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Wednesday, April 23
 

8:15am

WHS Welcome and Introduction

Wednesday April 23, 2014 8:15am - 8:30am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

8:30am

WHS Session A: Hunt Lecture

In the spirit of the pioneering work of its namesake, the speaker of the Thomas K. Hunt Endowed Lecture is chosen by the Wound Healing Society Foundation for his/her major contributions to scientific inquiry that are likely to advance the field of wound healing. This one-hour lecture will provide an overview of the inspiration for their work, discussion of how the research will impact the field of wound healing and conclude with a vision for the future of research.


Moderators
avatar for Paul Liu, MD

Paul Liu, MD

Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
avatar for Laura Parnell, BS, MS, CWS

Laura Parnell, BS, MS, CWS

Precision Consulting

Faculty
avatar for Robert Weinberg, MD, PhD

Robert Weinberg, MD, PhD

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research


Wednesday April 23, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:30am

BREAK
Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:30am - 9:45am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:45am

WHS Session B: Aging and Senescence

The effects of aging on tissue repair and regeneration are well recognized and significant similarities between chronological and metabolic (epigenetic) aging are beginning to emerge. This session will review current concepts researchers believe can explain the changing capacity of cells to respond to their local surroundings, the differences between aging and senescence and the role of the environment in aging. 

 


Faculty
avatar for Judy Campisi, PhD

Judy Campisi, PhD

Buck Institute for Age Research
avatar for Paul Higgins, PhD

Paul Higgins, PhD

Albany Medical College
avatar for Olivera Stojadinovic, MD

Olivera Stojadinovic, MD

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine


Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:45am - 11:00am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

11:00am

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Wednesday April 23, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

11:15am

WHS Session C: Emerging Technologies for Wound Healing

There are numerous emerging approaches on the horizon that offer the promise to harness the natural biology of wound healing and promote repair. One example stems from the development of novel optical imaging methods that enable an investigation of cell signaling and the progression of repair using the software developed for multidimensional image analysis and enabling a re-interpretation of molecular changes in the wound bed. Yet another originates in the discovery of bacterial communication, signaling trafficking and perception – both between bacteria and between bacteria and eukaryotes. These emerging technologies will be introduced in this session and their possible applications to wound healing discussed in light of the effects on growth factors, matrix remodeling and infection on the wound bed. A panel of wound repair scientists will discuss the impact of these technologies on wound repair.



Wednesday April 23, 2014 11:15am - 12:30pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

12:30pm

Lunch Meetings
Wednesday April 23, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:00pm

WHS Session D: Central and Peripheral Nervous System Contribution to the Injury Response

Wound healing is a tremendous challenge for systems biologists because on one hand, the injury is local but on the other, the response is systemic. In addition to the trafficking of inflammatory (and anti inflammatory cells) in the wound bed, the central and peripheral nervous systems (CNS and PNS) can participate in the repair and regenerative response. This session will review the mechanisms of CNS involvement in injury, current concepts governing the efferent and afferent pathways affected by wounding and the role played by neuro-inflammation.


Moderators
avatar for Katherine Radek, PhD

Katherine Radek, PhD

Loyola University Chicago
avatar for Traci Wilgus, PhD

Traci Wilgus, PhD

The Ohio State University

Faculty


Wednesday April 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

3:15pm

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Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

3:30pm

WHS Session E: Mathematical Modeling of the Wound Bed

With the advent of progress in systems biology and the emergence of “big data”, mathematical methods and computational sciences have the capacity to transform our understanding of wound healing. While still in its infancy, these methods offer the opportunity for in silico research, predictive analyses and drug testing.


Faculty
avatar for Paul Liu, MD

Paul Liu, MD

Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital


Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:15pm

BREAK
Wednesday April 23, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:30pm

WHS Session F (NON-ACCREDITED): Next Generation Grafts and Matrices

The advent of techniques like 3-D printing now introduces the possibility of envisioning a treatment of the personalized wound. When combined with nanoparticles, spatiotemporal drug and biotherapeutics, delivery could address many of the limitations to wound therapeutics. This session will review the needs of the wound healing and injury repair to introduce new ways that next generation matrices might be designed to better promote repair.


Moderators
avatar for Alan Wells, MD, PhD

Alan Wells, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Faculty


Wednesday April 23, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

5:45pm

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Wednesday April 23, 2014 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

6:00pm

WHS Session G: International Session: Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society (non-accredited)

The Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society is dedicated to improving wound healing and tissue repair through education, research, and practice. The society will moderate a session of oral presentations by its membership and present their approaches to different aspects of wound healing and tissue repair research basic science to clinical aspects of injury repair.


Moderators
avatar for Laura Parnell, BS, MS, CWS

Laura Parnell, BS, MS, CWS

Precision Consulting
avatar for Susan Volk, PhD, VMD

Susan Volk, PhD, VMD

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty
avatar for Rachael Murray, PhD

Rachael Murray, PhD

School - Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology


Wednesday April 23, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

7:00pm

BREAK
Wednesday April 23, 2014 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

7:15pm

Networking/WHS Buisness Meeting

Wednesday April 23, 2014 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
 
Thursday, April 24
 

7:30am

WHS Committee Meetings

Thursday April 24, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

8:00am

Pre-conference: Assessment
Additional fees apply.

Patients who present with complex wounds may have local or systemic conditions that deleteriously impact healing. A meticulous history and physical examination should be obtained to help identify all factors that impair healing. This session will review pertinent aspects of the history and physical examination, discuss diagnostic studies including radiological tests, non-invasive vascular testing, and laboratory work, and list differential diagnoses to consider when caring for patients with complex wounds affecting various body areas. Participants will practice comprehensive assessment using case studies.

Faculty
avatar for Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP

Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP

School of Nursing, Rutgers University Camden
avatar for Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN

Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN

Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic


Thursday April 24, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

8:00am

Pre-conference: Hands-on Lower Extremity Workshop : Principles in Compression and Offloading
Additional fees apply.

The benefits of compression and offloading for the management of lower extremity wounds are well supported in the literature. This session will discuss the medical evidence and the role of compression therapy for the treatment of lower extremity edema, venous insufficiency and lymphedema, and offloading for wound healing in the diabetic foot. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate the application of a variety of compression and offloading techniques.

