Dealing with Surgical Wound Complications, including treating keloids and hypertrophic scars | WebClinic 2023


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This WebClinic was recorded live on April 26, 2023 and is approximately 60 minutes. This is non-CME course.

Topic:  Dealing with Surgical Wound Complications, including treating keloids and hypertrophic scars
Speaker:  William Staggers, MD
Moderator:  James Koehler, MD, FAACS

We will review how the biology of an acute wound differs from that of a chronic wound resulting in delayed closure. Dressing and treatment choices with their potential impact on wound progress and improving outcomes will be discussed. Treatment options that may prove beneficial in optimizing scar outcomes will be considered.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, the learner should be able to:

  1. Review the biology of wound healing and the logic behind choice of dressings to facilitate progression of the wound to closure.
  2. Discuss wound healing adjuncts that may prove beneficial in salvaging potential complications and/or shortening recovery.
  3. List several options available when managing problematic scars. 

Target Audience

Practitioners in the field of cosmetic surgery including, but not limited to, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Registration Required

Instructions for accessing the webinar will be provided immediately upon registration.

Registration Fees

  • $40 - AACS Member (Resident)*
  • $40 - AACS Member (Training Fellow)*
  • $40 - AACS Member (Physician or Allied Health)
  • $80 - Non-Member Practitioner

About the Speaker

Dr. Staggers completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Southeastern Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He serves as medical director at Eastern Shore Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center in Fairhope, Alabama. Dr. Staggers is known for his down to earth approachability and commitment to quality care.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)
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Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Award of CME credits by ACS is based on compliance of the program with the ACCME accreditation requirements and does not imply endorsement by ACS of the content, the faculty, or the sponsor of the program. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME [and Self-Assessment requirements] of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.


Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

  • Ineligible Company: The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.
  • Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
  • Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Role in the Activity
Nothing to Disclose
  Company    Role    Received    Mitigation  
Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRSPlannerX    
Victoria Ceh, MPAPlanner (Staff)X    
William Staggers, MDSpeaker OrganogenesisSpeakerHonorarium + Travel Expenses Presentation will include Validation of Evidence-Based Content.
James Koehler, MD, FAACSModeratorX    



Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)


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