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Global Wound Care Congress, will be organized around the theme “Improving the delivery of wound care management for the future”

Wound Care 2016 is comprised of 19 tracks and 101 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Wound Care 2016.

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A wound is a type of injury which happens relatively quickly in which skin is torn, cut or punctured or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion. It may be caused by an act, such as a gunshot, fall, or surgical procedure; by an infectious disease or by an underlying condition. The types and causes of wounds are wide ranging, and healthcare professionals have several different ways of classifying them. They may be chronic, such as the skin ulcers caused by diabetes mellitus, or acute, such as a gunshot wound or animal bite. Wounds may also be referred to as open, in which the skin has been compromised and underlying tissues are exposed, or closed, in which the skin has not been compromised, but trauma to underlying structures has occurred. 

  • Track 1-1Wound types
  • Track 1-2Wound assesment
  • Track 1-3Wound prognosis
  • Track 1-4Wound diagnosis
  • Track 1-5Wound care San Antonio
  • Track 1-6Wound care USA
  • Track 1-7Wound care Novel Approaches
  • Track 1-8Peri wound care

Infected wounds are wounds in which bacteria or other microorganisms have colonized, causing either a delay in wound healing or deterioration of the wound. Most wounds are typically contaminated by bacteria. However, infected wounds result when the body's immune defenses are overwhelmed or cannot cope with normal bacterial growth. An infected wound may be characterized by increased or sustained pain, redness or swelling, pus discharge, bad odor or non-healing of the wound. Persons with decreased immune functions, such as diabetics or the elderly, are at risk for wound infections, since they cannot fight off infections easily. The prevention of wound infection should be a primary management objective for all healthcare practitioners.

  • Track 2-1Wound care and Acute infections
  • Track 2-2Wound care and Sub Acute Infections
  • Track 2-3Wound care and Chronic Infections
  • Track 2-4Wound care Infections and Treatments

An ulcer is a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue. Ulcers can result in complete loss of the epidermis and often portions of the dermis and even subcutaneous fat. The wounds from which ulcers arise can be caused by a wide variety of factors, but the main cause is impaired blood circulation. Especially, chronic wounds and ulcers are caused by poor circulation, either through cardiovascular issues or external pressure from a bed or a wheelchair. A very common and dangerous type of skin ulcers are caused by what are called pressure-sensitive sores, more commonly called bed sores and which are frequent in people who are bedridden or who use wheelchairs for long periods. Other causes producing skin ulcers include bacterial or viral infections, fungal infections and cancers. Blood disorders and chronic wounds can result in skin ulcers as well. Ulcers that heal within 12 weeks are usually classified as acute, and longer-lasting ones as chronic.

  • Track 3-1Wound care and Arterial ulcers
  • Track 3-2Wound care and Draining ulcers
  • Track 3-3Wound care and Neuropathic ulcers
  • Track 3-4Wound care and Pressure ulcers
  • Track 3-5Wound care and Vascular ulcers
  • Track 3-6Wound care and Venous Leg Ulcers

Skin and Wound Care is a major health care concern that affects many individuals with different types of wounds and consumes vast resources. Wounds have varying effects on the quality of life of those affected, their families and caregivers. Providing skin and wound care is a major common consideration in the day to day caring of patients with wounds whether in acute, long term or community based environment. Effective skin and wound management is built upon on how the clinician understands the processes of wound healing and is able to incorporate the knowledge and theory into practice. The clinician should also have the ability to identify and interpret when the wounds are failing to heal. Successful wound management greatly depends on the collaboration and the integration of an inter multidisciplinary health care team approach

  • Track 4-1Wound care and Skingrafts
  • Track 4-2Skin and Wound care advances
  • Track 4-3Wound care and Skin Protectants
  • Track 4-4Wound care and Skin Ulcers Management
  • Track 4-5Wound care and Scars Management

Wound infection in diabetic patients is a public health problem. Infection of foot ulcers is commonly seen in diabetic patients and is a substantial morbid event. Diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that most commonly occurs on the bottom of the foot in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, six percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer related complication. Ulcers form due to a combination of factors, such as lack of feeling in the foot, poor circulation, foot deformities, irritation such as friction or pressure and trauma, as well as duration of diabetes. The primary goal in the treatment of foot ulcers is to obtain healing as soon as possible. The faster the healing, the less chance for an infection.