Faculty
avatar for Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT

Nova Southeastern University, Physical Therapy Program


Thursday April 24, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

8:00am

Pre-conference: Learning from and Implementing an Outcomes Based Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program
Additional fees apply.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services no longer provide reimbursement to hospitals to care for a patient who has acquired a pressure ulcer while under the hospital‘s care. Therefore, pressure ulcer risk assessment, prevention, subsequent treatment, recognition of clinical conditions where pressure ulcers are unavoidable, and documentation presents important challenges to acute care hospitals. Using faculty who have implemented successful pressure ulcer prevention programs in their settings, this session will provide strategic planning and implementation techniques to optimize continuous performance improvement to reduce the number of pressure ulcers at your facility.

Faculty
avatar for Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN

College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
avatar for Susan Creehan, RN, CWOCN

Susan Creehan, RN, CWOCN

VCU Medical Center
avatar for C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, CLIN IV

C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, CLIN IV

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


Thursday April 24, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

8:00am

Pre-conference: Wound Healing Basics
Additional fees apply.

This is a clinically oriented session focused on the basic principles and practices of wound healing and care designed to benefit healthcare professionals new to the wound care field, trainees studying wound healing, and clinicians involved in wound management. This session will focus on the core competencies of wound care, including the basics of normal wound healing, impediments to healing, and wound assessment. Evidence-based treatment guidelines for pressure ulcers and lower extremity chronic wounds will be presented.

Faculty
avatar for Randall Cook, MD, FACS, FACCWS, ABPM/UHM

Randall Cook, MD, FACS, FACCWS, ABPM/UHM

Jackson Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
avatar for Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Kent Hospital Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
avatar for Harvey N. Himel, MD, MPH, FACS

Harvey N. Himel, MD, MPH, FACS

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
avatar for Arti B. Masturzo, MD, CWS, ABPM/UHM

Arti B. Masturzo, MD, CWS, ABPM/UHM

Good Samaritan and Bethesda North Hospitals
avatar for Gregory Schultz, PhD

Gregory Schultz, PhD

University of Florida


Thursday April 24, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:00am

SAWC Oral Abstract Presentations
Oral abstract presentations will feature the most current, cutting-edge information and innovative data from the highest scoring abstracts.

Thursday April 24, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:00am

WHS Session H: WHS Oral Abstract Presentations

Oral abstract presentations will feature the highest scoring abstracts submitted to the WHS.  


Moderators
SR

Sashwati Roy, PhD

The Ohio State University


Thursday April 24, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:00am

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Thursday April 24, 2014 10:00am - 10:15am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:15am

SAWC Young Investigators Symposia
The SAWC recognizes young investigators involved in cutting-edge research with a specially designated session to highlight some of the best and the brightest new voices in wound healing, support their research, and encourage their teaching and research careers.

Thursday April 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

BREAK
Thursday April 24, 2014 10:30am - 10:45am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:45am

WHS Session I: WHS Oral Abstract Presentations

Oral abstract presentations will feature the highest scoring abstracts submitted to the WHS.  


Moderators
SR

Sashwati Roy, PhD

The Ohio State University


Thursday April 24, 2014 10:45am - 12:15pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

12:15pm

BREAK
Thursday April 24, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

12:30pm

12:30pm

2:00pm

BREAK
Thursday April 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

OPENING CEREMONY
Thursday April 24, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

3:00pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: GENERAL SESSION DAY 1* - Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare

Patients with diseased or injured organs may be treated with transplanted tissues. There is a severe shortage of donor organs and tissues which is worsening yearly due to the aging population. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering apply the principles of cell transplantation, material sciences, and bioengineering to construct biological substitutes that may restore and maintain normal function in diseased and injured tissues. Stem cells may offer a potentially limitless source of cells for tissue engineering applications and are opening new options for therapy. Recent advances that have occurred in regenerative medicine will be reviewed. Applications of these new technologies that may offer novel therapies for patients with tissue injury and organ failure will be described.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

2. Explain some of the current research applications in regenerative medicine

3. Explain some of the current clinical applications in regenerative medicine

*This is an accredited session.

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Atala, M.D.

Anthony Atala, M.D.

Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Anthony Atala, M.D., is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University.  Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine.  His current work focuses on growing new human cells, tissues and organs.   Dr. Atala works with several journals and serves in various roles, including... Read More →


Thursday April 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:00pm

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Thursday April 24, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:15pm

Recognizing and Treating Infections in the Acute Setting
This session will review the types of infections that occur in the acute care setting, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, clostridium difficile, fungi, and viruses. Strategies for patient evaluation, clinical diagnosis, and medical management of these infections will be presented in practical terms. 

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.50 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Han Pham Hulen, MD

Han Pham Hulen, MD

Medical City Dallas Center for Wound Healing
avatar for Arti B. Masturzo, MD, CWS, ABPM/UHM

Arti B. Masturzo, MD, CWS, ABPM/UHM

Good Samaritan and Bethesda North Hospitals


Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:15pm

Comprehensive Management of the Patient with Venous Disease
The care of patients with chronic venous insufficiency and venous ulcers requires a team approach that provides both medical and surgical treatment. This session will focus on the medical management of patients with venous disease, including compression therapy to control edema, exercise to enhance calf muscle pump function, and venoactive supplements/medications to enhance venous tone, decrease inflammation, and improve fibrinolysis and blood rheology. Topical agents used to enhance healing will be discussed, as well as topical medications to treat associated skin problems, including stasis dermatitis.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.25 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Barbara Pieper, RN, CWOCN, CWS

Barbara Pieper, RN, CWOCN, CWS

College of Nursing, Wayne State University
avatar for Mary Sieggreen, NP

Mary Sieggreen, NP

Harper Hutzel Hospital, Detroit Medical Center


Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:15pm

Non-Invasive and Invasive Vascular Assessment: Which Study Should be Ordered?
This session will provide an algorithm for the comprehensive vascular assessment of the patient with extremity wounds including the roles of noninvasive physiologic testing and transcutaneous oxygen testing. A pathway for the use and indications for ultrasound diagnostic imaging, computerized axial tomograms, magnetic resonance imaging, and invasive imaging of both the arterial and venous tree will be defined.

Faculty

Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:15pm

Legal: Stretched on the Recovery Audit Contractor - Lessons from a Medicare Audit of Wound Care Services
This session is a real life case study of a geriatric clinician who is undergoing a Medicare audit for wound care services rendered in a nursing home. This real life case, in which all of her nurse practitioner (NP) services have been down-coded or denied, represents the tip of the iceberg for what can happen to wound care doctors and NPs all over the industry. This session will offer the perspectives of the affected geriatric NP and physician recounting their experience, and the perspective of an attorney who will discuss strategies to prevent or respond to such an audit.

