9th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium

September 22-24, 2022

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Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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. 

Conference Highlights

  • Complimentary hands-on and didactic pre-conference workshops
  • Latest updates on bioburden and osteomyelitis
  • Focus on lower extremity vascular disease and the diabetic/neuropathic foot
  • New clinical guidelines for pressure injuries
  • Street medicine, lymphedema, nutrition
  • Peristomal skin complications
  • Pain management, autoimmune disorders, and smart technology for wounds

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
Member, Steering Committee for the NIH/NIDDK Diabetic Foot Ulcer Research Consortium

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
Brodie Parent, MD, MS
Patsy Simon, BS, RN, CCRC, CCRA, ACRP-PM
Stephanie Shields, BA, MSAS, MAL
Cecilia Zamarripa, PhD, MSN, RN, CWON
Dawn Wang, MD, FACS
Kimberly A. Whetsel, OTR/L 

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 17.0 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 17.0 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 16.75 continuing education contact hours.

Application for physical therapy 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
UPMC Wound Research Alliance

More Information

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

Special Discounted Room Block Rate of $179 plus taxes

Please use the group landing page link or call toll free 1-800-THE-OMNI (843-6664) and reference the “UPMC Wound Fall Symposium.” Attendees will have until Tuesday, August 23 to book their rooms at this discounted rate.