Program

Connect, with industry experts and colleagues, Collaborate with industry leaders from across the globe, Innovate and develop your work and passion for wound management.

Tuesday 4th May 2021
0900 - 1100Opening of Wounds Australia National Virtual Conference, Emerging Evidence & Innovation

Chairperson: Peta Tehan
How can science advance clinical practice?

Speaker: Amit Geffen
Evidence emerging from the bench

Speaker: Leila Cuttle
Emerging innovations that will change wound care

Speaker: Brian Lepow
1100-1200Presented Papers
Concurrent Session 1 Concurrent Session 2Concurrent Session 3 Concurrent Session 4Concurrent Session 5
Moderator: Cindy Williams Moderator: Geoff SussmanModerator: Sue Templeton Moderator: Christina ParkerModerator: Judith Barker
Theme: Case Studies Theme: Case Studies Theme: Pressure Injury Theme: Lower Limb Wounds Theme: High Risk Foot
Healing the unhealable: developing high level wound care knowledge and skills in aged care

Kellie Whelan
“Hard to heal wounds and the role of MMP-inhibiting dressings”

Margie Moncrieff
Meta-review of cochrane review recommendations for pressure injury prevention and treatment

Rachel Walker
The impact of venous leg ulcers on wellbeing and quality of life

Cate Maguire
Infrared dermal thermometry is highly reliable in the assessment of patients with charcot neuroarthropathy

Nick Puli
Healing beyond expectation: A case study using a trial dressing

Terry Swanson
Hope and healing - a trial of healing in bilateral limb calciphylaxis

Kate Weger
Patient and carer experience of pressure injury: a meta-synthesis.

Adam Burston
The burden of lower extremity ulcers in the community

Margaret Edmondson
A qualitative investigation of adherence to removable offloading devices among patients with diabetic foot ulcers

Anas Ababneh
Empowering the workforce through
digital technology

Michelle Gibb
Use of a wireless sub-bandage pressure monitor to improve application of compression bandages.

Gabrielle Mcmullin

Prevalence and predictors of pressure injuries among older hospitalised adult patients: An Australian multi-site study

Sharon Latimer

Management of venous leg ulcers using two-layered compression bandage and a polyacrylate fiber dressing

Johnson Boey
Anti-inflammatory properties of high-density lipoproteins in diabetic wound healing

Zahra Lotfollahi
1200 -1230Virtual Exhibition Networking
1230 -1400Lunch Sponsor Symposium

1400 -1500Presented Papers
Concurrent Session 7Concurrent Session 8Concurrent Session 9Concurrent Session 10
Moderator: Kerry MayModerator: Hayley RyanModerator: Nicole Flannert
Theme: Case Studies Theme: Pressure Injury Theme: Chronic Wound Infection Theme: Wound in acute care
The management of buruli ulcers

Geoff Sussman
Nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards pressure injuries: a cross sectional survey

Emine Tetik
Low-frequency contact ultrasonic debridement and polyhexamethylene biguanide on chronic wounds: a randomised control trial

Alison Vallejo
A comparative study of surgical wound care practices across two acute care settings

Rachel Walker
From 'inevitable' to 'unacceptable': A 5 year journey in pressure injury prevention

Bernadette Mcnally
Kennedy terminal ulcers: A review of current evidence

Tracey Hunt
Validation of predictive factors for infection in adults with chronic leg ulcers

Ut Bui
Surgical Site infection Prevention: A quality improvement project in vascular surgery.

Rebecca Aburn
When you are told you have a non-healing goal; urgo comes along!

Chloe Jansz
Topical Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Guidelines for Managing Cerebrospinal Fluid - Dilemma or Contraindication?

