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2019 APWH Annual Conference

The APWH Conference will be held on October 17-20, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA

10/17/2019 to 10/20/2019
When: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Where: Notary Hotel
21 N Juniper St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
United States
Contact: 336-923-5604

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The Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing proudly presents the 2019 APWH Wound Healing Conference to be held October 17-20, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. This year’s conference brings wound healing professionals together to take part in a full comprehensive educational experience. The focus is to provide a complete educational program that encompasses all aspects of wound healing.

Speakers include top wound healing experts and pioneers in the field. Every speaker comes from a diverse background, bringing you the best in wound healing information. The keynote address, “The Future of Wound Care,” will be presented by Jeffrey Galitz, MD, DPM. Lecture highlights include Wound Technology, Healing Guidelines, Wound Basics and Management, Burns, Differential Diagnosis, Compression Therapy, Billing and Coding, Pain management and much more… Over 20 hours of lecture presentations will be available.

Join us for a new exciting scientific agenda that will provide pearls for you to bring back to your practice. The meeting will be held in the totally renovated Notary Hotel by Marriott—a great venue, Center City downtown Philadelphia directly across from City Hall and within walking distance of many restaurants, museums, the Theater district, and the best shopping in Philadelphia.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia in October!

  Thursday, October 17 Lecture Schedule  
4:00 - 6:00 pm  Burns and Wound Healing; Lecture with Demonstration to Follow Susan Hilsman, MD, FAPWHc
6:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Reception and APWH Celebration  
   Friday, October 18 Lecture Schedule  
7:45 - 8:00 am Opening Remarks  
8:00 - 9:00 am B.A.D. Wound Care – Bread & Butter Tenets Forgotten  Michael Miller, DO
9:00 - 10:00 am Process Rather Than Product Driven Wound Care: Compounding for the Confounding Factors in Wound Management  Allen Jacobs, DPM, FAPWHc
10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee Break in Exhibit Area  
10:30 am - 12:30 pm  APWH Power Ball, Eight 15 minute rapid-fire presentations

A Technology Driven Model of Innovative Wound Care – Jeffrey Galitz, MD, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS
Epidemiology and the Cost of Wound Care for the US Healthcare System – Steven Kravitz, DPM, FAPWHc, FACFAS
The Fundamentals and Basic Stages of Wound Healing – Randolph Fish, DPM, FAPWHc
Treating Deep Tissue Injury with Low Frequency Ultrasound – Harry Penny, DPM, FAPWHc
HBO: Proper Guidelines for Diabetic Foot – Robert Bartlett, MD, FAPWHc
PO Antibiotics for Treatment of Complicated Bone and Joint Infections – Minghsun Liu, MD, PhD
Differential Diagnosis of Cancer-Causing Non-Healing Wounds – Allen Jacobs, DPM, FAPWHc
Top Ten Tenets for Practical Nutrition – Robert Bartlett, MD, FAPWHc
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch  
 1:30 - 2:30 pm Venous Leg Ulcers, Compression Therapy, Better Referrals and Proper Treatment Application Can Lead to Improved Outcomes
 Steven Kravitz, DPM, FAPWHc, FACFAS
2:30 - 3:30 pm Keynote Address: “The Future of Wound Care”
Jeffrey Galitz, MD, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS
3:30 - 4:00 pm Break in Exhibit Area  
4:00 - 5:00 pm HIPPA and Compliance Michael Brody, DPM
5:00 - 6:00 pm Lymphedema: Diagnosis and Management, Differentiating from Lymphedema Venous Edema Wade Farrow, MD, CWSP, FACCWS
6:00 - 7:00 pm Open Bar Reception in Exhibit area
7:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner Symposium  
  Saturday, October 19 Lecture Schedule  
8:00 - 8:30 am Slough: Poorly Understood. Poorly Treated. A New Wound Bed Classification to Improve Management of Non-Viable Tissue James McGuire, DPM, FAPWHc
8:30 - 9:00 am  Antibiotics Update – Part I – Gram-Positives Minghsun Liu, MD
9:00 - 10:00 am When is an Ulceration Not Just an Ulceration; Looking at Chronic Wounds With Multiple Co-morbid Etiologies And Possible Malignancy Allen Jacobs, DPM, FAPWHc
10:00 - 10:30 am Break in Exhibit area  
10:30 - 11:00 am Pain Management in Wound Care Michael Miller, DO
11:00 am - Noon Case studies of Complex Wounds Wade Farrow, MD, CWSP, FACCWS
12:00 - 12:30 pm APWH Annual Membership Meeting, all attendees invited
12:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch  
1:30 - 2:30 pm  Volume Based Payment, Value Based Payment, or Bust! Kathleen Schaum, Reimbursement Strategy Consultant
2:30 - 3:00 pm Antibiotics Update – Part II – Gram-Negatives Minghsun Liu, MD
3:00 - 3:30 pm Antibiotic Resistance-Not all Doom and Gloom Randolph Fish, DPM, FAPWHc
3:30 - 4:00 pm Break in Exhibit area  
4:00 - 5:00 pm Pharmacological manipulation of wound healing: more than you might know
Part 1: Drugs that interfere with wound healing
Part 2: Drugs that may assist in wound healing
Allen Jacobs, DPM, FAPWHc
5:00 - 6:00 pm Reviewing the New Autologous Techniques for Wound Healing; Are CPTs Days Numbered? James McGuire, DPM, FAPWHc
6:00 pm Adjourn  
  Sunday, October 20 Lecture Schedule  
9:00 - 10:00 am How to Avoid a Medicare Audit…and What to do if You Can’t Barry Block, DPM, JD
10:00 - 11:00 am Wound Care Ethics in a Corporate Driven World of Institutionally Centered Medicine Allen Jacobs, DPM, FAPWHc
11:00 am - Noon Current Guidelines for Diabetic Ulcer Management
Robert Bartlett, DPM, FAPWHc