Conference Program

Monday, 15 October 2018

08:00-16:30

 Registration 

09:00-09:10

Conference Opening and Welcome Address
Amit Gefen, Israel I Conference Chair

09:10-10:10

Session I:
Setting the Stage for Translational Work in Wound Care
Chairperson: Nick Santamaria, Australia

 
09:10-09:30

The Global Clinical Trial Crisis
James Nolan, InClinica, USA
  • A general industry perspective on clinical trials, and wound care clinical trials, globally
  • The importance of labeling when developing a clinical strategy
  • Key approaches companies must have to succeed during clinical trials
09:30-09:50
Clinical and Cost/Effectiveness of Pressure Ulcer Prevention using Prophylactic Silicone Dressings
Nick Santamaria, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Strength of the evidence supporting the use of multi-layer silicone dressings to prevent hospital acquired pressure ulcers.
  • Strength of the cost/effectiveness evidence for the use of dressings to prevent pressure ulcers.
  • The importance of only using dressings to prevent pressure ulcers.
09:50-10:10
Decision Making and Technology in Wound Care - Challenges and Opportunities
Raymond Samuriwo, Cardiff University, UK
  • What do we know about how health and social care professionals make judgements and decisions about how to use technology and other innovations in wound care.
  • A case study of the factors that influence the manner in which nurses make judgements and decisions about the use of technology in wound care.
  • Directions for future research on decision making with regards to the use of technology in wound care.

10:10-10:40

 Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and visit the Exhibition

10:40-11:40

Session II:
The Path from Academic Research to Technology
Chairperson: Yohan Payan,
France

 
10:40-11:00

Biomechanical Modelling of the Human Leg under Elastic Compression
Stephane Avril, University of Lyon, France
  • How to perform patient-specific Finite-Element (FE) predictions of the human calf response under elastic compression?
  • What are the main biomechanical effects of elastic compression on soft tissues of the legs and on the veins?
  • What does it tell us on vein hemodynamics and microcirculation in the lower limb?

11:00-11:20
Real-Time Computer Modeling in Prevention of Chronic Wounds
Yohan Payan, University Grenoble Alpes, France 

11:20-11:40
Biomechanical Modelling of the Foot to Prevent Pressure Ulcer in Clinical Routine
Antoine Perrier, Podologue, France

11:40-12:40

Sponsored Symposium
The Biophysics and Pathophysiology of Sub-Epidermal Moisture
Symposium Supported by Bruin Biometrics (BBI)

Speaker: 
Amit Gefen, Tel Aviv University, Israel

12:40-13:40

Lunch Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition

13:40-14:40

Session III:
The Role of Bioengineering in Technology Development
Chairperson: Dan Bader,
UK

   
13:40-14:00
Mechanics of the Ageing Skin
Georges Limbert, University of Southampton, UK | University of Cape Town, South Africa

14:00-14:20
The Mechanics of Skin and Soft Tissues
Sam Evans, Cardiff University, UK 

14:20-14:40
How Medical Devices Potentially Create Pressure Ulcers 
Dan Bader, University of Southampton, UK

  • Are MDRPUs adequately recorded?
  • What are the critical design features which minimize the risk for MDRPUs?
  • Is there a minimum refractory period for medical device application?

14:40-15:10

Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition

15:10-16:30

Session IV:
Opportunities & Challenges in Introducing New Technology Concepts in Wound Care
Chairperson: Malin Andersson,
Sweden

 
15:10-15:30
A Novel Approach for Primary Closure of Deep Tissue Pressure Injuries by Combining the TopClosure® Tension Relief System and Regulated Oxygen-enriched and Irrigation Negative Pressure-assisted Wound Therapy in a Simplified Surgical Procedure
Moris Topaz,
IVT Medical, Israel
  • Novel method for primary closure of deep tissue pressure injury.
  • Re-assessment of reconstructive ladder.
  • Advantages of primary closure. 
15:30-15:50
Advancing the Use of Low Friction Fabric Technology in Design of Support Surfaces and Medical Devices

Nick Garner, Apa Parafricta Ltd, UK 

15:50-16:10
Predictors and Incidence of Pressure Injuries in Total Artificial Heart and Ventricular Assist Device Surgeries. Can Lipidomic Markers be a Future Diagnostic Tool?
Tod Brindle, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

