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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.

Elof Eriksson, MD PhD
Professor and Chief Emeritus
Division of Plastic Surgery
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
WHS President



IT IS NECESSARY TO INNOVATE I applaud the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) for actively supporting innovation and I would like to share some reflections with you. The diagram below illustrates some of my thoughts.

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2018 WHS Annual Meeting

Late Breaking Abstract Submission
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Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST
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Housing
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WHS Members Only Social
WHS Members Only Social: NASCAR Hall of Fame
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 - 9:30 pm
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Tickets are Free for all WHS Members.
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*Additional Tickets are available for $100 per guest.

Mohamed Ibrahim, MD Mohamed Ibrahim, MD
Chair
Duke University Medical Center

The Communications Committee is excited to announce a new award to be competed for, and presented at the 2018 WHS annual meeting in Charlotte, NC.

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Swathi Balaji, PhD Swathi Balaji, PhD
Co-Chair 2014-2018
Baylor College of Medicine,
Texas Children's Hospital
Heather Powell, PhD Heather Powell, PhD
Co-Chair 2015-2018
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering

As the 2018 WHS Annual Meeting nears, we wish to draw your attention to the recently added Corporate Membership. In addition to all of the standard member benefits, corporate benefits include...

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Innovations in Wound Healing

Innovations in Wound Healing (IWH) Conference was held in December 7-10th in Bimini. This conference was supported by the WHS Regional Meeting grant and featured cutting edge basic and translational science research and most recent clinical developments. The topics included stem cell therapies, aging, inflammation and repair, energy-based technologies, bioengineering organs on a dish, surgical approaches to wound healing, updates in clinical trials, and mHealth and tele-health. Visit the website for detailed information regarding complete program.

It was exciting to see many WHS members among speakers and participants ranging from current trainees to current/past leadership. WHS regional meeting support was earmarked to support young investigators who presented their research at the IWH meeting and they were awarded 2018 WHS membership. In addition, six WHS awards were given three to oral abstract presenters and three to poster presenters.

Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

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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Save the Date
Call for Innovation: Third Annual Wound Care Innovation Award
Sponsored by Alira Health and EWMA
May 10, 2018 Krakow, Poland

Alira Health and EWMA are sponsoring the third annual €20,000 Prize competition for the Top Wound Care Product Innovation in 2018. The 2018 Symposium will also feature a panel discussion on the health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) in advanced wound care. To apply for the award or get more information about the Wound Care Innovation Symposium please visit our website.
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