Who Should Attend?
Purpose of Conference
- Discuss cutting-edge aspects of the different (translational & clinical) disciplines in wound care that need to be addressed in tandem to improve delivery of wound care as whole.
- Assemble top-level national experts in an academic medical center setting such that participants may include a large number of students, clinicians who practice wound care as well as researchers.
- Promote knowledge dissemination and advancement in the emerging field of regenerative medicine in stem cell and tissue engineering wound applications.
Who should Attend
- Healthcare Professionals, including:
- Public Health Professionals
- Case Management Professionals
- Civil Service Professionals
The immense economic and social impact of wounds in our society
calls for allocation of a higher level of attention/resources to understand
biological mechanisms underlying cutaneous wound complications.
- In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients.
- An estimated excess of US$25 billion is spent annually on treatment of chronic wounds and the burden is rapidly growing due to increasing health care costs, an aging population and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity worldwide.
- The need for post-surgical wound care is sharply on the rise. Emergency wound care in an acute setting has major significance not only in a war setting but also in homeland preparedness against natural disasters as well as against terrorism attacks.
- An additional burden of wound healing is the problem of skin scarring, a $12 billion annual market.
Continuing Medical Education Certification
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.