Florence, Italy
September 25-29, 2016

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Società Scientifica Italiana a carattere interdisciplinare

Associazione Infermieristica per lo Studio delle Lesioni Cutanee

AIUC o.n.l.u.s

Associazione Italiana Ulcere Cutanee



European Pressure Ulcer
Advisory Panel


European Tissue Repair Society

CO - HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) basis in wound care

Learning Objectives:

Following this session the participants should be able to:

  1. illustrate the physiological mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygenation in the tissue repair;
  2. clarify the optimal use of different techniques for measuring the oxygen tension and the blood perfusion in the tissues (TcpO2; LaserDopplerFlowmetry; NIRS, etc.);
  3. highlight the effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the control of infection and the interaction between antibiotics and hyperbaric oxygen.


This section is directed to all those working in the field of wound healing to illustrate the physiological mechanisms of oxygen in the tissue repair process: infection control, neo angiogenesis and activation of fibroblasts with collagen synthesis. The role of the various techniques for measuring the oxygen partial pressure and tissue perfusion will be discussed.


09.00 am – 09.30 am: Stephen R. Thom (USA)
Title: Wound healing physiology and the role of oxygen. Stem cells and HBOT

09.30 am – 10.00 am: Daniel Mathieu (France) 
Title: Advanced research update on HBOT in wound care

10.00 am – 10.20 am: Daniel Mathieu (France) 
Title: Valuable techniques to measure tissue oxygenation and perfusion.

10.20 am – 10.40 am: Folke Lind (Sweden)
Title: Wound bioburden. HBOT and infections. Interaction between antibiotics and hyperbaric oxygen.

10.40 am – 11.00 am: Discussion

11.00 am – 11.30 am: Break

11.30 am – 12.00 pm: Michael Bennett (Australia)
Title: The effect of HBOT on systemic factors impairing healing. Indication for HBOT based on assessment of patient comorbidities besides cutaneous ulcer.

12.00 pm – 12.20 pm: Jacek Kot (Poland)
Title: Standards and guidelines for HBOT safety

12.20 pm-12.40 pm: Alessandro Marroni (Italy)
Title: European guidelines for post-graduate education in HBOT medicine.

12.40 pm – 01.00 pm: Discussion