Fiona Rogers
Photobiomodulating effects of blue light 405nm to 470nm on pathogenic microbes and biofilms

Tina Czech
Implementing “Caesarean Infection Prevention” bundle at a rural hospital: Insights beyond measures and numbers

Gihani Senadeera
1515 -1615Afternoon Sponsor Symposium





Industry networking functions
Wednesday 5th May 2021
0900 - 1110Plenary 2: Evidence: Paradigms, Guidelines, & Controversies

Chairperson: Hayley Ryan
Paradigm shifts in wound management

Speaker: Michael Woodward
International Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries

Speaker: Keryln Carville
Atypical Wounds: Best Clinical Practices and Challenges

Speaker: Judith Barker
Antimicrobial Stewardship and Wound Management

Speaker: Sarah Coghill
Wound Exudate: Effective Assessment & Management

Speaker: Zena Moore
How to implement evidence in your clinical practice

Speaker: Keryln Carville
Strategies to reduce practice variation in wound assessment and management: The T.I.M.E. Clinical Decision Support Tool

Speaker: Terry Swanson
Myth Busting - Debridment

Speaker: Dot Weir
1115 -1215Presented Papers
Concurrent Individual Session 13Concurrent Individual Session 14Concurrent Individual Session 15Concurrent Individual Session 16
Theme: Case Studies Theme: Wounds in residentaial careTheme: Wounds in Community Theme: Chronic wound infection
Foreign Body Induced Lower Limb Circumferential Non-Healing Ulcer – First Reported Case Study

Yuk Ki Kwok
People with dementia in long term care: The prevalence and management of wounds

Christina Parker

Healing community wounds: Times and costs to discharge

Alison Laycock
Analgesic efficacy, safety and tolerability of VPX638 (sevoflurane) administered topically to patients with painful wounds

Michael Woodward
Use of negative pressure therapy instillation, dwell time open cell foam dressing in vascular patients.

Rebecca Aburn
Food first strategies incorporating a commercial wound supplement to support intake and overcome taste fatigue

Karen Abbey

What matters in complex wounds: The experience of patients accessing wound services

Susan Monaro
Managing the challenges of chronic wound inflammation

Sue Templeton
Use of gentian violet and methylene blue impregnated foam in chronic leg ulcers

Lisa Ellis
A pilot skin and wound care programme in two residential aged care facilities

Mandy Pagan

Maintenance of head positioning in immobile critically ill patients at high-risk of pressure injuries.

Ines Sousa
Barriers and enablers of implementing the T.I.M.E. framework when assessing and managing chronic wounds.

Gabrielle Munro
1215 -1245Virtual exhibition networking
1245 -1415Lunch Sponsor Symposium

1415 -1515Afternoon Sponsor Symposium




1600 - 1700Wounds Australia "Behind the Scene" Concurrent Session
Industry Networking Functions
Thursday 6th May 2021
0900 - 1000Plenary 3: Holistic Practice

Chairperson: Pam Moray
I am me first, then I am a person with a wound - reigniting the importance of person centred care

Speaker: Zena Moore
Wellness in people with wounds

Speaker: Penney Upton
Power to the people - self-management of wounds

Speaker: Suzanne Kapp
1000 - 1030Virtual exhibition networking
1030 - 1230Plenary 4: Effective Change Agent

Chairperson: Bill McGuiness
How the crowd can make change in wound care

Speaker: Zena Moore
Affecting organisational change across clinical settings

Speaker: Dot Weir
Change the conversation (and the dressing): Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Behaviour Change

Speaker: Cathy Boyle
Personal and professional perspectives of wound healing from a seaweed scientist

Speaker: Pia Weinberg
1245 - 1415Lunch Sponsor Symposium
1415 -1515Afternoon Sponsor Symposium
1530 -1645Plenary 5: Emerging Innovations

Chairperson: Michael Woodward
How do you take the seed of an idea and grow it; examples from practice

Speaker: Brian Lepow
Adding negative pressure to improve healing (dressing) trial: a pragmatic, randomised controlled trial

Speaker: Brigid Gillespie
Review of excision wounds treated with an innovative dressing

Speaker: Rosemary Craig
Moon Boot meets APOLLO. A perfect marriage for off loading. Now made in Australia

Speaker: Allan Donnelly
1645 - 1700Closing ceremony

Chair: Blake Wilson