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Thomas E Serena

Thomas E Serena

Serena Groups, USA

Title: ADVANCES IN WOUND HEALING

Biography

Thomas E Serena, Founder and Medical Director of SerenaGroup®, a family of wound, hyperbaric and research companies. Serena completed his residency in Surgery at the Hershey Medical Center. To date he has opened and operates wound care centers across the United Sates and globally. He has been the lead or Principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials and is recognized internationally as an expert in the fi eld of wound healing: He has more than 100 published papers and has given more than 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society and served two terms on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and is now the President-Elect. He has also been Vice-President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and President of the American Professional Wound Care Association.

Abstract

The science of wound healing strives to meet the ever-expanding numbers of patients suffering from chronic wounds. Problem wounds have eclipsed cancer as the most dreaded malady with greater morbidity and mortality and far greater numbers of victims. This lecture addresses advances in the field that have improved diagnosis, enabled better delivery of care and permitted the analysis of large amounts of data. These developments improve the quality of life for our patients. If total Contact casting is the gold standard for off-aoding the diabetic foot, why haven’t physicians incorporated TCC into their practices? We struggled with this question for years. We discovered several factors that contributed to this phenomenon: unfamiliarity with cast saws, the weight of the cast, the strength of the cast and drying time. In this workshop, we will demonstrate a novel TCC that solves all of these problems.