Program

The program committee are developing a program in line with the conference themes, Connect, Collaborate & Innovate. As the program is developed the website will be updated.

Please review the website regularly for updates prior to the final program release, before the conference.

 

WEDNESDAY 4th NOVEMBERTHURSDAY 5th NOVEMBERFRIDAY 6th NOVEMBERSATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER

WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER

0730 - 1030

Registration

0800 - 1000
Industry Hosted Pre-Conference Skills Transfer Seminars

3M Australia 

Medi-Rent

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) for the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia in Patients without a Surgical Option

1030 - 1230

Welcome/Plenary One

Emerging Evidence & Innovation

Plenary One will demonstrate how the field of science is contributing to clinical practice and improved patient outcomes. The plenary will introduce delegates to novel approaches to skin integrity and wound healing from the bench​, as well as emerging products, therapeutics, devices, and models of care.

1230 - 1330

Catering Break

1330 - 1530
Plenary Two

Evidence: Paradigms, Guidelines, & Controversies

Plenary Two will explore emerging paradigms in wound management. Clinical practice guidelines and standards in relation to pressure injuries, atypical wounds, managing wound exudate, antimicrobial stewardship, and clinical decision making will be profiled for their key recommendations and controversaries. The translation of this evidence into your clinical practice will ​be discussed.



Prof Keryln Carville, Professor Primary Health Care & Community Nursing, Curtin University & Silver Chain Nursing Association, Australia
International Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries

Judith Barker, Nurse Practitioner Wound Management, ACT Health, Australia
Atypical Wounds: Best Clinical Practices and Challenges



Terry Swanson, Nurse Practitioner Wound Management, South West Health, Australia 
Strategies to reduce practice variation in wound assessment and management: The T.I.M.E. Clinical Decision Support Tool

1530 - 1600

Catering Break

1600 - 1700

Wounds Australia "Behind the Scenes" - more details to be announced soon
1700 - 1830

Welcome Reception - Exhibition, Great Hall

1900- Late

Invited Industry Networking Events

THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2020

0700 - 0830

Industry Hosted Breakfast Seminars

Molnlycke Health Care

Independence Australia Group

Care coordination: managing the complexities of chronic wound care

Essity

Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd

Convatec
3M
0900 - 1100

Plenary Three

Holistic Practice

This plenary will consider the provision of effective holistic care in wound management. This plenary has something for clinicians working in all settings with all wounds types​. This session will support you to refine your provision of person-centre​d care by focusing on mental health and wellness, nutrition, self-treatment, and the cultural needs of those with wounds.

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

Wellness in people with wounds

Power to the people - self-management of wounds

Don't judge a book by its cover:  The Highs and Lows of Bariatric Nutrition

Culturally responsive care

1100 - 1200

Catering Break

Morning Tea Exhibition Theatrettes

B Braun

Measuring the health outcomes of ‘Wound Hygiene’ and applying a value-based health approach

1200 - 1330

Concurrent One 

1330 - 1430

Catering Break

Lunch Exhibition Theatrettes

1430 - 1630

Concurrent Two 

1630 - 1730

Wounds Australia AGM 

1900 -2300

Conference Gala Dinner and Awards Night

FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2020

0700 - 0830

Industry Hosted Breakfast Seminars

Urgo Medical Australia Pty Ltd

If You Could Heal a Chronic Wound 60 Days Faster, What Would You be Prepared to Do?

Nestle Health Science

Stryker/ SAGE


3M


Paul Hartmann Pty Ltd


Team Medical Supplies

0700 - 0830

Industry Hosted Breakfast Seminars

Urgo Medical Australia Pty Ltd

Nestle Health Science

Stryker

3M

0900 - 1100

Plenary Four

Effective Change Agents

This plenary will expose delegates to examples where clinicians have effected change​. Emerge from this conference equipped with not only emerging evidence, but with strategies to help you implement changes in your workplace. Be a change agent when working with your patients, working within your multidisciplinary teams, and at an organisational level! 



Cathy Boyle, Director, Veriti Health and Community, Australia
Change the conversation (and the dressing): Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Behaviour Change
Dr Pia Winberg, CEO, Venus Shell Systems Australia
Personal and professional perspectives of wound healing from a seaweed scientist

1100 - 1200

Catering Break 

Morning Tea Exhibition Theatrettes

Molnlycke Health Care
1200 - 1330

Concurrent Three

1330 - 1430

Catering Break 

Lunch Exhibition Theatrettes

Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd

1430 - 1630

Plenary Five

Emerging Innovations

Successfully launched in 2018, in this plenary we welcome the “Return of the Innovation Tank”. See your peers pitch their novel concept as they seek funding that will turn their idea into a reality.



