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Thursday, September 6
 

7:45am

Pre-Conference Certification Review Course
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome / Examination Skills and Testmanship

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Wound Healing Physiology

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Wound Assessment and Classification: Wound Management Dressings, Lotions and Potions

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Pressure Injuries

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

President and Chief Medical Officer, AZH Wound, Hyperbaric & Vascular Center
Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH, a company providing clinical hyperbaric and wound care services, as well as the founder of WebCME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Senior Nurse Scientist, NYU Langone Health
Dr. Barbara Delmore has been in nursing for 36 years.  She earned her doctorate from New York University and graduated from Emory’s Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Education Program.  She is a board certified wound care nurse and currently employed at NYU Langone Health in NYC... Read More →
avatar for Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Geisinger Medical Center
Dr. Kathya Zinszer is a podiatric physician who’s clinical and outreach focus over the last 12 years has primarily been on diabetes, wound care and limb salvage. Zinszer served as a member of the full-time faculty at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for close to 9... Read More →


Thursday September 6, 2018 7:45am - 9:30am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

9:30am

Break
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Break

Thursday September 6, 2018 9:30am - 9:45am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

9:45am

Pre-Conference Certification Review Course
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Diabetic Foot Ulcers

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Peripheral Artery Disease and Arterial Ulcers

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Venous Insufficiency Ulcers

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Surgical Wounds

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

President and Chief Medical Officer, AZH Wound, Hyperbaric & Vascular Center
Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH, a company providing clinical hyperbaric and wound care services, as well as the founder of WebCME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Senior Nurse Scientist, NYU Langone Health
Dr. Barbara Delmore has been in nursing for 36 years.  She earned her doctorate from New York University and graduated from Emory’s Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Education Program.  She is a board certified wound care nurse and currently employed at NYU Langone Health in NYC... Read More →
avatar for Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Geisinger Medical Center
Dr. Kathya Zinszer is a podiatric physician who’s clinical and outreach focus over the last 12 years has primarily been on diabetes, wound care and limb salvage. Zinszer served as a member of the full-time faculty at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for close to 9... Read More →


Thursday September 6, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

11:45am

Lunch Buffet
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch Buffet

Thursday September 6, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Holiday Ballroom West Foyer

12:30pm

Pre-Conference Certification Review Course
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Atypical Wounds

12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
Wound Debridement

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Advanced Modalities

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Infection

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Nutrition

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Pain Management

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

President and Chief Medical Officer, AZH Wound, Hyperbaric & Vascular Center
Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH, a company providing clinical hyperbaric and wound care services, as well as the founder of WebCME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Senior Nurse Scientist, NYU Langone Health
Dr. Barbara Delmore has been in nursing for 36 years.  She earned her doctorate from New York University and graduated from Emory’s Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Education Program.  She is a board certified wound care nurse and currently employed at NYU Langone Health in NYC... Read More →
avatar for Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Geisinger Medical Center
Dr. Kathya Zinszer is a podiatric physician who’s clinical and outreach focus over the last 12 years has primarily been on diabetes, wound care and limb salvage. Zinszer served as a member of the full-time faculty at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for close to 9... Read More →


Thursday September 6, 2018 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

2:45pm

Break
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Break

Thursday September 6, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

3:00pm

Hands-On Workshops
Andover Healthcare, Inc. | Proctor: Kevin Thomas
CoFlex TLC Two Larger Compression
Learn how Andovers wide range of CoFlex TLC two layer compression kits can benefit your patients with leg ulcers, edema and skin related conditions in our compression workshop. See our advanced technology calamine and zinc wraps and how easy it is to apply our short stretch and long stretch compression kits with their visual indicators.
 
BSN Medical | Proctor: Ronald Sherman, DPM
Application of a True Rigid Total Contact Cast
Participants will watch a demonstration and participate in an application of the Cutimed Offloader TCC system.
 
KCI, an Acelity Company | Proctor: Erin McClure, RN, BSN, WCC, OMS
Hands on Disposable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in a SNAP!       
Join us for a 3 hour workshop for registered attendees to hear a brief synopsis of mechancially powered disposable neagtive pressure wound therapy for successful application accompanied by tips and pearls for quality outcomes.
 
Imbed Biosciences | Proctor: Michael Schurr, MD
MicroLyte Ag Matrix: A Resorbable Antimicrobial Matrix for Multiple Wound Types
A novel polymer film matrix will be demonstrated. Unlike traditional antimicrobial dressings and matrices, MicroLyte Ag Matrix intimately conforms with the wound, and contains a low level of silver for antimicrobial effect. Because the MicroLyte Ag Matrix is fully resorbable, it never needs to be removed from the wound.
 
