2015 ASM – Pre-ASM Forums

Scientific Forum

This year the focus of the scientific forum will be on cellular therapies and skin substitutes in the treatment of burns.

We will provide an overview of cell therapies and regulatory and other hurdles in the ‘bench to bedside’ journey. Clinical investigators will describe their own experience in burn related translational laboratory investigation, and highlight lessons and outcomes from their own clinical trials. Sharing experience and knowledge will identify new opportunities for collaboration in this rapidly developing area.

Conference registrants and non-registrants as well as day registrants are welcome to attend and contribute to the forum.

Scientific Forum Provisional Program – Tuesday 20 October 2015
0800-0900 Registration open for Scientific Forum only | Promenade Foyer West
Scientific Forum | M9 & M10 | Bookings essential
1000-1230 Overview of cell therapies (including those that could impact on burn care) and the ‘bench to bedside’ journey hurdles
1000-1045 Cellular therapies – current status and what’s on (and over) the horizon 
John E.J. Rasko AO, BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) PhD FFSc (RCPA) FRCPA FRACP, FAHMS
Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program, Centenary Institute, Head of Department, Cell & Molecular Therapies
1100-1145 Tissue substitutes and emergency preparedness: Ringside observations concerning USA preparations for burn mass casualties and the intersection with biotechnology
James C. Jeng MD FACS
Director of Wound Care Mount Sinai Medical System Manhattan, New York City.
1145-1230 How to make your own synthetic dermis and get it to the market
John Greenwood AM, BSc(Hons), MBChB, MD, DHIthSc, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast), FRACS Director, Adult Burn Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital. Director, Skin Engineering Laboratory, Hanson Institute.
1230-1300 Lunch
1300-1600 Clinical investigators: Laboratory work and clinical trials in burn related cell derived therapies and dermal substitutes
1300-1345 The regulatory framework for therapies under medical supervision –  the TGA perspective
Ieva Ozolins, Medical Officer, Biological Science, Scientific Evaluation Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Department of Health, Australia
1345-1400 Discussion
1400-1530 Clinical experimental work with tissue engineered skin substitutes: Strategies, pitfalls and outcomes
Fiona Wood (WA), Peter Maitz / Zhe Li (NSW), John Greenwood (SA), Heather Cleland / Shiva Akbarzadeh (VIC)
1530-1600 A collagen-elastin matrix: Histological changes in burned patients. A prospective study of 10 patients
Eric Dantzer (FR)
1600 Scientific Forum concludes


1200-1800 ASM Registration | Promenade Foyer West
Combined Allied Health & Nursing ForumBookings Essential
1300-1415 Combined session with the Allied Health Forum 
Nutrition and the burns patient
Rochelle KurmisThe BRANZ Quality Indicators – Panel Discussion
1415-1445 Afternoon Tea
Allied Health Forum | M6/M7 | Bookings essential Nursing Forum | M8 | Bookings Essential
1430-1515 Laser 
Dr Liz WhartonChair: Nicole Alexander
1445-1455 Burns care coordinator – a move in the right direction
Alison Hill
1455-1510 Nursing response to the Ravenshoe disaster
Kay Wright
1515-1530 Break 1510-1525 Emergency Management of Severe Burn (EMSB) course for the nurses of Bangladesh – scope and lesson learnt
Dr Animesh Biswas
1530-1615 Rehab
Dr Dale EdgarChair: Nadine Sexton
1525-1535 E-simulation in burns
Sheila Kavanagh
1535-1545 Burns theatre nursing
Miranda Pye, Concorde
1545-1555 To be confirmed
Ashlea Ladd, VABS
1555-1605 To be confirmed
Rachel Charlton, VABS
1605-1615 To be confirmed
Madeline Jacques, Westmead at Childrens

Group Discussion

Chair: Dale Edgar

1615-1625 Development of a burn education module
Sheila Kavanagh
1625-1655 Case scenario
Natalia Adanichkin, Mel Pacquola, Deb Murray
1655-1700 Wrap up and evaluation
Yvonne Singer




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