Pre-Conference Satellite Symposiums

WoundCon is excited to offer the wound care community additional education though the Satellite Symposiums being offered on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12 during the pre-conference schedule. Satellite Symposiums 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.

Thursday November, 11 2021


10:30AM–11:30PM EST


Satellite Symposium

Sponsored by 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division

Dressing Selection: A Review of When and Why to Pair Dressings

Emily Greenstein APRN, CNP, FACCWS, CWON; Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS

Selecting the appropriate dressing and maintaining skin integrity is crucial to optimize wound healing. During this presentation, Emily Greenstein and Dr. Desvigne will touch on the clinical evidence for protective skin barriers, along with a variety of wound dressing types, including super-absorbent, silver gelling fiber, silicone foam and Collagen/ORC/Silver-ORC dressings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore strategies and identify factors that aid in selecting the appropriate dressing based on the wound
  • Review the clinical evidence for advanced wound dressings
  • Through case studies, see the use of advanced wound dressings on a variety of wound types

1:30PM–2:30PM EST


Satellite Symposium

Sponsored by Mölnlycke

Managing Pressure Injury Prevention Across the Continuum of Care: Keeping Intact Skin Intact

Joyce Black, PhD RN CWCN FAAN; Dr. Michele Carr RDN, DPM, NWCC, FAPWCA, COS-C

In this presentation, Dr. Black and Dr. Carr will discuss pressure injury incidence across the continuum of care.

The learner will:

  • Understand current pressure injury incidence rates
  • Gain an understanding of the reimbursement changes
  • Learn the similarities and differences between care setting for pressure injury prevention

Friday November, 12 2021


7:00AM–8:00AM EST


Satellite Symposium

Sponsored by ConvaTec

Translating the Science: Recognition and Treatment of Chronic Wound Infection

Philip G Bowler, MPhil, BSc, FIBMS; Jennifer Hurlow, RN, MSN, GNP-BC, CWCN, CCCN 

Chronic, hard to heal wounds typically have an uncertain healing trajectory caused by a combination of underlying host comorbidities and local impeding factors, such as microbial bioburden. In addition to the clinical challenges, these chronic wounds impose a significant economic burden, amounting to approximately 1% to 3% of the total health care expenditure in high-income countries.

This cost is compounded by an aging population, the prevalence of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, and the continued (and often inappropriate) use of antibiotics in the treatment of wounds with uncertain infection status. Chronic wound infections are microbiologically, immunologically, and clinically distinct from acute wound infections and require a different treatment strategy.

This session will address the clinical manifestations, microbial involvement, and host inflammatory response in chronic wound infections and provide recommendations for the most effective treatment strategies to ultimately improve healing outcomes and support antibiotic stewardship efforts in wound care.

Registrants attending this session will learn:

  • The distinctions between acute and chronic wound infections
  • Appropriate treatment strategies for improving healing outcomes while practicing antibiotic stewardship principles in wound care
  • The evolution of wound care dressing technology to address the challenges of chronic wound infection

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