Kent Imaging | Proctor: Liz Newell
Advancing Tissue Assessment Through Imaging With the Kent Device
In this hands on session, learn how you can use oxygenation imaging in your own practice while exploring the features and benefits of Kent Imaging break-through non-invasive tissue oxygenation imaging technology.
 
Kerecis | Proctor: Gunnar Johannsson, MD
Guiding Cells Towards Regeneration
How wound bed preparation can influence cell in growth into acellular fish skin grafts.
 
Miromatrix Medical | Proctor: Robert Fridman, DPM
Full Organ Decellularization
Miromatrix is the first-and-only company to provide a biologic wound matrix from hepatic tissue. The matrix is created using Miromatrix’ Perfusion Decellularization, the same proprietary technology used to develop transplantable organs. We will showcase a decellularized liver and heart in this hands-on session and discuss how perfusion decellularization is different than anything else currently being used.
 
Organogenesis | Proctor: Christy Deegan
Organogenesis Skin Substitute Portfolio Workshop
Organogenesis Inc. is a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of product solutions for the advanced wound care, surgical and sports medicine markets. The company’s mission is to provide integrated healing solutions that substantially improve medical outcomes and the lives of patients while lowering the overall cost of care. This is a workshop showcasing Organogenesis’ products, a portfolio designed to treat a variety of patients with repair and regenerative needs across the continuum of care.
 
Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. | Proctors: Tony Mears & Ryan Strausburg
Grafix and Strafix - Cryopreserved Placental Tissue for Wound Care and Surgical Applications
Grafix and Stravix will be available for hands-on demonstration so providers can see how easy it is to be used in the clinical setting.

Thursday September 6, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday Ballroom West Foyer
 
Friday, September 7
 

7:00am

Breakfast Symposium (NON-CME) Sponsored by Medtronic: One Team One Goal, One Vision One Mission, the Case for Collaboration Over Competition!
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Breakfast Symposium
One Team One Goal,
One Vision One Mission,
the Case for Collaboration Over Competition!





Speakers
avatar for Paul Michael, MD, FSCAI

Paul Michael, MD, FSCAI

JFK Wound Management, Limb Preservation, and Amputation Prevention Center


Friday September 7, 2018 7:00am - 7:45am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

7:45am

Break
7:45 AM - 7:50 AM
Break

Friday September 7, 2018 7:45am - 7:50am
Holiday Ballroom West Foyer

7:50am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speakers
avatar for Frank Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA

Frank Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA

Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Dr. Tursi graduated from Temple University Medical School, School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Atlanta Hospital and Regional Diabetes Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has extensive experience in complex foot and ankle traumatic injuries and the management... Read More →
avatar for Steven Kavros, DPM, CWS, FACCWS, MAPWCA

Steven Kavros, DPM, CWS, FACCWS, MAPWCA

Vascular Surgery Associates, APWCA - President
Dr. Steven J. Kavros has 35 years of experience in patient care, education and research in vascular wound management, limb preservation and podiatric medicine and surgery. He graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine with honors in surgery, orthopedics and podiatric... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 7:50am - 8:00am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

8:00am

SESSION 1: Conservative and Surgical Functional Outcomes of Diabetic Limb Preservation
8:00 AM - 8:12 AM
Pathway to Promote Highest Functional Outcomes in Diabetic Limb Preservation Programs
Charles Anderson, MD

8:12 AM - 8:24 AM
Conservative Management to Restore and Maintain Function in Limb Preservation Patients
Tyson Green, DPM

8:24 AM - 8:36 AM
Surgical Adjuncts to Restore and Maintain Function in Limb Preservation Patients
Mario Ponticello, DPM

8:36 AM - 8:48 AM
Smart Technology Techniques for Early Identification of Patients at Risk for Foot Ulceration and Amputation
Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSC

8:48 AM - 9:00 AM
Special Considerations in the Management of Heel Ulcers 
Charles Andersen, MD

Moderators
avatar for Charles Andersen, MD, FACS, MAPWCA

Charles Andersen, MD, FACS, MAPWCA

Chief of the Vascular/Endovascular/Limb Preservation Service, Madigan Army Medical Center
After Graduating from Utah State University, Charles Andersen, earned his medical degree at the University of Utah where he also completed an internship and one year of Surgical Training.  He then entered the military where he completed his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mario Ponticello, DPM

Mario Ponticello, DPM

Madigan Army Medical Center
Dr. Ponticello graduated from Inova Fairfax Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency in 2008. He then began private practice in Milwaukee, WI for seven years. He has been involved in residency and student education for the last eight years as a prior teaching faculty member at Columbia... Read More →
avatar for Tyson Green, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA,

Tyson Green, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA,

Imperial Health - Center for Orthopaedics
Dr. Green specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle injuries and conditions. He is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana and received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University. He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University... Read More →
avatar for Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSC

