9th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium State-of-the-Art Wound Care: Traditional Paradigms & Evolving Approaches and Technology

Pitttsburgh, PA US
September 22, 2022 to September 24, 2022

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 beginning May 2nd through July 15th, 2022 on research, evidence-based practice, and quality initiatives 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, and abstracts will be published in the conference program. Prizes will be awarded to the highest-rated poster in each category, including a people’s choice award.

For more information, please contact: Cecilia Zamarripa zamarripaca@upmc.edu or Constance Greco  grecocm2@upmc.edu.
 

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

You must bring you confirmation with you to the conference.   

•    Increase and demonstrate the fundamental knowledge of compression therapy
•    Discuss the basic science supporting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 
•    List obligatory safety precautions for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
•    Examine and demonstrate various debridement techniques and indications for utilization  
•    Empathize with the patient experiencing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
•    Increase knowledge of integrative modalities for wound healing
•    Understand the link of bioburden to soft tissue infection
•    Recognize current paradigms to detect subclinical wound infection and develop treatment plans
•    Understand treatment protocols for osteomyelitis
•    Examine the role that venous reflux disease has in lower extremity wounds
•    Identify indicators of arterial disease in chronic wounds
•    Review the pitfalls of combined arterial and venous disease in chronic wounds
•    Review information presented on clinical posters
•    Increase understanding of ostomies as it relates to peristomal skin breakdown
•    Understand the challenges with complex abdominal wall wounds and reconstruction
•    Gain knowledge of a Street Medicine program
•    Examine current research in caring for a diabetic foot wound
•    Weigh techniques to provide offloading in an office situation
•    Analyze devices to provide long-term prevention for DFU’s 
•    Scrutinize methods to a multidisciplinary approach to limb salvage
•    Discuss the impact of research and offloading in the diabetic population
•    Evaluate the impact of Auto immune disorders and medication to treat these on wound healing
•    Understand the use of Skin substitutes
•    Evaluate the impact of the opioid crisis and pain management
•    Grasp liability and documentation issues with wound care
•    Detect when surgical interventions are indicated for pressure injuries
•    Examine the role of sitting protocols related to pressure injuries
•    Understand current techniques to prevent pressure injuries
•    List current methods to evaluate pressure injuries
•    Identify nutrition interventions that optimize wound healing
•    Analyze the key steps in diagnosis and treatment of Lymphedema
•    Assess new smart technology in wound care

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/07/2022
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
Event starts: 
09/22/2022 - 4:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/24/2022 - 5:30pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00
Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pitttsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Special Discounted Room Block Rate of $179 plus taxes
Please use the group landing page link https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn/meetings/upmc-wound-fall-symposium-09192022 or call toll free 1-800-THE OMNI (843-6664) and reference the “UPMC Wound Fall Symposium”
Attendees will have until Tuesday, 08.23.22, to book their rooms at this discounted rate

www.omnihotels.com/pittsburgh
Phone - (412) 281-7100

Travel

Parking
On-site parking is available (for a fee).

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

Planning Committee
Taryn M. Bennett, MSN, RNC, CWOCN, CHRN*
Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, ACHRN, CWCA, OMS*
Jill M. Clites, RN, BSN, WCC#
Brian Connor, BA, MA*
Constance Greco, MS, BSN, RN, WCC, DWC*
Lori O’Shea, BSN, RN, WCC*
Brodie Parent, MD, MS*
Patsy Simon, BS, RN, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-PM^
Stephanie Shields, BA, MSAS, MAL*
Cecilia Zamarripa, PhD, MSN, RN, CWON+
Dawn Wang, MD, FACS*
Kimberly A. Whetsel, OTR/L*

         * UPMC Wound Healing Services
         ^ UPMC Wound Research Alliance (WRA)
         + UPMC Presbyterian Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Department
         # UPMC Western Maryland Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Department 

Faculty

David P. Bickers CRNP, CWOCN-AP
UPMC Wound Healing, Ostomy Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at UPMC Altoona

David Binion, MD

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

Dave Brienza, PhD

Patrick Burns, DPM

Ian Cummins

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

Ronald Glick, MD
Medical Director, Center for Integrative Medicine
UPMC Shadyside
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Bryan Groeau
mediven|CircAid|CEP

Geoff Gurtner, MD, FACS

Michael Hankins, DPM

Todd Harvey BSN, RN, CARN  
Programmatic Nurse Specialist, Addiction Medicine
UPMC Mercy

Khara Lucius, ND, FABNO

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

Lori O’Shea, BSN, RN, WCC

Brodie Parent, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Harry Penny, DPM, FAPWHc
UPMC Altoona Wound Healing Services                                 

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

Neel B. Shah, MD., FIDSA
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Stephanie Shields, BA, MSAS, MAL

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

Benjamin Sigmond, MD

Natalie D. Sridharan, MD, MSRPVI
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
Medical Director UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Dept. of Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Faculty members are affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and/or UPMC and reside in the Pittsburgh, PA area unless otherwise identified.
 

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and ANCC. 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. 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration Information
Pre-Register - Pre-Registrations are due by September 15th, 2022.

Registration is limited to the first 450 registrants.  Registrations after September 15th, 2022, are accepted only as on-site registrations.  Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space.  

- Visit our online registration at https://cce.upmc.com/9th-annual-comprehensive-wound-care-symposium 
- Click the Register / Take Course tab and enter all requested information                                                    
- After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered.  

On-Site Registration
After September 15th, 2022, all registrations for this conference are accepted as on-site registrations provided space is
available.  

A confirmation letter will be faxed, mailed, or emailed.  If registration is completed by the deadline, confirmation will be sent via the method you registered.  Please note: Registration is not complete until you receive the confirmation.  If you do not receive confirmation within seven days of registration, please contact us at 724-720-5959.                                                                                                                                  
You must bring you confirmation with you to the conference. 

Registration Fees

Registration Levels

Registration Rates
Early Bird (by July 15th)

Registration Rates
(after July 15th)

 

*Preconference workshop complimentary and only available with full conference registration**

Physician

 

 

NON-UPMC                    full conference

299

349

1-day registration (Friday)

169

179

1-day registration (Saturday)

169

179

UPMC                             full conference

269

319

1-day registration (Friday)

149

159

1-day registration (Saturday)

149

159

 

Non-Physician

 

 

NON-UPMC                    full conference

249

299

1-day registration (Friday)

129

159

1-day registration (Saturday)

129

159

UPMC                             full conference

219

269

1-day registration (Friday)

119

129

1-day registration (Saturday)

119

129

 

Students/Residents

 

 

full conference

99

99

1-day registration (Friday)

79

79

1-day registration (Saturday)

79

79

 

UPMC OP WOUND HEALING SERVICE LINE

 

 

Physician                        full conference

199

249

Non-Physician               full conference

149

199


Cancellation 
All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via U.S. mail, email or fax (see contact information below). Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before September 1st,, 2022 will be refunded in full.  After September 1st, 2022, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed, the remaining amount refunded, and no refunds will be made after September 15th, 2022.  

Cancellation requests can be made to:
Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHRN, CWCA, 
UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant
2030 Mackenzie Way, Ste 400
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Phone: 724-720-5959
Fax: 724-772-8276
Email: booryjl@upmc.edu 

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.