if new, you will need to create an account by entering all requested information).
•    Please select the course and then you will need to CHECK OUT to complete the registration process.      
•    After successfully registering for the course, you will receive a confirmation email from CCEHS that also includes your web link to join the Chorus Call platform to view the online presentations the day of the event.               

Please note: Registration is not complete until you receive your email confirmation with web link from CCEHS.  

CCEHS is also where you will return to complete your course evaluation and submit for CME/CEU post conference.
  
If you do not receive confirmation within seven days of registration, please contact us at 724-720-5959.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling 724-720-5959

For Additional Information Regarding the Symposium, Please Contact:
Brian Connor
Regional Manager, UPMC Wound Healing Services
UPMC Passavant Hospital
Support Services Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-216-8864  
connorbt2@upmc.edu 

Or

Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHRN, CWCA, OMS 
UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant
2030 Mackenzie Way, Ste 400 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
724-720-5959
booryjl@upmc.edu                                                                                                                                

For Additional Information Regarding the UPMC Wound Research Alliance (WRA), Please Contact:
Patsy Simon, BS, RN, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-PM
Director, Operations
Director, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Plastic Surgery
6B Scaife Hall, room 664
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15261
412-648-9207
simonpa@upmc.edu