Bijan Najafi, PhD, MSC

Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Najafi is currently serving with Baylor College of Medicine, as Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Research, in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery. He received a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering followed... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

9:00am

SESSION 2: The Great Debate: Offloading and Oxygen
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
The Great Debate: Offloading Diabetic Foot Ulcers: TCC vs. CAM Walkers
Greg Bohn, MD vs. Kathya Zinszer, DPM

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Oxygen Therapy: HBOT vs. Topical Oxygen
Jayesh Shah, MD vs. Amie Franklin, PhD

Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

President and Chief Medical Officer, AZH Wound, Hyperbaric & Vascular Center
Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH, a company providing clinical hyperbaric and wound care services, as well as the founder of WebCME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP, FACHM, FUHM, FACP, FAPWCA, FACCWS

Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP, FACHM, FUHM, FACP, FAPWCA, FACCWS

President, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr. Jayesh B. Shah is the President of South Texas Wound Associates, where he provides clinical wound care services in San Antonio; President of TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC, which provides consulting and education services in wound care and hyperbaric medicine; Medical Director of... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Bohn, MD, ABPM/UHM, MAPWCA

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 →
avatar for Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Geisinger Medical Center
Dr. Kathya Zinszer is a podiatric physician who’s clinical and outreach focus over the last 12 years has primarily been on diabetes, wound care and limb salvage. Zinszer served as a member of the full-time faculty at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for close to 9... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:40am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

9:40am

Break/Exhibits
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Break/Exhibits

Friday September 7, 2018 9:40am - 10:00am
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

10:00am

SESSION 3: Wound Healing Insight from the Primary Care Provider
10:00 AM - 10:12 AM
Primary Care Physician's Perspective on Wounds and Ulcers: The Importance of Wound Care Clinic Referral
Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD

10:12 AM - 10:24 AM
From the Vietnam Highlands to the Iraqi Desert: A Personal Perspective on the Role of Physician Extenders in the U.S. Armed Forces
Julio Garcia, RN, MD


10:24 AM - 10:36 AM
Wound Care Across the Continuum: Bridging the Inpatient and Outpatient Worlds Together
Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN

10:36 AM - 10:48 AM
Are Wounds a Chronic Disease?
Caroline Fife, MD

10:48 AM - 11:00 AM
Collaborative Practice Model for Wound Care
Carl Fasser, PA-C

Moderators
avatar for Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU

Senior Nurse Scientist, NYU Langone Health
Dr. Barbara Delmore has been in nursing for 36 years.  She earned her doctorate from New York University and graduated from Emory’s Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Education Program.  She is a board certified wound care nurse and currently employed at NYU Langone Health in NYC... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

President and Chief Medical Officer, AZH Wound, Hyperbaric & Vascular Center
Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH, a company providing clinical hyperbaric and wound care services, as well as the founder of WebCME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet... Read More →
avatar for Carl Fasser, PA, DFAAPA

Carl Fasser, PA, DFAAPA

Professor and Director, Physician Assistant Program, Baylor College of Medicine
Carl E. Fasser brings a unique perspective on PA education and practice as a founding member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA), and having served twice as president of the AAPA (1974-1975,1980-1981), along with... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Chief Medical Officer, Intellicure, Inc.
Dr. Fife completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas followed by a two-year Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University. Until 2013 she was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

11:00am

SESSION 4: Healthcare Reform
11:00 AM - 11:12 AM
The Big Short: Why and How it is Happening
Marcia Nusgart, RPh

11:12 AM - 11:24 AM
The Big Squeeze: MIPS and Its Implications to the Wound Care Practitioner
Caroline Fife, MD

11:24 AM - 11:36 AM
The Big Spend: The Cost of Non-Healing Wounds to Medicare
Joan DaVanzo, PhD, MSW

11:36 AM - 11:48 AM
The Big Solution: What We Need to Survive This Change
Caroline Fife, MD

11:48 AM - 12:00 PM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Chief Medical Officer, Intellicure, Inc.
Dr. Fife completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas followed by a two-year Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University. Until 2013 she was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Nusgart, R.Ph, MAPWCA

Marcia Nusgart, R.Ph, MAPWCA

Executive Director, Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders
Marcia Nusgart R.Ph. is the founder and Executive Director of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (“Alliance”) a non-profit a nonprofit multidisciplinary association of physician specialty societies, clinical and patient associations whose mission is to advocate for evidence-based... Read More →
avatar for Joan DaVanzo, PhD, MSW

