Industry-Supported Symposia

Each year, the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring (SAWC Spring) meeting offers Industry-Supported Symposia (ISS), both accredited and non-accredited, in conjunction with the general sessions. These complimentary ISS presentations are offered during breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the conference.

You must be registered for the SAWC Spring to register for these sessions. Because seating is extremely limited at these sessions, it is highly recommended that you register now.

To register, please have your registration badge number and password, and Click Here

If you have any questions, please call (800) 854-8869.

Dinner
Wednesday, April 25th
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Title: Advancing wound care through the TIME principles
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Mike Maier, DPM
Supported by Smith & Nephew

Breakfast
Thursday, April 26th
7:30 – 9:00 AM

Title: Optimizing Chronic Wound Management Outcomes Through Biofilm Based Wound Management: An Expert Panel Discussion
(ACCREDITED/ APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Jonathan Brantley, DPM; Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM; Gregory Schultz, PhD    
Supported by an Educational Grant from Organogenesis, Inc.

Title: Use of NEOX Cryopreserved Umbilical Cord in the Treatment of Chronic and Complex Wounds
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: William Marston, MD (Moderator); Alan Block, DPM; Allen Raphael, DPM ; Christopher Stewart, MD
Supported by Amniox Medical

Lunch
Thursday, April 26th
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Title: Improving Healing Characteristics in Complex Wounds: NPWTi-d with Reticulated Open Cell Foam
(ACCREDITED/ APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS; Elizabeth McElroy, NP; Maryanne Obst, CCRN, CWON
Supported by an Educational Grant from Acelity (KCI)

Title: VERSAJET II in the outpatient clinic: Providing operative care outside of the operating room
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Ronald Guberman, DPM, DABPS, Wycoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and Steven Norman, DPM  
Supported by Smith & Nephew

Title: Incorporating continuous irrigation into NPWT may help mitigate the need/duration of pain management.
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Kenneth J. Moquin, MD, MS 
Supported by Cardinal Health

Title: Clinical and Scientific Advances in the Use of Placental Membranes
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Charles E. Ananian DPM, FABFAS, FAENS
Supported by Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.

Title: Level 1 Clinical Outcomes for Placental & Dermal Innovations
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Dennis Orgill, MD, PhD;  Charles Zelen, DPM, FACFAS; Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS; Jarrod P. Kaufman, MD, FACS
Supported by MTF Biologics

Title: Organogenesis:  “Understanding the Latest Evidence: A Fresh Look at the Use of Skin Substitutes Across the Wound Care Continuum”
 (NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: George Koullias, MD, PhD ; Daniel Kapp, MD; Katie Mowry, PhD
Supported by an Educational Grant from Organogenesis, Inc.

Breakfast
Friday, April 27th   
7:30 – 9:00 AM

Title: EpiFix® - First and Only Amnion/Chorion Allograft with Statistically Significate Level I Evidence for healing in DFUs and VLUs.
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Chair –Matthew Garoufalis, DPM (Chair); Michelle Massee, BS; Christian Bianchi, MD; William Tettlebach, MD
Supported by MiMedx

Title: Optimizing Pressure Ulcer Prevention:  Dot Weir, RN, CWON, Moderates an Interactive Session
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Dot Weir, RN, CWON; Amit Gefen, PhD, M.Sc., B.Sc; Sue Creehan, MSN, RN, CWOCN; Chenel Trevellini, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Supported by Molnlycke Health Care, Inc.

Title: Reducing hospital-acquired sacral pressure ulcers/injuries:  Investigating risk factors, implementing prevention protocols, and introduction of a new randomized controlled trial.
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Elizabeth Huddleston PhD; Melody Austin MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS
Supported by Smith & Nephew

Title: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Skin Teams: Best Practices and New Technologies
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Aimee Garcia, MD; Denise Nix, RN, MSN, CWOCN; Matthew Cooper, MD, MBA, FACS; Jessica Pehrson, RN, BSN
Supported by 3M Health Care

Breakfast
Saturday, April 28th
7:30 – 9:00 AM

Title: Clinical Advances Managing Chronic Infected Wounds
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Mrs. Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWS; Dr. Greg Bohn, MD, FACS, ABPM/UHM
Supported by ConvaTec

Title: The effect of Reactive Oxygen Species on Wound Progression
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Dr. Helen Thomason
Supported by Crawford Healthcare

Title: Getting ready for a new world of PI prevention using early detection technology
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Ruth Bryant,  PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN (Chair); Amit Gefen, PhD; Zena Moore, PhD, MSc, RGN
Supported by Bruin Biometrics

Title: Solutions to resistant biofilm-based wound infection and colonization:  (NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, Medical Director, AZH Wound & Vascular Center; Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic; Matthew Myntti, Ph.D.        
Chief Technology Officer, Next Science, LLC
Supported by Next Science

Breakfast
Sunday, April 29th
7:30 – 9:00 AM

Title: Preparation and Remediation of Wounds using HOCl Antimicrobial Solutions and Zorflex®Antimicrobial Carbon Cloth Dressings – Clinical Efficacy & Outcomes
(NON-ACCREDITED/NON-APPROVED FOR CECH)
Speakers: Kerry T. Thibodeaux, MD, FACS; Brock A. Liden, D.P.M., FABPM, FAPWCA
Supported by Principle Business Enterprises, Inc.