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YNHHS Wound Science Symposium returns virtually

On May 13, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the YNHHS Wound Science Symposium returned. The annual event features presentations by medical directors and special invited guests, covering a range of topics related to limb preservation, hyperbaric indications, surgical techniques, novel wound therapies and basic wound knowledge.

This year’s symposium was conducted virtually via Zoom and offered CME/CEU credit to attendees. Part of the day’s speaker lineup included these NEMG clinicians and topics:

  • William Butler, MD, FACS, medical director, Wound Care, Bridgeport Hospital, Milford Hospital – Grafting Chronic Wounds: Operating Room Not Required
  • Sandra Wainwright, MD, medical director, Greenwich Hospital, Wound/HBO Center – Behavioral Health: An Integral Part of Limb Preservation
  • Walter Cholewczynski, MD, FACS, ABPM/UHM, associate chairman of Surgery, Director of Surgical Critical Care, Chief, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital —Hyperbaric Oxygen and Radiation Wounds
  • Diane Merkle, PhD, MSN, APRN – Care Signature: A Pathway to Basic Wound Care

“We’re trying to build an educational foundation for our colleagues in the system and outside of the system via a forum that offers high-quality educational offerings from our group of talented physicians,” said Wainwright.

“The Wound Science Symposium was started in 2015 as a forum for education and outreach for the work performed at the Wound Healing Center, in wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, highlighting the practitioners in wound care, podiatry, surgery, and hyperbarics,” said Cholewczynski. “Over the years, it has been expanded to include specialists in wound healing from the other wound centers in the system. The audience is primarily nursing, but the topics are also of interest to podiatrists and physicians who have an interest in wound healing.”