Innovation tank presentations and judging
Successful abstract presentations

Allan Donnelly, Principal Podiatrist, Qcity Podiatry and Healthcare, Australia
Moon Boot meets APOLLO. A perfect marriage for off loading. Now made in Australia

1630 - 1700

Conference Close

SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2020

ADVANCED STREAM

INTRODUCTORY STREAM

DEBRIDEMENT STREAM 

0900 - 1000

Antimicrobial stewardship and Wound Management












Workshop detailsAntimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is a systematic approach to improving antimicrobial use, with a view to improving clinical outcomes and minimising adverse events relating to their use, including the development of antimicrobial resistance. Wounds are a common reason for prescribing antimicrobials; an understanding of AMS will support wound care clinicians own prescribing patterns, referrals, and engagement with other health professionals. This workshop is targeted to an advanced level and will provide attendees with opportunities to ask questions and debate key points.

Top 10 Tips for Wound Cleansing






Workshop detailsWound cleansing is an essential step in completing a wound dressing procedure. This simple action has been recommended for decades but the debate on how best to do the cleansing, with what solution, how and when to do so continues. This session will explore the debate on when to cleanse with an antiseptic and when normal saline or tap water is fine. The “how to cleanse and when to cleanse” will be discussed and time to discuss real-life scenarios from the audience will be encouraged. 

Dressings 101 











Workshop detailsThe main objective in applying a wound dressing is to create a wound environment that will be conducive to healing. There is no perfect dressing for every wound on every person.  The selection of dressing is determined following assessment of the person and their wound, as this will establish and prioritise the goals of care. An understanding of the function of the various categories of dressings and their modes of action will inform clinical decision making for achieving the wound management goals of care.  This hands-on workshop will focus on generic dressing categories, modes of action, benefits and contraindications for clinical use.  

Lower Limb Vascular Assessment from Basic to Advanced: What Clinicians need to know 


Annie Walsh, Head of Department, Podiatry and High Risk Foot Services Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospitals, Australia







Workshop detailsWorkshop detailsPractical aspects of lower limb vascular assessment for the wounded patient. Designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of vascular assessment techniques from basic pedal pulse palpation and Doppler waveform interpretation to the advanced use of Ankle Brachial Index and Toe Brachial Index and Toe pressures and their interpretation. Clinicians of all levels and from all health care disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend this practical and clinically relevant session. 

Debridement Theory 
09:00-11:00 




Kim Kaim, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Wound Management and current Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Australia








Workshop detailsDebridement is an essential process of wound bed preparation that promotes wound healing. This workshop helps participants become familiar with multiple forms of debridement including conservative sharp wound debridement (CSWD) and its different techniques. Participants will gain knowledge about the goals of debridement (when and why), tricks and traps. Attendees will be able to practice CSWD during the workshop and learn some helpful practical skills to further more integrate this essential practice in their wound care management.
  • Assessing for debridement (underlying anatomy and physiology, risks)
  • Understanding your scope of practice
  • Determining what form of debridement suits particular cases
  • Experiencing multiple conservative sharp wound debridement styles
  • Developing a plan to obtain competency

1000 - 1015

Break

1015 - 1115

Pathology, microbiology and Wound Management 





Workshop detailsPathology is a specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues (e.g. swabs, biopsies) and bodily fluids (e.g. blood). The results from pathology and microbiology testing aids in the diagnosis and management of wounds. This workshop is targeted to an advanced level and will provide attendees with opportunities to ask questions and debate key points. 

Offloading for plantar foot wounds  




Angela Wilczek, Podiatrist and Lecturer, Central Queensland University, Australia


Workshop detailsDemonstrate several techniques for offloading plantar foot wounds. High plantar pressures contribute to wound breakdown, delayed healing, and recurrence of plantar wounds. Health professionals are highly skilled at offloading techniques including padding and insole therapy to assist with wound management and prevention.  This workshop will demonstrate padding and insole therapy to offload high plantar foot pressures. Participants will have a better understanding of these offloading techniques, and how they can assist with wound management. 

