Heal Ohio 2017 Conference


Heal Ohio is committed to collaboration and education for the wound care community

The Heal Ohio Collaborative is a voluntary multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional collaborative dedicated to research, education, and commercialization activity focused on all aspects of wound healing and prevention to enhance patient care through formulation and testing of new diagnostic, drug, and therapeutic means and to increase outreach and educational opportunities in the Ohio community at large. It is a statewide collaborative that aims to unite scientists, healthcare professionals, and commercial partners who share a common vision and mission in order that a focused effort can be made to solve problems associated with wound healing. In doing this, it will serve to bridge the gaps that exist between clinic, research, business, and patients.

The 2017 Heal Ohio Conference will be devoted to health professional presentations and feature informative learning sessions and keynote addresses. Activities are expected to provide an atmosphere rich in networking for both career and research advancement.

In Partnership With


Sponsored By



The University of Akron Quaker Station

135 South Broadway St.

Akron, OH 44325


November 2, 2017


Early Bird (before September 30) – $200
BioOhio Member – $200
Regular Registration – $245
RN, LPN, MA – $140
Student – FREE

Preliminary Agenda

General Session - 7:15 AM - 9:45

The agenda will be updated as the event draws near

7:15 AM – Registration Open & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Welcome Remarks

8:15 – “The Face of Wound Healing” (Patient Testimony)

8:30 – Keynote: Elof Eriksson, MD, PhD (WHS President)

9:30 – Coffee Break

Morning Track Sessions - 9:45 - 11:45

Clinical Track

9:45 – Military Wounds

  • Moderator: Eliot Mostow, MD
  • Mike Magoline, Crystal Clinic
  • Cliff Perez, Cleveland VA

Science/Commercialization Track (No CME)

9:45 – Biomaterials & Biomechanics

  • Moderator: Brian Davis, PhD
  • Wound biomechanics & scar (Heather Powell, The Ohio State University)

11:45 - Lunch & Keynote

The cutting edge: Autologous Regeneration of Tissue

Ashish Bhatia, The Dermatology Institute

Sponsored by Medline

1st Afternoon Session - 1:15 PM - 3:15

1:15 PM – Burns & Complex Wounds

  • Moderator: Christi Cavaliere, MD
  • Oxygen (HBOT) for complex wounds (Richard Schlanger, The Ohio State University)

1:15 PM – Wound Pathophysiology & Diagnostics

  • Moderator: Judy Fulton PhD
  • Developing personalized wound care (Judy Fulton, SerenaGroup)
  • WoundCheck – point of care diagnostics (Tom Serena, SerenaGroup)
  • Animal models (Walt Horne, NEOMED)
  • Diabetic wounds & inflammation (Sashwati Roy, The Ohio State University)

3:15 - Coffee Break

2nd Afternoon Session - 3:30 - 5:30

3:30 – Chronic Wounds

  • Moderator: Windy Cole, DPM
  • Physiology of chronic wounds (Tom Serena, SerenaGroup)
  • Effects of CLI in chronic wounds (Mehdi Shishehbor, Cleveland Clinic)
  • Surg intervention- DM ulcer & Charcot deform (M Canales, St V)

3:30 – Innovation & Advanced Technologies

  • Moderator: Bob Anthony, MBA
  • Peter Gringas, Viscus Biologics
  • Gerry Mearini, TeraHertz
  • Surgical glue (David Kay, Crystal Clinic)
  • Krishna Nookala, CelerDx

5:30 - Dinner & Keynote