Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

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AAWC Wound Care Speakers Bureau

Locate the Association’s Foremost Wound Care Speakers.  This program provides a listing of Keynote Speakers who meet your specific requirements. Read the Speakers Bureau Disclaimer Notice.

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Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Los Angeles, CA
Member Since 1999
Topics: All aspects of Wound Assessment, basic wound treatment principles, pressure ulcers, wound healing, pathophysiology of pressure ulcer development, research methodology, implementation science, pressure ulcers in nursing homes, spinal cord injury, and critical care populations. View Bio

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS
Jacksonville, FL
Member Since 2005
Topics: Limb preservation and the Team Approach, Socio-economic impact of amputation, Offloading of Diabetic Foot ulcers, Surgery on the diabetic foot (digital and Trans-metatarsal amputations) versus higher level amputation, Peripheral Arterial Disease and the Connection between Heart Attack and Stroke, Social Media and Wound Care. View Bio

Bettendorf, IA
Member Since 1996
Topics: Venous and Arterial Ulcer disease, Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Contact Casting and offloading the diabetic foot. Applying advanced therapies in wound care (Matrix grafts, Living skin equivalent grafts, NPWT, HBOT and other advanced modalities) Debridement, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its role in wound healing, establishing a wound care center. Organizing your approach to wound care. View Bio

Ruth Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN
Spokane, WA
Member Since 1999
Topics: Assessment, prevention and management various wounds (pressure, diabetic, venous, atypical, MASD/IAD, surgical, fistulas); topical therapy selection, neonatal skin care, medical adhesive related skin injury, pressure ulcer prevention, discriminating etiologies, skin care needs of the obese patient, evidence based practice.
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Renee Cordrey, PT, MSPT, MPH, CWS
Arlington, VA
Member Since 1996
Topics: General wound prevention, assessment, and management. Wound healing modalities, Psychosocial issues in wound healing Cultural issues, cultural competence. The role of physical therapy in wound healing. Quality monitoring and improvement, The chronic wound problem (prevalence, economics, etc.) View Bio

Heidi H. Cross, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN
Skaneateles, NY
Member Since 2013
Topics: Pressure ulcer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Leg ulcers, Support Surface and Microclimate Management, Palliative Wound Care Management, Moist wound healing and dressings, Nursing management of skin and wound issues, Acute vs. Chronic Wounds, Ostomy care and management View Bio

David Davidson, DPM
Williamsville, NY
Member Since 2012
Topics: Comprehensive Diabetic foot assessment, diagnosis, treatment, How to build a wound healing or limb preservation team, The use of advanced therapies in wound care, The Bio- mechanics of a diabetic foot wound, Surgical Options for Limb Salvage, The evaluation and treatment of arterial and venous wounds. View Bio

Margaret DotsonPeggy Dotson, RN, BS
Bolivia, NC
Member Since 1995
Topics: Medicare changes to payment for physicians and physical therapists in 2013, Understanding QMs and how you will get paid in the future, Transitional care management – what is it and who can get paid to provide this care? Coverage of NPWT – what is and is not covered by Medicare? Providing off-loading for the diabetic foot – When are total contact casts, prosthetics and orthotic covered? View Bio for more topics.

Vickie Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS
Boston, MA
Member Since 2008
Topics: Comprehensive Diabetic foot assessment, diagnosis, treatment and hospital management. How to build a wound healing or limb preservation team or center. Latest and greatest advanced therapies on the market and in clinical trials, How to develop a clinical research program. Tips for industry on developing and conducting successful clinical trials. View Bio

Cindy Felty, MSN, RN, CNP, CWS, FCCWS
Rochester, MN
Member Since 1997
Topics: Arterial disease and ulceration: diagnosis and treatment, Venous disease and ulceration: diagnosis and treatment, Compression pump treatment: for all vascular problems, Lymphedema diagnosis and treatment View Bio

Kathy Gallagher, NP, WCC, CWS, FACCWS
Newark, DE
Member Since 2011
Topics: Excellence in Acute Surgical Patient Management, Catastrophic Limb Injuries: When is Enough, Enough?, Patient-Centered Dressing Selection, Negative Pressure Therapy, Surgical Debridement, Comprehensive Acute Wound Management Transitions Inpatient to Outpatient, Split Thickness Skin Grafting, Wounds via a Website Database, Photodocumentation. View Bio