Turning your clinical stories into a case study publication 





Workshop detailsFor clinicians who have great clinical stories and want to share their experiences by publishing the case study in a peer reviewed journal. This workshop will describe what is a case study and discuss what stories are best to select for a case study. Once you have your idea, the workshop will step you through how to prepare and then write a case study. To help you turn your stories into a manuscript, this workshop will provide case studies examples (of both good and not so good) as well as a template/ layout for structuring a case study. Finally, ethical considerations, the publication process, and authorship will be discussed. Bring an idea (or several) and walk away with a plan to get your story published. 

Mastering compression therapy for venous and venous/arterial (mixed) insufficiency 


Hayley Ryan, Wound CNC and Director, Wound Rescue, Australia



Workshop detailsPractical workshop focuses on clinical reasoning skills surrounding various compression therapy options. The emphasis of this workshop is on the clinical reasoning and practical skills required to deliver compression therapy. 
1115 - 1130

Break

Break 11:00 - 11:30

1130 - 1230

Starting your private practice







Madonna Hampson. General Manager, MyFootDr Group, Australia











Workshop detailsConsidering starting your own health practice, you might be wondering “Where do I start?”. This workshop will address the legal and business steps for success in building a practice.

Wound scene investigation 








Workshop detailsClinicians are often faced with slow or non-healing and challenging wounds and are charged with finding the barriers to healing. In wound management, as in all of life, experience is a great teacher. In this case based session a diverse panel of clinicians and scientists will address real-life cases from the bedside to the bench looking at the underlying physiologic causes and issues to provide practical strategies for overcoming the obstacles to healing. 

Nutrition and wounds: A team approach to prevention and management  













Workshop detailsThis interactive and engaging workshop will showcase the important role of nutrition in wound prevention and management. Participants will discover how malnutrition and wounds are closely linked, learn how to identify those at risk of malnutrition and what to do if malnutrition is suspected. The latest evidence surrounding the nutrition needs of people with wounds will be explored, along with practical tips for improving nutritional intake across all settings.

  

Can you tell the difference between pressure injury and incontinence-associated dermatitis? Demystifying the complexities of pelvic skin injury diagnosis.  


Dr Jill Campbell, Nurse researcher and skin integrity clinical nurse, Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital, Australia







Workshop detailsAimed at clinicians responsible for assessment and classification of pelvic skin injuries, and for formulating, implementing and evaluating care plans to treat and prevent further skin injury.   Guide clinicians to test their own skills and knowledge using a series of case studies, clinical images and self-testing. Participants will be encouraged to ask any questions they have previously been afraid to ask. At the conclusion of this workshop, clinicians will have improved skills in accurately classifying pelvic skin injury.

Debridement Practical (Group 1)
11:30-13:30







Kim Kaim, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Wound Management and current Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Australia






Workshop detailsDebridement is an essential process of wound bed preparation that promotes wound healing. This workshop helps participants become familiar with multiple forms of debridement including conservative sharp wound debridement (CSWD) and its different techniques. Participants will gain knowledge about the goals of debridement (when and why), tricks and traps. Attendees will be able to practice CSWD during the workshop and learn some helpful practical skills to further more integrate this essential practice in their wound care management. 
1230 - 1315

Catering Break

1315 - 1415

Wound scene investigation 









Workshop detailsClinicians are often faced with slow or non-healing and challenging wounds and are charged with finding the barriers to healing. In wound management, as in all of life, experience is a great teacher. In this case based session a diverse panel of clinicians and scientists will address real-life cases from the bedside to the bench looking at the underlying physiologic causes and issues to provide practical strategies for overcoming the obstacles to healing.

Offloading for plantar foot wounds  








Angela Wilczek, Podiatrist and Lecturer, Central Queensland University, Australia








Workshop detailsDemonstrate several techniques for offloading plantar foot wounds. High plantar pressures contribute to wound breakdown, delayed healing, and recurrence of plantar wounds. Health professionals are highly skilled at offloading techniques including padding and insole therapy to assist with wound management and prevention.  This workshop will demonstrate padding and insole therapy to offload high plantar foot pressures. Participants will have a better understanding of these offloading techniques, and how they can assist with wound management. 

Dressings 101 















Workshop detailsThe main objective in applying a wound dressing is to create a wound environment that will be conducive to healing. There is no perfect dressing for every wound on every person.  The selection of dressing is determined following assessment of the person and their wound, as this will establish and prioritise the goals of care. An understanding of the function of the various categories of dressings and their modes of action will inform clinical decision making for achieving the wound management goals of care.  This hands-on workshop will focus on generic dressing categories, modes of action, benefits and contraindications for clinical use.  

