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Venous Symposium 2023 Program Coming Soon!

This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

VS WOUND CARE SYMPOSIUM

Co-Directors: George Koullias and Alisha Oropallo

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

  TITLEFACULTY
7:30 AM7:55 AMAttendee Breakfast 
7:55 AM8:00 AMWelcome Moderators: George Koullias and Alisha Oropallo
  
Session 1: Current Wound Landscape – The Basics

Moderators: George Koullias and Andrew Rader

8:00 AM8:08 AMCurrent Landscape of Wounds and Why to Invest OnAlisha Oropallo
8:08 AM8:16 AMHow and Why Do Wounds FormAndrew Rader
8:16 AM8:24 AMDetailed Wound Assessment – Forming a Plan of ActionWilliam Marston
8:24 AM8:32 AMPatient Assessment Beyond the WoundSteven Dean
8:32 AM8:40 AMImaging for WoundsNicos Labropoulos
8:40 AM9:00 AMDiscussion 
  
Session 2: Live Patient History Examination, Studies and Live Imaging
Clinical Exam: George Koullias and Linda Miller
9:00 AM9:30 AMPatient With a Venous UlcerImaging: Nicos Labropoulos and Adriano Souza
9:30 AM10:00 AMRefreshment Break and Visit With Exhibits 
  
Session 3: Directly Attacking the Wound – Local Wound Care – Part 1
Moderators: William Marston and Nicholas Sikalas
10:00 AM10:08 AMWound Debridement – How to Do it RightGeorge Koullias
10:08 AM10:16 AMWhat to Put on an Inflamed WoundWilliam Tettelbach
10:16 AM10:24 AMHow to Control the Drainage of the WoundDot Weir
10:24 AM10:32 AMHow to Treat the Skin Around the WoundDot Weir
10:32 AM10:40 AMIs the Wound Infected?Lee Ruotsi
10:40 AM11:00 AMDiscussion 
  
Session 4: Directly Attacking the Wound – Local Wound Care – Part 2
Moderators: Steven Dean and Alisha Oropallo
11:00 AM11:05 AMCollagen Dressings – When to Apply Them and For How Long – Addressing BiofilmAndrew Rader
11:05 AM11:20 AMLive, Cryopreserved or Dehydrated Amniotic Products: When and How to Apply ThemWilliam Tettelbach
11:20 AM11:28 AMLatest on Negative Pressure Therapy – When and How to UseDimitrios Virvillis
11:28 AM11:35 AMHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Current Indications in Wound CareJohn Reynolds
11:35 AM11:45 AMDiscussion 
  
Session 5: Directly Attacking the Wound – Other Things We Can Do Besides Local Care
Moderators: Mohsen Bannazadeh and John Lantis
11:45 AM11:50 AMBasic Principles of CompressionLinda Miller
11:50 AM11:55 AMDressing and Edema Management – Making the Right ChoiceDot Weir
11:55 AM12:05 PMAdvance Principles of Compression – Presentation of Complex CasesLinda Miller
12:05 PM12:10 PMAcellular Matrix Product Applications on Wounds – How These Products WorkGeorge Koullias
12:10 PM12:15 PMTopical Oxygen – Where Do We Stand?Windy Cole
12:15 PM12:20 PMTreating the Vessels that Locally Cause Venous UlcerationRonald Bush
12:30 PM1:30 PMLunch and Visit With Exhibits 
  
Session 6: Live Patient Examination – Mixed Disease
Clinical Exam: George Koullias and Suzie Ehmann
1:30 PM2:00 PMPatient With a Mixed Etiology Leg Ulcer – Review of Live ImagingImaging: Nicos Labropoulos and Adriano Souza
  
Session 7: Clinical Case Presentations of Different Wounds
Moderators: William Tettelbach and Sami Khan
2:00 PM2:05 PMPain Management in Wound CareWindy Cole
2:05 PM2:10 PMIs This a Venous Ulcer?William Marston
2:10 PM2:15 PMArterial UlcerNicholas Sikalas
2:15 PM2:20 PMDifferential Diagnosis of UlcersAlisha Oropallo
2:20 PM2:25 PMRadiation Related UlcerSami Khan
2:25 PM2:35 PMDiscussion 
  
Session 8: Wound Care Mix
Moderators: John Lantis and Nicholas Sikalas
2:35 PM2:40 PMOsteomyelitis in Wounds – How to Proceed?Samuel Hoisington
2:40 PM2:45 PMTiming of Interventions to Accelerate Wound HealingJohn Lantis
2:45 PM2:50 PMThe Role of Skin GraftingSami Khan
2:50 PM2:55 PMWhen to Take Wound Cultures and What to Do With the Results?Lee Ruotsi
2:55 PM3:00 PMSurgical Pearls for Non-healing WoundsSamuel Hoisington
3:00 PM3:30 PMRefreshment Break and Visit With Exhibits 
  
