March 13, 2014
SIU Med School and Memorial Medical Center Sponsor 19th Annual Wound Care Symposium
An educational seminar on wound care will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Illinois Education Association Professional Development Center, 3440 Liberty Drive, Springfield. The event is sponsored by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Plastic Surgery Institute, Memorial Wound Healing Center and Memorial Medical Center.
The seminar will feature course director Dr. Michael Neumeister and long-term care expert Karen Kennedy-Evans, President of KL Kennedy, LLC and senior physical therapist Christiane Perme of Houston Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Neumeister is professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Elvin G. Zook Endowed Chair.
The daylong conference is open to any health-care providers interested in wound care. This includes nurses, physicians, dietitians, clinical nurse specialists, nursing home administrators and professionals, home health staff, occupational therapists and physical therapists. Those attending will learn about identifying and managing the Kennedy Terminal Ulcer, skin integrity issues in hospitalized patients, care plan following flap wound closure surgery, outpatient wound care services, evaluating mobility readiness in critically ill patients and wound management issues of in-home patients. Wound care equipment and product exhibitors will be on site. Both a continental breakfast and hot lunch will be served. The cost is $100 for 6.0 contact hours, two meals and all materials. A discount of $10 is available for those who register prior to April 1, 2014. To register online or for more information, go to www.siumed.edu/plastics.