6th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

September 12-14, 2019

Wound Care Symposium 2019

Intent and Objectives

The goal of this symposium is to provide a comprehensive overview on the treatment of wound care-related issues and innovations in the field.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Implement various technologies that can optimize wound healing
  • Investigate critical elements associated with proper management of complex wound types, including atypical wounds
  • Compare and contrast the benefits of various strategies for wound debridements
  • Expand current knowledge of the pathophysiology of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how it helps patients to heal
  • Describe associated morbidities and mortality associated with diabetic foot ulcers
  • Examine the impact of stem cell and regenerative medicine in wound care
  • Identify endovascular techniques and how they can be used to revascularize extremities 

Course Directors

J. Peter Rubin
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

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for all physicians, nurses, physical therapists, podiatrists, advanced practice providers, and other clinicians involved in wound care. 

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.

Other health care professionals are awarded continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to contact hours.

Physical therapy accreditation:  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
Wound Research Alliance

Registration and More Information

Registration now available here. For questions, please contact Alex Catalano at catalanoa@upmc.edu.

To book a hotel room at a discounted rate, make your reservation here.