Brandon Hawkins, DPM, CWS
Bakersfield, CA
Member Since 2011
Topics: Dermal Skin Substitutes, Charcot reconstruction, Surgical/medical management of diabetic wounds, Vacuum assisted closure systems, Total contact casting. View Bio

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Member Since 1997
Topics: Integumentary dysfunction, Edemas, Lymphedema, Aging skin, Palliative wound care, Noncaucasian skin/wound issues & considerations, Pressure Ulcers, Burns, and Misc wound/atypicals. View Bio

Jennifer Hurlow, MSN, GNP-BC, WOCN
Germantown, TN
Member Since 2008
Topics: Wound assessment and documentation, including unusual etiologies. Moist wound healing, modern dressings, and etiology specific treatment strategies. A Brief History of Wound Care to present day challenges. View Bio

Harriet Jones, MD, BSN, FAPWCA
Pearl, MS
Member Since 2012
Topics: Why Wound Care? Pressure Ulcers, Common Encounters in Wound Care, Skin, Skin Structure and Soft Tissue Infections, What IS That? Diabetic Foot Ulcers. View Bio

Penny S. Jones, RN, MN, CWS, CWCN
Durham, NC
Member Since 2009
Topics: Wound Etiology (pressure, arterial, venous, neuropathic, trauma), PU Risk assessment, Prevention, Assessment (including staging), Legal aspect of prevention and treatment (Defense and Plaintiff), Topical Therapy, Bed selection. Skin Tears, Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (prevention and treatment), Program development for unit based Skin Care Champion Program, Surgical wound infection, Debridement. View Bio

Allyson Larkin, MD
Corpus Christi, TX
Member Since 2005
Topics: A Practical Approach to Wound Care, ABC’S of Wound Care in South Texas, What the PCP Should Know, Care of Wounds Complicated by PAD, A Whirlwind Tour of Chronic Wounds, Optimally Managing Patients with Nonhealing Wounds, Pressure Ulceration Staging and Management, Clinical Benefits of Wound Vac Therapy. View Bio

Jack Lighton, DO, FACOS, CWS, FCCWS
Jupiter, FL
Member Since 2000
Topics: Vascular assessment, Venous ulcer compression wraps and surgical intervention, All types of Debridement, Ulcers caused by Vasculitis and Vasclopathies, When/how to biopsy for diagnosis and treatment, wound dressing, causes of peripheral edema metabolic, mechanical, Lymphedema and Lipidema Diagnostic pearls, DFU treatment/off loading use of growth factor, and advance tissue modalities, Atypical Ulcers View Bio

Eric Lullove, DPM, CWS, FACCWS
Boca Raton, FL
Member Since 2010
Topics: Wound Care Basics, Acellular Dermal Matricies, Silver Oxysalts, Diabetic Foot, Compression/Venous Leg, HITECH, Documentation, Reimbursement, Social Media, Peripheral Arterial Disease/Critical Limb Ischemia, Antimicrobial wound therapies. View Bio for more topics.

James McGuire, DPM, PT
Berwyn, PA
Member Since 2014
Topics: Fundamentals of Wound Care,Treatment Strategies for the Chronic Wound, Management of Wound Infections, Adjunctive Wound Therapies, Management of Charcot Arthropathy, Total Contact Casting and the Diabetic Foot, Extracellular Matrix Enhancement or Replacement in Chronic Wound Care, Off-Loading the Diabetic Foot, Advanced Wound Therapies: Dressings and Skin Substitutes, Compression Therapy for Lower Extremity Edema. View Bio

Catherine Ratliff, PhD, APRNBC, CWOCN, CFCN
Charlottesville, VA
Member Since 1997
Topics: Chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, infection. View Bio

