General Session Agenda

Friday, March 10, 2023 

8:15 AM - 8:20 AM

Opening Remarks

8:20 AM – 9:20 AM

Cascading Effects: The Role of ECM in Wound Healing (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Roselle E. Crombie, MD

Comprised of varying proteins, including collagens, elastin, and smaller quantities of structural proteins, the extracellular matrix (ECM) is a 3-dimensional structure and an essential component in all human tissues. Damage to the ECM through an acute or chronic source can lead to a series of healing events. This session will demystify the role of the ECM throughout the wound healing cascade, identify clinical scenarios that lead to ECM deficiencies, and examine wound healing technologies that utilize these structural proteins to and increase the rate of wound healing.

Dressed for Success: Cases in Collagen (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP

Available in many forms, collagen wound dressings support a moist wound healing environment, encourage the deposition of new collagen fibers, support new tissue growth and granulation tissue formation in the wound bed. Immerse yourself in the world of collagen dressings through illustrative cases that will help in the decision-making process of choosing the right dressing at the right time!

Skin Failure: Will You Know It If You See It? (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Barbara Delmore PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU; Jill Cox PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN

Skin, the largest organ in the body, like any other organ, can fail. Although integument failure commonly is attributed to pressure alone, all skin failure should not be attributed to pressure injuries. The term "skin failure" is a unifying term for skin changes at the end-of-life and other acute states that compromise skin integrity. We invite you to actively join this discussion through interactive polling and live Q&A to differentiate among skin failure, pressure ulcer/injury (PU/PI) and other conditions.

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

Total Contact Casting for Neuropathic Ulcer (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Jayesh B. Shah, MD,MHA

Offloading is an integral part of the comprehensive algorithm to heal a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Total contact casting (TCC) is regarded as the gold standard offloading method in assisting rapid healing of neuropathic foot ulcers and numerous studies and papers support its effectiveness. While it is clear that the best method to offload diabetic foot ulcers is the TCC, there are perceived barriers to the use of TCC in clinical practice. This session will provide practical tips to help navigate barriers to adopting TCC including case-based content highlighted by video techniques.

Is Your Patient Safe to Dive? Patient Journey through Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Mark Robbins, DO

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has an added dimension to the armamentarium of treating chronic wounds. In this case-based session, navigate through the decision making and start of the patient’s HBOT journey - hinging on the patient’s history, risk factor assessment, through to the steps of getting a patient cleared for therapy.

Assessing Wounds in Patients with Skin of Color (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: TBD

Health care professionals will be caring for an increasingly diverse population of many ethnic backgrounds and skin colors. Skin color is particularly important in detecting cyanosis and staging pressure injuries. To provide high-quality care for skin of color, the body of knowledge pertaining to appropriate methods for assessing skin of color across the entire continuum must increase. This session will provide practical recommendations for assessing skin of color.

10:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Exhibit Hall

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM

Wearable Technologies for Chronic Wound Monitoring (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Georgina Gethin, PhD, RGN

The recent advent of wearable technologies and their potential application in health monitoring offers huge transformative opportunities for wound monitoring and accelerating wound treatment. This session will examine recent advances in the development of wearable bioelectronics for monitoring and management of chronic wounds.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management When Resources are Limited (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Robert J. Klein, DPM, FACFAS, CWS, FFPM RCPS (Glasgow)

Diabetic foot ulcers affect individuals with a diverse range of resources to care for them. Clinicians find themselves challenged with the need to provide optimal care in the face of limited resources. This session will examine the challenges in providing health care in areas with limited resources and will explore creative methods for meeting the wound care needs of the patient.

WoundCon Rounds: Cases from Across the Globe (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP; Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MHA

WoundCon Rounds will offer global perspectives to tackling challenging wound cases. We invite you to actively be part of the WoundCon agenda as we roll out this new and exciting segment for all future WoundCon conferences. Submit your own challenging case for a chance to join the WoundCon Rounds panel.

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

Exhibit Hall

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Ostomy Accessories (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Alex Aningalan, MSN, RN, CWON, WCC

Does your patient need an ostomy accessory? This session describes available ostomy accessories available to solve common problems in the management of problematic stomas and peristomal skin. Learn what these items are and when to use them while avoiding common decision making flaws when using ostomy accessories.

Top Ten Tips for Trouble Free NPWT (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Tami Siewinski, RN, BSN, M.Ed

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has emerged as a valuable and dynamic tool in the treatment of many types of wounds. As advancements in application and innovations in technology continue to emerge, it is important that clinicians are knowledgeable on best practice use of NPWT and tips and tricks on how to manage challenges like retained foam, periwound complications and beyond. With an emphasis on applying tomorrow what you learn today, this session will provide top insights on how to optimize NPWT, illustrated by clinical case scenarios.

The Diabetic Foot: Common Management Issues and How to Overcome Them (1.0 CEU) (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: 
Matthew Regulski, DPM

Diabetic foot complications are common, complex, and costly. Demographic trends suggest that these complications, including ulcers, infections, PAD, and amputations, will continue to be highly prevalent.  This session will examine common issues when managing diabetic foot complications and strategies on how to overcome them.

4:05 PM - 6:05 PM Exhibit Hall
6:05 PM - 7:05 PM

Meeting Nutritional Needs for Wound Healing During Inflationary Times (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND

Nutrition is a critical component of the wound healing process; however, the current economic climate can make adequate nutritional intake a challenge. This session will provide wound healing practitioners practical advice for when patients express fears, concerns, or questions about how to meet their nutrition needs, particularly their protein needs, on a budget.

Lymphedema and Lipedema - What's the Difference? (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Brandy Mckeown OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CLWT

Although similar in name and both involving swelling in the extremities, lymphedema and lipedema are two distinct conditions impacting the body in significantly different ways. It’s crucial to understand the difference between the two and how each can be effectively managed and treated. Develop that understanding in this session which will differentiate between the disorders and provide management strategies for each.

Prehabilitation - What Should I do Before My Patient Undergoes Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, FACS

Prehabilitation is increasingly being applied to the patient undergoing plastic reconstructive surgical procedures. Every clinical person in contact with these patients, regardless of the clinical setting, can contribute to a successful outcome in this patient population. Join this dynamic session to learn what prehabilitation concepts are and how to employ them in the pre-operative window before these specialized procedures.

7:05 PM - 7:45 PM A "Wound" to the Wise: Practical Tips and Tricks of Wound Care (.75 CEU)
Presented by: Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP; Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MHA

The “Wound” to the Wise segment will feature dynamic and short pearls from each of the course faculty that will offer practical, digestible, take aways to help you optimize patient care. We invite you to actively be part of WoundCon agenda, as we roll out this new and exciting segment for all future WoundCon’s. Details coming on how to join the fun and have your "A 'Wound' to the Wise" featured during an upcoming WoundCon event.

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