7th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium: A Practical Approach to Implementing The Latest Strategies
The goal of this symposium is to provide a comprehensive overview on the treatment of wound care-related issues and innovations in the field.
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.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the link of bioburden to wound chronicity
- Understand treatment protocols for osteomyelitis
- Examine the role that venous reflux disease has in lower extremity wounds
- Differentiate between dermatitis, vasculitis, and rashes
- Identify new International Wound Guidelines for Diabetic Foot (IWGDF)
- Compare and contrast various wound dressing choices
- Review new clinical guidelines for pressure injuries
- Identify nutrition interventions that optimize wound healing
7th Annual Comprehensive Wound Symposium: A Practical Approach to Implementing the Latest Strategies
7:30am – 8:00am Virtual Breakfast, Visit With the Exhibitors
8:00am – 8:10am Welcome
J. Peter Rubin, MD, MBA, FACS; Libby Shumaker, MSN, RN
8:10am – 9:00am International Guidelines for Pressure Injury Prevention & Treatment: 2019 Update
David Brienza, PhD
9:00am – 9:30am What’s New in the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot Guidelines (IWGDF)?
Jordan Hoachlander, DPM, AACFAS
9:30am – 10:00am Nutrition to Optimize Wound Healing: Current Practical Guidelines
Sara Kimes, MS, RD, LDN
10:00am – 10:20am Break, Visit With the Exhibitors
10:20am – 11:00am Osteomyelitis: Controversies in Diagnosis & Treatment
Neel B. Shah, MD
11:00am – 11:40am Bioburden—Link to Wound Chronicity
Barbara Methe’, PhD
11:40am – 12:20pm Dermatitis, Vasculitis and Rashes—Don’t Get Fooled!
Arthur Huen, MD, PhD
12:20pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break, Visit With the Exhibitors
1:00pm – 1:30pm What Role Does Venous Reflux Disease Have in Lower Extremity Wounds?
Eric Hager, MD, FACS
1:30pm – 3:00pm Wound Dressings & Biologics—So Many Choices! What to Pick and When
Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHRN, CWCA, OMS; Lori O’Shea, BSN, RN, WOCN; Cecelia Zamarripa, MSN, RN, CWON, PhDc
3:00pm – 3:30pm Adjournment, Visit With the Exhibitors
J. Peter Rubin, MD, 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
Sr. Director of Operations, UPMC Wound Healing Services
Jodi Boory, BSN, RN, CRRN, CHRN, CWCA, OMS
Brian Connor, BA, MA
Edward I. Harrison, MBA
Lori O’Shea, BSN, RN, WOCN
Susan Rolniak St. John, MSN, CRNP
Patsy Simon, BS, RN, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-PM
Cecelia Zamarripa, MSN, RN, CWON, PhDc
Continuing Education Credit
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.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 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 6.0 continuing education contact hours.
Physical therapy credits have been submitted and are pending approval.
- 6.00 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.
- 6.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.00 Attendance
Registration will be free of charge for this year’s virtual program.
- Continuing education credit
- Access to course material for dedicated period of time
Pre-Register: Pre-Registrations are due by September 11th, 2020.
Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space.
- Visit our online registration at https://cce.upmc.com/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.
*You will also receive an email from the virtual conference platform called Pathable. This communication will be prior to the start of the program prompting you to create your account and familiarize yourself with the platform in preparation for the online meeting.
Please note: Registration is not complete until you receive the confirmation from CCEHS. If you do not receive confirmation within seven days of registration, please contact us at 724-720--5959.
Paper Registration by Fax or Mail
If you are unable to register online and require the use of a paper registration form, see contact information below.
All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via U.S. mail, email, or fax by September 11, 2020. Cancellation requests can be made to:
Cancellation requests can be made to:
2030 Mackenzie Way Suite 400
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Please visit https://www.upmcphysicianresources.com/events/091220-wound-care-symposium to learn more about this year’s program, or email Brian Connor at email@example.com. For more information on the UPMC Wound Research Alliance (WRA), please contact Patsy Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Additional Information on the Symposium, Please Contact:
Regional Manager, UPMC Wound Healing Services
UPMC Passavant Hospital
Support Services Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Susan Rolniak St. John, MSN, CRNP, DAPWHc
UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant
2030 Mackenzie Way, Ste 400
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
For Additional Information Regarding the UPMC Wound Research Alliance (WRA), Please Contact:
Patsy Simon, BS, RN, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-PM
Director, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Plastic Surgery
6B Scaife Hall, room 664
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15261