Joan DaVanzo, PhD, MSW

Chief Executive Officer, Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC
Joan E. DaVanzo, Ph.D., M.S.W., is Chief Executive Officer of Dobson | DaVanzo. Before she co-founded the firm, she served as Vice President at The Lewin Group for almost a decade. Her research interests include Medicare payment policy and the socio-medical aspects of normal aging... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

12:00pm

Lunch Buffet
Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

12:30pm

ACHM Annual Member Meeting
Moderators
avatar for Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP, FACHM, FUHM, FACP, FAPWCA, FACCWS

Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP, FACHM, FUHM, FACP, FAPWCA, FACCWS

President, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr. Jayesh B. Shah is the President of South Texas Wound Associates, where he provides clinical wound care services in San Antonio; President of TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC, which provides consulting and education services in wound care and hyperbaric medicine; Medical Director of... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Blake

12:30pm

Lunch Symposium (NON-CME): Getting Ready for a New World of PI Prevention Using Early Detection Technology (Sponsored by Bruin Biometrics)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch Buffet

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch Symposium Sponsored by Bruin Biometrics

Getting Ready for a New World of PI Prevention Using Early Detection Technology

Ruth Bryant PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, USA

Henry Okonkwo, Surgical PA, SWOCS, DWC
Chief Operations Officer/ Chief Clinical Officer
Skilled Wound Care Surgical Group

Description:
We have been talking about and feeling the pain of pressure injuries/ulcers (PI/PU) for decades. They remain stubbornly harmful and risky. BBI will present the etiology of PI/PU, a novel technology for the objective and quantitative detection of early PI/PU as an adjunct to clinical judgement, and data from a multi-site pivotal clinical study and how they achieved zero or near zero PI/PU.

Friday September 7, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

1:15pm

Break/Exhibits
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Break/Exhibits

Friday September 7, 2018 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

1:30pm

APWCA Member Meeting and Masters Awards | ACHM Achievement Awards
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
APWCA Member Meeting and Masters Awards
ACHM Achievement Awards

Moderators
avatar for Steven Kavros, DPM, CWS, FACCWS, MAPWCA

Steven Kavros, DPM, CWS, FACCWS, MAPWCA

Vascular Surgery Associates, APWCA - President
Dr. Steven J. Kavros has 35 years of experience in patient care, education and research in vascular wound management, limb preservation and podiatric medicine and surgery. He graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine with honors in surgery, orthopedics and podiatric... Read More →
avatar for Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP, FACHM, FUHM, FACP, FAPWCA, FACCWS

Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP, FACHM, FUHM, FACP, FAPWCA, FACCWS

President, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr. Jayesh B. Shah is the President of South Texas Wound Associates, where he provides clinical wound care services in San Antonio; President of TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC, which provides consulting and education services in wound care and hyperbaric medicine; Medical Director of... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

1:50pm

SESSION 5: The Business of Wound Care
1:50 PM - 2:02 PM
Leveraging Registry Reporting and Maximize MIPS Bonuses: Did It Work?
Caroline Fife, MD

2:02 PM - 2:14 PM
Office-Based Wound Care by the Numbers: Can It Work?
Helen Gelly, MD

2:14 PM - 2:26 PM
Getting the Dressings Patients Need: Why Doesn't It Work?
Kenneth Reel, JD

2:26 PM - 2:38 PM
Access to Advanced Therapeutics: You Only THINK It Works
Caroline Fife, MD

2:38 PM - 2:50 PM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Chief Medical Officer, Intellicure, Inc.
Dr. Fife completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas followed by a two-year Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University. Until 2013 she was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helen Gelly, MD, FAPWCA, FUHM, FACHM

Helen Gelly, MD, FAPWCA, FUHM, FACHM

CEO and Founder, HyperbaRxs
Helen B. Gelly, MD, FCCWS, UHM/ABPM is CEO and founder of HyperbaRxs.   She is  subspecialty certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  Dr. Gelly was an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine from 1984- 1998. She is a fellow of the... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Reel

Kenneth Reel

Executive Vice President, Prism Medical Products, LLC


Friday September 7, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

2:50pm

SESSION 6: Diagnosing and Treating Peripheral Artery Disease
2:50 PM - 3:04 PM
Why Every Healthcare Practitioner Must Diagnose PAD
Craig Walker, MD

3:05 PM - 3:19 PM
Let’s Go on a SAFARI and Discover Novel Tactics
Awais Siddique, MD

3:20 PM - 3:34 PM
Peripheral Artery Disease Interventions Utilizing the Angiosomal Approach to the Complex Wound
Craig Walker, MD

3:35 PM - 3:50 PM
Are There Really No Reconstructible Arterial Options?
Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD

Moderators
avatar for Frank Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA

Frank Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA

Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Dr. Tursi graduated from Temple University Medical School, School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Atlanta Hospital and Regional Diabetes Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has extensive experience in complex foot and ankle traumatic injuries and the management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