Faculty
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD

Caroline Fife, MD

Intellicure
avatar for Toni Turner, RCP, CHT, CWS

Toni Turner, RCP, CHT, CWS

InRich Advisors Outpatient Auditing Group


Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:15pm

Preventing and Reducing Scars
Current therapies for scarring are limited. New directions for reduction in scarring come from insights gained from mucosal healing and fetal healing where scarring is limited. This session will explore recent investigational and clinical approaches, including a review of clinical trials with basis for mechanism of action.

Faculty
avatar for Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD, FACS

Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD, FACS

Professor and Associate Chairman of Surgery, Professor (by courtesy) of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University School of Medicine
avatar for Thomas Mustoe, MD, FACS

Thomas Mustoe, MD, FACS

Nothwestern University School of Medicine


Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:15pm

Patient-Centered Approach to Dressing Selection
There are numerous dressings available to meet the needs of the open wound as well as specialty dressings that combine various attributes to enhance wound healing. With a rational approach and a thorough understanding of treatment options, wound care clinicians can provide high quality and cost-effective wound care. This session will provide an understanding of dressing characteristics and keys to effective dressing selection.

Faculty
avatar for Kara Couch, NP

Kara Couch, NP

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
avatar for Kathy Gallagher, FNP-C, FACCWS

Kathy Gallagher, FNP-C, FACCWS

Christiana Care Health System


Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:15pm

WHS Session J: The Acute Wound: Predicting the Progression to Chronic
All chronic wounds share the characteristic that they were once acute wounds. Accordingly, identifying and understanding the mechanisms that might forecast the conversion of acute to chronicity is critical. This session will review the characteristics of a range of wound types and discuss the potential of modern genomics, personalized medicines and prognostic technologies to predict progression of acute to chronic injury.

Faculty
avatar for Gayle Gordillo, MD

Gayle Gordillo, MD

The Ohio State University
avatar for Harriet Hopf, MD

Harriet Hopf, MD

Univeristy of Utah
avatar for Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD

Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine


Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

5:15pm

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Thursday April 24, 2014 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

5:30pm

 
Friday, April 25
 

7:30am

7:30am

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM - Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Optimal Use of Adjuvant Therapy to Promote Healing
Supported by an educational grant from Shire Regenerative Medicine

Faculty
avatar for Han Pham Hulen, MD

Han Pham Hulen, MD

Medical City Dallas Center for Wound Healing
avatar for Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD

University of Miami


Friday April 25, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:00am

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Friday April 25, 2014 9:00am - 9:15am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Wound Care in Special Populations: Pediatrics and Bariatrics
This session will focus on wound management challenges when caring for pediatric and bariatric patients. Presenters will review case studies on distinct skin wound conditions for these unique patient populations. In this session, attendees will explore the underlying physiology, histology, and predisposing factors of skin problems in the pediatric and bariatric populations.

Faculty
avatar for Victoria Beall, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Victoria Beall, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Diamond Children’s at the University of Arizona Medical Center


Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Moisture-Associated Dermatitis
Coloplast will be supporting SAWC Spring/WHS 2014 concurrent session # 13: Moisture-Associated Dermatitis.

Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD) describes four primary skin conditions, which can be attributed to moisture, friction, and the pathogenesis of microorganisms. The etiology of the four principle types of MASD have been well defined in the literature. These etiologies, primarily related to denudation of the epidermis and dermis as well as resulting inflammation differ from the contributing forces of pressure ulcers: pressure and shear. While different in their etiologies, these skin conditions often share the same locations on the body, and MASD predisposes the patient to the development of a pressure ulcer, through the reduction of the skin integrity and tissue tolerance. However, there remains great confusion between clinicians as to when MASD has converted to a true pressure ulcer, and more importantly when these injuries should be staged. Further, it has been stated that MASD, particularly Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD), does not develop into a full thickness injury unless accompanied by pressure or shear. This lecture will discuss a theory for IAD having a full thickness etiology in some cases, using anatomical landmarks to determine if skin injury should be considered full thickness MASD or a pressure ulcer.

Faculty
DD

Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, FNP, CWOCN, FAAN

Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program



Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Offloading: Preventing and Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Offloading plays a key role in facilitating healing and preventing recurrence of diabetic foot wounds. This session will explain the pathophysiology of diabetic ulcer formation, neuropathic and neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers, the common structural changes in the diabetic foot, and the forces that must be addressed to allow healing to occur. Additionally, strategies to prevent wound recurrence will be addressed. Presenters will critically examine common conditions prevalent in diabetic patients that make offloading a challenge. Current offloading techniques for ulcer prevention and healing will be explored.

Faculty
avatar for Howard Kimmel, DPM

Howard Kimmel, DPM

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
avatar for Gary Rothenberg, DPM, CDE, CWS

Gary Rothenberg, DPM, CDE, CWS

Miami VA Healthcare System


Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Addressing Environmental Factors to Improve Wound Patient Outcomes
Wound care clinicians know how to obtain a health history and complete a physical assessment in order to evaluate risk factors for wound development and delayed healing. However, standard assessments rarely include patient or healthcare related environmental factors known to affect patient outcomes including education level. This session will explore these factors to help clinicians plan optimal strategies of care and provide tips and tools to assess and address education levels and health literacy.

Faculty
avatar for Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP

Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP

School of Nursing, Rutgers University Camden
avatar for Lia van Rijswijk, RN, MSN, CWCN

Lia van Rijswijk, RN, MSN, CWCN

Holy Family University School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
avatar for Dawn Stepnowski, DNP, APN-C, CBN

Dawn Stepnowski, DNP, APN-C, CBN

Cooper University Hospital


Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Incorporating Physical Therapy in the Comprehensive Management of Patients with Wounds
Wound care practitioners frequently advocate for the concept of interdisciplinary care for wound patients, but may not recognize the benefits of including a physical therapist (PT) on the wound care team. As rehabilitation specialists, PTs are acutely aware of returning individuals to functional independence and facilitating wound repair can be critical in this process. This session will focus on how PTs engage in wound care from the operation of outpatient PT-based wound care clinics to comprehensive inpatient acute and rehabilitation facilities. Adjunctive devices that promote edema reduction, pressure modification, reduce bioburden, and facilitate repair and function will be discussed along with the PTs role in more traditional forms of wound management


Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

WHS Session K: Young Investigators Symposia

In the first of two sessions, four WHS young investigators involved in cutting edge research are given their own specially designed session to highlight some of the best and brightest new voices in wound healing research and to encourage their teaching and research careers.


