In its third year, the annual OSU Comprehensive Wound Center (CWC) Conference 2010 played to a full house. Over 200 participants attended and more than half of these were physicians. Directed by Dr. Chandan K. Sen, professor of surgery, vice chairman for research, Department of Surgery, and executive director, Comprehensive Wound Center, the 3rd annual conference featured nationally and internationally recognized guest speakers.
"The guest faculties were among the lead researchers in the field of wound care – really the top-tier lecturers," said Etene Terrell, wound care program director.
The ACCME-accredited course gave participants access to the latest technologies in the evolving specialty of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in wound care. "Wound care is a specialty. Much in the same way a patient would see an orthopedic surgeon for a broken bone, they should see a wound specialist for an acute or chronic wound," said Ms. Terrell. The 3rd annual conference also offered podiatric CME credit for the first time.
OSU Comprehensive Wound Center program directors Terrell and Gina Gennantonio-Keaton are busy planning the 4th annual event, scheduled for April 8-9, 2011. Plans include live-streaming broadcasting of the lectures on OSU’s Center for Continuing Medical Education website.
"This conference is a great opportunity to showcase the advances in wound care being discovered at The Ohio State University," said Ms. Gennantonio-Keaton.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other wound healing services are available at two locations:
"Planning for an inpatient service is underway," said Dr. Sen.