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  • The 2nd International Evidence Based Practice in Wound Care,Cleveland, Ohio

    It may be of interest for Biomch-L readers to be aware of the conference.

    Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Biomch-L Co-moderator
    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.

    For further details, including the full conference agenda and information
    on conference registration see

    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 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

    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)
    FAX: (216) 778-4259