Innovation Theaters

WoundCon is excited to offer the wound care community additional education though the Innovation Theaters being offered on Thursday July 14 and Friday, July 15 during the pre-conference schedule. Innovation Theaters are informational sessions designed to complement the educational experience by further enhancing knowledge and confidence of disease-states or products. These sessions are sponsored and do not offer CE credits. Scroll down to learn more and register.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


3:00PM – 4:00PM

Innovation Theater

Sponsored by AROA Biosurgery

Wound Care’s Best Kept Secret? An Easy-to-Use ECM Is Accessible to All Wound Professionals for Use From Day 1

Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP, M. Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS​

Access to advanced extracellular matrix (ECM) products in the outpatient care setting has traditionally been expensive and difficult to access for both wound care providers and patients. Headquartered in New Zealand, AROA Biosurgery has developed their AROA ECM technology from sheep forestomach and turned it into a range of advanced products for wound healing. Not only are these products easy to apply, but they are also accessible for all wound care professionals to use from day 1!

Join Cathy Milne and Dr. Mark Melin as they discuss the importance and impact of using an affordable ECM product indicated across a wide range of acute and chronic wounds seen in the outpatient setting. Share your thoughts and questions in the interactive Q&A discussion that follows.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


10:30AM – 11:30AM

Innovation Theater

Sponsored by 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division

Under Pressure! Insights on Treating and Preventing Pressure Injuries

Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP, Amanda Estapa, ACNP-BC, CSW, FACCWS

Objective: Pressure injuries are at the forefront of all clinicians’ minds. During this session, learn from two wound care experts how they handle one of the wound care world’s most challenging issues


1:30PM – 2:30PM

Innovation Theater


Wound Management & Prevention Presents: Top Innovations in Products & Care of 2022

Wound Management & Prevention has been dedicated to featuring Top Innovations in Products and Care for the past 5+ years. Each July, the WMP Editorial Board nominates the newest innovations in the field of wound care and how to apply them in their own practice. Join us to learn about up to 5 of these top nominated innovations and hear about the clinical or practical benefits of each of these important products.

Friday, July 15, 2022

All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


7:00AM – 8:00AM

Innovation Theater

Sponsored by ConvaTec

Tackling Challenges in Wound Care by Embedding Wound Hygiene Into a Proactive Wound Healing Strategy 

Rachel Torkington-Stokes, MSc, BSc(Hons)

Since a global panel of wound care experts published the first consensus document on wound hygiene in March 2020,1 there has been a flurry of activity in support of this antibiofilm intervention strategy and an effective approach to the management of hard-to-heal wounds. In the 2 years since the publication of this consensus document, wound hygiene has gained its own identity, with increasing popularity among clinicians around the world.

In the summer of 2021, the founders of wound hygiene convened again to discuss how to further embed the 4-step protocol into clinical practice. This meeting led to the publication of a second international consensus document titled, “Embedding Wound Hygiene Into a Proactive Wound Healing Strategy,” thus illustrating the evolution and expansion from a wound-centric to a patient-centric approach.2

The second international consensus document presents guidelines to support the concept that a hard-to-heal wound remains hard to heal until closure, along with the identification of a new tissue type, “unhealthy” granulation. This guideline encompasses a 3-phase holistic framework based on assessment, management, and monitoring, with a focus on how and when to implement wound hygiene on all tissue types in hard-to-heal wounds.

In a rapidly changing world, where we may at times feel powerless to drive change, this program provides further guidance on propelling the use of wound hygiene toward challenging the global wound care crisis.


  1. Murphy C, Atkin L, Swanson T, et al. International consensus document. Defying hard-to-heal wounds with an early antibiofilm intervention strategy: wound hygiene. J Wound Care 2020;29(suppl 3b):S1-28.
  2. Murphy C, Atkin L, Vega de Ceniga M, Weir D, Swanson T. International consensus document. Embedding wound hygiene into a proactive wound healing strategy. J Wound Care. 2022;31(suppl 4a):S1-S19.

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