Burke to Host 3rd Annual Wound Healing Teaching Day

Published August 6, 2014

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, in collaboration with Montefiore Department of Family & Social Medicine, will host the Bronx-Westchester Academy of Family Physician’s 3rd annual Wound Healing Teaching Day on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

At this one-day seminar, attendees will learn how to optimize diabetic foot ulcer outcomes and pressure ulcer outcomes, learn evaluation and management of leg ulcers, and learn about hyperbaric therapy for wound management.

 The event, which is geared towards family medicine physicians and residents, nurses, nurse educators, and nurse managers, will feature discussions by leading wound healing experts, including Anna Flattau, M.D., Director of the Wound Healing Program at Montefiore Medical Center.

Date: September 6, 2014
Time:  8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m
Location: Burke Campus, 785 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, Billings Building, Rosedale Room.
Registration and fee:
Registration is free for the first 50 attendees and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, send a check for $30 made out to BWAFP with your name, address, phone, and email to:
Gloria Negron, Secretary
Montefiore Wound Healing Program
3544 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Those who receive complimentary admission will have their check returned at the end of the conference. For more information on registering, email Gloria Negron, at

Additional details:

  • Breakfast and lunch will be served
  • The event is also approved for 5.0 hours of AAFP prescribed credit and Nursing CEU credits.

Conference Agenda:
8:30 a.m.. – 9:00 a.m.:  Breakfast
9: 00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.:  Optimizing Diabetic foot outcomes: Risk stratification, prevention, early detection and treatments – Anna Flattau, MD
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.:  Optimizing pressure ulcer outcomes: Evaluating the whole patient and his/her environment – Lorraine Poliey, RN
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: An interdisciplinary approach in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers – Interdisciplinary Burke Wound Care Team
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.:  Leg Ulcers: Beyond the venous stasis ulcer – Carolyn Andrews, PA-C
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: What is the evidence for hyperbaric oxygen in wound healing? – Sharone Jacobs, MD

Course Directors:
Sudhir Vaidya, MD FRCS(G) FAAFP
Clinical Associate Professor Family and Community Medicine New York Medical College
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Anna Flattau, MD MSc MS
Clinical Assistant Professor Director Wound Healing Program Department of Family & Social Medicine Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

For more information on the event, click here.

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