Wednesday, October 11, 2023

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Combining Advanced Wound Care Modalities for Improved Outcomes: Integrating NPWT, ORC Collagen and Hybrid Drapes (1.0 CEU)
Presented by:
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP, Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the science, evidence and wound healing efficacy of oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC)/collagen
  • Explain the science and clinical significance of negative pressure wound therapy
  • Review wound types that are prime candidates for the use of silicone-hybrid drapes with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and examine the impact of these drapes on periwound skin protection, pain management and wound healing
  • Explore, via illustrative case studies, clinical outcomes from the combines use of NPWT, ORC Collagen and hybrid drapes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

Introduction to Kylon® -Versatile Brush-Curette Technology for Wound Hygiene, Debridement, and Biopsy-Based Biofilm Diagnostics (Non-Accredited)
Presented by: Neal M. Lonky MD, MPH, Traci Kimball MD, MBA, CWSP, Gregory Schultz, Ph.D., Laura Swoboda DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FNP-BC; CWOCN-AP, WOCNF

Sponsored by Histologics LLC

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Taking Nutrition Action Across the Continuum of Wound Care: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Maritza Molina, RDN, Samuel Nwafor, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain clinical and functional outcomes related to the loss of lean body mass including impaired and/or delayed wound healing
  • Recognize how nutrition can help combat the slowdown of wound healing due to comorbidities that may negatively impact nutritional status
  • Describe the nutrition support practices across the care continuum

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition.


Thursday, October 12, 2023

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

The Wound Solution Architect: Designing Comprehensive Strategies for Complex Wounds (Non-Accredited)
Presented by: Ralph J. Napolitano, Jr., DPM, CWSP, FACFAS 

  • Review wound types that would benefit from the use of a new indication utilizing a collagen matrix with oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC) and Silver under Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) paired with a silicone drape
  • Understand the importance of evidence-based wound care and how to integrate the latest clinical research and guidelines into practice
  • Participate in question and answer session

Sponsored by 3M Health Care

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Transforming Skin Integrity in the Acute Setting: Optimizing Outcomes through Timely Identification, New Coding and Terminology Updates, and Prevention/Treatment Strategies (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Donna Cartwright, MPA, RHIA, CCS, Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, Karen Laforet, RN, MClSc, VA-BC™, CVAA (C), Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between various skin injuries including MASD, pressure injuries and medical adhesive relate skin injuries
  • Identify clinical gaps with current therapies for skin injuries
  • Review an algorithmic approach to protect and manage skin injuries 
  • Examine the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society’s new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD)
  • Integrate clinician education, cross-continuum team collaboration and health information exchange to ensure continuity of care for patients with skin injuries

This activity is supported by an educational grant from 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Optimizing Cost-Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes of Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Allografts In Lower Extremity Ulcer Treatment (1.0 CEU)

Learning Objectives:

  • Review recent published data examining the clinical and economic impacts of using skin substitutes in the treatment of VLUs and DFUs
  • Explore published data evaluating the impact of adequate debridement in the treatment algorithm of chronic wounds and how it translates to clinical outcomes.
  • Assess outcomes in patients receiving advanced treatment with skin substitutes for lower extremity diabetic ulcers (LEDUs) versus no advanced treatment for the management of LEDUs

This activity is supported by an educational grant from MIMEDX Group, Inc.



Friday, October 13, 2023 

7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Innovation Theater (Non-Accredited)

Sponsored by Convatec

8:10 AM - 8:20 AM

Opening Remarks
Moderators: Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP; Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MHA

8:20 AM – 9:20 AM

Back to the Future - History of Wound Care (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Desmond Bell,
DPM, CWS, FFRCPS (Glasgow), Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MHA

The history of wound healing dates back to 2000 BCE, evolving from treatments based on superstition to systematic, evidence-based care.  While techniques and devices have developed over time, the foundation of wound care remains. This historical session reviews the principles and practices of wound care passed on from generation to generation.  Get ready and join this wound care time travel adventure! 

It's Not that Shocking: The Role Electrical Stimulation in Wound Management (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Jeanine Maguire, PhD, MPT, CWS 

Electrical stimulation can reduce inflammation, increase perfusion, improve cellular migration and associated with faster reductions in wound area measurements. This session focuses on the under utilization of electrical stimulation in wound management and offers strategies to implement this modality in your organization.

Dressed for Success: Hydrogels Deep Dive (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Dianne Rudolph, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, CWOCN, UTHSCSA

Hydrogels were one of first wound care products to change the practice of drying out wounds using caustic agents - driving home the theory of Dr. George D. Winter, referred to as “moist wound healing”.  In this session, take a deep dive into the characteristics of hydrogel dressings and what wound types are best suited for this class of dressings.  

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

Product Education Center 

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

Dr. Seuss Comes to Wound Care - Red Foot, Blue foot, Two Foot, One Foot (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Karen Bauer, DNP, APRN-CNP, CWS 

Just like in Dr. Seuss’, “The Foot Book” that describes feet by color, shape and size, can foot conditions be identified by the coloration of the feet?  This session will examine lower limb conditions and assess if they can be identified based on color.  Put your best foot forward and join this session!

Surgical Management of Lymphedema (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Alex Wong, MD, FACS 

Lymphedema is a progressive and chronic disease linked to decreased quality of life and increased functional limitations. The current standard of care for lymphedema is complete decongestive therapy, which, while effective, requires life-long compliance to maintain their benefits.  Surgical management of lymphedema has been gaining popularity and has demonstrated success in reducing limb volume while improving patient’s quality of life. This session will review the current surgical management options of patients with lymphedema and pre- and postoperative management of this patient population.

