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Friday, September 7 • 5:20pm - 6:30pm
SESSION 8: Wound Healing Challenges Specific to the Geriatric Population

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5:20 PM - 5:35 PM
Geriatric Fracture Repair: The Geisinger Program
Anthony Balsamo, MD

5:35 PM - 5:50 PM
Current Status of Pressure Ulcer Management in the US Geriatric Population
Greg Bohn, MD

5:50 PM - 6:05 PM
Medical-Legal Implications of Iatrogenic Injuries in Geriatric Care Facilities
Aimee Garcia, MD

6:05 PM - 6:20 PM
Effects of Dementia in Wound Care of the Elderly
Cheryl Bongiovanni, PhD

6:20 PM - 6:25 PM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

6:25 PM - 6:30 PM
Today's Wrap-Up
Steven Kavros, DPM

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Cheryl Bongiovanni, PhD, RVT, CWS, FASA, FACCWS, MAPWCA

Director, Wound Clinics & Vascular Laboratories, Lake Health District
Dr. Bongiovanni graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1975 with a doctorate in Cardiovascular Physiology.  She worked as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and as the Director of Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostics... Read More →

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Anthony Balsamo, MD, AAPWCA

Director, Geriatric Fracture Program, Geisinger Health System
Dr. Anthony Balsamo is an orthopedic surgeon in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with Geisinger Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
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Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Section, Baylor College of Medicine/Michael E. DeBakey VAMC
Dr.  Aimee Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Section at Baylor College of Medicine and the Program Director for the Clinical Wound Care Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine.  She served as the Program Director for the Geriatric... Read More →
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Gregory Bohn, MD, ABPM/UHM, MAPWCA

CMU School of Michigan
Dr. Bohnis a Board Certified in Surgery and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  He is certified in Wound Care by the American Board of Wound Healing.  He is a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association with the Distinction of Masters, MAPWCA. He is an Assistant Professor... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 5:20pm - 6:30pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3