2nd Annual Palliative Wound Care Conference June 10-11 2011

Date: June 10 - 11, 2011
Location: Hilton Netherlands Hotel - Get Directions

Nearly 70 people, with registrants from 9 states, primarily Midwestern, were at this conference. The conference was well-received with excellent feedback. We are planning another conference next year, just a little larger. Information was shared on skin changes at life’s end, pain management, maggot therapy, surgical and vascular interventions, support surfaces, legal issues, alternative care and palliative wound care.

The program schedule was:

Date Time Details Speaker(s)
6/9 6:30pm Exhibitors set up in Pavilion Room, 4th Floor
6/10 7:00 - 8:00am Registration on 4th Floor entry, Continental breakfast provided, Exhibitor set up in Pavilion Room, 4th Floor
10:00 - 10:30am Break with exhibitors in Pavilion Room
10:30 -12:00pm Rosewood Room - Skin Changes at End of Life (SCALE)

Diane Krasner, PhD, RN

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch with exhibitors in Pavilion Room.
1:00 - 2:00pm Concurrent Sessions

Rosewood Room – Pain Mechanism – Carrie Sussman, PT, DPT
Caprice Room – Palliation for Critical Limb Ischemia and Gangrene – Oscar Alvarez, PhD

2:00 -3:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Rosewood Room – Pain Management: An Update on Opioids – Mary Mihalyo, B.S., PharmD
Caprice Room – Palliative Wound Care Education for Patient and Family – Oscar Alvarez, PhD
Alternative Care Options – Cathy Rosenbaum, PharmD

3:30 - 4:00pm Break in the Pavilion Room
4:00pm Exhibits close
4:00 - 6:00pm Rosewood Room - Maggot Therapy with Workshop

Ron Sherman, MD
Sharon Mendez, RN

6:30 - 8:00pm Opening Reception with Exhibitors in the Pavilion Room
6/11 7:00 - 7:45am Registration 4th Floor; Continental Breakfast in the Pavilion Room, 4th Floor
7:45 - 8:45am Concurrent Sessions

Rosewood Room – Chronic Osteomyelitis – Dominic Rizzo, DPM
Caprice Room – Incontinence – Steve Salomon, RN

8:45 - 10:00am Concurrent Sessions

Rosewood Room – Surgical Approaches for Palliation – Dominic Rizzo, DPM
Caprice Room – Treatment of Difficult Wounds – Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Radiation Dermatitis and Burns – Edna Atwater, RN

10:00 - 10:30am Break with exhibitors in the Pavilion Room
10:30 - 11:15am Concurrent Sessions

Rosewood Room – Fungating Tumors – Oscar Alvarez, PhD
Caprice Room – Nutrition in Palliative Care – Donna DeEsso, RD

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch with exhibitors in Pavilion Room.
1:00 - 3:00pm Rosewood Room - Support Surfaces: Science and Clinical Practice

James Spahn, MD
Aletha Tippett, MD

3:00- 3:30am Break with exhibitors in the Pavilion Room
4:00am Exhibits break down.
3:30 - 5:30pm Rosewood Room - Chronic Wounds at End of Life

Aletha Tippett, MD

5:30 - 5:45pm Rosewood Room - Closing, summary and wrap-up

Aletha Tippett, MD