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Wound Healing Society, Winter 2018 Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE:

WHS Mission and Guiding Principles
Mission: Improve wound healing outcomes through science, professional education, and communication by:
  • Leading multi-disciplinary research in wound science and outcomes.
  • Linking scientists and clinicians to advance wound healing research.
  • Translating discovery into evidence based clinical outcomes.
  • Communicating through mentoring, education, publications, and global networking.

membership meeting


Sashwati Roy, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery
The Ohio State University
Surgery
WHS President



My Fellow WHS-ites
I welcome you to this spring edition of our Newsletter!
Thank you for entrusting me with the Presidency of our beloved WHS. As I ask for your help and co-operation so we may work together towards a stronger and more impactful organization, this is a great time to be on the same page of our shared vision.

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2019 WHS Annual Meeting

Save-the-Date
May 8-11, 2019
San Antonio, Texas

WHS 2018 Annual Meeting

2018 WHS Annual Meeting

Thank you to the 2018 Program Chairs!

Adrian Barbul, Elof Eriksson, Harriet Hopf
Left to right: Adrian Barbul, Elof Eriksson, Harriet Hopf

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the lifetime work of an individual who has provided leadership or made significant discovery in the field of wound healing and furthered the advancement of wound care and research or done significant work as an advocate for research in the field of wound healing.


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Members:
Andrew Baird PhD, Lisa Gould MD PhD, Sashwati Roy PhD, Geoffrey Gurtner MD and Marjana Tomic-Canic PhD (Chair).
As we arrive to conclusions of this year’s elections it may be valuable to briefly remind everyone of the process. The composition of the five members of the Nominations Committee changes every year. In order to keep with the “institutional memory” the Chairmanship of this Committee is automatically transferred to the immediate past President of the WHS.

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Mohamed Ibrahim:
March, 2018 - Nominated and invited to give a TED-style presentation in TEDx Duke, on the future of biosensing
Mohamed Ibrahim:
April, 2018 - Winner of the best basic science podium presentation in Duke Surgery Research Day
WRR Journal
Wound Repair and Regeneration (WRR) is dedicated to the publication of high-impact, in depth investigations of mechanisms of tissue repair and outcomes from well-designed and carefully analyzed clinical studies. To assure quality, new manuscripts are screened in the Editorial Office prior to assignment to a Senior Editor, who recruits at least 2 reviewers to evaluate the scientific merit of the submission.

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National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.
Save the Date

3rd Annual Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances (SHSA)
October 12-14, 2018
Women's College Hospital Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario

3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference
February 15-18, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas


Organizers:
Sabine Werner (ETH Zurich) and Bradley Olwin (University of Colorado)

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