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About WHS Committees
Wound Healing Society member involvement is the key to fulfilling its mission to provide a forum for interactive discussions among scientists, physicians, licensed practitioners, industrial representatives, and government agencies. We need your continual support and input to keep improving your Society. The following committee rosters show the diversity and depth of the immense volunteer effort at WHS.

Awards Committee
This committee administers the awards to be distributed by the Wound Healing Society at its annual scientific meeting. The committee establishes award criteria in consultation with the Board, solicits nominations and selects awardees in accordance with established criteria. The committee recommends award policy to the Board of Directors and interacts with the Program committee.

Bylaws Committee
This committee maintains the Bylaws of the Society and recommends proposed changes by circulation to members of the Board of Directors or to the voting membership at least one month prior to the vote, as directed in the Bylaws.

Communications Committee
The role of this committee is to maintain and improve the main interface of the society with the public by supervising the professional management of the WHS website. This mission includes control of content, appearance, linkage, advertising, and access. This committee ensures that the information on the Society website is up-to-date and suggests site enhancements to the Board of Directors and Executive Director Team to provide outreach to the general public and resources to Society members that are in keeping with the Society's mission, vision, and strategic plan.

Education Committee
This committee studies and guides Society educational activities in accordance with the Society's strategic plan. The committee advises the Board on educational information received and recommends educational policy for consideration.

Government Relations Committee
This committee provides leadership in monitoring federal and state legislation regarding wound care policy, and it coordinates the Society's interactions with government agencies. The committee advises the Board on government relations information received and recommends policy standards for consideration. The committee serves to act as the link between the Society and government agencies concerned with health care issues in wound prevention, care, and management.

Membership Committee
In accordance with the Society's strategic plan, this committee is responsible for the stability and growth of membership by increasing the value of belonging to the Wound Healing Society. The committee works with the Executive Director's team to create and maintain a membership database, and this group is crucial for creating and implementing membership recruitment and retention strategies. The committee advises the Board on membership status and recommends membership policy for consideration. This committee coordinates its activities with the Scientific Liaison and Website committees.

Nominations Committee
The Nominating Committee consists of the Vice President, President-Elect, President, immediate Past-President and two members-at-large who may not be board members. The committee will select a slate of nominees for consideration for election to replace the vacancies for Directors whose terms are expiring at the next annual meeting.

WHS Philanthropy Committee (WPC)
The purpose of this committee is to raise funds to support the activities of WHS members and give increased value to membership by expanding our ongoing awards programs and launching new initiatives. The WPC will also coordinate and synergize with the philanthropic activities of Wound Healing Foundation which shares many of the goals and ambitions of the WHS.

Program Committee
This committee plans the Society's meeting programs, including program content, organization, and sponsorship, in close coordination with the chair(s) of the program event and professional meeting management. The committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding new program ideas, initiatives, and policy for consideration, in accordance with the Society's strategic plan.

Publications Committee
This committee reviews all scientific publishing activities of the Society in accordance with the Society's strategic plan and reports its recommendations to the Board. The committee is responsible for maintaining the quality of Society publications. The committee advises the Board on policy, ethical and legal issues that may arise from operation of Wound Repair and Regeneration or any other scientific publications of the Society. It has oversight of the editorial office of Wound Repair and Regeneration and negotiating authority with the publisher of the journal.

SAWC-HMP Collaboration Committee
This committee works with the Board of Directors in negotiating and coordinating the activities revolving around the annual meeting, which is a joint meeting with the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care owned and organized by a company called HMP Communications.