NPIAP Guidelines - Pressure Injury in Persons with Dark Skin Tones (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN

The guidelines to perform an objective assessment of darkly pigmented skin to avoid the development of serious wounds are discussed in this lecture, along with the use subepidermal moisture (SEM) or thermography to augment these assessments.  Become familiar with the NPIAP guidelines that support early intervention and help reduce the severity of wounds by attending this session.

This session is presented in collaboration with the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP).
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10:35 AM - 11:15 AM

Product Education Center 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 

In-Booth Education Session (Non-Accredited)

Sponsored by Convatec

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM

Product Education Center 

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM

Point of Care Testing Technology as a Tool for Wound Assessment (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Alisha Oropallo, MD FACS, FSVS, FAPWCA, FABWMS

Although understanding of the molecular and cellular factors driving wound healing continues to grow, standards for diagnosing and evaluating wounds remain subjective and experiential.  Furthermore, a key challenge in treating chronic wounds is that traditional assessment can take weeks to identify if a wound is progressing or not.  Innovative point of care diagnostic testing has begun to revolutionize our understanding of the molecular wound landscape and usher in a modern age of therapeutic strategies.  This session will provide the evidence to support the potential clinical utility of Point of Care Testing in Wound Care and future directions.  

WoundCon Rounds: Cases from Across the Globe (1.0 CEU)
Moderators: Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP; Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MHA
Guest Panelist: Farhanul Huda, MD, MS, FACS, Emily Woodgate, BScN RN-AP NSWOC WOCC(C)

WoundCon Rounds offers a global perspective to tackling challenging wound care cases. We invite you to actively be part of the WoundCon agenda and this exciting segment by submitting your own challenging case for a chance to join the WoundCon Rounds panel in future WoundCon conferences.  Submit your case here here.

This session is presented in collaboration with:

The Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC)

and the Indian Society of Wound Management (ISWM)

Indian Wound Management

Mitigating Audit Risks (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Michael Crouch, BS, CHT, CPC, CPMA

In this quality improvement session, an expert on risk mitigation discusses how to prepare and manage audits to reduce risk exposure.  Quality review strategies and recommendations are provided to avoid potential pitfalls.  Join this session to further enhance the quality of your practice.

1:35 PM - 3:05 PM

Product Education Center

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Stop Saying Non-Compliant: A Guide to Strengthening the Clinician-Patient Relationship (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA

Clinicians often express frustration when they believe patients are not following their recommendations. However, this most often represents a disconnect between the parties involved and can be perceived by patients as being blamed for their medical condition. Barriers to care including access to medication, and supplies, lack of trust in the medical system, and even consistent healthcare access might be at the root of a patient having difficulty with the proposed treatment plan. This session addresses these concerns and offers strategies for solutions.

Convexity in Stoma Management (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Dona Isaac, RN, MSN/ED, CWON

One of the biggest challenges for clinicians caring for anyone living with a stoma is being confronted with a problematic stoma that cause leakage issues for the patient.  Convexity is a possible solution to a problematic stoma; however, confusion remains over the use of convexity.  This session will explore convexity characteristics, clinical application, indication and use.

Getting Off on the Right Foot – Gait Evaluation (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Ronald Sherman, DPM, MBA

Walking is a complex skill that requires harmonious coordination between the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Gait evaluation is of utmost importance in the prevention and treatment of patients with peripheral neuropathy and for those with wounds that require devices or dressings that impact normal walking.  These assessments range from simple observation to sophisticated computer analysis of biomechanics.  Discover the various methods that one can employ to optimize outcomes in this session.

4:05 PM - 6:05 PM

Product Education Center 

6:05 PM - 7:05 PM

Not Just Little Adults: An Overview of Neonatal and Pediatric Wound Care (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Elizabeth Dechant, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

It is well known that wound management in the neonatal and pediatric patient populations lacks research available upon which to guide practice. The choice of specific dressings or other wound care treatments are currently based on a combination of provider experience and preference and a small number of published clinical guidelines based on expert opinion.  This session will offer guidance on targeted pediatric wound care approaches.

Is This Wound Dressing Safe to Go in the Hyperbaric Chamber? (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Robert Sheffield, CHT-Admin

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has added dimension to the armamentarium of treating complicated chronic wounds and has been proven to benefit many patients with specific wound-healing issues. Sound knowledge of the safe use of wound care dressings in HBO chamber empowers clinicians to assist their patients and maximize outcomes with HBOT safely..

Managing Wounds and Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in People Who Inject Drugs  (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Barbara Pieper, PhD, CNS-BC, CWOCN, FAAN

Opioid use disorder and transition to injection drug use (IDU) are an urgent, nationwide public health crisis. Wounds and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are common complications of IDU that disproportionately affect people who inject drugs and are a major source of morbidity and mortality for this population.  Clinicians need to be aware of (a) common drugs of abuse and their affects, (b) opioid-related harms and overdose, and (c) treatment of chronic wounds that may occur. 

7:05 PM - 7:10 PM


7:10 PM - 7:55 PM A "Wound" to the Wise: Practical Tips and Tricks of Wound Care (.75 CEU)
Moderators: Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP; Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MHA

The Wound to the Wise segment features dynamic and short pearls from each of the faculty that offers practical, digestible, take aways to help you optimize patient care.  We invite you to actively be part of the WoundCon agenda.  Join the fun, submit your video, and have your Wound to the Wise featured during an upcoming WoundCon event. See details here here.

Agenda is subject to change.

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