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Gielo-Perczak
04-03-2009, 01:12 AM
It may be of interest for Biomch-L readers to be aware of the conference.

Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Biomch-L Co-moderator
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The 2nd International Evidence Based Practice in Wound Care will be held
June 5-6, 2009 at the Hilton Cleveland East, Beachwood, Ohio

Conference objectives
The focus of the conference is the Effective Implementation of Pressure
Ulcer Clinical Practice Guidelines, a topic that is extremely important in
the care of many at-risk patients.

Pressure ulcers are staggeringly costly for clinical facilities from the
acute care setting to long-term care. Pressure ulcers also cause
significant human suffering, including profound negative impacts on
general physical health, socialization, financial status, body image,
level of independence and control. The recent decision by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop reimbursement for
hospital-acquired pressure ulcers adds another significant challenge.
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines have the potential to improve
the standard of care for pressure ulcers and decrease associated costs.
Nevertheless, in reality, significant barriers in the implementation of
clinical practice guidelines have been found. It is imperative that these
implementation issues are addressed.

This program is designed for the many specialties involved in the
interdisciplinary field of wound care research and will provide attendees
with tools to enable them to effectively implement evidence-based practice
approaches to pressure ulcer care. An internationally renowned conference
faculty will be speaking at the conference and participating in
interactive breakout sessions.

Registration
For further details, including the full conference agenda and information
on conference registration see http://casemed.case.edu/cme/

Poster Submission
Abstracts for posters to be presented at the meeting are invited.
Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) must be submitted via email to Dr.
Kath Bogie at kmb3@case.edu by April 30th, 2009.

The conference is sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University CME
Office and is designated for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1
CreditsTM.


Kath Bogie, D.Phil
Cleveland FES Center & APT Center
Hamann Building, Room 601
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
Phone: (216) 778-3083 -or - (216)
368-5270
FAX: (216) 778-4259
Website: http://www.aptcenter.research.va.gov