President and Chief Medical Officer, AZH Wound, Hyperbaric & Vascular Center
Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH, a company providing clinical hyperbaric and wound care services, as well as the founder of WebCME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet... Read More →
avatar for Craig Walker, MD, FACC, FACP, FACA

Craig Walker, MD, FACC, FACP, FACA

Founder, President and Medical Director, Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Dr. Craig M. Walker, a native of Bourg, Louisiana, is a graduate of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana and LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He began his postgraduate training with an internship and residency at Lafayette Charity Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana... Read More →
avatar for Awais Siddique, MD

Awais Siddique, MD

AZH Wound and Vascular Centers
Dr. Siddique is a Fellowship trained Interventional Radiologist, training at University of Michigan Health care systems. With 16 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge in the treatment of complex Vascular and Non-vascular disease, performing over 14,000 endovenous procedures... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

3:50pm

Break/Exhibits
3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Break/Exhibits

Friday September 7, 2018 3:50pm - 4:10pm
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

4:10pm

SESSION 7: Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Venous Insufficiency
4:10 PM - 4:22 PM
Why Basic Knowledge of Venous Vascular Disease is Paramount in the World of Wound Care
Robert Coronado, MD

4:22 PM - 4:34 PM
Emphasis on the Appropriate Vascular Approach to the Non-Healing Wound
Robert Attaran, MD

4:34 PM - 4:46 PM
Techniques and Specific Treatment Modalities for the Active Non-Healing Wound
Luke Maj, MD

4:46 PM - 4:58 PM
Using Medical Glue to Close Venous Ulcers
Awais Siddique, MD

4:58 PM - 5:10 PM
Incorporating a Venous Practice to State-Of-The-Art Wound Care
Vinay Satwah, MD

5:10 PM - 5:20 PM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Frank Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA

Frank Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA

Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Dr. Tursi graduated from Temple University Medical School, School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Atlanta Hospital and Regional Diabetes Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has extensive experience in complex foot and ankle traumatic injuries and the management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Coronado, MD, AAPWCA

Robert Coronado, MD, AAPWCA

Owner, Coronado Vein Center
Dr. Coronado is an interventional cardiologist and vascular specialist.  He graduated medical school from the esteemed Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico City.  He completed his internship in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Detroit, Michigan followed by the residency... Read More →
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Robert Attaran, MD

Yale University
Dr. Attaran studied as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, Canada. He attended medical school in the UK, at the University of Sheffield, with Honors. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiovascular medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona before... Read More →
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Luke Maj, MD

Water's Edge Dermatology
Dr. Luke Maj,  has a comprehensive background in minimally invasive interventional procedures including nationally presented work in peripheral vascular interventions.  Dr. Maj’s interests focus on educating patients in innovative treatment options for chronic venous insufficiency... Read More →
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Vinay Satwah, MD

Center for Vascular Medicine
Dr. Vinay Satwah holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).  He completed his fellowship training at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in... Read More →
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Awais Siddique, MD

AZH Wound and Vascular Centers
Dr. Siddique is a Fellowship trained Interventional Radiologist, training at University of Michigan Health care systems. With 16 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge in the treatment of complex Vascular and Non-vascular disease, performing over 14,000 endovenous procedures... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 4:10pm - 5:20pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

5:20pm

SESSION 8: Wound Healing Challenges Specific to the Geriatric Population
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

Moderators
avatar for Cheryl Bongiovanni, PhD, RVT, CWS, FASA, FACCWS, MAPWCA

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Balsamo, MD, AAPWCA

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.
avatar for Aimee Garcia, MD, CWS, FACCWS, FAPWCA

Aimee Garcia, MD, CWS, FACCWS, FAPWCA

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 →
avatar for Gregory Bohn, MD, ABPM/UHM, MAPWCA

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

6:30pm

Opening Reception and Exhibits
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Opening Reception and Exhibits

Friday September 7, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Holiday Ballroom 4-6
 
Saturday, September 8
 

7:00am

Breakfast Symposium (NON-CME): Oral Abstract Presentations
7:00 am
Can Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) replace Transcutaneous Oximetry in the Clinical Management of Compromised Wound?
Authors:  Brandon C. Hoffman, BS; Jonathan A.  Niezgoda, MA; Ross L. Rybakowicz, BS; Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS
 
Presenter: Brandon C. Hoffman, BS
Advancing the Zenith of Healthcare Wound & Vascular Center
Milwaukee, WI

7:06 am
Novel Utilization of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Imaging in Demonstrating the Clinical Efficacy of Arterial Endovascular Intervention
Authors:  Jonathan A.  Niezgoda, MA; Brandon C. Hoffman, BS; Ross L. Rybakowicz, BS; Awais Siddique, MD; Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS
 
