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Wound Prevention and Therapeutics [clear filter]
Thursday, April 24


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.

avatar for Kathy Gallagher, FNP-C, FACCWS

Kathy Gallagher, FNP-C, FACCWS

Christiana Care Health System
avatar for Kara Couch, NP

Kara Couch, NP

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
Friday, April 25


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.

avatar for Paolo Romanelli, MD

Paolo Romanelli, MD

Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
avatar for Tania Phillips, MD

Tania Phillips, MD

Boston University School of Medicine

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


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.

avatar for 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


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.

avatar for John C. Lantis II	, MD, FACS

John C. Lantis II , MD, FACS

St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital
avatar for Mark Granick, MD

Mark Granick, MD

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
avatar for Oscar Alvarez, PhD

Oscar Alvarez, PhD

Calvary Hospital, Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care

Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
Saturday, April 26


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.

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


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.

avatar for Mikel Gray, PhD

Mikel Gray, PhD

University of Virginia
avatar for Laura L. Bolton, PhD

Laura L. Bolton, PhD

Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School
avatar for David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

University of Arizona

Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 1 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
Sunday, April 27


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.

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

Marissa J. Carter, PhD, MA, MAPWCA

Strategic Solutions, Inc.
avatar for Lee Ruotsi, MD

Lee Ruotsi, MD

Catholic Health System
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD

Caroline Fife, MD


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


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.


Steve Sprigle, PhD, PT

Georgia Institute of Technology

Thomas Whelan

WoundZoom, Inc.

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