Antimicrobial challenges in chronic wounds - Biofilms
In this webinar, Dr. Gregory Schultz will talk about antimicrobial challenges in chronic wounds with a special emphasis on the emerging role of biofilms. This will be followed by Dr. Marcelo Liberato presenting case studies were he shows his treatment strategy of patients with Venous Leg Ulcers.
Non-healing wounds have become a major worldwide healthcare burden. The impact of biofilms on chronic wound infection is well established but despite increased understanding of the underlying mechanism of biofilm formation in chronic wounds, we still have a lot to learn about biofilm diagnosis in chronic wounds.
After the webinar you will:
- Know more about the mechanism of biofilm formation
- Understand the importance of cleansing and debridement as a first critical step
- Have a clear understanding of the “Step-Down – Then Step-Up Treatment” strategy
- Learn from case studies
Dr. Gregory Schultz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Ophthalmology and Professor of Ob/Gyn at the University of Florida where he established the Institute for Wound Research to study molecular and cellular regulation of healing.
Dr Marcelo Ruettimann Liberato de Moura, MD
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department São Rafael SA Hospital, Salvador, Bahia-Brazil, Ruettiman Teaching and Training Company Head of the Ruettiman Institute