  • Track 5-1Woudn care and Diabetic ulcers
  • Track 5-2Woudn care and Diabetic foot
  • Track 5-3Wound care and Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Track 5-4Wound care and Diabetic Wounds
  • Track 5-5Wound care and Diabetes Management

Cancer is always the underlying cause of a fungating wound, which may also be called malignant wound. A fungating wound is when cancer that is growing under the skin breaks through the skin to create a wound. These wounds may be associated with pain, odor, exudate, bleeding, and an unsightly appearance. They may adversely affect self-esteem and body image, causing patients to isolate themselves at a time when social support is critically needed. Therefore treatments that reduce the tumor may also decrease the size of the wound and improve symptoms. The treatments that may be used will depend on the type of cancer, which part of the body is affected, and how advanced the tumor is. If a fungating wound does develop, it is most likely to happen with breast cancer, head and neck cancer and melanoma.

  • Track 6-1Malignant wounds and Woundcare
  • Track 6-2Wound care and Breastcancer
  • Track 6-3Wound care and Ulcerating cancers
  • Track 6-4Wound care and Cancer wound bleeding
  • Track 6-5Comprehensive Diabetic foot assessment
  • Track 6-6Wound care and cancer wound repair
  • Track 6-7Wound care and Burn wound cancer

Lymphedema is abnormal swelling caused by a lymphatic system. It is usually found in the arms or legs and can also affect the trunk, face, or genitalia. Primary lymphedema is a congenital problem caused by a decrease in the number or size of the lymphatic vessels. Secondary lymphedema results from damage caused by surgery, radiation therapy, injury, infection, venous insufficiency, scar tissue, cancer and inflammation. It is a result of an accumulation of protein-rich fluid in superficial tissues. Early stages of lymphedema may be temporarily reduced by simple elevation of the limb. Without proper treatment, however, the protein-rich swelling causes a progressive hardening of the affected tissues, along with recurrent cellulitis and possibly fungal infection. In general, the most severe wounds occur in the most advanced stages of lymphedema. Proper diagnosis, early detection and appropriate treatment can effectively slow the progression of Lymphedema. 

  • Track 7-1Wound care and Edemas
  • Track 7-2Woudn care and Lymphatic Drainage
  • Track 7-3Wound care and Clinical Considerations
  • Track 7-4Wound care and Foam Padding Materials
  • Track 7-5Lymphedema and Wound care Challenges

Nutrition plays an essential role in wound healing and wound care practices and nutritional support needs to be considered a fundamental part of wound management. Wound healing is a complex process; it is the process of replacing injured tissue with new tissue produced by the body which demands an increased consumption of energy and particular nutrients, particularly protein and calories. Poor nutrition before or during the healing process may delay healing and impair wound strength, making the wound more prone to breakdown. Neglecting the nutritional health of an individual with a wound can compromise the entire wound management process. Without adequate nutrition healing may be impaired and prolonged. Improved nutritional status enables the body to heal wounds such as the accelerated wound healing seen with nutritional supplementation.

  • Track 8-1Wound care and Vitamin C
  • Track 8-2Wound care and Protein Diet
  • Track 8-3Wound care and Zinc
  • Track 8-4Wound care and Nutrtion Therapy
  • Track 8-5Wound care and Healthy Eating
  • Track 8-6Wound care and Therapeutic Diets
  • Track 8-7Wound care and Therapeutic Diets

Wound dressings and devices form an important segment of the medical and pharmaceutical wound care market worldwide. Dressings are classified in a number of ways depending on their function in the wound (debridement, antibacterial, occlusive, absorbent, adherence), type of material employed to produce the dressing (e.g. hydrocolloid, alginate, collagen) and the physical form of the dressing (ointment, film, foam, gel). Dressings are further classified into traditional dressings, modern and advanced dressings, skin replacement products and wound healing devices. The ideal dressing should achieve rapid healing at reasonable cost with minimal inconvenience to the patient. Wound care and dressing selection should be a holistic, structured process involving close cooperation between medical and nursing staff. Three factors must be considered when assessing the requirement for a wound dressing which include general health of the patient, local environment of the wound and specific properties of the dressing.