16:10-16:30
Accelerating value-adding Innovations through Multi-disciplinary Partnerships in Pressure Injury Prevention
Malin Andersson, Molnlycke Health Care, Sweden

 16:30 End of Day One


Tuesday, 16 October 2018

09:00-16:00

 Registration 

09:30-10:30

Session V:
The Latest Science Informing Research & Development
Chairperson: Meital Zilberman,
Israel

 

09:30-09:50
Soy Proteins as a New Biomaterial with Applications in Wound Healing
Meital Zilberman, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • Various soy protein based structures can be used as biomaterials for wound dressing application
  • Controlled release of drugs and hemostatic agents form these structure is beneficial to the field of wound healing
  • The formulation parameters as well as process parameters strongly affect the wound dressings' function and properties
09:50-10:10
Monitoring Microclimate Conditions between the Body and Support Surfaces
Peter Worsley, Southampton General Hospital, UK

10:10-10:30

Cellular Injury and Membrane Disruption in Pressure Ulcer Models
Lisa Tucker-Kellogg, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

10:30-11:00

 Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition

11:00-12:00

Session VI:
Medical Devices in Wound Care - How and Where to Improve?
Chairperson: Martin Burns,
USA

 
11:00-11:20

Our Latest Translational Work in Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Amit Gefen, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Mechanobiology is poorly addressed in the context of pressure ulcer prevention
  • Manipulating cell mechanostructures and dynamics is the next-level evolution of PUP technologies
  • Medical devices or consumables that passively or actively deform cells and tissues can be redesigned to enhance cell and tissue tolerance to loads
11:20-11:40
Prevention and Treatment of Wounds and Ongoing Challenge to Translate Basic Science to Products and to Clinical Implementation Pathways
Laurent Roche, Hartmann Group, Germany and 
Hans Smola,
Hartmann Group, Germany
  • Overview of current research and development trends in academia in regard to a spectrum of research and technologies in the wound prevention and care field
  • Potential opportunities for transfer of technologies that are still at the research lab phase into medical technologies and products
  • Needs and technological gaps in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all wound types

11:40-12:00
PU Prevention is now a reality, at-scale, and in-year. What we've learned since 2009. Implications for patients, practitioners, providers, payers, the care pathway and research
Martin Burns, Bruin Biometrics, USA

12:00-13:00

Lunch Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition

13:00-14:00

Session VII:
Clinical Implementation of New and Emerging Technologies
Chairperson: Amit Gefen, Israel

   
13:00-13:20
Topical Oxygen in Wound Healing
Paul Hayes, University of Cambridge, UK

13:20-13:40

Immune-Secreted Proteases and Chronic Wound Healing
David Granville, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Role of proteases in chronic wound pathology
  • Role of immune-secreted granzymes in wound pathology
  • Novel therapeutic approach for non-healing wounds
13:40-14:00
Advances in Chronic Wounds Monitoring with Biomedical Sensors
Valentina Dini, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Biosensors in clinical practice
  • Correlation between pH and bacterial load
  • The role of wound temperature in tissue repair

14:00-14:30

Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Visit the Exhibition

14:30-15:50

Session VIII:
Advanced Wound Therapy
Chairperson: Evan Call,
USA

 

14:30-14:50
Advanced Wound Therapy in Pediatric Patients
Anna Barbara Schlueer, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

14:50-15:10
Determining the Useful Life of Dressings for Prevention by Means other than Fluid Handling Capacity
Evan CallEC-Service, USA
  • Dressings experience a series of mechanical and chemical forces that change the dressings properties throughout the time of use.
  • Dressings used in prophylaxis experience a different aging process than a dressing used in treatment of a wound.
  • This test method mimics the series of mechanical and chemical forces seen in typical prophylaxis.

15:10-15:30
Bioimpedance Measurement Based Method and Measurement System for Monitoring Chronic Wounds
Atte Kekonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Bioimpedance measurement fundamentals
  • The bioimpedance measurement system and the electrode dressing for monitoring wound healing
  • Pre-clinical, clinical results and the future work

15:30-15:50
Classification of Support Surfaces (SSs) - A Need for Reassessment in Pressure Ulcer (PU) Prevention
Hannu Saarinen,
Carital Group, Finland and 
Esa Soppi, M.I.T. Consulting, Finland

 15:50-16:00
Conference Closing & Abstract Award Presentation
Amit Gefen
, Israel I Conference Chair