Presenter: Jonathan A. Niezgoda, CNA
Advancing the Zenith of Healthcare Wound & Vascular Center
Milwaukee, WI

7:12 am
The Incidence of Diabetic Lower Extremity Complications Requiring Hospitalization in Seven Counties of PA 2010-2016
Authors: Ronald M. Renzi, DPM; Deep Shah, BS; Rebecca Van Dyke, BS; Farhad Foroudi, DPM

Presenter: Ronald M. Renzi, DPM
Abington Hospital/Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

7:18 am
A Novel Approach to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy- Use of a High Suction Capillary Dressing to Improve Wound Healing
Authors: Ranjit Chatterjee, PhD; G. F. Babcock, PhD; T.M. Riddle BS; M. K. Poskarbiewicz RVT

Presenter: Ranjit Chatterjee, PhD
Dristi LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio

7:24 am
Regeneration of Full Thickness Hair-Bearing Skin in Chronic Refractory Wounds with an Autologous Homologous Skin Construct: Preclinical and Clinical Experience
Authors: Nikolai Sopko, MD, PhD; Naveen Krishnan; Georgia Yalanis; Devin Miller; Nick Baetz; Ryan Mathis; Pratima Labroo; Caroline Garrett; Edward Swanson; Maurice Nahabedian; Stephen Milner; Mark Granick

Presenter: Nikolai Sopko, MD, PhD
PolarityTE, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT

7:30 am
Double-Blind, Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial on 170 Acute Wounds  Shows Significantly Faster Healing Rate with Intact Fish Skin Compared to Human Amniotic Membrane
Authors: John C. Lantis  II MD, FACS; Kristin Petursdottir, MD; Baldur Baldursson; Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PHD, FAAD; Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Presenter: John C. Lantis  II MD, FACS
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and West Hospitals
New York, NY

7:36 am
High bacterial road impairs cell proliferation in the granulation tissue of pressure ulcers
Authors: Tomoya Sato, MD; Takahiro Abe, MD, PhD, Shigeru Ichioka, MD, PhD


Presenter: Tomoya Sato, MD
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saitama Medical University
Saitama, Japan

7:42 am
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion



Saturday September 8, 2018 7:00am - 7:45am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

7:45am

Break
7:45 AM - 7:50 AM
Break

Saturday September 8, 2018 7:45am - 7:50am
Holiday Ballroom West Foyer

7:50am

Opening Remarks
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Opening Remarks

Speakers
avatar for Frank Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA

Frank Tursi, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA

Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Dr. Tursi graduated from Temple University Medical School, School of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Atlanta Hospital and Regional Diabetes Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has extensive experience in complex foot and ankle traumatic injuries and the management... Read More →
avatar for Steven Kavros, DPM, CWS, FACCWS, MAPWCA

Steven Kavros, DPM, CWS, FACCWS, MAPWCA

Vascular Surgery Associates, APWCA - President
Dr. Steven J. Kavros has 35 years of experience in patient care, education and research in vascular wound management, limb preservation and podiatric medicine and surgery. He graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine with honors in surgery, orthopedics and podiatric... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 7:50am - 8:00am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

8:00am

SESSION 9: Current Concepts in Pressure Ulcer Management
8:00 AM - 8:12 AM
Highlights of the Pressure Ulcer Summit
Greg Bohn, MD

8:12 AM - 8:24 AM
Evidence-Based Medicine is Married to Evidence-Based Spending in the Care of Pressure Ulcers
Anthony Balsamo, MD

8:24 AM - 8:36 AM
Specific Issues in Pressure Ulcer Management in the Geriatric Population
Aimee Garcia, MD

8:36 AM - 8:48 AM
Late Effects of Bariatric Surgery in Pressure Ulcer Management
Cheryl Bongiovanni, PhD

8:48 AM - 8:50 AM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Aimee Garcia, MD, CWS, FACCWS, FAPWCA

Aimee Garcia, MD, CWS, FACCWS, FAPWCA

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Balsamo, MD, AAPWCA

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.
avatar for Gregory Bohn, MD, ABPM/UHM, MAPWCA

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 →
avatar for Cheryl Bongiovanni, PhD, RVT, CWS, FASA, FACCWS, MAPWCA

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 →


Saturday September 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

8:50am

SESSION 10: Prominent Publications (Wound Healing Society)
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
Literature You Should Have Read During the Past Year
Randy Cook, MD | Lisa Gould, MD

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Randall Cook, MD, MAPWCA, FACS

Randall Cook, MD, MAPWCA, FACS

Jackson Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
Dr. Cook is the Medical Director of Jackson Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center in Montgomery, Alabama.  He received his MD degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed a residency in Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia.  He holds Board Certification... Read More →
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Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, FACS

