Safe Sitting Time is Focus of Amit Gefen's November 8 Keynote Speech
A keynote presentation titled “The Etiology of Pressure Injuries: Deformation is a Cell Killer,” by Amit Gefen, B Sc in Mechanical Engineering, MSc and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, will highlight a 1-day conference November 8 at the L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park in Sydney, Australia.
Gefen’s presentation expands on his ongoing research and its impact on understanding of the etiology of pressure injuries and extending safe sitting time. Gene’s findings on clinical applications of Finite Element Modeling and how the specific mechanisms of ROHO cushions extend safe-sitting time will be included in this presentation.
The event is hosted by Permobil Australia.
Dr Gefen is the immediate past-president of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and presents at major conferences and symposia worldwide. Currently, he is also the chair of ROHO’s Scientific Advisory Board. His lab at Tel Aviv University partners with ROHO in evaluation of technology, advising on the state of science and provides input on future products.
This program is designed for physicians, podiatrists, nurses, case managers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, CNAs, ATPs, and any other rehabilitation professionals managing pressure injuries or prescribing wheelchair seating products.
In addition to Dr Gefen’s presentation, other speakers include: Amy Darvall, RN, co-founder/director of Holistic Nursing Solutions, and Malcolm Turnbull, senior advisor and wheelchair ambassador at Permobil Australia. There will also be an opportunity for conference attendees to ask questions of all the speakers during a roundtable discussion.
“We are delighted to be able to host Dr Gefen in Australia and bring these key leaders in pressure injury research and prevention to those in the industry who are challenged daily with keeping patients in safe seating for longer periods of time,” says Olivia Tomka, marketing manager, Permobil Australia and organizer of the conference. For more information, or to register for the one-day conference, go to: http://permobilaustralia.wixsite.com/drgefen-conference
Dr Gefen is also an invited speaker at the plenary session of the Inaugural Wounds Australia Conference November 9 – 12 in Melbourne. His presentations there will include, “How Much Time Does It Take to Get a Pressure Injury” and “Pressure Injury: Presenting the Etiology and Demonstrating More Practical Aspects, eg, Immersion and Envelopment, and Their Effects on Internal Tissue Loading.” He will also be part of the panel discussion, “Controversies in Wound Care and the Future.”
For information on the 4-day symposium, go to: www.woundsaust2016.com.au