Private Office Business Process Seminar – Chicago

June 7 - June 8, 2024
| Chicago, Illinois

Navigating the Biologics Business of Clinical and Surgical Reimbursement

Over the past several years, Iceland has emerged as a vibrant center for medical and scientific innovation, with Kerecis at the forefront in the area of wound healing and tissue repair.

The discovery of intact fish skin grafts and research on specific to outpatient applications has led providers to develop new treatment protocols that have changed how they practice wound care. In this seminar, leading researchers will gather to present wound and surgical techniques and their corresponding treatment algorithms designed to shorten the length of stay in the hospital and reduce the need for autografting.

The seminar: Navigating the Biologics Business of Clinical and Surgical Reimbursement will take place in Chicago, IL, June 7-8, 2024. The seminar chairs will demonstrate various application techniques and discuss the challenges in the ever-changing reimbursement for skin substitutes. The purpose of this seminar is to receive scientific and product training specific to clinical and surgical reimbursement when using Kerecis’s intact fish skin graft, to exchange best practices across the US, and to discuss its application in the field.


June 7 – June 8, 2024


Chicago, Illinois

Attendance Eligibility

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance to the seminar Navigating the Biologics Business of Clinical and Surgical Reimbursement is for practicing healthcare professionals in the field of Private Office and Wound Care Centers with the focus on wound healing:

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Mohs Surgeries
  • Pyoderma
  • Post amputation / Dehiscence

Attendees are required to provide active participation in the seminar, discussions, and active feedback in the form of answering follow-up questions.

Meals and lodging are covered by Kerecis for attending doctors, medical professionals and billers for the duration of the workshop. Travel has to be booked by Kerecis; self-booked travel arrangements will not be reimbursed. Kerecis does not pay for family members and/or spouses. Government employees are not eligible to participate in this event without prior written approval.

A One Evening, One Morning Event

The Navigating the Biologics Business of Clinical and Surgical Reimbursement consists of a dinner program Friday night followed by the seminar on Saturday from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Meals and lodging for Friday & Saturday are covered by Kerecis for participating doctors and medical professionals.

Gudmundur Fertram

Fertram Sigurjonsson
Founder and CEO


Day 1

Friday, June 7, 2024
  • 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM MST
  • Hotel Arrivals at TBD
  • 06:00 PM MST
  • Discussion on the changing reimbursement landscape. Meal provided.
  • 06:30 PM MST
  • Dinner Presentation. Location TBD
  • 09:00 PM MST
  • End of Day One

Day 2

Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • 08:00 AM MST
  • Welcome / Intro of Speakers /Overview of Agenda and Objectives
  • 09:00 AM MST
  • Session #1: Wound Care Center and Private Office Applications
  • 10:00 AM MST
  • Session #2: The Continuum of Care: Wound Care Center and Private Office
  • 11:30 AM MST
  • Lunch
  • 12:45 PM MST
  • Session #3: Surgical Based Application: Elective Cases - Hospital & ASC
  • 02:15 PM MST
  • Session # 4: Coding Workshop
  • 02:45 PM MST
  • Panel Discussion Q&A: Navigating the Ever Changing Coding and Billing Landscape
  • 3:00 PM MST
  • Closing Remarks
  • 4:00 PM MST
  • Shuttle departs to airport
PresenterChair: Patrick McEneaney, DPM

Dr. Patrick McEneaney is board-certified and completed his medical school training at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. His residency training was at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Administration. He then moved back to Chicago where he finished his residency at Thorek Memorial Hospital and Weiss Memorial Hospital.

He is the founder and CEO of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists, with several locations around the Chicagoland area. McEneaney is double board-certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery in both foot & reconstructive rearfoot/ankle. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery®.

PresenterRimvydas Statkus, DPM

Dr. Rimi Statkus received his Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006 from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He worked in Australia as an advanced podiatrist focusing on sports medicine and diabetic limb salvage for over six years before coming to the US to advance his surgical skills. In 2016, he completed his Podiatric Medical degree at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, before moving to Chicago to complete his surgical residency at Rush University Medical Center.

PresenterPeter Lovato, DPM

Dr. Pete Lovato completed his BS in exercise physiology from Marquette University in 2007.  After college he worked as a personal trainer, marathon/triathlon coach, and a high school varsity hockey coach in the northern Illinois suburbs before earning his 4 year Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2013.  Dr. Lovato then completed his 3 year forefoot, reconstructive rearfoot & ankle residency at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, IL completing his training in 2016.  Dr. Lovato then joined Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists as a full-time DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine).  He is on staff at Centegra Hospitals and Advocate Sherman Hospital.

Other Arrangement

All travel arrangements will be booked by Kerecis. Selfmade travel arrangements will not be reimbursed.

What's Included?

The Navigating the Biologics Business of Clinical and Surgical Reimbursement is a one-evening, one-day event. For attending healthcare professionals, Kerecis covers one night’s lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop in return for full participation in the seminar and the follow-up surveys. Kerecis does not pay or reimburse for travel arrangements for family members, including spouses.


All flights will be scheduled by Kerecis. If you have registered for the event, you should have been contacted by our agent to schedule the flight. If you have not yet had any emails from us or our agent, please contact us at

What to Bring?

Attire for the event is business casual.




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