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January 2, 2019

Abely Solutions, Canopy Tools, Raiven Healthcare, and WoundWiseIQ. These four companies will compete in the Society’s 2nd annual Shark Tank competition, to be held at the 2019 annual conference in Atlanta, GA, March 7-10. Their innovations are all unique and their paths to the Shark Tank distinct, but they share an excitement about the opportunity to participate in this event and to interact with conference participants. As Canopy Tools CEO Elisabeth Michel, MPH, says, “When I heard about the Shark Tank, I thought it would be an incredible opportunity that would provide us with exposure...

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December 18, 2018

Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, is in her third year as Society House of Delegates (HoD) chair, but she is still humbled when she stands at the podium and looks out at her family of peers. Then she takes a deep breath, relishes the excitement and energy of the meeting, and starts talking. It’s not too late to share this experience. You have until January 6 to submit a resolution or become a delegate for the 2019 meeting in Atlanta, GA.

“We’ve already received several resolutions, so we are off to an excellent start,” says Dr. Gillespie. “We’re looking forward to seeing more and to...

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December 12, 2018

“When individuals donate to the Foundation, they are a giving to a purpose, a project they believe in—such as the Futures Program; but they also understand the role these play for our profession and its future,” says Foundation Chair Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP. With one click, she observes, you can support your purpose and watch your donation in action, making positive change possible.

For example, Dr. Resnick says, “Practitioners want...

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November 26, 2018

Post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities increasingly are seeing patients with opioid addiction and other substance use disorders. Some are older adults—more like the traditional PALTC patients--and some are younger patients with various clinical needs and comorbidities. Yet, all share a need for focused care and efforts to get them on the road to recovery.

At the Society’s Meet the Experts breakfast, scheduled for March 9, 2019, during the annual conference in Atlanta, Michael Fingerhood, MD, will...

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November 14, 2018
If you want proof that the Society really is one family of professionals, look no further than Firas Saidi, MD, CMD, the first registrant for the 2019 annual conference. He achieved this distinction because he went online to confirm his travel dates so he could meet up with a friend at the meeting. While he was on the conference website, he decided to register. The friend? Christopher Joncas, MD, CMD, the first registrant for the 2018 annual conference (featured...
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November 6, 2018

Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD, the Society’s secretary and chair of the Membership Committee, never tires of talking about the organization to his colleagues. “I usually get two reactions. There are people who are unaware of the organization and its member benefits but are excited to hear about them. Then there are our members, especially those who have attended an annual conference, who are converts for life,” he says. Either way, Society membership “feels like coming home to a big family.”

He often asks potential members, “What would make your work easier? What is causing you...

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October 29, 2018

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) isn’t a new concept. It’s actually been around for hundreds of years, says T.S. Dharmarajan, MD, CMD. However, PEGs are used excessively in the elderly at the terminal stages of life. Dr. Dharmarajan,...

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October 24, 2018

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Two of the Society’s most prestigious honors pay tribute to pioneers and visionaries William Dodd, MD, CMD, and James Pattee, MD, CMD. While these names are synonymous with the Society, there are also powerful, inspiring stories behind them that show why these awards are so coveted by our members.

“Billy Dodd was...

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October 15, 2018

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Receiving the 2018 Medical Director of the Year award was an honor that Eric Hasemeier, DO, CMD, will never forget. “Receiving this award was fantastic. It truly was the highlight of my career. It substantiates what I’ve devoted my life to and reaffirms what I’ve accomplished,” he says. Of...

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October 10, 2018

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Jeffrey Levine, MD, CMD, has spent years studying wounds. He has worked in a wide array of environments from outpatient wound care clinics, hospitals, and post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities. Now, along with co-presenter Scott Bolhack, MD...