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.

UPMC.com/WoundSymposiumPosters

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, 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 strategies to manage A1C and optimize wound healing
• Increase knowledge of alternative managements for lower extremity edema 
• Examine the care of the wound patient with chronic renal disease 
• Increase awareness of pressure injury prevention across care continuums 
• Recognize crucial elements of care management
• Gain knowledge about wound care and innovations in the home
• Review information presented on clinical posters
• Understand current management of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer
• Evaluate offloading strategies for foot wounds 
• Grasp knowledge of how reflux plays a role in the management of venous ulcers
• Discover the interventions to increase blood flow for treatment in arterial ulcers
• Discuss the obstacles for treatment of lymphedema 
• Understand the unique physiology and comprehensive care need of a geriatric patient 
with wounds 
• Realize the process of clinicopathologic correlation of the leg ulcers from the 
dermatologist perspective
• Define the proper assessment and management of burns that present to the wound clinic
• Conceptualize the outlook of wound care science
• Analyze current smart technologies and their role in chronic wound care
• Review surgical options for limb salvage 
• Examine the management of a colonized wound 
• Correlate diagnosis and treatment of wound infections
• Investigate what is antimicrobial stewardship and why all wound care professionals 
should care 
• Assess principles of good antibiotic prescription
• Review of wound biofilms 
• Determine the effects of nutrition on wound healing
• Heighten awareness and management of peristomal skin complications
• List 10 benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 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.
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 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
Cost:
$1.00

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.              Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Infection?

 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 – 10:50 a.m.          topic?

Robert J. O'Connell, MD

 

10:50 – 11:20 a.m.          topic?

Robert J. Cybulski Jr, PhD, D(ABMM)

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

                                    

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 Workshop for Complex Wounds

Fistula Workshop: Amy Folk and (TBD soon)

VAC Workshop: Joshua Lee and Kelly Fleming     

 

Dressing Selection & Coverage

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

 

                                           Billing Workshop

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) – Monongahela 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.              Why 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 Salvage

                                           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

11:50 – 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 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

Review Clinical Poster Sessions (on your own)

Presenters by their posters from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

 

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 – 3:00 p.m.              Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

                                            Ed Harris?

3:00 – 3:20 p.m.               How to Manage Painful Wound in Today’s Environment: Alternatives to Opioid Use

Todd Harvey?

3:20 – 3:30 p.m.               Poster Merit Awards Announced (day 2)

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 0 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 0 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 0.0 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

  • 0.00 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.
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
 
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Registration Information

Pre-Register

Pre-Registrations are due by Oct. 24, 2024.
Live registration is limited to the first 250 registrants. Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space.
• Visit our online registration page at: CCEHS TO PROVIDE LINK AND OR QR CODE TO CCEHS PAGE
• 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.

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 your confirmation with you to the conference.

On-Site Registration

After Oct. 24, all registrations for this conference are accepted as on-site registrations, provided space is still available. The preferred method is to pre-register. If you register on-site, you will need to step out of line and complete the online registration outlined in the pre-registration section or complete a paper form accompanied by a credit card, where you will be enrolled after the event.

Virtual Registration

This conference will also have a virtual meeting option managed by Chorus Call. Virtual registration is limited to the first 500 on-line registrants. The registration link will be provided by CCEHS in your confirmation email after you successfully register for the course and will be active for viewing the day(s) of the conference.  Do not share this link with anyone else, and it is recommended that you create an event on your calendar w/ the link for access on day(s) you will be viewing. 

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 Sept. 24 will be refunded in full. After Sept. 24, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed, the remaining amount refunded, and no refunds will be made after Oct. 18.

Cancellation requests can be made to:

Jodi Boory
Manager, Wound Care
UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant
2030 Mackenzie Way, Suite 400
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Phone: 724-720-5959
Fax: 724-772-8276
Email: booryjl@upmc.edu

 

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act information:

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.

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Additional Information

For additional information regarding the symposium, please contact Brian Connor (412-216-8864, connorbt2@upmc.edu) or Jodi Boory (724-720-5959, booryjl@upmc.edu).

Registration Fees

 

Registration Levels / Registration Rates Early Bird (by Sept. 1) / Registration Rates (After Sept. 1)

PHYSICIAN
NON-UPMC

Full Conference LIVE $349 $399

1-Day Registration (Friday) LIVE $219 $229

1-Day Registration (Saturday) LIVE $219 $229

Full Conference VIRTUAL $299 $349

 

UPMC

Full Conference LIVE $319 $369

1-Day Registration (Friday) LIVE $199 $209

1-Day Registration (Saturday) LIVE $199 $209

Full Conference VIRTUAL $269 $319

NON-PHYSICIAN

NON-UPMC

Full Conference LIVE $299 $349

1-Day Registration (Friday) LIVE $179 $209

1-Day Registration (Saturday) LIVE $179 $209

Full Conference VIRTUAL $249 $299

UPMC

Full Conference LIVE $269 $319

1-Day Registration (Friday) LIVE $169 $179

1-Day Registration (Saturday) LIVE $169 $179

Full Conference VIRTUAL $219 $269

STUDENTS/RESIDENTS

Full Conference LIVE $129 $129

1-Day Registration (Friday) LIVE $79 $79

1-Day Registration (Saturday) LIVE $79 $79

Full Conference VIRTUAL $99 $99

UPMC WOUND HEALING SERVICE LINE

Physician – Full Conference LIVE $219 $269

Physician – Full Conference VIRTUAL $199 $249

Non-Physician – Full Conference LIVE $179 $229

Non-Physician – Full Conference VIRTUAL $159 $209

Registration includes:

  • Continuing education credit
  • Registration and course material
  • Breakfast, refreshments, and lunch

For additional information regarding the symposium, please contact:
Brian Connor (412-216-8864, connorbt2@upmc.edu
or 
Jodi Boory (724-720-5959, booryjl@upmc.edu).