ConvaTec to Conduct Educational Symposium at the 15th Meeting of the International Society for Burn Injuries

By Convatec, PRNE
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ISTANBUL, June 17, 2010 - ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical
technologies for community and hospital care, today announced that the
company will host a symposium focused on the role of a novel dressing
technology in burn care during the 15th Meeting of the International Society
for Burn Injuries in Istanbul, Turkey.

The symposium titled "The Role of Dressing Technology in Burn Care:
Impact on Clinical Outcomes and Cost of Care" will take place from
12:00-13:00, Tuesday, 22 June 2010 and will be chaired by Stan Monstrey, MD,
PhD, University Hospital Gent, Belgium with feature presentations from Steven
Jeffery, BSc, MB, FRCS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (plast), RAMC, The Birmingham Burn
Centre, United Kingdom; and Fenike R.H. Tempelman, MD, Red Cross Hospital,
Beverwijk, The Netherlands.

The data that will be presented will enable clinicians to evaluate
comparative dressing attributes and the impact that dressing function has on
clinical and economic outcomes. Through the presentation of clinical evidence
and case studies, the role of dressings in controlling infection, minimizing
wound trauma, reducing pain, increasing staff efficiency and generally
promoting the optimal burn healing environment will be illustrated.

    Symposium agenda:
    -- Impact of dressing technology on patient outcomes and cost of care:
       Results of a comparative study - Stan Monstrey, MD, PhD
    -- The application of advanced dressing technology for the management of
       burn injuries: Clinical experience and case presentations - Steven
       Jeffery, BSc, MB, FRCS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (plast), RAMC and Fenike R.H.
       Tempelman, MD
    -- Ask the Experts Panel Discussion

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical
technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people
worldwide. With four key business divisions - Ostomy Care, Wound
Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec
products support health care professionals from the hospital to the community
health setting. From its operational headquarters in Skillman, New Jersey,
the company oversees more than 8,000 employees in over 90 countries serving
consumers and their health care professionals on six continents. For more
information, please visit

    Media Contacts

    Amy Firsching                           Etanjalie Ayala
    ConvaTec                                Weber Shandwick
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Amy Firsching, ConvaTec, +1-908-904-2088, amy.firsching at; or Etanjalie Ayala, Weber Shandwick, +1-212-445-8225, eayala at

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