Session 9: Amputation Prevention in 2023 – Where Do We Stand
Moderators: Steve Elias and William Marston
3:30 PM3:40 PMCritical Limb Ischemia and Amputation Rates – Where Do We Stand in 2023William Marston
3:40 PM3:50 PMComplex Arterial Cases to Reduce Amputation RatesMohsen Bannazadeh
3:50 PM3:55 PMMixed Arterial and Venous CasesJohn Lantis
3:55 PM4:00 PMHealing Wounds on Amputation Stumps and Avoiding More Proximal AmputationGeorge Koullias
4:00 PM4:15 PMDiscussion 
  
Session 10: Pearls for a Wound Care Practice – Seeing the Big Picture, Future Directions
Moderators: George Koullias and Kathleen Schaum
4:15 PM4:25 PMCoordinating Care Between the Interventionalist and the Wound SpecialistSteve Elias
4:25 PM4:35 PMBuilding an Office Based Wound Care PracticeAlisha Oropallo
4:35 PM4:45 PMIt Has a Code and a Payment Rate, But is It “Covered”?Kathleen Schaum
4:45 PM4:55 PMHome Care Program Incorporation to Maximize Wound Care EffectivenessAmanda Estapa
4:55 PM5:05 PMLifestyle Changes When You Have a WoundRebecca Hunt
5:05 PM5:15 PMArtificial Intelligence and Clinical Documentation Pearls in Wound CareNoelle Arenz
5:15 PM5:25 PMFuture Directions in Wound CareJose Diaz
5:25 PM5:35 PMDiscussion 
5:35 PM5:40 PMConcluding RemarksGeorge Koullias and Alisha Oropallo
   

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

VS WOUND CARE SYMPOSIUM

Co-Directors: Alisha Oropallo and George Koullias

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

  TITLEFACULTY
7:30 AM7:55 AMAttendee Breakfast 
7:55 AM8:00 AMWelcome Moderators: Alisha Oropallo and George Koullias
  
Session 1: Basic Concepts

Moderators: Mohsen Bannazadeh and Nicholas Sikalas

8:00 AM8:07 AMWound EtiologyAlisha Oropallo
8:07 AM8:16 AMHow to Best Evaluate a WoundGeorge Koullias
8:16 AM8:24 AMPrinciples of Wound HealingDimitris Virvilis
8:24 AM8:32 AMArterial and Venous AssessmentAntonios Gasparis
8:32 AM8:40 AMImaging for Wounds – What Do We Look For?Nicos Labropoulos
8:40 AM8:50 AMDiscussion 
  
Session 2: History, Examination, Live Imaging and Making the Treatment Plan

Panel: Alisha Oropallo, William Marston and Nicholas Sikalas

8:50 AM9:30 AMPatient With a Venous UlcerImaging: Nicos Labropoulos and Adriano Souza
9:30 AM10:00 AMRefreshment Break and Visit With Exhibits 
  
Session 3: Local Wound Care

Moderators: Fedor Lurie and Thomas Serena

10:00 AM10:08 AMNegative Pressure Wound Therapy: What You Should Be Using and WhenDimitris Virvilis
10:08 AM10:16 AMHere to Stay: Platelet Rich Plasma in Wound CareGeorge Koullias
10:16 AM10:24 AMTopical Oxygen: What’s the Evidence?Thomas Serena
10:24 AM10:32 AMHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: When to Make the ReferralJohn Reynolds
10:32 AM10:40 AMLive Cells and Dehydrated Amniotic ProductsGeorge Koullias
10:40 AM10:48 AMCryopreserved and Lyophylized Amniotic ProductsJohn Lantis
10:48 AM11:00 AMDiscussion 
  
Session 4: Clinical Case Presentation of Different Wounds

Moderators: Steven Dean and Nicholas Sikalas

11:00 AM11:05 AMNew Small UlcerDimitris Virvilis
11:05 AM11:09 AMVery Large UlcerSteve Elias
11:09 AM11:15 AMWhat Ulcer is This?Steven Dean
11:15 AM11:20 AMIs This a Venous Ulcer?William Marston
11:20 AM11:25 AMDon’t Forget the Differential DiagnosisAlisha Oropallo
11:25 AM11:30 AMWhy Is It So Painful?Lee Ruotsi
11:30 AM11:40 AMDiscussion 
  
