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ECMC Wound Care Symposium features distinguished Wound Care Specialist Dr. David G. Armstrong as key note speaker

On Saturday, September 20th, the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and the ECMC Lifeline Foundation held its third annual “Wound Care Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Wound Healing.”  This year, ECMC was able to arrange for distinguished wound care specialist Dr. David G. Armstrong to address some 100 clinicians in attendance during this conference.

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery (with Tenure) at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Armstrong also holds a Master’s of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales, College of Medicine, and a PhD from the University of Manchester, College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine.  He also co-founded the South Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA).

Other Wound Care Symposium 2014 presenters included: Lee Rogers, DPM; David Davidson, DPM; and Raphael Blochle, MD.

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at ECMC, managed by Healogics, Inc., provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments.  Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations.  When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.  Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.  Through a partnership with Healogics, Inc., ECMC is able to offer a new and comprehensive center providing specialized wound care and hyperbaric medicine.  The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is located on the ECMC Health Campus and can be reached by phone at 716-898-4800.

About Healogics, Inc.: Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 500 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information or to find a Wound Care Center near you, please visit

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