First Annual Palliative Wound Care Conference

Date: May 13 - 14, 2010
Location: Hilton Netherlands Hotel - Get Directions

Nearly 90 people from two countries and 21 states were at this conference. Conference feedback was very good and 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, and palliative wound care. The program schedule was:

Date Time Details Speaker(s)
5/13 3:00 - 3:15pm Welcome and Introduction.

Aletha Tippett, MD; Co-Director

5/13 3:15 - 4:15pm Skin Changes at Life’s End.

Diane Krasner, PhD, RN, Co-chair of SCALE consensus project.

5/13 4:15- 5:15pm Palliative Wound Care: A Pharmacist’s View

Lorin D. Yolch, PharmD, ProCare HospiceCare.

5/13 5:30 - 7:30pm Reception with Exhibitors in Pavilion Room, 4th Floor
5/14 8:00 - 9:00am Panel: Vascular and Surgical Approaches in Palliative Wound Care

Monica Hunter, MD, vascular surgeon
Dominic Rizzo, DPM, foot and ankle surgeon
Moderator: A. Tippett, MD

5/14 9:00 - 10:00am Maggot Therapy in Palliative Care

Ron Sherman, MD, Specialist in infectious disease, responsible for FDA approval of maggots

5/14 10:00 - 10:30am Break in the Pavilion Room
5/14 10:30 - 11:30am Pain Management in Palliative Wound Care

Carrie Sussman, PT, DPT, Author and therapist, private consultant.

5/14 11:30 - 12:30pm Palliative Wound Care

Oscar Alvarez, PhD, Conference Co-Director, Director of Research Center for Palliative Wound Care, Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY

5/14 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch with exhibitors in Pavilion Room, 4th Floor
5/14 1:30 - 2:30pm Chronic Wounds at End of Life

Aletha Tippett, MD, Conference Co-Director; private wound consultant, President, Hope of Healing Foundation.

5/14 2:30 - 3:30pm Aggressive Palliative Wound Care

Rick Hall, RN, CWCN, Nurse manager with Kansas hospice.

5/14 3:30 - 4:00pm Break in the Pavilion Room
5/14 4:00pm Exhibits close
5/14 4:00 - 5:15pm Support Surfaces: Science and Practice/Prevention and Treatment of Pressure/Ulcers Using Flotation

James Spahn, MD, CEO EHOB, Inc., retired ENT surgeon; Aletha Tippett, MD

5/14 5:15 - 5:30pm Closing Remarks/Evaluations/Critique