Session 5: How, When and What Type of Local Dressings and Compression

Moderators: Fedor Lurie and Lee Ruotsi

11:40 AM11:45 AMHow to Choose Amongst Dozens of Collagen Dressings?Dot Weir
11:45 AM11:50 AMDressing Management: Making the Right ChoiceDot Weir
11:50 AM11:55 AMPrinciples of Compression for Venous UlcersSuzie Ehmann
11:55 AM12:00 PMHow to Know if Your Compression is EffectiveFedor Lurie
12:00 PM12:15 PMAdvanced Principles of Compression – Presentation of Complex Compression CasesSuzie Ehmann
12:15 PM12:25 PMDiscussion 
12:25 PM1:30 PMLunch and Visit With Exhibits 
  
Session 6: Local Interventions

Moderators: George Koullias and Lee Ruotsi

1:30 PM1:38 PMRemoving Biofilm: What is So Difficult?William Marston
1:38 PM1:46 PMThe Role of Acellular Matrix ProductsJohn Lantis
1:46 PM1:54 PMWhen Biopsy is the Next Best Step?William Marston
1:54 PM2:02 PMProper Wound Hygiene: What’s the Best Cleanser?Dot Weir
2:02 PM2:10 PMPreparing the Wound Bed for InterventionAlisha Oropallo
2:10 PM2:20 PMDiscussion 
  
Session 7: Vascular Procedures for Ulcer Healing – Learning Through Clinical Cases

Moderators: William Marston and John Lantis

2:20 PM2:25 PMArterial ObstructionNicholas Sikalas
2:25 PM2:30 PMHeel UlcerMohsen Bannazadeh
2:30 PM2:35 PMSuperficial Vein RefluxAntonios Gasparis
2:35 PM2:39 PMIliac Vein ObstructionSteve Elias
2:45 PM2:50 PMMixed DiseaseLuis Leon
2:50 PM3:00 PMDiscussion 
  
Session 8: Wound Care Mix

Moderators: Sami Khan and Luis Leon

3:00 PM3:05 PMOsteomyelitis in Wounds: Now What?Samuel Hoisington
3:05 PM3:10 PMAccelerated Healing: Initiating Early InterventionMohsen Bannazadeh
3:10 PM3:15 PMThe Role of Skin GraftingSami Khan
3:15 PM3:20 PMHow to Prevent RecurrenceSamuel Hoisington
3:20 PM3:30 PMDiscussion 
3:30 PM4:00 PMRefreshment Break and Visit With Exhibits 
  
Session 9: New Methods, Early Results, Clinical Trials and Innovation

Moderators: Fedor Lurie and Alisha Oropallo

4:00 PM4:08 PMMore Than Meets the Eye: Detecting Wound Infections Through TechnologyThomas Serena
4:08 PM4:16 PMMaking Better Decisions: Assessing MicroperfusionAlisha Oropallo
4:16 PM4:24 PMWound Assessment Made Easy: Bringing the Wound EMR into Your PracticeThomas Serena
4:24 PM4:32 PMNew Updates: Cellular Tissue-based ProductsJohn Lantis
4:32 PM4:40 PMIs the Wound Really Infected? Differentiating Inflammatory Response vs. InfectionLee Ruotsi
4:40 PM4:50 PMDiscussion 
  
Session 10: Video Session – How I Do It

Moderators: Sami Khan and William Marston

4:50 PM4:58 PMWound DebridementGeorge Koullias
4:58 PM5:06 PMApplication of Cellular Tissue-based Product With Multilayer Compression for Venous UlcersAlisha Oropallo
5:06 PM5:14 PMReconstruction for Difficult Wounds to HealSami Khan
5:14 PM5:22 PMNegative Pressure Use in Venous UlcersJohn Lantis
5:22 PM5:30 PMDiscussion 
  
Session 11: Starting, Maintaining and Expanding a Wound Care Practice

Moderators: Steve Elias and Antonios Gasparis

5:30 PM5:38 PMThe New Start Up: Bringing an Office-based Wound Care to Your PracticeGeorge Koullias
5:38 PM5:46 PMNuts and Bolts of a Wound Care Center: What You NeedAlisha Oropallo
5:46 PM5:54 PMMaximizing your Reimbursement: Are You Adding the Right Codes to Your Leg Ulcer Management?Thomas Serena
5:54 PM6:02 PMHow to Maintain and Expand Your PracticeLee Ruotsi
6:02 PM6:10 PMDiscussion 
6:10 PM6:20 PMConcluding RemarksGeorge Koullias and Alisha Oropallo