Tuesday, April 10 | 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Advanced Techniques for Durable Closure of Burns

This symposium will cover two novel approaches for achieving closure when managing complex burns: the use of Urinary Bladder Matrix and micro-autografting techniques. Clinical experiences using both technologies and their potential complementary roles will be discussed.

7:00 pm–7:30 pm
The Use of UBM in Complex Burn Management – Timothy Pittinger, MD

7:30 pm–8:10 pm
Micro-Autografting Techniques in Wound Management – Elof Eriksson, MD, Ph.D.

8:10 pm–8:30 pm


Wednesday, April 11 | 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Novel and Specific Real-time Tools for Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Infections

This Satellite Symposium will address two emerging advances in the struggle to control infections:  (1) We will introduce a way to potentially create a cleaner patient environment using disposable, self-cleaning covers for high touch surfaces that use the ionization of synergistic quantities of silver and copper activated by a small embedded battery. Discussion will include a presentation of in vitro and clinical studies that can be used to assist with improving patient care.  (2) We will introduce innovative ways for burn treatment teams to use world-class, real-time metagenomic sequencing to directly identify and source-track specific pathogens. Innovations to be discussed include comprehensive microbial community profiling of the contaminants on high touch surfaces in patient rooms to predict pathogenic transmission pathways and directly sequence pathogens in patient burn wounds.  This technology enables the development of burn-unit specific microbial reservoirs that can be matched directly to the infectious microbial footprint of individual patients.

Gary J. Shope, CEO, Aionx Antimicrobial Technologies

Dr. James Hart, M.D., former Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Johnson and Johnson Global Surgery Group

Dr. Regina Lamendella, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Juniata College


Wednesday, April 11 | 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Laser Scar Therapy: Business Model and Clinical Evidence

Learn how the UltraPulse not only improves the standard of care for scar patients and burn survivors, but also how to incorporate laser therapy as a viable treatment option within a hospital system or a standalone clinic.

Branko Bojovic

Bill Hickerson

William Norbury

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