Associate Medical Director, South Shore Hospital Center for Wound Healing
Dr. Lisa Gould earned her MD, PhD in the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery with an emphasis on difficult wound problems since 1999. As Associate Medical Director at South Shore Hospital... Read More →

Saturday September 8, 2018 8:50am - 9:40am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

9:40am

Break/Exhibits
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Break/Exhibits

Saturday September 8, 2018 9:40am - 10:00am
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

10:00am

SESSION 11: Hyperbaric Highlights (American College of Hyperbaric Medicine)
10:00 AM - 10:12 AM
Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: The Common Mechanism of Action for ALL HBOT Indications 
Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD

10:12 AM - 10:24 AM
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Is There Evidence or Is It Evidence Based on Experience?
Jayesh Shah, MD

10:24 AM - 10:36 AM
Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Have a Role to Play in the New Era of Value-Based Wound Care?
Caroline Fife, MD

10:36 AM - 10:48 AM
Threatened Flaps and Grafts: When Do I Call the HBO Doc?
Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

10:48 AM - 11:00 AM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP, FACHM, FUHM, FACP, FAPWCA, FACCWS

Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP, FACHM, FUHM, FACP, FAPWCA, FACCWS

President, American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr. Jayesh B. Shah is the President of South Texas Wound Associates, where he provides clinical wound care services in San Antonio; President of TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC, which provides consulting and education services in wound care and hyperbaric medicine; Medical Director of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, MAPWCA, FACHM, CHWS

President and Chief Medical Officer, AZH Wound, Hyperbaric & Vascular Center
Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH, a company providing clinical hyperbaric and wound care services, as well as the founder of WebCME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACMT

Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACMT

Medical Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor serves as the medical director of Hyperbaric Medicine in the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. An expert in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Hyperbaric Medicine, she has published and presented on a variety of topics... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Chief Medical Officer, Intellicure, Inc.
Dr. Fife completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas followed by a two-year Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University. Until 2013 she was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

11:00am

SESSION 12: Innovative Technologies and What Is in the Pipeline?
11:00 AM - 11:12 AM
Acoustic Pressure Shockwaves: A Novel Advanced Therapy for Wound Management
Robert Snyder, DPM

11:12 AM - 11:24 AM
Novel Solutions to Resistant Biofilm-Based Wound Infection and Colonization
Matthew Myntti, PhD

11:24 AM - 11:36 AM
Can Continuous Temperature Monitoring Prevent DFUs?
Alex Reyzelman, DPM

11:36 AM - 11:48 AM
Next Generation DNA Sequencing: Moving to Precision Medicine
Rick Martin

11:48 AM - 12:00 PM
Surface Acoustic Wave: A New Paradigm in Wound Healing and Pain Resolution
Christine Shettel, RN

Moderators
avatar for Alex Reyzelman, DPM, FAPWCA

Alex Reyzelman, DPM, FAPWCA

California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Dr. Alexander M. Reyzelman, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. is the Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Limb Preservation, which specializes in treating lower extremity wounds in patients at high risk of amputation, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral Arterial disease.Dr. Reyzelman... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rick Martin

Rick Martin

CEO, MicroGen DX
avatar for Matthew Myntti, PhD

Matthew Myntti, PhD

Chief Technology Officer, Next Science
Dr. Matt Myntti is the founder of Next Science and has overall responsibility for all research and development at the company. He leads product ideation, research, and development of all Next Science technologies. Dr. Myntti received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Materials... Read More →
avatar for Christine Shettel, RN, MAPWCA, BSN, CHWS, PWRC

Christine Shettel, RN, MAPWCA, BSN, CHWS, PWRC

Medical Education Manager, Nanovibronix
Christine has over 20 years of clinical and educational experience specializing in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.  She is on currently on staff at Nanovibronix as a Medical Education Manager and, faculty at WebCME. Chris also has clinical experience as a Clinical Vice President... Read More →
avatar for Robert Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS, FFPM RCPS

Robert Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS, FFPM RCPS

Professor & Director of Clinical Research, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Robert J. Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWSProfessor & Director of Clinical Research, Barry University School of Podiatric MedicineDr. Robert Snyder is Professor and Director of Clinical Research and Fellowship Director in Wound Care and Research at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

12:00pm

Lunch Buffet
Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

12:30pm

Lunch Symposium: Sponsored by Acelity
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch Buffet

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch Symposium

Saturday September 8, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

1:15pm

Break/Exhibits
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Break/Exhibits

Saturday September 8, 2018 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

1:30pm

SESSION 13: Advanced Wound Healing Techniques
1:30 PM - 1:42 PM
Skin for Skin Replacement: Omega-3 Rich Fish Skin for Tissue Regeneration
Nadia Din, DPM

