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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.

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, MSN, 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, MHA, OTR/L*
Cecilia Zamarripa, PhD, MSN, RN, CWON+ 

* UPMC Wound Healing Services
> UPMC Center for Innovation and Restorative Medicine 
+ UPMC Presbyterian Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Department
# UPMC Western Maryland Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Department

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 13 contact hours.

Other Health Care Professionals

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.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between UPMC Mercy and UPMC Wound Healing Services. UPMC Mercy is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. UPMC Mercy has approved this activity for a maximum of 12 continuing education contact hours.

Application for physical therapy credits has been submitted and is pending approval.

Application for dietician credits has been submitted and is pending approval.

Presented By

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


The Oaklander Hotel
5130 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Individual attendees should call The Oaklander/Marriott reservation line at 877-829-2429 or 412-578-8500 or use the reservation link. 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