Moderators
avatar for Paul Liu, MD

Paul Liu, MD

Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital

Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition But Didn’t Ask
Timely and aggressive nutrition intervention is a critical component of wound care yet most wound clinics and hospitals do not have a dedicated registered dietitian. This means that the nutritional care of the patient is left to other health professionals who may have limited nutritional knowledge. This session will provide healthcare professionals with critical information on nutrition with a specific focus on needs of patients with wounds.

Supported, in part, through a restricted educational grant from Abbott Nutrition, a division of Abbott Laboratories, Inc.


Faculty
avatar for Tania Phillips, MD

Tania Phillips, MD

Boston University School of Medicine
avatar for Paolo Romanelli, MD

Paolo Romanelli, MD

Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami



Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:15am

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Friday April 25, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

The Impact of Medical Comorbidities on Wound Healing: A Focus on Autoimmune Diseases
This session will review the link between wound healing and a number of different autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma. Many patients being treated for wounds are not aware that they also have an autoimmune disease or that the disease may be impacting their wound healing. Alternatively, others are aware of the diagnosis, but are not being aggressively treated for the disorder. The wounds frequently associated with these diseases and the specific physiologic and medical factors related to delayed wound healing will be discussed.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.25 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Lee Ruotsi, MD

Lee Ruotsi, MD

Catholic Health System


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Practical Pearls for Acute Care Practice
This lecture and case study focused presentation is designed to provide the clinician with practical information when caring for the complex acute care patient. This lecture will focus on best practices in wound bed preparation, identifying appropriate patients for the initiation of advanced therapeutics in the acute care setting, as well as a discussion on discharge planning in challenging populations. The learner will be provided a mix of evidence based recommendations and practical, clinical pearls or immediate incorporation into practice.

Faculty
avatar for Ferne Alderfer, MSN, RN, NP, CWOCN

Ferne Alderfer, MSN, RN, NP, CWOCN

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
avatar for Jonathan Brantley, DPM

Jonathan Brantley, DPM

McGuire Veteran Affairs Medical Center
avatar for C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, CLIN IV

C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, CLIN IV

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

The Challenge of Chronic Osteomyelitis: Diagnosis and Treatment
The recognition and management of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot wound remains a complex challenge for wound care professionals. From defining osteomyelitis to diagnostic approaches and management, clinicians often find themselves challenged with multiple dilemmas such as when to consider medical versus surgical approaches, including the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This session will discuss the most important clinical aspects leading to proper recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot wound, and essential steps in successful patient-centered outcomes.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.25 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Han Pham Hulen, MD

Han Pham Hulen, MD

Medical City Dallas Center for Wound Healing
avatar for John S. Steinberg, DPM

John S. Steinberg, DPM

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Behavioral Modification: Getting Patients to Listen
Significant factors that affect cutaneous wound healing and the potential cellular and/or molecular mechanisms involved include alcohol consumption, smoking, and nutrition. In this session presenters will discuss how you can engage a patient in “behavior change,” which can help with a variety of other maladies, including substance abuse, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and non-adherence.

Faculty
avatar for Kathryn S. Connolly, BA, MA, PhD

Kathryn S. Connolly, BA, MA, PhD

VA Conneticut Healthcare System
avatar for Daniel Federman, MD

Daniel Federman, MD

Yale University School of Medicine


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Limb Regeneration: Neuro-Responsive Prosthetics and Beyond
Limb regeneration, which is virtually absent in adult humans, is a tantalizing capability that several other species have retained. While a salamander can regrow an arm, we can at best grow a new fingertip. Loss of limbs from trauma and disease could be solved in two ways: understanding the signals and processes that limit and promote limb regeneration, or construct a bionic limb equivalent that is highly integrated with the patient’s nervous system.

Faculty
avatar for Jeffrey Davidson, PhD

Jeffrey Davidson, PhD

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

WHS Session L: Young Investigators Symposia
In the second of two sessions, four WHS young investigators involved in cutting edge research are recognized with a specially designed session that will highlight some of the best and the brightest new voices in wound healing research and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Liu, MD

Paul Liu, MD

Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital

Faculty
avatar for Robert Diegelmann, PhD

Robert Diegelmann, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
avatar for Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Kent Hospital Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

The Role of Exercise and Movement in Treating Wounds
Each of the four typical wound types has specific functional limitations that can be addressed by movement in order to facilitate wound healing. Different exercise regimens, gait training protocols, and guidelines will be presented for arterial, venous, diabetic, and pressure wounds.

Faculty
avatar for Rose Hamm, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS

Rose Hamm, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS

University of Southern California


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

11:30am

BREAK
Friday April 25, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

11:45am

12:00pm

AAWC-WHS MEET THE MENTORS

After a short presentation and panel discussion, participants break into round tables to discuss issues at the forefront of wound healing research and training: how to find a mentor, how to establish collaborations, how to interact with industry, academics and funding agencies and, how to develop a career in wound healing research.



Friday April 25, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:00pm

WHS Session M: Wound Heterogeneity: Location Matters

The advent of personalized medicine opens the possibility of developing individualized treatments for different injuries. Yet investigators often overlook the fact that different “skins” in different areas can repair differently with scarring: with and without scarring, for example. This session will review the regional differences in skin biology, the changing micro-biome in different areas of skin and the impact the local environment can have on the natural processes of repair.


Moderators
Faculty

Friday April 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

Everything You Want to Know about Wound Biopsy
In this session, an approach to a wound biopsy specimen collection and its importance for various diagnostic purposes will be introduced. Discussion will include specimen collection, as well as common histologic findings associated with different types of wounds to aid in correct diagnosis and formation of an optimal treatment plan.

Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

Pressure Ulcer 1: Heel Ulcers
Due to the biomechanics and its structure, the heel represents the second most common site for pressure ulcer development. Heel ulcers are costly and, if not treated promptly and properly, may lead to osteomyelitis and even limb amputation. This session will describe the most recent data on how to assess patients for risk and will provide strategies for the prevention and management of heel ulcers.

