Skin substitutes (SS) can be a vital adjunct to standard of care for achieving wound closure in acute and chronic wounds. However, the variety of SS categories available, and their very high unit cost, often complicated by reimbursement requirements, can make selection challenging, as the physician needs to be able to determine which SS will be both clinically effective and cost-effective for individual patient needs. In this online masterclass, a select group of KOL physicians will debate how to make good SS selection decisions, and then quiz manufacturers/suppliers as to when and why they should use their products.

The masterclass will comprise two parts. The first will be a discussion among key opinion leaders identifying the main challenges relating to the selection of a clinically effective and cost-effective skin substitute (SS) and how they deal with this in their practice. The second part will be a Q&A section, in which the KOLs will ask various manufacturers/suppliers of SSs how they can get the best use out of their product.

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    Dr. Thomas E. Serena MD FACS FACHM MAPWCA
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    He operates advanced wound care centers across the United Sates and globally. Dr. Serena has been the lead or Principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials including a dozen CTP trials. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of wound healing: He has more than 250 published papers and has given more than 2000 invited lectures throughout the world. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and is now the immediate Past-President. He has also been President of the American Professional Wound Care Association and currently serves as Vice-President of the International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory Panel.
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    Prof Steven Jeffery BSc MB ChB FRCS EBOPRAS FRCS (Plast)
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    Dr. Baljit Dheansa FRCS (Plast)
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    Dr. Robert Kirsner MD PhD FAAD
    Dr. Kirsner is Chairman and the endowed Harvey Blank Professor in the Dr. Phillip Frost Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is Chief of Dermatology at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics and Jackson Memorial Hospital and directs the University of Miami Hospital Wound Center. Dr. Kirsner serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals in dermatology and wound healing and serves in national leadership positions in both Wound Healing and Dermatology, including currently serving on the American Academy of Dermatology Board of Directors and the Wound Healing Society Board of Directors. In addition to career development awards, foundation, industry sponsored funding and CDC funding, he currently leads or is part of a number of NIH funded grants. Independent of books, book chapters and abstracts, he has published over 550 articles.
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    Dr Claudia M. Barzilay, Ph.D.
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    Dr Baldur Baldursson PhD
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    Dr Negin Shamsian MBChB MRCS MD
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    Dr Ally-Khan Somani
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