ECMC Lifeline Foundation
462 Grider Street, Suite G-1
Buffalo, NY 14215

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Salute WNY’s Heroes while supporting the lifesaving medical services of ECMC. Join us a for a Healthwalk or sanctioned 5K Run around Delaware Park. A family friendly party caps off our salute to WNY’s Firefighting and Law Enforcement Professionals, Emergency Service Providers and ECMC Physicians & Nurses.

Symposium Objectives are to:

  • Educate learners in current protocols to enhance treatment and management of chronic wounds including: diabetic ulcers, vascular and arterial ulcers, burns, infectious disease, pressure ulcers, hyperbaric medicine, and evidence-based medicine.
  • Provide participants with up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding conditions and suggested pain management treatment therapies for chronic ulcers. These include the use of skin substitutes, on-/off-loading, arterial and vascular intervention, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, antibiotic use, specialized product and dressing use, and the importance of diagnostic testing.
  • Provide skills to plan, identify, select, and employ more effective wound care management strategies.
  • Teach participants a comprehensive approach to analyzing the contributing factors and consequences of delayed wound treatment, and to address the issues and options which will generate more inclusive and complete treatment.

Symposium Credit

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) through joint sponsorship with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the ECMC Lifeline Foundation.

The University at Buffalo is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor CME for physicians.

The UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Symposium Agenda:

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM: Breakfast and Registration
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction: James Lukan, MD
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Sonja Lichtenstein, MD: The Multidisciplinary
Approach to Limb Salvage
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: James Lukan, MD: The Complexities of Burn Management
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Break and Vendor Exhibits
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: David Davidson, DPM: The Importance of Addressing Biomechanics with Diabetic Foot Wounds
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Matthew Antalek, DO: Wound Infections:
The Science, Diagnosis & Treatment That You Should Know
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Michael Chopko, MD: Traumatic Wounds: The Intricacies of Care
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Lunch and Vendor Exhibits
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Sonja Lichtenstein, MD: Hyperbaric
Oxygen Therapy: When, Where and How
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Raphael Blochle, MD: The Diagnosis & Treatment of Arterial Ulcers
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Break and Vendor Exhibits
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: John Hurley, DPM: The Use of Bio-engineered Skin
Substitutes in Treating Chronic Wounds
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Lynn Kordasiewicz, ARNP; NP:
The Diagnosis & Treatment of Pressure Wounds
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Panel Discussion/Closing Remarks

For more detailed information on ECMC Lifeline Foundation events and sponsorship information please contact Stacy Roeder at 716-898-5881 or

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