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Full Schedule

Full Schedule

  • Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
    Comprehensive Wound Care Review Course
  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
    Coding, Compliance, and Documentation in Wound Care
  • 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
    Hands On Skills Workshop
  • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Society Social Sponsored by vTail
  • Friday, February 25, 2022
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST
    Welcome & Keynote

    Moderator: Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS – AZH Wound & Hyperbaric Center

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM EST
    The Shift To A Quality-Based Healthcare Model Is Here

    Moderator & Presenter: Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC – Lehrman Consulting, LLC

    Presenter: Caroline E. Fife, MD – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • 9:50 AM – 10:30 AM EST
    The Great Debate

    Moderator: Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS – AZH Wound & Hyperbaric Center

  • 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM EST
    Sponsored Coffee Break with Exhibitors
  • 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM EST
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:50 AM – 11:45 AM EST
    Combining Surgical & Advanced Wound Care Skills to Heal Foot Ulcers

    Moderator & Presenter: Mario N. Ponticello, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA – Madigan Army Medical Center

    Presenter: Kathya M. Zinszer, DPM, MPH, MAPWCA – Geisinger Health System Musculoskeletal Institute Orthopedics/Podiatry

    Presenter: Brent H. Bernstein, DPM, FAPWCA – St. Luke's University and Health Network

  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM EST
    Sponsored Lunch Symposium: Innovative Advancements in Wound Healing and Skin Integrity: Perspectives that Influence Patience Care and Treatment
  • 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM EST
    Sponsored Lunch and Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM EST
    APWCA Business Meeting & Award Ceremony
  • 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM EST
    Arterial Ulcers: Diagnosing & Treating PAD

    Moderator & Presenter: Charles A. Andersen, MD, FACS, MAPWCA – Madigan Army Medical Center

    Presenter: Mario N. Ponticello, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA – Madigan Army Medical Center

  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM EST
    Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Venous Insufficiency

    Moderator & Presenter: Frank Aviles, PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT-LANA, ALM, AWCC, DAPWCA, MLD/CDT Instr – NRMC

    Presenter: Matthew M. M Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS – M Health Fairview

  • 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM EST
    Sponsored Coffee Break with Exhibitors
  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    SESSION A: Oxidative Stress: The Holy Grail of Wound Healing

    Moderator: Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS – AZH Wound & Hyperbaric Center

  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    SESSION B: Nutrition and Wound Healing: The Recipe for Success
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    Grand Rounds – Research & Poster Presentations

    Moderator: Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, MS, PhD, DAPWCA – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

  • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Grand Opening and Exhibit Hall Open
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST
    Hyperbaric Highlights

    Moderator: Tyler Sexton, MD, FAPWCA, CHWS – Caribbean Hyperbaric Medicine,/ American College of Hyperbaric Medicine

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST
    Innovative Technologies: What’s in the Pipeline? (Part 1)

    Moderator: Thomas E. Serena, MD FACS MAPWCA – SerenaGroup Research Foundation

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
    Coffee Break with Exhibitors
  • 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST
    Exhibits Open
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Innovative Technologies: What’s in the Pipeline? (Part 2)

    Moderator: Thomas E. Serena, MD FACS MAPWCA – SerenaGroup Research Foundation

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Sponsored Lunch Symposium: NIRS Guided Decision Making: Conferring Clinical Confidence
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
    Lunch and Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST
    Microbiome in Wound Healing

    Moderator: Christopher Barrett, DPM, CWS, FAPWCA – Crozer Heath System

    Presenter: Gregory Schultz, PhD – University of Florida

    Presenter: William H. Tettelbach, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FUHM, CWS, FAPWCA – Encompass Health & Rehabilitation Hospital/MIMEDX

  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST
    Management of Lower Extremity Edema

    Moderator & Presenter: Frank Aviles, PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT-LANA, ALM, AWCC, DAPWCA, MLD/CDT Instr – NRMC

    Presenter: Matthew M. M Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS – M Health Fairview

  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
    SESSION A: Pressure Ulcer Perspectives

    Moderator & Presenter: Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CSWS, CWOCN-AP, DAPWCA – Tower Health System

    Presenter: Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU, FAAN – NYU Langone Health

    Presenter: Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA – Advanced Wound Care Education Consulting, LLC.

  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
    SESSION B: Difficult Diagnostic Dilemmas & Dermatopathology - Atypical Wound?
  • 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM EST
    Coffee Break
  • 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    SESSION A: Artificial Intelligence: Wound Care in the Cloud

    Moderator: Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, MS, PhD, DAPWCA – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

  • 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    SESSION B: Pharmacology and Wound Healing

    Moderator & Presenter: Karen L. Bauer, DNP, APRN-FNP, CWS, FAPWCA – University of Toledo Physicians

    Presenter: Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CSWS, CWOCN-AP, DAPWCA – Tower Health System

  • 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM EST
    Closing Remarks
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    American Board of Wound Healing Certification Exams
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Debridement Skills Course