A once-only opportunity to understand the causes of pressure ulcers from an expert in this field. The conference is being presented by Professor Amit Gefen (pictured) who, for almost 20 years, has been reviewing current thinking and conducting research into pressure injury etiology. The conference will offer a diverse range of interactive and educational sessions studying current best evidence of pressure injury pathophysiology and the significant role tissue deformation plays in the development of pressure injuries. Discussion will revolve around the differences in development of superficial pressure injury versus a suspected deep tissue injury. The conference will also cover guidelines for prevention and management of pressure injury, the role of seating support services and pressure injury prevention from a wheelchair user’s perspective.
Professor Gefen has developed computer-based element modelling to accurately predict internal tissue stresses in a variety of situations including scar tissue, bone remodelling and sitting on different pressure relieving surfaces. A professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, this will be his first visit to Australia.
Two guest speakers will also be at the conference, Amy Darvall is the co-founder and director of Holistic Nursing Solutions with special interest in the prevention and management of wounds; Malcolm Turnbull (the other one!) will speak about his experiences as a wheelchair user, managing pressure injury risks and maintaining an active lifestyle.
The program has been designed for physicians, podiatrists, nurses, case managers, occupational and physical therapists, assistive technology professionals and other rehabilitation professionals managing pressure injuries and/or prescribing wheelchair seating products.
Early bird registration closes on August 31. The conference, ‘The Etiology of Pressure Injuries: Deformation is a Cell Killer’will be held on November 8, 2016 at L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney.
To register now and for more information visit: http://permobilaustralia.wixite.com/drgefen-conference