Faculty
avatar for Carolyn Cuttino, RN, BS, CWOCN

Carolyn Cuttino, RN, BS, CWOCN

Carolina Wound Care
avatar for David Davidson, DPM

David Davidson, DPM

Center for Wound Care, Erie County Medical Center


Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Critical Limb Ischemia
When treating patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), therapeutic goals include vascular risk factor reduction, relieving ischemic pain, healing ulcers, preventing major amputation, improving quality of life, and increasing survival. In a case-based format, this session will review a variety of clinical presentations and advanced interventional strategies for patients with CLI and significant tissue loss.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.25 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH

Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

Important Outcomes in Wound Healing: From FDA Approval to Clinical Implementation
Healing is an important outcome of wound treatment. However other outcomes may be equally or more important such as prevention of mortality, mitigation of morbidity, quality of life improvement, time to healing, and wound size reduction. This session will highlight the current endpoints in wound healing clinical studies and explore how new endpoints might be considered to allow clinicians to use a wider array of treatments based in evidence.

Faculty
avatar for William H. Eaglstein, MD

William H. Eaglstein, MD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
avatar for Martin Robson, MD

Martin Robson, MD

University of South Florida


Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

“My Mother Told me to Let the Wound Breathe”: Debunking Myths
Returning for the second year, this popular session will select common wound care practices to be scrutinized in the light of research data. Five myths in wound care practices will be analyzed in terms of existing research supporting the practice, origins of the practice, public policy related to the practice, and/or clinical practice guidelines/expert opinion surrounding the practice. The session will conclude with “4 Out the Door,” four key research areas that have strong clinical implications for clinicians.

Faculty
avatar for Barbara Bates Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN

Barbara Bates Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN

School of Nursing and School of Medicine, UCLA & VA SCI QUERI


Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

Complex Wound Closure: Primary vs Secondary Intention
Several options are available for the closure of complex wounds. Options range from ultimate secondary closure to the use of skin flaps and grafts to negative pressure wound therapy for complex abdominal wounds and enterocutaneous fistula. The choice of closure technique depends on the patient, the type and location of the wound, and the local tissue characteristics. This session will provide insight into a systematic decision-making process relative to expeditious management and closure.

Faculty
avatar for Oscar Alvarez, PhD

Oscar Alvarez, PhD

Calvary Hospital, Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care
avatar for Mark Granick, MD

Mark Granick, MD

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
avatar for John C. Lantis II	, MD, FACS

John C. Lantis II , MD, FACS

St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital


Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

3:15pm

BREAK
Friday April 25, 2014 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

3:30pm

WHS Day 3 General Session - Flies, Fish and Mice: What They Tell us about Wound Healing
Model organisms including fruitflies, zebrafish and mouse have enabled us to uncover the fundamental and conserved mechanisms that underpin wound healing and have revealed the cells and genes that control wound re-epithelialisation and scarring. These studies have led to potential therapeutic targets to dampen fibrosis and “kick start” chronic wounds. 

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Baird, PhD

Andrew Baird, PhD

University of California San Diego

Faculty
avatar for Paul Martin, MD

Paul Martin, MD

University of Bristol



Friday April 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:30pm

BREAK
Friday April 25, 2014 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

AAWC Poster Research Grand Rounds
The AAWC Research Poster Grand Rounds are walking sessions where attendees assemble at one of several AAWC educational research posters, listen to a brief lecture outlining the key points by one of the AAWC Research Committee members or a board member, and then view 2–3 specially selected and related posters, which have been critiqued by AAWC’s Research Committee. This educational poster session will provide information on how to present your clinical research/education in a poster presentation by providing examples of what not to present when developing an effective, methodologically rigorous poster for dissemination of your findings. 

Please note: Anyone with limited or inability to walk should be especially alerted that this is a walking session, should they need assistance of some kind.

Faculty
avatar for Linda Cowan, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWS

Linda Cowan, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWS

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System



Friday April 25, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

SAWC Oral Abstract Presentations
These presentations will feature the most current, cutting-edge information and innovative data from the highest scoring abstracts.

Friday April 25, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

4:45pm

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED NON-MEAL SYMPOSIUM - Consensus-Driven, Evidence-Based Guidelines for Off-Loading DFUs: Addressing the Gap in Clinical Practice and Looking at the Latest Data

New literature indicates that off-loading of diabetic foot ulcers improves healing rates, but there are different methods to this treatment. This session will explain the role of total contact casting as an evidence-based yet under-utilized standard for off-loading. The speakers will also review challenging cases of diabetic or charcot wounds, presenting practical approaches to wound management with total contact casting.

Supported by an educational grant from Derma Sciences, Inc.



Friday April 25, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

WHS Session N: Vascular Normalization after Injury
Whereas angiogenesis has been considered a primary event controlling repair and regeneration, it is only part of the vascular processes of wound repair. Before angiogenesis occurs, there is a dramatic change in vascular permeability that enables sentinel cells to enter and traffic through the wound. After angiogenesis, there is a timely involution of blood vessels that appears to be equally important for injury resolution. The session will review the dynamic processes required for vascular patency during and after wound healing and differentiate the roles of angiogenesis from vasculogenesis.

Moderators
avatar for Manuela Martins-Green, DDS, PhD

Manuela Martins-Green, DDS, PhD

University of California, Irvine

Faculty
avatar for Luisa DiPietro, DDS, PhD

Luisa DiPietro, DDS, PhD

University of Illinois at Chicago



Friday April 25, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

5:45pm

BREAK
Friday April 25, 2014 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

6:00pm

WHS Session O: 3M Lecture
This session will introduce and award the 2014 3M fellowship winner. Also, the 2013 fellowship winner will present 1-year follow-up research findings.

Moderators
avatar for Kenneth Liechty, MD, FACS, FAAP

Kenneth Liechty, MD, FACS, FAAP

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Faculty

Friday April 25, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

6:00pm

AAWC Membership Meeting and Celebration
Please join the AAWC for the Annual AAWC Membership Meeting and Celebration where you will be given a brief update on association activities and witness the transition of members of the AAWC Board of Directors, including President Robert J. Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS and Incoming President Vickie Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS. An event is planned for all attendees that you won’t want to miss. Non-members are welcome to attend, network with peers, enjoy the event, and learn more about what AAWC has to offer.

Friday April 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

7:00pm

BREAK
Friday April 25, 2014 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

7:15pm

 
Saturday, April 26
 

7:30am

9:00am

BREAK
Saturday April 26, 2014 9:00am - 9:15am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

General Session — New Applications for Matrices
The guest speaker will present the long history of matrix use in wound healing and tissue regeneration and then discuss the innovative new ways that some materials are being developed and deployed to treat acute and chronic wounds.

