Limb Salvage and Woundcare Symposium: A Team Approach

October 12-13, 2018

For two full days of live lectures, panel discussion and limb salvage cases; this year's program brings together the most renowned lower limb specialists to discuss the latest education and outcomes needed to heal wounds and prevent amputations.

The increasing incidence of diabetic foot ulcers and wounds creates challenges for practitioners regarding strategies to treat this complex comorbidity; however, not all practitioners are able to stay abreast of the most recent advances and techniques resulting in practice gaps among some patients.

This activity will provide an in-depth review of limb revascularization and wound care for patients with diabetes and update health care practitioners regarding the current understanding of the biologic basis of vascularization in diabetes, assessment and classification of wounds, and current therapies. Through a knowledgeable approach to treating this patient population, practitioners will be able to incorporate the latest research and clinical trial findings into their practice.

Who Should Attend

Internists, vascular surgeons, surgeons, interventional cardiologists, podiatrists, wound and acute care specialists, physician assistants, hospital and skilled nursing staff, and administrators of wound care centers will gain knowledge from attending this activity.

Personal Invitation from Dr. Kirksey

Location

Crowne Plaza Cleveland South - Independence
5300 Rockside Road
Independence, OH

Learning Objectives

After attending this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast outcomes data on interventional strategies for revascularization for limb salvage
  • Select the most appropriate surgical approach to limb revascularization
  • Present an evidence-based discussion of strategies for diagnosing and treating diabetic wounds
  • Implement offloading strategies and therapeutic adjuncts to improve wound care
  • Define the changes in coding related to vascular interventions and summarize the common pitfalls of wound care coding
  • Present novel strategies for reducing readmissions and meeting CMS quality outcomes
  • Identify and characterize atypical nonvascular wounds
  • Discuss alternative and unique uses of negative pressure wound therapy to treat chronic wounds
  • Identify the distinguishing features of venous and mixed venous pathology and select the most appropriate therapy for venous intervention in both the acute and office-based settings
  • Describe the role of team collaboration in wound care