1:42 PM - 1:54 PM
Regenerative Options for Advanced Wound Healing
Joseph Donnelly, DPM

1:54 PM - 2:06 PM
A Prospective Effectiveness Study of a Novel Perfusion Decellularized Porcine Liver Matrix in the Treatment of Hard-To-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers: The Early Results
Robert Fridman, DPM

2:06 PM - 2:18 PM
Clinical Outcomes of Amnion Allografts with Living Cells in DFU Management
Alla Danilkovitch, PhD

2:18 PM - 2:30 PM
What's New in Wound Care? Meet Our Fantastic Four
Nadia Din, DPM

Moderators
avatar for Alex Reyzelman, DPM, FAPWCA

Alex Reyzelman, DPM, FAPWCA

California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Dr. Alexander M. Reyzelman, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. is the Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Limb Preservation, which specializes in treating lower extremity wounds in patients at high risk of amputation, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral Arterial disease.Dr. Reyzelman... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nadia Din, DPM

Nadia Din, DPM

Kadin Foot & Ankle Center
Dr. Nadia Din is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Willingboro High School in New Jersey. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science from The College of New Jersey before obtaining her Doctorate from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Donnelly, DPM, FACFAS

Joseph Donnelly, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Specialists of South Jersey
Dr. Donnelly graduated from Temple University Medical School/ Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine.  He completed his surgical residency in Reconstructive and Traumatologic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle at Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine... Read More →
avatar for Alla Danilkovitch, PhD

Alla Danilkovitch, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
Alla Danilkovitch, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since April 2015. Dr. Danilkovitch joined the Company in 2003 and previously served as our Vice President of Research & Development and, prior to that, as our Head of Discovery. Dr. Danilkovitch has over 25... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

2:30pm

Break/Exhibits
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Break/Exhibits

Saturday September 8, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Holiday Ballroom 4-6

2:45pm

SESSION 14: Coding, Compliance, and Quality Measures
2:45 PM - 2:57 PM
MIPS 101
Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM

2:57 PM - 3:09 PM
The Importance of Registry Reporting
Dyane Tower, DPM

3:09 PM - 3:21 PM
Using a QCDR to Optimize Your CPIA...Don’t Know What That Means? You Should!
Caroline Fife, MD

3:21 PM - 3:33 PM
Coding, Compliance, and Documentation of Ulcer Debridement
Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM

3:33 PM - 3:45 PM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC

Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC

Lehrman Consulting, LLC
Dr. Lehrman is in private practice just outside Philadelphia and is the Medical Director at the Crozer Wound Healing Center.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, and is recognized as a “Master... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dyane Tower, DPM

Dyane Tower, DPM

Director of Clinical Affairs, American Podiatric Medical Association
Dr. Tower is a 2009 graduate of the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, served as the inaugural APMA Public Health Fellow at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has earned two master’s... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Caroline Fife, MD, MAPWCA, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM

Chief Medical Officer, Intellicure, Inc.
Dr. Fife completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas followed by a two-year Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University. Until 2013 she was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3

3:45pm

SESSION 15: Wound Care Toolbox: Must Have Skills and Resources
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
The Lymphedema Specialist: It's MUCH MORE Than Just Swelling
Vicki Magnan, OT

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Prosthetics and Orthotics:  Working Under Pressure is NOT Always Good
Kathya Zinszer, DPM

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Bedside Offloading Tricks: When You Need It NOW!
Cheryl Bongiovanni, PhD

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Compression: Stockings Are Not Just for Saint Nick
Vicki Magnan, OT

4:45 PM - 4:55 PM
Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

4:55 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Steven Kavros, DPM

5:00 PM
Adjourn

Moderators
avatar for Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA

Geisinger Medical Center
Dr. Kathya Zinszer is a podiatric physician who’s clinical and outreach focus over the last 12 years has primarily been on diabetes, wound care and limb salvage. Zinszer served as a member of the full-time faculty at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for close to 9... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Magnan, OTR, CKTP, CLT-LANA

Vicki Magnan, OTR, CKTP, CLT-LANA

Director of Lymphedema, Advancing the Zenith of Healthcare (AZH) Wound and Vascular Centers
 Victoria J Magnan, OTR, CKTP, CLT-LANA Advancing the Zenith of Healthcare (AZH) Wound and Vascular Centers Director of Lymphedema Services Milwaukee, WI Victoria Magnan has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for over 20 years and has dedicated her career to the specialized... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Bongiovanni, PhD, RVT, CWS, FASA, FACCWS, MAPWCA

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 →


Saturday September 8, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Holiday Ballroom 1-3