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Friday, October 01, 2021
  • • Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

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

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

    • 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

    • Moleculite for OE Diagnosis and Treatment
    Wayne J. Caputo, DPM, Wound Care Center Clara Maass


    Moderator: TBD

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

    Title (TBD) - Organogenesis, Inc.

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

    •Moderator: Ira M. Herman, PhD

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

    • The Use of New Speciality Wires and Balloons to Improve Outcomes In Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia
    Ramzan Zakir, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas University

    • Fluorescence Imaging to Localize High Bacterial Burden in Wounds: Evidence from Bench to Bedside
    Monique Reiner, PhD, Moleculight, Inc

    Moderator: Jayer Chung, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

  • David Armstrong, DPM, USCUniversity of Southern California

    John Latis, MD, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

    Amy Law, MBA, Health Economics, Reimbursement and Evidence, 3M

    Chris Morrison, MD, Mgroup Healthcare Strategies

    Marcia Nusgart, R.Ph., Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

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

Day Program
Saturday, October 02, 2021
  • • Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI
    • Ira M. Herman, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

  • 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

    Bacterial Bioburden Control in Chronic Wounds
    Ammar Al Rubaiay, DPM, Northwell Health

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

    Moderator: TBD

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

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

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

    • Artificial Intelligence to Augment Decision-Making in Chronic Limb Ischemia
    Jayer Chung, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

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

  • Engage with key opinion leaders sharing their vision of the next generation of solutions

Day Program
Sunday, October 03, 2021
  • • Bijan Najafi, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Co-Chair, WHSI

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

  • Various patient-centered approaches to improving outcomes

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

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

    • Title (TBD)

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

    Moderator: TBD

  • • "WIFI": What Is It? And Is It Useful? Examples
    Nicholas Salerno, DPM, Weill Cornell Medicine

    • The Team Approach to Limb Salvage from a Podiatrist Point of View and Case Presentation
    Deena Horn, DPM, Weill Cornell Medicine

    • The Team Approach from a Vascular Surgeon Point of View and Case Presentation Christopher Agrusa, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

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

  • • Novel Small Molecules Antagonists of RAGE/DIAPH1 Improve Wound Healing in Diabetic Mouse - New Developments
    Ann Marie Schmidt, MD, NYU Langone Health

    • The Diverse Cellular Effects of Calreticulin Defines a Novel Topical Bio-Therapeutic for Tissue Repair - New Developments
    Leslie Gold, PhD, New York University School of Medicine

    • PROVIDING CLOSURE: A Schematic for the Proper Use of Cellular/Tissue-Based Products
    Robert Fridman, DPM, Foot Associates of New York

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

  • 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

    • Detection and Treatment 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

  • • 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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