Matthew Regulski, DPM, CMET, CWSP, FAPWH(c), FAPWCA
Manahawkin, NJ
Member Since 2008
Topics: I can lecture on all topics of wound care, from debridement to grafting. bio-engineered materials to growth factors and cytokines and chemokines, pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, inflammation and oxidative stress, endothelium and nitric oxide, metabolic syndrome, nutrition, whatever you need. View Bio

Sandra Rosenberg, MD, FAACWS, ABPMR
Mendota Heights, MN
Member Since 2011
Topics: Lymphedema – Basic Understanding, Lymphedema and Chronic Wounds, Functional Abillity and the Effects on Chronic Wounds. View Bio

Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA
Wimberley, Texas
Member Since 1997
Topics: Debridement, Diabetes and Wound Care, Biophysical Agents in Wound Care, Wound Assessment & Documentation, Psychosocial Issues in Wound Care, Wound Care in the Older Adult, Wound Prevention and Care in the Long-Term Care Setting, Presentation Skills for Healthcare Providers. View Bio

Kathleen Schaum, MS
Lake Worth, FL
Member Since 2004
Topics: ABC’s of Wound Care Reimbursement, Wound Care Coding Update,  Payment System Update. How to Locate and Use Medicare Coverage Policies.  Internal Audit Topics.  Reimbursement Essentials for Your Wound Care Business Success.  Parallel Reimbursement Programs. Coding, Payment, and Coverage for Debridement, Cells and/or Tissue Derived Products for Wounds.  View Bio

Thomas SerenaThomas Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM
Cambridge, MA
Member Since 2004
Topics: Establishing a wound and hyperbaric center and increasing profitability of an existing wound care center. Evidence that demands a verdict: the role of hyperbaric medicine in Healing Wounds.  Engineered Biodynamic Materials. Growth Factors and therapy, Wound care diagnostics the new frontier in wound care, Clinical trials in wound healing.  Evidenced based guidelines of venous leg ulcers. Vascular screening. AAWC/Global Volunteers: Healing the wounds of the world. Quality measures for wound care centers.  View Bio

Shishir Shah, DO, CWS, FACCWS
Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since 2004
Topics: Pressure Ulcers Prevention and Management including causation in care settings, Venous and Diabetic Ulcer Management, Developing Successful and Profitable Wound Programs for Physicians and Health Systems, Bioengineered Skin and Wound Healing. View Bio

Joy E. Schank, RN, MSN, ANP, CWOCN
Himrod, NY
Member Since 1996
Topics: The Criminalization of Skin Failure, Pressure Ulcers-Legal Complications, Wounds-Who’s Who and What To Do, Wound Assessment and Documentation, Basic Wound and Skin Care View Bio

Hollie Smith Mangrum, PT, CWS
Collierville, TN
Member Since 2011
Topics: Chronic wounds to include Arterial, Venous, Diabetic and Pressure Treatments of Chronic Wounds, Dressings for Chronic Wounds, Assessment of Wounds, Documentation in Wound Care.  View Bio

Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
Los Angeles, CA
Member Since 2005
Topics: Debridement (Surgical, ultrasound, enzymatic etc) DM foot (Wound care, limb salvage, off-loading) Vascular medicine (diagnosis and treatment of PAD – Peripheral Arterial Diseases and Venous diseases) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in wound care, Nutrition in wound care, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, Skin substitute and cell therapy.  View Bio

Jeremy Tamir, MD, FAPWCA
Wichita, KS
Member Since 2008
Topics: Surgical techniques in treating chronic wounds, Flaps and skin grafts for pressure sores, The approach to the complex post operative abdominal wound, Complications associated with using negative pressure devices
Advanced technologies in treating venous insufficiency wounds, Basic approach to the non healing wound. View Bio

Terry TreadwellTerry Treadwell, MD, FACS
Montgomery, AL
Member Since 1999
Topics: The Basics of Wound Care, Debridment-Why and How, Compression Therapy, Venous Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, The Swollen Limb, Tissue Engineered Skin, Treatment of Wounds in Infants and Children, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Acute Wound Care, Treatment of Second Degree Burns, Internation Wound Care–Treating the Worldwide Epidemic, Wound Care Education Here and Around the World, What Do I Do Now?–The Layman’s Guide to Wound Care. View Bio

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