  • Track 9-1Hydrogel wound dressing 
  • Track 9-2Wound care and Regulations
  • Track 9-3Wound vac therapy 
  • Track 9-4Curasol gel wound dressing 
  • Track 9-5Wound dressing categories 
  • Track 9-6Wound dressings and bandages 
  • Track 9-7Hydrofera blue wound dressing 
  • Track 9-8Occlusive wound dressing 
  • Track 9-9Dressing wound care 
  • Track 9-10Gel wound dressing 
  • Track 9-11Surgical wound dressing 
  • Track 9-12Open wound dressing 
  • Track 9-13Amerigel wound dressing 
  • Track 9-14Silver wound dressing 
  • Track 9-15Wound care policy and procedure

Wound healing is a specific biological process related to the general phenomenon of growth and tissue regeneration. Wound healing progresses through a series of interdependent and overlapping stages in which a variety of cellular and matrix components act together to reestablish the integrity of damaged tissue and replacement of lost tissue. Wound healing has four continuous phases including haemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and wound remodelling with scar tissue deposition. In an attempt to reduce the wound burden, much effort has focused on understanding the physiology of healing and wound care with an emphasis on new therapeutic approaches and the continuing development of technologies for acute and long term wound management. The clinician working in wound care needs to become a detective. All possible factors and cofactors that may influence healing must be identified. Due to the multifactorial nature of chronic wounds, a thorough health and physical assessment is mandatory.

  • Track 10-1Wound healing Physiology
  • Track 10-2Wound healing Creams 
  • Track 10-3Wound healing Ointment 
  • Track 10-4Skin wound healing 
  • Track 10-5Wound care debridement
  • Track 10-6Fetal Wound Healing
  • Track 10-7Deep wound healing 
  • Track 10-8Chronic wound healing 
  • Track 10-9Wound healing Repair Mechanisms
  • Track 10-10Wound healing Effects

Wound management is a significant and growing health burden on the community. Wound management can be a complex treatment area, with chronic wounds, acute wounds and surgical wounds each having their own characteristics; but wounds, much like the people affected by them, need to be treated on an individual basis. Successful treatment of difficult wounds requires assessment of the entire patient and not just the wound. Considerable progress has been made on advanced products in the field of wound healing and a number of new therapeutic approaches are now available. It is hoped that continued advances will come about which, when combined with basic medical and surgical approaches, will accelerate the healing of chronic wounds to an extent that is still not possible with current therapeutic agents. It may also be expedient to employ individualized therapeutic approaches for treating specific wound types and individuals using emerging tissue engineering technologies. Such advanced approaches can help treat chronic wounds in a clinically efficient manner.

  • Track 11-1Open wound treatment 
  • Track 11-2Wound infection treatment 
  • Track 11-3Woundcare Physical therapy  
  • Track 11-4Oxygen chamber therapy 
  • Track 11-5Hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber 
  • Track 11-6Wound care Alternative Therapies
  • Track 11-7Wound care and Leech therapy
  • Track 11-8Advances in wound care
  • Track 11-9Wound care and Prevention

There is a wide variety of advanced wound care products available and when applied early in wound care treatment, they promote quicker healing and reduce the risk of infection. Traditional wound care products can treat most small cuts and minor abrasions including scrapes and cracked skin. Whereas Advanced wound care products are designed to treat more complex wounds and in order to be covered under insurance usually require a doctor’s order. This includes hydrogels, hydrocolloids, alginates, and film and foam dressings. Advanced wound care treatments revolve around the principle of moisture therapy, which provides moisture to the wound site to encourage natural cell repair while giving the wound room to breathe. Treating an advanced wound with the appropriate dressing assists the body’s natural healing processes. Using the right advanced wound care products can speed up this process by encouraging new tissue formation. 

  • Track 12-1Wound dressing products 
  • Track 12-2Wound healing products 
  • Track 12-3Wound products 
  • Track 12-4Wound treatment products 
  • Track 12-5Advanced wound care products 
  • Track 12-6Wound care products comparison 
  • Track 12-7Wound care product manufacturers 

As the science of wound care evolves into a more complex environment, nursing is challenged to meet this complexity. Traditionally and generically, wound healing has been under the patronage of basic nursing care practice encompassing dressings and infection control but also promotion of therapeutic nutrition, mobility, psychosocial support, hygiene, and comfort.  At all levels, in practice settings spanning from critical care through palliative care, from hospitals to battlefield, and from gene therapy to gauze, it is the nurse who is principally caring for patients with wounds.  The role of nursing in wound care from a historical and evolutionary perspective helps to characterize the trend towards advanced practice nursing in the wound care specialty. Delineation of nursing roles consistent with education, licensure and certification will enhance collaboration with the wound team and achieve best outcomes for patients.

  • Track 13-1Acute Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-2Pediatric Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-3Palliative Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-4Emergency Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-5Accidents Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-6Surgical Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-7Cancer Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-8Diabetic Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-9Chronic Wound care Nursing
  • Track 13-10Geriatric Wound care Nursing

Wound Care provides great avenues for Investors seeking for investment opportunities and expanding their business horizons. Our conference is attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic researchers, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of innovations in  wound care research and thereby providing plenty of networking opportunities and newfound knowledge.

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