NOV 04, 2020 6:00 AM PST

Latest thinking in scar prevention and treatment - A guide to managing and treating scars

Speaker
  • Former Head Plastic and Reconstructive Department (University Hospital Montpellier), President and Founding member of G-ScarS, Global Scar Society
    BIOGRAPHY

Abstract
Date:  November 4, 2020
Time: 6:00am (PST),  9:00am (EST),  2:00pm (GMT)
 
The Global Scar Society was formed to gain consensus for and promote best practice in the prevention and treatment of pathological scarring and to help direct future research. This webinar will discuss the current knowledge on the causes and risk factors for developing hypertrophic scars (HS) and keloid scars (KS), the best current surgical methods for preventing HS & KS, what adjunctive therapies are available for prevention and what therapies and techniques can be used for the treatment of HS & KS at different stages of their development. The webinar will illustrate current best practice through case presentations. In addition, there will be discussion around the direction of future research into new technologies for the prevention and treatment of scars. Scarring can cause physical and functional disability and may have a significant detrimental effect on patients’ quality of life, so it is important that clinicians bear in mind the impact of scarring on their patients. To this end, the webinar will also discuss the patients’ perceptions of scarring and the journey through their treatment.
 
Lastly, information will be presented on the mechanism of action and supporting clinical evidence for the use of silicone gel (KELO-COTE®) in the prevention and treatment of HS & KS. The webinar will conclude with questions and answers.
 
Learning Objectives
  • To gain an appreciation of the work of the Global Scar Society in developing guidelines and consensus documents on the prevention and treatment of abnormal & excessive scars.
  • To learn about the current best techniques and therapies for the prevention and treatment of abnormal & excessive scarring at different time points in the healing process.
  • To understand the importance of best practice in the prevention and treatment of abnormal & excessive scarring to the patient.
 
 
Webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing after live event.
 
LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.
 
JB-000614 Date of prep: September 2020

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