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Friday, October 01, 2021
  • 8:00 – 8:30 | Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:30 – 8:40 | Opening Remarks

    • Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

    • Ira M. Herman, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

  • 8:40 – 10:00 | Session 1 - CME. What Makes Chronic Wounds Chronic?

    Latest research on various roles of growth factors, cytokines/chemokines, cellular/humoral components of chronic wounds

    • Role of Immune Cells in Tissue Regeneration and Chronic Wounds
    Guillermo A. Ameer, PhD, Northwestern University

    • Immune-Epithelial Crosstalk in Tissue Regeneration
    Shruti Naik, PhD, NYU Langone Health

    • Macrophages in Wound Healing: Mechanisms and Biomarkers
    Kara Spiller, PhD, Drexler University

    • Diabetes-Induced Non-Healing Wounds: Complications, Targets & Therapeutic Innovations
    Ira M. Herman, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine

    Moderator: TBD

  • 10:40 – 11:00 | Networking Break

  • 11:00 – 12:00 | Session 2 - No Intellectual Restrictions. Think Tank Panel: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Amputation Prevention

    Moderator: Derek Brand, NewYorkBIO

  • 12:00 – 1:00 | Industry-Sponsored Luncheon

  • 1:00 – 3:00 | Session 3 - No Intellectual Restrictions. Regenerative Medicine and Novel Therapies, Part I

    • Macrophage Plasticity and Role in Tissue Repair and Regeneration
    Sashwati Roy, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine

    • A Regenerative Dressing to Help Overcome Impaired Healing in Wounds
    Guillermo A. Ameer, PhD, Northwestern University

    • Title (TBD)
    Alisha Oropallo, MD, Northwell Health

    • Title (TBD)
    Organogenesis, Inc.

    Moderator: Ira M. Herman, PhD

  • 3:00 – 3:20 | Networking Break
  • 3:20 – 5:30 | Session 4 - No Intellectual Restrictions. Innovations in Vascular Intervention and Advanced Wound Management. Part I

    • Revascularization for CTLI: What’s On The Horizon?
    John Rundback, MD, Holy Name Medical Center Physicians

    • Bacterial Burden in Wounds: Evidence from Bench to Bedside
    Monique Y. Reiner, PhD, Moleculight, Inc

    Moderator: TBD

  • 5:30 – 7:00 | Networking Reception

Day Program
Saturday, October 02, 2021
  • 8:00 – 8:30 | Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:30 – 8:40 | Opening Remarks

    • Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI
    • Ira M. Herman, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

  • 8:40 – 10:00 | Session 5 - CME. BioBurden and Infection Management

    Implications of biofilms on chronic wound healing, assessment, diagnosis

    • Implications of Biofilms in Wound Healing
    Sashwati Roy, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine

    • Assessment of Bioburden – Clinical, Laboratory & Adjunctive Tools
    Aziz Ghahary, MD, PhD, University of British Columbia

    • Management of Osteomyelitis – The State of Play 2021
    Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, Rosalind Franklin University)

    Moderator: TBD

  • 10:40 – 11:00 | Networking Break

  • 11:00 – 12:00 | Session 6 - No Intellectual Restrictions. Think Tank Panel: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Alisha Oropallo, MD, Northwell Health John C. Lantis, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital Moderator: TBD

  • 12:00 – 1:00 | Industry-Sponsored Luncheon

  • 1:00 – 2:40 | Session 7 – No Intellectual Restrictions. Technology Showcase. Cutting-Edge Clinical Solutions

    Moderator: Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, Rosalind Franklin University

  • 2:40 – 3:00 | Networking Break
  • 3:00 – 5:10 | Session 8 - No Intellectual Restrictions. Innovations in Vascular Intervention and Advanced Wound Management, Part II

    • Healing the Ischemic Wound
    John C. Lantis, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital

    • Title (TBD)
    Lawrence Garcia, MD, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

    • Title (TBD)
    Jayer Chung, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

    Moderator: Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine.

Day Program
Sunday, October 03, 2021
  • 8:00 – 8:30 | Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:30 – 8:40 | Opening Remarks

    • Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

    • Ira M. Herman, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

  • 8:40 – 10:00 | Session 9 - CME. Patient-Centered Wound Healing

    Various patient-centered approaches to improving outcomes

    • Role of Psychology for Patient Compliance
    Randy Pardell, MD, Riverview Psychiatric Medicine

    • Nutrition & Wound Healing
    Christopher K. Bromley, DPM, Premier Medical Group

    • The Importance of the Multidisciplinary Team Approach
    John J. Doolan, DPM, Weill Cornell Medicine

    • What’s on the Horizon: Update on New Technologies for Diabetic Foot Management
    Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

    Moderator: TBD

  • 10:40 – 11:00 | Networking Break

  • 11:00 – 12:00 | Session 10 - No Intellectual Restrictions. Team-Base Care Approach

    Moderator: John J. Dolan, DPM, Weill Cornell Medicine

  • 12:00 – 1:00 | Industry-Sponsored Luncheon

  • 1:00 – 2:20 | Session 11 – No Intellectual Restrictions. Regenerative Medicine and Novel Therapies, Part I

    Moderator: Ira M. Herman, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine

  • 2:20 – 4:20 | Session 12 - CME. What I Wish I Had Done Differently – Difficult Cases

    Complex scenarios such as chronic limb threatening ischemia and peripheral arterial calcification

    • Management of Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia
    Zachary S. Pallister, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

    • Timing Revascularization for the Non-Healing Infected Limb
    Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, Rosalind Franklin University

    • Detectiçon and Treatement of Peripheral Arterial Disease
    John H. Rundback, MD, Holy Name Medical Center Physicians

    • Difficult Cases – Treatment Options & Planning
    Thomas Bernik, MD, Englewood Health

    Moderator: TBD

  • 4:20 – 4:30 | Closing Remarks / Conference Concludes

    • Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

    • Ira M. Herman, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

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