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 clinics, 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 collaboration and networking for both career and research advancement.

This event is approved for 9 CME credits.

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The University of Akron Quaker Station

135 South Broadway St.

Akron, OH 44325


November 2, 2017


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 – Morning Break

Morning Track Sessions - 9:45 - 11:45

Clinical Track (9 CME credits)

9:45 – Military Wounds

  • Moderator: Eliot Mostow, MD, Professor and Chair, Dermatology Section, NEOMED
  • David Kay, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Crystal Clinic
  • Michael Magoline, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Crystal Clinic
    • Management of land mine injuries and high velocity wounds in a war zone
  • Cliff Perez, MD, Surgeon, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Panel Discussion: Innovation Ideas
    • Panel members Eliot, DavidMike, and Cliff

Science/Commercialization Track (No CME)

9:45 – Wound Pathophysiology & 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
  • Walt Horne, DVM, Executive Director, Industry Relations, NEOMED
    • Animal models of wound healing
  • Jed Johnson, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, RenovoDerm
    • Scaffolds for organ/tissue regeneration
  • David Kay, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Crystal Clinic
    • The use of skin adhesive for closure of acute traumatic and surgically created wounds
  • 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, FACFAS, Adjunct Faculty & Director of Wound Care Research, KSU College of Podiatric Medicine, Medical Director Wound Care Center, UH Ahuja Hospital
    • 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
    • DFU evaluation & innovation
  • Thomas Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA, CEO and Medical Director, SerenaGroup
    • Physiology of HBO

3:30 – Innovation & Advanced Technologies

  • Moderator: Bob Anthony, MBA, Owner, REA Incorporated
  • Justin Baker, PhD, Director Business Development, Viscus Biologics
    • Novel negative pressure wound dressings
  • Michael Kelly, MD, PhD, Chief Research Officer, Akron Children’s Hospital
    • Innovation at Akron Children’s Hospital: from treating burns to setting up a new pediatric Research Institute
  • Gerald Mearini, PhD, President & Founder, Teraphysics
    • Near-future advancements in medicine enabled by terahertz light
  • Mark Shirtliff, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, CelerDx
    • Exploring diagnostic opportunities in chronic infections

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