WoundCon Fall 2022 Agenda

Friday, November 11, 2022

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8:00AM – 9:00AM EST

From Womb to Wound: Amniotic and Placental Membranes

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Charles M. Zelen, DPM

Amniotic membrane (AM) is a powerful therapeutic agent altering the fate of stalled (chronic) wounds. In this session, we will take a deep dive into the basic structure, function, and components of AM, processing techniques, and clinical application in wound healing.

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8:00AM – 9:00AM EST

Managing Patients With Sickle Cell Ulcers

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Maria S. Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA

Among the possible chronic complications of sickle cell disease are leg ulcers, which tend to be challenging to manage, healing slowly over months or years. The combination of wound pain and ulcer management severely affects a patient’s quality of life. This session will examine available treatment options and algorithms to manage patients with sickle cell ulcers.

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8:00AM – 9:00AM EST

Dressed to the Nines: Hydrocolloid Top Tips

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Kelly McFee, DNP, FNP-C, CWS, CWCN-AP

Providing a moist and insulating healing environment, hydrocolloid dressings protect wounds while allowing the body’s own enzymes to help heal them. These dressings are distinctive because they do not have to be changed as often as some other wound dressings and are easy to apply. We will immerse ourselves in the world of hydrocolloid dressings and explore this dressing’s benefits and drawbacks while learning practical application tips.

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9:00AM – 10:00AM EST

I Gotta Sit Down! Choosing Seating Surfaces for Wheelchair Users

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Sharon Sonenblum, ScB, ScM, PhD

People who use wheelchairs are as varied as people who ambulate. Decision making for individual seating needs is a combination of an objective evaluation of the patient, positioning, and activity levels coupled with the availability of surfaces to select from. This session will provide updates on current research related to pressure redistribution surfaces for wheelchair patients.

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9:00AM – 10:00AM EST

Autoimmune Skin Disease: What Wound Professionals Need to Know

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Rick Pope, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA

Many autoimmune connective tissue diseases and vascular conditions in rheumatology have cutaneous manifestations. Skin signs are useful in the diagnosis of rheumatic disease because they often precede systemic symptoms. This session will examine skin manifestations that are prominent in rheumatic diseases.

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9:00AM – 10:00AM EST

Demystifying Wound Infection: A Clinical Perspective of Biofilm

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Rob Snyder, DPM, MSc, MBA, CWSP

Matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) play a key role in major processes of normal wound healing. If left unchecked, chronically elevated MMP levels prevent wounds from healing. Clinicians can regulate MMPs in the wound bed by using basic principles of good wound healing. This session will provide strategies to support the positive functions of MMPs while reducing or eliminating their harmful effects.

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12:00PM – 1:00PM EST

Not Quite What It Seems: Atypical Wounds – Infections

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Harikrishna Ragavan Nair, MD, FRCPI, FRCPEDIN, FCWCS, FMSWCP, CMIA, ICW, OHD, OSH, PGD, IN WHTR (Cardiff)

Atypical wounds are wounds caused by conditions or diseases that do not typically form a wound. There are many different types of atypical wounds, and this session will focus on those with an infectious cause. In a case-based format, learners will develop practical tips on identifying uncommon etiology, locations, and appearances of atypical wounds with an infectious cause, as well as treatment approaches.

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12:00PM – 1:00PM EST

Osteomyelitis: Surgical and Medical Approach

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Warren S. Joseph, DPM

Osteomyelitis management necessitates a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach involving surgical intervention and antimicrobial therapy. This session will be a stepwise review of osteomyelitis management, including staging and identification of causative organisms, surgical reconstruction, and delivery of appropriate antibiotics.

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12:00PM – 1:00PM EST

S.T.R.I.D.E. Part 1

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Suzie Ehmann, DPT, PhD(c), CWS, CLT-LANA

S.T.R.I.D.E. (shape, texture, refill, issues, dosage, and etiology) provides a comprehensive guide for selecting compression garments and wraps and is an essential resource for new practitioners and an excellent review for advanced practitioners. Part 1 of the S.T.R.I.D.E. series will review physiological and methodological factors influencing the effect of compression garments.

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2:30PM – 3:30PM EST

Hot, Cold, or Normal? New Pathophysiological Findings With the Kennedy Terminal Lesion

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Karen Lou Kennedy, RN, FNP, APRN-BC and Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN

The Kennedy terminal lesion, now considered a subcategory of skin failure, was first published in a retrospective research study in 1989. Contributing factors and pathophysiological mechanisms have been elusive even though this phenomenon is well known. This session will explore pathophysiological concepts and the newer technologies, such as skin temperature readings, now widely available for the bedside caregiver assisting clinicians in identifying the Kennedy terminal lesion.

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2:30PM – 3:30PM EST

Integrative Medicine Approach to Wound Healing

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Hadar A. Lev-Tov, MD, MAS

In the day to day course of our work, we often forget that there is a person around the wound. In this session, we will review the concepts of integrative medicine and alternative medicine and how those apply in the wound clinic and give some specific examples. Among other topics, we will discuss alternative solutions for pain, edema, and biofilms.

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2:30PM – 3:30PM EST

Building Your Amputation Prevention Program

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Lee C. Rogers, DPM, FFPM, RCPS

A successful amputation prevention program requires coordinated effort from physicians, podiatrists, nurses, allied health professionals, and administrators dedicated to the cause of saving and maintaining functional limbs. This session will examine the steps to building a scalable amputation prevention program.

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5:30PM – 6:30PM EST

Chronic Wounds: Fixing Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance for Better Healing

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Ravi K. Kamepalli, MD, FIDSA, CWSP

First described in 1988 by G.M. Reaven as “syndrome X,” metabolic syndrome (MetS) is currently estimated to affect one-quarter to one-third of the world’s population. Patients with MetS may present with difficult-to-heal wounds that are not dissimilar to those encountered in patients with uncontrolled diabetes. This session will examine the role of wound care professionals, as part of the multidisciplinary team, in encouraging lifestyle modifications to manage MetS and improve healing outcomes.

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5:30PM – 6:30PM EST

Risk Mitigation With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Jayesh Shah, MD, UHM(ABPM), CWSP, FAPWCA, FCCWS, FUHM, FACP, FACHM

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has gained wide acceptance as an adjunct modality for challenging wounds. As with all medical treatments, HBOT includes medical risks and possible side effects. Most are related to the unique aspects of HBOT, such as significant and relatively rapid changes in pressure inside the chamber and the high levels of oxygen used. This session will review evidence-based preemptive strategies to mitigate the complications of HBOT.

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5:30PM – 6:30PM EST

S.T.R.I.D.E. Part 2

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Suzie Ehmann, DPT, PhD(c), CWS, CLT-LANA

Part 2 of the S.T.R.I.D.E. series will explore edema assessment and patient needs to best match the clinical presentation with an appropriate compression product. In attending this session, practical tips on the how and what to evaluate in a clinical situation, for choosing the best compression option that improves wound healing and enhances outcomes, are offered.

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6:30PM – 7:15PM EST

A “Wound” to the Wise: Practical Tips and Tricks of Wound Care and Closing Remarks

.5 CME Credits | .5 Contact Hours

This novel segment will feature dynamic and short pearls from course faculty members who will offer practical, digestible take aways to help you optimize patient care. We invite you to actively be part of the WoundCon agenda as we roll out this new and exciting segment for all future WoundCons. Stay tuned for details on how you can have your “A ‘Wound’ to the Wise” featured during an upcoming WoundCon event.

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