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Wound Care Seminar Speakers Announced

The schedule and speaker lineup for the third annual Wound Care Seminar is now available on the OHFAMA website.

The Wound Care Seminar, to be held Saturday, November 4 at the Embassy Suites - Columbus Airport, offers 6 hours of Ohio Category 1 CME credits and features lectures on the hottest topics in Wound Care from leading experts in the field.


2023 Seminar Schedule

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
06:30 AM Registration
  Wound Care - Approaches and Options to Consider
07:00 AM - 07:45 PM

Introduction, Basics, and Ancillary Treatments/Techniques in Wound Care - Richard Schilling, DPM   
• The presentation will review basic wound care assessment and evaluation.
• Attendees will review ancillary wound care techniques with coordinating case presentations.             

07:45 AM - 08:30 AM Practical Guide to In-Office Wound Care Treatment - C. Graham  Frazier, DPM
• The presentation will discuss pathway guides to wounds with associated CPT codes.
• The audience will review what to consider when a foot is salvageable.
• The session will review complicated cases that have been successful.
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM Identifying the Arterial, Venous, and Lymphedema Patient for Podiatrists: When to Send to Vascular Tim Yates, MD
• The presentation will help in how to determine which arterial patients need urgent vascular care intervention and determine which do not.
• This will be a clinical presentation  of significant venous insufficiency or post-thrombotic syndrome.
• The session will discuss lymphedema and how to differentiate this from venous disease.
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM Panel Discussion and Questions   Moderator – Richard Schilling, DPM
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Break – Visit Exhibitors
  Wound Care - Understanding Scientific Data and Medical Evidence
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Stem Cell Therapy - Hype vs Reality –  Wenjay Sung, DPM
• Attendees will understand the definitions in this branch of medicine.
• Attendees will be able to distinguish products currently in the marketplace.
• The presentation will discuss how to learn about marketing and actual scientific evidence regarding stem cell research.
• The audience will be updated with the latest stem cell scientific finds and applications. 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    

Wound Care from an Infectious Disease Standpoint - Jane Emerick, MD
•The presentation will review factors impacting wound care in addition to dressings, debridement, and surgery.
• Attendees will discuss diseases or medications can cause wounds.
• The presentation will discuss how much leg edema, OSA and lymphedema affect care and compliance.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM   Podiatry Folklore –  Wenjay Sung, DPM
• The session will casually open the audience up to understanding education versus bias.
• The session will humorously explore how certain habits for professionals develop.
•  The audience will discuss why to re-visit the evidence of certain podiatric "truths."
•  At the conclusion, attendees will have a healthy skepticism regarding newer methods and an appreciation for traditional pathways.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM    Panel Discussion and Questions      Moderator – Richard Schilling, DPM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  Lunch – Visit Exhibitors
  Wound Care - How to Evaluate Infection and Recent Changes
 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM  

Medical Mythology of the Infected Diabetic Foot – Andrew Crisologo, DPM
• What are the outcomes of implementing a diabetic limb salvage team?
• Is the IDSA classification useful for predicting outcomes?
• The session will evaluate current and upcoming methods of diabetic foot osteomyelitis diagnosis
• The session will evaluate the effect of antibiotics on osteomyelitis diagnosis via bone therapy.
• Attendees will understand how to evaluate monitoring diabetic foot osteomyelitis remission with current and potential biomarkers.     

01:15 PM  - 02:00 PM

Recent Coding Changes Including Updates on Skin Substitutes and CTPS - Sarah Abshier, DPM                                                                              
• The presentation will educate the audience on updates to skin substitutes.
• Attendees will review and discuss recent updates to coding.
• The session will discuss updates in coding changes coming in January 2024.

Meeting Venue

Embassy Suites Columbus - Airport
2886 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219

For hotel reservations please follow this link or call (614) 536-0500 and use Group Code 921

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