7th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium: A Practical Approach to Implementing The Latest Strategies

September 12, 2020

The goal of this symposium is to provide a comprehensive overview on the treatment of wound care-related issues and innovations in the field.

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

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
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 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/25/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
09/12/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/12/2020 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

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 

Virtual Live Online Meeting

Course Directors

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

Planning Committee

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.

Physician (CME)
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.

Nursing (CNE)
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.

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 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration Fees

Registration will be free of charge for this year’s virtual program. 

Registration includes:

  • 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. 

Cancellation

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:

Jodi Boory
2030 Mackenzie Way Suite 400
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone 724-720-5959
Fax 724-772-8276
booryjl@upmc.edu

More Information:

Please visit https://www.upmcphysicianresources.com/events/091220-wound-care-symposium to learn more about this year’s program, or email Brian Connor at connorbt2@upmc.edu.  For more information on the UPMC Wound Research Alliance (WRA), please contact Patsy Simon at simopa@upmc.edu. 

For Additional Information on 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

Susan Rolniak St. John, MSN, CRNP, DAPWHc                           
UPMC Wound Healing Services at UPMC Passavant                     
2030 Mackenzie Way, Ste 400                                                            
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066                                                                
724-720-5959                                                                            
rolniaks@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