1. Baranoski, Sharon MSN, RN, CWOCN
  2. Salcido, Richard "Sal" MD

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In his keynote address on Friday, September 21, Courtney H. Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN, will set the tone for the 16th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care by discussing the conference theme, "Evidence to Practice: Closing the Gap to Improve Patient Outcomes." The Clinical Symposium will be held September 20 to 23, 2001, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Hotel in Orlando, FL. FIGURE

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Dr Lyder's lecture will bring to light the major gaps that exist in the evidence for wound care-and the challenge in translating the evidence that is available into practical advice for clinicians. He will also propose strategies for closing these gaps.


Dr Lyder is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Gerontology at Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT, and Director of the school's Adult, Family, Gerontological, and Women's Health Division. He is also Director of the ElderPrime Community Care Program, an innovative community-based program linking wellness care, health promotion, and health advocacy for low-income elder adults living in the community. In addition, he is a Nurse Consultant at Yale-New Haven Hospital.


A well-known clinical researcher, educator, and practitioner in wound care and minority aging, Dr Lyder's work over the past 10 years has focused on the prevention of pressure ulcers, particularly in elder adults with darkly pigmented skin. He has also completed studies investigating the cost-effectiveness of comprehensive wound programs and use of advanced technology in measuring wound healing. Dr Lyder is credited with initiating groundbreaking research into the pathogenesis of perineal dermatitis in elder adults.


Dr Lyder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, for which he chairs the Public Policy Committee. He also serves as a consultant to the Health Care Financing Administration and the Office of the General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, for skin and wound care issues.


For more information on the annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care-including the complete program-visit


Make Time to Play

Want to combine business with pleasure while attending the Clinical Symposium? Walt Disney World is offering special 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-day PARK HOPPER meeting/convention tickets just for attendees of the Clinical Symposium. All PARK HOPPER tickets include unlimited admission to Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, plus a limited number of visits to Downtown Disney Pleasure Island or DisneyQuest. Tickets must be ordered on-line by August 27. A link to details on the available PARK HOPPER tickets and an order form can be found on


Call for Abstracts

There is still time to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the Clinical Symposium. The deadline is July 1, with notification of acceptance or rejection by July 15. Detailed submission instructions can be found at the Web site or can be obtained by calling 1-800-346-7844, ext 1212, or by sending an E-mail message to


Call for Founder's Award Nominees

Nominees are being sought for the 2001 Sharon Baranoski Founders Award, given in recognition of the founder of the Clinical Symposium, Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWOCN. Deadline for submitting a name for consideration is July 1. The award is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from 3M Health Care. For nomination criteria, visit the Web site; call 1-800-346-7844, ext 1212; or E-mail