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Symposia Information

Symposia Information

Thank you to our Exhibitors for sponsoring these events!

Attendees must register for each individual Symposium you would like to attend by
using the registration links shown below.

(*meals are provided at no cost by the symposium sponsor)

4 Non-CE Educational Symposia: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch and 1 Dinner

All Symposium sessions were held in Junior Ballroom - F

Thursday August 26, 2021
Lunch Symposium
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Ostomy Skin Barrier Formula: It's What's Inside That Counts
Sarah Strong BSN, RN, CWON

Discuss the evolution of skin barrier technology, explore different skin barrier ingredients and gain a hands on understanding of how they impact performance.

Friday August 27, 2021
Breakfast Symposium
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Managing Difficult-to-Dress Wounds
Dr. Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, PhD, NP Clinical Consultant for Coloplast
  • Discuss the clinical challenges of difficult-to- dress wounds
  • Describe the scope of the problem and the impact on the health system
  • Describe a proposed solution that can make a difference
  • Discuss how to implement new ideas into daily practice

Friday August 27, 2021
Lunch Symposium
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Optimizing Outcomes in Wound Management: Utilizing Latest Evidence, Techniques and Technologies
Kersten Reider, MSN, AGPNP-C, CWOCN at Tower Health
  • Discuss ways to identify the proper patients and wounds for negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d)
  • Provide dressing application tips to help build confidence when utilizing NPWTi-d
  • Review the evolution of evidence and science behind NPWTi-d
  • Review advancements in surgical drape technology to optimize skin integrity
  • Take part in a question-and-answer session

Friday August 27, 2021
Dinner Symposium
6:30 PM


Origins and Innovations of NPWT
Dr. Katherine Jeter, EdD, MA, BS, ET

This session will include Katherine Jeter’s early development and testing of Close Suction Wound Drainage now known as NPWT. Dr. Jeter shares the story of how she presented NPWT in 1985, then called Close Suction Wound Drainage. As one of the chartering members of the WOCN Society (formerly the IAET), Katherine has been a leader in the Society at both the regional and national levels; innovation demonstration.