10th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium

October 13-14, 2023

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The University Club
University of Pittsburgh
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

* This event will be held in person and virtually.

Please click on the Register button in the right-hand navigation to be directed to the CCEHS website for additional information, including the full conference agenda and registration rates.

Call for Poster Abstracts

We will be accepting poster abstracts from April 10 through Sept. 15 on research and case studies as they relate to wound care. If selected, you will have the opportunity to present your poster. It will be displayed throughout the designated viewing areas during the symposium, and abstracts will be published in the program. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to the highest-rated poster in each category.

For more information on submitting an abstract for consideration, visit UPMC.com/WoundSymposiumPosters.

Additional questions, please contact:

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Presentations
    • Charting the Future of Wound Healing Science
    • Pressure Injury Prevention Across the Care Spectrum
  • Sessions to Include
    • Challenging Wounds and Solutions
    • Healing From the Inside Out
    • Lower Extremity Wounds
    • Multidisciplinary Connections
    • New Dressings and Technologies
    • Transitional Care

Intent and Objectives

This conference is designed to provide state-of-the-art information and best practice guidelines in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. Both medical and surgical management strategies to optimize wound healing will be addressed.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, podiatrists, advanced practice providers, and all clinicians involved in wound healing or wound care issues. Course material will benefit both novice and experienced clinicians.

Course Directors

J. Peter Rubin, MD, MBA, FACS
Director, UPMC Wound Healing Services
UPMC Endowed Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery 

Elizabeth Shumaker, MSN, RN
Sr. Director of Operations, UPMC Wound Healing Services

Planning Committee

Taryn M. Bennett, MSN, RNC, CWOCN, CHRN*
Jill M. Clites, RN, BSN, WCC#
Brian Connor, BA, MA*
Constance Greco, MS, BSN, RN, WCC, DWC*
Lori O’Shea, BSN, RN, WCC*
Stephanie Shields, BA, MSAS, MAL*
Patsy Simon, BS, RN, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-PM>
Kimberly A. Whetsel, OTR/L*
Cecilia Zamarripa, PhD, MSN, RN, CWON+ 

* UPMC Wound Healing Services
> UPMC Wound Research Alliance (WRA)
+ UPMC Presbyterian Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Department
# UPMC Western Maryland Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Department

Continuing Education Credit

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit and ANCC. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Presented By

UPMC Wound Healing Services
UPMC Mercy and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
UPMC Wound Research Alliance


The Oaklander Hotel
5130 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

**Special Discounted Room Block Rate of $239 plus taxes available until Sept. 23.**
Individual attendees should call The Oaklander/Marriott reservation line at 877-829-2429 or 412-578-8500 or use the reservation link, no later than Sept. 23. Guests making such reservations must identify themselves as members of a group.

*The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center is also near the meeting venue. Call 855-680-3239 to make a reservation. There is NOT a room block at this hotel, ONLY at The Oaklander.


Daily valet parking at The Oaklander Hotel is available to overnight guests for $38 per night.

Please note that valet can park only standard-sized vehicles. No oversized vehicles can be accommodated.

Self-day parking is available for non-hotel guests at:

Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage
4390 Bigelow Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • 0-1 hours: $4.00
  • 1-2 hours: $5.00
  • 2-4 hours: $7.00
  • 4-6 hours: $8.00
  • 6-8 hours: $10.00
  • 8-10 hours: $12.00
  • 10 hours to midnight (close): $14.00

More Information

To learn more about this conference, please contact Brian Connor at connorbt2@upmc.edu.