Can you tell the difference between pressure injury and incontinence-associated dermatitis? Demystifying the complexities of pelvic skin injury diagnosis.  


Dr Jill Campbell, Nurse researcher and skin integrity clinical nurse, Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital, Australia







Workshop detailsAimed at clinicians responsible for assessment and classification of pelvic skin injuries, and for formulating, implementing and evaluating care plans to treat and prevent further skin injury.   Guide clinicians to test their own skills and knowledge using a series of case studies, clinical images and self-testing. Participants will be encouraged to ask any questions they have previously been afraid to ask. At the conclusion of this workshop, clinicians will have improved skills in accurately classifying pelvic skin injury.

1415 - 1430

Break

Catering Break
13:30 - 14:30

1430 - 1530
Vascular sonography for arterial and venous disease: understanding and interpretation


Dan Traves, Vascular Sonographer, Australia





Workshop detailsAddress arterial and venous disease and how ultrasound is used to guide the most appropriate interventions in the setting of wound care, considering arterial waveform analysis and venous insufficiency findings. This will also address vascular reporting terminology.

Skin lesions in clinical practice (foundational) 





Dr Karyn Lun, Consultant Dermatologist, Institute of Dermatology and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia

Workshop detailsAimed at practitioners with some experience in skin cancer management where the spectrum of skin lesions will be explored. Discussion will include signs assisting in recognition and diagnosis of significant lesions, and interpretation of pathology results. A broad range of management strategies will be discussed, including development of appropriate treatment plans for individual patients.
Nutrition and wounds: A team approach to prevention and management 





Workshop detailsThis interactive and engaging workshop will showcase the important role of nutrition in wound prevention and management. Participants will discover how malnutrition and wounds are closely linked, learn how to identify those at risk of malnutrition and what to do if malnutrition is suspected. The latest evidence surrounding the nutrition needs of people with wounds will be explored, along with practical tips for improving nutritional intake across all settings.  

Lower Limb Vascular Assessment from Basic to Advanced: What Clinicians need to know 


Annie Walsh, Head of Department, Podiatry and High Risk Foot Services Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospitals, Australia


Workshop detailsDesigned to increase your knowledge and understanding of vascular assessment techniques from basic pedal pulse palpation and Doppler waveform  interpretation to the advanced use of Ankle Brachial Index and Toe Brachial Index and Toe pressures and their interpretation.    Clinicians of all levels and from all health care disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend this practical and clinically relevant session. 

Debridement Practical (Group 2)
14:30-16:30


Kim Kaim, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Wound Management and current Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Australia





Workshop detailsDebridement is an essential process of wound bed preparation that promotes wound healing. This workshop helps participants become familiar with multiple forms of debridement including conservative sharp wound debridement (CSWD) and its different techniques. Participants will gain knowledge about the goals of debridement (when and why), tricks and traps. Attendees will be able to practice CSWD during the workshop and learn some helpful practical skills to further more integrate this essential practice in their wound care management.

1530 - 1545

Break

1545 - 1645
Skin lesions in clinical practice (advanced) 




Dr Karyn Lun, Consultant Dermatologist, Institute of Dermatology and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia







Workshop detailsAimed at practitioners with some experience in skin cancer management where the spectrum of skin lesions will be explored. Discussion will include signs assisting in recognition and diagnosis of significant lesions, and interpretation of pathology results. A broad range of management strategies will be discussed, including development of appropriate treatment plans for individual patients.
Top 10 Tips for Wound Cleansing





Workshop detailsWound cleansing is an essential step in completing a wound dressing procedure. This simple action has been recommended for decades but the debate on how best to do the cleansing, with what solution, how and when to do so continues. This session will explore the debate on when to cleanse with an antiseptic and when normal saline or tap water is fine. The “how to cleanse and when to cleanse” will be discussed and time to discuss real-life scenarios from the audience will be encouraged. 

Wound related pain: pain assessment skills to guide treatment



Dr Nicoletta Fresco, Lecturer, La Trobe University, Australia 











Workshop detailsInteractive workshop includes a foundational theory overview of pain mechanism and a practicum which focuses on experience of pain including a patient interview, an overview of pain assessment tools and differentiating wound related pain. 

Mastering compression therapy for venous and venous/arterial (mixed) insufficiency 


Hayley Ryan, Wound CNC and Director, Wound Rescue, Australia










Workshop detailsPractical workshop focuses on clinical reasong skills surrounding various compression therapy options. The emphasis of this workshop is on the clinical reasoning and practical skills required to deliver compression therapy.