Heal Ohio 2017 Conference


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

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

CME credit has been requested for this event.


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
Dinner Only w/ Keynote Address – $75
Student – FREE

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General Session - 7:15 AM - 9:45

7:15 AM – Registration Open & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Welcome Remarks

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

8:30 – Morning Keynote: New methods for skin grafting outpatients

9:30 – Coffee Break

Morning Track Sessions - 9:45 - 11:45

Clinical Track

9:45 – Military Wounds

  • Moderator: Eliot Mostow, MD, Professor and Chair, Dermatology Section, NEOMED
  • Mike Magoline, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Crystal Clinic
  • Cliff Perez, MD, Surgeon, Cleveland VA
  • Panel Discussion: Innovation Ideas
    • Panel members Eliot, Mike, Cliff, and David Kay, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Crystal Clinic

Science/Commercialization Track (No CME)

9:45 – Wound Pathophysiology & Diagnostics

  • Moderator: Judy Fulton, PhD, Research Scientist, SerenaGroup
    • Developing personalized wound care
  • Walt Horne, DVM, Executive Director, Industry Relations, NEOMED
    • Animal models
  • Sashwati Roy, PhD, Professor of General Surgery, The Ohio State University
    • Diabetic wounds & inflammation
  • Tom Serena, MD, Founder & Medical Director, SerenaGroup
    • WoundCheck – point of care diagnostics

11:45 - Lunch & Keynote

Lunch Keynote: The cutting edge: Autologous Regeneration of Tissue

Sponsored by Medline

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

1:15 – Burns & Complex Wounds

1:15 – Biomaterials & Biomechanics

  • Moderator: Brian Davis, PhD, Chairman of Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
  • Jed Johnson, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, RenovoDerm
    • Scaffolds for organ/tissue regeneration
  • David Kay, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Crystal Clinic
    • Surgical glue
  • Heather Powell, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University
    • Wound biomechanics & scar
  • John West, PhD, University Trustee Professor, Kent State University
    • Use of liquid crystal technology for diabetic ulcer detection

3:15 - Coffee Break

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

3:30 – Chronic Wounds

  • Moderator: Windy Cole, DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Akron General Medical Center
    • Overview of Evaluation and Treatment of Lower Extremity Edema and Venous Insufficiency
  • Michael Canales, DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center
    • Limb Salvage: Mementos of Why We Take on the Challenge of Preservation
  • Jeffrey Junko, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Summa Health System
  • Tom Serena, MD, Founder & Medical Director, SerenaGroup
    • Physiology of chronic wounds

3:30 – Innovation & Advanced Technologies

  • Moderator: Bob Anthony, MBA
  • Justin Baker, PhD, Director Business Development, Viscus Biologics
  • Mike Kelly, MD, PhD, Chief Research Officer, Akron Children’s Hospital
    • Innovation at Children’s Hospital
  • Gerald Mearini, PhD, President & Founder, Teraphysics
  • Krishna Nookala, MS, Start-up Development, Nolax

5:30 - Dinner & Keynote

Dinner & Keynote: The Use of Human Umbilical Cord in Wagner Grade 3 DFU

  • Bert Slade, MD, Managing Director, Chisholm Clinical Research Services

Sponsored by TissueTech