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Congratulations on being selected to present your abstract at Wound Week™ 2022! Please find information on how to prepare your poster below.

Key Dates:

  • Register for Wound Week 2022 Register Now
  • Book your hotel with the APWCA by February 11. Book Now

    *Please note that the registration fee and hotel costs are not waived for presenters.
  • Confirm that  you will be presenting LIVE ASAPConfirm Now
  • Present your poster Friday, February 25  View the Schedule

General Information:

  • About: Hosted by the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), Wound Week 2022 provides attendees with an innovative, unparalleled educational opportunity that will feature superior content delivered by multidisciplinary faculty with clinical expertise in the field of wound healing/care. Presenting your scholarly work at the APWCA Annual meeting will showcase your knowledge and dedication to discovery in wound care in front of a prestigious audience.
  • Dimensions: Please prepare your poster to not occupy more than a single-sided 4' x 8' space.
  • Details: You will receive the placement of your poster at check-in at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Please set up your poster(s) Friday morning and take the poster(s) down on Saturday afternoon. We will not mail posters back, you will be responsible for picking them up from their presentation place. Please note you will need to prepare and print your own poster. They will be pinned to a large bulletin board, we will supply tacks. Digital and electronic posters are not available at Wound Week 2022.
  • Need last-minute printing? Contact the FedEx Office at the Loews.
  • View your poster number.

Selected Abstracts

Oral Presentations - (10 minutes each, 5pm-6pm) - General Session Room

Oral presentations will take place from 5:00-6:00pm on Friday, February 25 in the general session room. Your presentation should be no longer than 8 minutes to allow time for Q&A. Please prepare a powerpoint/slideshow to accompany this. Oral presentations will be judged during the Oral Abstract Session. Awards will be given to the top 3 authors at the end of the session. The top 3 winners of the oral presentations will not be eligible for the poster judging and awards which will immediately follow the oral session.

  1. Matthew Melin: MTHFR Polymorphisms in patients presenting to a Wound Clinic for evaluation and treatment; A Retrospective Review
  2. Mahsa Dabagh: Impact of wound dressing stiffness on force transmission within tissues of chronic wounds
  3. William Tettelbach: Observed impact of skin substitutes in the treatment of lower extremity diabetic ulcers from a retrospective analysis of a limited Medicare Database (2015–2018)
  4. Alisha Oropallo: Efficacy of a slow-release iodine-based foam dressing for moderate to large draining chronic wounds using fluorescence and digital imaging
  5. Charles Andersen: Re-Defining Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Utilizing Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Poster Presentations - Please prepare your poster to not occupy more than a single-sided 4' x 8' space. Authors are asked to set up their poster(s) the morning of Friday, February 25 and take down the poster(s) on the afternoon of Saturday, February 26. The APWCA will not mail posters back, you will be responsible for removing them at 1:30pm on Saturday, February 26. All posters not removed by 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon will be discarded. You will receive the placement of your poster at check-in at the meeting. Authors are requested but not required to be by their posters from 6-6:30pm on Friday, February 25. 

Please note - these must be physical posters presented in person. There will not be electronic posters at Wound Week.

Alisha Oropallo

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with local wound care in the treatment of post-SARS-CoV-2 Infection Ischemia: a case study
  • Wound Hygiene: Which Cleansing Agents and Techniques Are Most Effective?
  • 12-week RCT Evaluating Impact of Routine Fluorescence Imaging of Bacteria on DFU Healing Rates

Charles Andersen

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of the Invasive Extension of Bacteria (Cellulitis) from Chronic Wounds Utilizing Point-of-Care Fluorescence Imaging
  • Guidelines for point-of-care fluorescence imaging for detection of wound bacterial burden based on Delphi consensus

Brandon Bosque

  • Retrospective Real World Comparative Effectiveness of Ovine Forestomach Matrix* and Collagen/Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose^ in the Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Ovine Forestomach Matrix in the Surgical Management of Complex Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Defects: A Retrospective Multi-Center Case Series

Thomas Serena

  • Reliance on Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Bacterial Burden in Chronic Wounds Leads to the Misuse of Antimicrobials: Analysis of the FLAAG Clinical Trial
  • Point-of-care fluorescence imaging enhances detection of high bacterial burden in surgical site wounds
  • Are Semi-Quantitative Clinical Cultures Inadequate? Comparison to Quantitative Analysis of 1053 Bacterial Isolates from 350 Wounds
  • An image is worth 10,000 microbes: How fluorescence imaging augments IWGDF criteria for detection of bacterial burden in diabetic foot ulcers

Michael Desvigne

  • Aseptically Processed Placental and Dermal Tissue Matrices For Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Aseptically Processed Meshed Human Reticular Acellular Dermal Matrix Provides A Step-wise Approach to Treat Venous Stasis Ulcers

Hooman Mir
The Role of 3D Virtual Imaging System In Curriculum Delivery Of Wound Care Medical Training Course During Covid-19 Pandemic

Jean Walsh
Physician-led home wound care: a case series comparison of non-inferiority in wound healing and comparative cost and compensation analysis in contrast to hospital wound center physician visits.

Mindy Holster
Seeing is Believing: Driving Outcomes, Improving Documentation, and Increasing Patient Satisfaction with Long-wave Infrared Thermography

Erin McClure
Long Wave Infrared Thermography as an Assessment Adjunct for Patient Advocacy

Frank Aviles
Utilizing Long Wave Infrared Thermography to Detect Inflammatory Changes in Clinical Practice

Kelly McFee
Implementation of medical device related pressure injury prevention protocols: Prophylactic foam dressing prone packets for COVID-19 patients in the ICU

Jonathan Johnson
Keratin based gel use on pressure related ulcers in Long Term Care

Joseph Rundell
Covering Exposed Hardware, Managing the Complicated Surgical Wound: A Case Report

Denise Castro
Case series on efficacy of Treatment of Chronic, Difficult to Heal Ulcers, with the use of Prontosan Irrigation Solution and Prontosan Gel X.

Alex Fleischman
A rare presentation of mucoepidermoid carcinoma to the left third digit: A Case Study

Karen Sudders
Treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds with a collagen dipeptide and amino acid oral nutrition intervention: a case series

Debashish Chakravarthy

  • Cost-Effectiveness of Hypochlorous Acid Preserved Wound Cleanser (HAPWOC) versus to Saline Irrigation in Conjunction with Ultrasonic Debridement for Chronic Wounds
  • Evaluation of the efficacy-safety of an innovative Dual Component System (DCS) bandage system versus a four layer (4LB) compression bandage system for venous leg ulcers: results of a multicenter RCT
  • The use of a novel Dual Compression System (DCS) in managing edema and venous leg ulcer in patients with diabetes: Results of a comparative post-hoc analysis

Christina Patch
Healing Posterior Trunk Wounds with the use of a Hydrophilic Wound Dressing on Patients in the Acute Care Setting

Robert Skerker
Hygiene Protocol for treatment of Pilonidal Cyst wounds

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