Moderators
avatar for Chandan Sen, PhD

Chandan Sen, PhD

The Ohio State University

Faculty

Saturday April 26, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:15am

BREAK
Saturday April 26, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Bites and Environmental Assaults
Environmental assaults from bug and animal bites occur commonly and often vary from region to region. This session will explore animal and insect bites and how they result in skin and wound complications.

Faculty
avatar for Brian C. Machler, MD

Brian C. Machler, MD

Center for Dermatology, P.A.


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Pressure Ulcer 2: Spinal Cord Injury
Pressure ulcers are a major complication of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and have a significant effect on general health and quality of life. Pressure ulcers in persons with SCI, while similar to other high-risk populations, have some important differences. Standard risk assessment may not be effective in persons with SCI and prevention efforts must be focused differently. As most pressure ulcers in persons with SCI are community acquired, prevention must be targeted on early detection, behavior change strategies, and social networks. This session will examine the pathophysiology of pressure ulcer development in the patient with SCI and issues specific to this population including: recurrence, altered anatomy, risk assessment, and prevention.

Faculty
avatar for Lance L. Goetz, MD

Lance L. Goetz, MD

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
avatar for Julie Hill, PT

Julie Hill, PT

Shepherd Spinal Center


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Bioengineered Tissue
When used properly, advanced therapeutic options such as tissue-engineered devices can be very useful in treating non-healing and difficult to heal wounds. This session will comprehensively review the techniques and procedure management necessary to maximize healing when using tissue-engineered skin products.

Faculty
avatar for John C. Lantis II	, MD, FACS

John C. Lantis II , MD, FACS

St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital
avatar for Ally-Khan Somani, MD, PhD, FAAD

Ally-Khan Somani, MD, PhD, FAAD

Indiana University School of Medicine
avatar for William A. Wooden, MD, FACS

William A. Wooden, MD, FACS

IU Health Physicians


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Woundologist: Transitioning Care Givers in Our Emerging Specialty
For many involved in the delivery of wound care, wound healing is a minor part of their professional life. This session will discuss how clinicians can expand wound healing knowledge, and acquire the needed skills to feel comfortable increasing their clinical activities in wound care to make it a more significant part of their professional practice. This session will also discuss how to obtain the critical knowledge needed to become a skilled full time practicing wound care provider.

Faculty
avatar for Lisa Corbett, APRN,CWOCN

Lisa Corbett, APRN,CWOCN

Hartford HealthCare
avatar for Scott Covington, MD, FACS, CHWS

Scott Covington, MD, FACS, CHWS

National Healing Corporation
avatar for William Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS

William Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS

Universiy of Illinois Medical Center


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Biofilm Boot Camp: From Science to Clinical Practice
Understanding how the wound environment can influence biofilm formation is essential in the development of effective therapeutic agents.  Over the years, various therapies have been tried to combat biofilms and reduce their ability to form. The focus of this session is review the basic biochemistry of biofilms, how they can be manipulated in the wound care setting and present the evidence of current therapies, e.g. quorum sensing blockers, debridement, antimicrobials, dressings, lactoferrin, antimicrobial peptides, nitric oxide, etc. In addition, a better understanding of how bacterial virulence is related to biofilm presence will be discussed.

Faculty
avatar for Stephen C. Davis

Stephen C. Davis

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
avatar for Irena Pastar, PhD

Irena Pastar, PhD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

WHS Session P: WHS Oral Abstract Presentations

Oral abstract presentations will feature the highest scoring abstracts submitted to the WHS.  


Moderators
SR

Sashwati Roy, PhD

The Ohio State University


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 7 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Pharmacology: Medications that Impair or Enhance Wound Healing
The wound microenvironment is sensitive to local and systemic factors. This session will review commonly used medications that may interfere with angiogenesis and impair healing through various cellular mechanisms and new and developing pharmacologic, biologic, and cellular therapies that can promote active healing.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.50 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for William Li, MD

William Li, MD

The Angiogenesis Foundation


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

11:30am

BREAK
Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

11:45am

LUNCH WITH EXHIBITS
Saturday April 26, 2014 11:45am - 2:15pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

GENERAL SESSION DAY 3: John Boswick Memorial Award and Lectureship
Over the years the field of wound care has evolved from expecting that a magic molecule would be soon found and employed to the realistic expectation that wound advancements will come when molecular understandings are more sophisticated.

Faculty

Saturday April 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

3:15pm

BREAK
Saturday April 26, 2014 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

3:30pm

SAWC Oral Abstract Presentations
These presentations will feature the most current, cutting-edge information and innovative data from the highest scoring abstracts.

Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

3:30pm

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED NON-MEAL SYMPOSIUM - Advances in Wound Therapy: Understanding Differences between Cellular and Acellular Therapies in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds

The landscape for wound care treatments is constantly adapting to new technology and therapy. Various wound care products are currently commercially available, with extensive data and evidence supporting their use. This session will differentiate cellular versus acellular therapies, as well as cellular versus acellular placental tissues in the treatment of chronic wounds. The speakers will also review case-based scenarios utilizing cellular therapies as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of chronic wounds.

Supported by an education grant from Osiris Therapeutics, Inc


Faculty

Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:30pm

BREAK
Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

AAWC Global Volunteers: In Giving We Receive
AAWC Global Volunteers continue to provide wound care education across the globe. Last year, the AAWC expanded the program to include resource poor areas within the United States. In this session, volunteers will share their experiences in the US and throughout the world. The mission of the program, the responsibilities of the volunteer, locations available for volunteer work, and travel scholarship information will be presented. The session is a must for those clinicians interested in joining the AAWC Global Volunteers effort and applying for scholarship monies.

Faculty
avatar for Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT

Nova Southeastern University, Physical Therapy Program
avatar for Thomas Serena, MD, FACS

Thomas Serena, MD, FACS

The Serena Group



Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

Atypical Wounds: Uncommon Wound Infections
Patients may present with chronic wounds that do not respond to standard care. The failure to heal may be from atypical infections, many of which may occur after travel to tropical or third world countries. This session will review atypical wounds that result from bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections uncommonly seen in the United States.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.25 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD

University of Miami
avatar for Brian C. Machler, MD

Brian C. Machler, MD

Center for Dermatology, P.A.


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

Arterial Interventions
Arterial or ischemic ulcers, which may start simply from trauma, have impaired healing due to peripheral arterial disease. If not treated in a timely manner, these wounds become infected, may have extended tissue necrosis, and may eventually lead to amputation. The key to treatment is improvement in the vascular perfusion to the affected area. Patients with ischemic ulcers should be referred to a vascular surgeon to determine if revascularization is needed and to plan the procedure. This session will review revascularization techniques for arterial ulcers.

