ISTANBUL, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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

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