Faculty
avatar for Lee J. Goldstein	, MD

Lee J. Goldstein , MD

University of Miami


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

2014 Reimbursement Changes: Expected and Unexpected!
Every year the wound care/Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) businesses and qualified healthcare professionals working in wound care and/or HBOT expect new product/procedure codes and new payment rates. 2014 is no exception! However, 2014 has presented the industry with some unexpected coding, payment, and coverage changes. The attendees at this session will receive a first-hand review of these expected and unexpected 2014 reimbursement changes and how this impacts inpatient and outpatient wound care.

Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

Stem Cells: Clinical Applications
Cell-based therapy has a well-established place in the treatment of chronic wounds. Currently, these therapies employ differentiated cells such as keratinocytes or fibroblasts. It is likely that one of the first areas for mainstream application of stem cells and regenerative medicine will be in non-healing wounds. This session will review the state of the art and potential breakthrough technologies, including embryonic, induced pluripotent, bone marrow, and tissue-derived stem cells.

Faculty
avatar for Evangelos Badiavas, PhD, MD

Evangelos Badiavas, PhD, MD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

A Formal Debate on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
When discussing NPWT, the issue of evidence (or lack thereof) dominates the conversation. This session will be a point-counter-point formal debate that will illustrate both appropriate and inappropriate uses for NPWT. There will be two teams selected and assigned to discuss either the pros or the cons of NPWT. At the start of the session, the debate moderator will provide what team will discuss point/counterpoint. The debate will be divided into short segments by selected NPWT topics.

Faculty
avatar for David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

University of Arizona
avatar for Laura L. Bolton, PhD

Laura L. Bolton, PhD

Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School
avatar for Mikel Gray, PhD

Mikel Gray, PhD

University of Virginia


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

5:45pm

BREAK
Saturday April 26, 2014 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

6:00pm

AAWC Speaker Training
Complementary to the AAWC Speakers Bureau program, this session is designed to help speakers keep their audiences engaged from the first welcome to the last slide. Wound care experts must effectively deliver information to colleagues, clinicians, patients, and families. This presentation will present speaking basics, strategies to organize effective PowerPoint presentations, and practical tips for effective delivery of a focused topic to the audience. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the AAWC Speakers Bureau and/or those looking to brush up speaking skills are encouraged to attend.

Faculty
avatar for Terry Treadwell	, MD, FACS

Terry Treadwell , MD, FACS

Institute for Advanced Wound Care



Saturday April 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

6:00pm

 
Sunday, April 27
 

9:00am

BREAK
Sunday April 27, 2014 9:00am - 9:15am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Palliative Wound Care: When Should the Focus Shift?
Palliative wound care is not synonymous with the abandonment of hope or treatment options or with hospice care. With the growing acceptance of treatments that do not necessarily have healing or eradication of a disease process as their end-point, palliative wound care is becoming increasingly sophisticated and consequently more effective at achieving its overarching objective of symptom control and supportive care for both the patient and their families. In fact, although most only consider palliative wound care for chronic wound patients with advanced disease or those at the end of life, the approaches recommended here apply to a relatively large population of wound patients where the focus should be shifted from healing to increased function. This session will provide an overview of the many issues relating to palliative care of chronic wounds.

Faculty
avatar for Oscar Alvarez, PhD

Oscar Alvarez, PhD

Calvary Hospital, Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care
avatar for Kara Couch, NP

Kara Couch, NP

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Dermatology 1 – Assessing and Treating Rashes
Dermatitis is a common skin problem encountered in wound practice. Understanding causes and treatment are paramount. For example, topical steroids are the most prescribed topical medication for the treatment of rash, eczema, and dermatitis; however, clinicians are unsure what potency to prescribe, what vehicle works best, how long to use the therapy, and how much to dispense. There are hundreds of topical steroids and combination products available, which can be very confusing for prescribers. Furthermore, the percutaneous absorption of topical steroids may be impacted by many variables and clinicians need to choose wisely. Selection of the most effective topical corticosteroid, while minimizing patient risk and side effects, is crucial to providing standard of care.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 1.00 pharmacology hour.

Faculty
avatar for Keri Chaney, MD

Keri Chaney, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital
avatar for Jennifer Gloeckner Powers, MD

Jennifer Gloeckner Powers, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Podiatric Surgery: Biomechanical Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing
This session will focus on etiology of diabetic foot ulcers as well as the foot and ankle surgeries used to heal them. Presenters will discuss the challenges, considerations, and timing for surgery in patients with potentially limb- and life-threatening wounds.

Faculty
avatar for Paul Kim, DPM

Paul Kim, DPM

Georgetown University Hospital
avatar for Katherine Raspovic, DPM

Katherine Raspovic, DPM

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
avatar for John S. Steinberg, DPM

John S. Steinberg, DPM

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Implementing of Wound Care Guidelines
The increased emphasis on evidence-based practice has resulted in publication of a wide variety of guidelines for wound care. After each SAWC/WHS session describing guidelines attendees have asked, “How can I make these guidelines work to provide consistent care that heals my patients?” This session describes how evidence-based content-validated guideline implementation tools and techniques have been used to facilitate patient care in clinical practice and to train future wound care professionals in medical universities.

Faculty
avatar for Adrian Barbul, MD, FACS

Adrian Barbul, MD, FACS

Washington Hospital Center
avatar for Joyce Stechmiller, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Joyce Stechmiller, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN

University of Florida College of Nursing


Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Wound Scene Investigation 1
Clinicians are often challenged with slow-healing wounds, or wounds that simply fail to heal. In this SAWC staple program, a panel of clinicians and scientists will examine real cases and provide strategies for discovering the barriers to healing, as well as provide potential interventions to overcome these barriers.

Faculty
avatar for Robert Diegelmann, PhD

Robert Diegelmann, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
avatar for Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Kent Hospital Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
avatar for Lillian Nanney, PhD

Lillian Nanney, PhD

Vanderbilt School of Medicine
avatar for Gregory Schultz, PhD

Gregory Schultz, PhD

University of Florida
avatar for Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Osceola Regional Medical Center


Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

9:15am

Can we improve the Effectiveness of HBOT in Clinical Practice?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a potential adjunctive tool in the management of hard to heal wounds; however, some systematic reviews assessing its value in treating diabetic wounds had methodological weaknesses.  This session will review HBOT effectiveness versus efficacy in the context of health care and evaluate how to screen patients appropriately for HBOT to improve the cost effectiveness of the therapy by decreasing waste.

Faculty
avatar for Marissa J. Carter, PhD, MA, MAPWCA

Marissa J. Carter, PhD, MA, MAPWCA

Strategic Solutions, Inc.
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD

Caroline Fife, MD

Intellicure
avatar for Lee Ruotsi, MD

Lee Ruotsi, MD

Catholic Health System


Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:15am

BREAK
Sunday April 27, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Advanced Rapid-Fire Clinical Pearls
Back by popular demand, this stimulating session will be presented by a panel of interdisciplinary wound care experts from nursing, physical therapy, podiatry, medicine, and surgery. Each expert will discuss pearls from their practice aimed at broadening participants’ knowledge in the care of patients with a variety of chronic wounds.

Faculty
avatar for Lee J. Goldstein	, MD

Lee J. Goldstein , MD

University of Miami
avatar for Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT

Nova Southeastern University, Physical Therapy Program
avatar for Tania Phillips, MD

Tania Phillips, MD

Boston University School of Medicine
avatar for Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN

Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN

Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic


Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Dermatology 2: How Structures Lead to Function and Potential Dysfunction
Wound care clinicians need to understand the normal function of the skin and how it may go awry leading to vesicles, blisters, and bullae. Wound care clinicians should be able to develop differential diagnoses for patients with possible allergic hypersensitivity, autoimmune diseases, and other skin disease that may be life threatening. This session will provide a systematic approach to assessing blisters, developing a differential diagnoses, and ordering/performing the appropriate diagnostic tests.

Faculty
avatar for Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP, DCNP

Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP, DCNP

University Hospitals Case Medical Center


Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Healthcare Reform and the Wound Team
After the 2012 election, the Affordable Care Act is firmly in place. Many changes can be expected and in order to stay ahead of the curve, the practitioner needs to spend time understanding what is available to patients under the new law. Come to this provoking session led by leaders in wound care with health policy expertise to learn how healthcare reform will impact the delivery of care in the wound center, hospital, or office. The audience will gain knowledge into the practice and coverage changes as a result of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Faculty
LR

Lee Rogers, DPM

Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital


Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Expanding Thinking in Novel Wound Care Delivery
This session will discuss novel wound care delivery technologies that allow for better wound care documentation and increased interdisciplinary communication. The wide application and innovation of telemedicine with practical clinical examples and current literature will be reviewed. Participants will also be encouraged to expand their thinking about virtual wound care delivery and smart phone applications on wound care.

Faculty
avatar for Jeffrey Galitz, MD, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS

Jeffrey Galitz, MD, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS

Wound Technology Network, Inc.


Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Wound Scene Investigation 2
Continuing the theme of Wound Scene Investigation 1, a panel of clinicians and scientists will examine real cases and provide strategies for discovering the barriers to healing, as well as provide potential interventions to overcome these barriers.

Faculty
avatar for Robert Diegelmann, PhD

Robert Diegelmann, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
avatar for Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Kent Hospital Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
avatar for Lillian Nanney, PhD

Lillian Nanney, PhD

Vanderbilt School of Medicine
avatar for Gregory Schultz, PhD

Gregory Schultz, PhD

University of Florida
avatar for Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Osceola Regional Medical Center


Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Wheelchair Seating: The Science Behind Clinical Choices
Our patients in wheelchairs are at never-ending risk for tissue trauma and skin breakdown. This session will provide a comprehensive overview on current research and technology in the area of seating and mobility with an emphasis on pressure ulcer prevention. Topics of discussion will include postural biomechanics, wheelchair configuration, wheelchair cushion design, and interface pressure measurement.

Faculty
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Steve Sprigle, PhD, PT

Georgia Institute of Technology
TW

Thomas Whelan

WoundZoom, Inc.


Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

11:30am

BREAK
Sunday April 27, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

11:45am

12:45pm

LUNCH ON OWN
Sunday April 27, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

1:30pm

Post-Conference: Debridement
Additional fees apply.

This course was developed for healthcare providers to learn safe and effective methods of debridement. Debridement can be accomplished surgically (instrument/sharp), chemically with enzymes, mechanically, biologically with use of maggot therapy, or by autolysis. Each modality has advantages, disadvantages, indications for use, and risks. A review of anatomy and physiology, legal and safety factors, potential complications, and techniques of debridement will be presented. Debridement techniques will be practiced in a skills lab setting utilizing porcine models. Upon completion of this course, a certificate of attendance will be awarded and the participants will be encouraged to return to their practice settings for hands-on patient experience and competency demonstration.

Faculty
avatar for Lee Ruotsi, MD

Lee Ruotsi, MD

Catholic Health System


Sunday April 27, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 3 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

1:30pm

Post-Conference: Dermatology for the Non-Dermatologist
Additional fees apply.

Wound care clinicians are frequently requested to diagnose and manage a variety of skin disorders. This session will provide a strong foundation for approaching patients with skin problems, generating differential diagnosis of skin lesions, and determining treatment options for some common and unusual skin lesions. Through a case-based presentation, participants will be provided evaluation and proper biopsy techniques, and therapeutics for the various skin conditions.

Faculty
avatar for Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP, DCNP

Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP, DCNP

University Hospitals Case Medical Center
avatar for Jeremy Honaker, BSN, CWOCN

Jeremy Honaker, BSN, CWOCN

Central Baptist Hospital
MN

Mary Nolen, ANP, DCNP

Lahey Clinical Medical Center


Sunday April 27, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

1:30pm

Post-Conference: Prepare, Don’t Procrastinate for ICD-10-CM
Additional fees apply.

For dates of patient care occurring on or after October 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will only process claims that use the new ICD-10-CM codes. This post-conference will provide the attendees with the major implementation steps that wound care businesses and professionals must take between now and October 1, 2014. In addition, the attendees will learn about the new ICD-10-CM Coding Conventions and Reporting Guidelines that are specifically applicable to wounds.

Faculty
avatar for Donna Cartwright, MPA, RHIA, CCS, RAC, FAHIMA

Donna Cartwright, MPA, RHIA, CCS, RAC, FAHIMA

Integra LifeSciences Corporation
avatar for Kathleen Schaum, MS

Kathleen Schaum, MS

Kathleen D. Schaum & Associates, Inc.


Sunday April 27, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 2 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center