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Program Highlights

15th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Hyatt Regency Chicago
May 18-21, 2005

The 15th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the Wound Healing Society had over 480 attendees and 25 exhibiting companies. Topics ranged from Clinical Trial in Wound Care to Wound Healing Models - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The program was jam packed with exceptional education!

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16th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
DoubleTree Paradise Valley
May 14-17, 2006
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Letter to Attendees

Dear Attendees,

On behalf of the Wound Healing Society, the Program Committee, and the Board of Directors, we welcome you to Chicago and the 15th Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society. This meeting will be an outstanding opportunity to explore new concepts and directions for translating basic discovery into applications in clinical wound science. In addition to a plenary program that includes topics such as angiogenesis, stem cells, clinical trials in wound healing, bioengineering, and advances in translational research, there will be many other timely and original poster and podium presentations. The meeting will end with two exciting options: an expert panel presentation and discussion that will provide in-depth information on the use of a variety of animal wound model systems, and a wet-lab instructional session on use of skin substitutes sponsored by Organogenesis, Inc.

Several special sessions have been scheduled to showcase new developments in wound healing. For the first time, WHS is offering a pre-meeting workshop for those interested in product development, entitled "Taking an Idea to Market Workshop", sponsored by Cambrex Bioscience. An exciting keynote address, sponsored by Healthpoint, will be delivered by Dr. David Stocum and will highlight advances in concepts of regeneration by one of the leading figures in the field. On Wednesday evening, be sure to view the Blue Ribbon posters. Our industrial colleagues' research will be featured in Posters #68-82 and judged for a special competition. On Thursday afternoon, a highlight of the program will be the Johnson & Johnson Wound Management-sponsored Young Investigator Award competition where ten of our brightest young scientists will provide podium presentations. On Friday afternoon, the session will feature results presented by the 2003 and 2004 recipients of the prestigious Wound Healing Foundation 3M Fellowship Award, along with the presentation of this year's award.

 

In order for WHS to continue to have an impact on the progress of wound healing research, education, and wound care, we rely on membership involvement. You will also be able to learn more about the activities and accomplishments of the Society's outstanding committees and initiatives during the business meeting on Friday afternoon.

The program and the venue have been designed to maximize the interchange of scientific information. To complement the formal sessions, there will be a Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening; a wine and cheese poster session on Thursday evening; daily educational luncheons sponsored by Smith & Nephew and Organogenesis; and a chance to chat and enjoy the world-renowned collections of the Art Institute of Chicago during Friday evening's gala event.

This year's meeting includes more abstract presentations than ever before, and it carries on a tradition as a premier forum for advancing our scientific understanding of mechanisms and effective therapies in one of the most challenging biomedical fields. We encourage you to visit all of our sponsors in the Exhibit Hall and learn about the latest wound care products; to network with academic, government, and industrial colleagues; and to take advantage of the wealth of expertise present at the meeting, while enjoying the cultural opportunities of the Windy City of Chicago.

Vincent Falanga, MD
President

Jeffrey M. Davidson, PhD
President-Elect

Timothy Crombleholme, MD
Program Committee Co-Chair

Luisa Ann DiPietro, DDS, PhD
Program Committee Co-Chair

Program Schedule

Wednesday, 5-18-05

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Taking an Idea to Market Workshop

Sponsored by Cambrex

4:00 - 4:45 pm
New Member Reception

4:45 - 5:45 pm
Keynote Address - A Call to Amphibian Arms: Weapons for Mammalian Regeneration

David Stocum, Indiana University Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine
Educational Grant Sponsored by Healthpoint

5:45 - 7:15 pm
Welcome Reception

Exhibit Hall Opening and Blue Ribbon Poster Presentations

Thursday, 5-19-05

7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibits and Poster Viewing

8:00 - 9:30 am
Angiogenesis General Session

Studying Vascular Development in Zebrafish
Jesus Torres-Vazquez, PhD, NIH
Role of Thymosin B(beta)4 in Wound Repair and Hair Growth
Hynda Kleinman, PhD, NIDCR, NIH
The Use of Mouse Genetic Models to Study Wound Healing, Angiogenesis, and the Foreign Body Reaction
Paul Bornstein, PhD, University of Washington

9:30 - 10:00 am
Refreshment Break with Exhibits & Poster Viewing

10:00 - 11:45 am
Concurrent Sessions

Acute Wounds: Basic and Clinical Studies (Abstract Numbers 1-7)
Bioengineering & Biomaterials (Abstract Numbers 8-14)
Extracellular Matrix (Abstract Numbers 15-21)

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Luncheon Symposia

Sponsored by Organogenesis, Inc.

1:30 - 1:45 pm
Blue Ribbon Poster Award Presentation

1:45 - 3:00 pm
Young Investigator Award Competition (Abstract Numbers 22-26)

Educational Grant Sponsored by Johnson + Johnson, Wound Management Worldwide

3:00 - 3:15 pm
Refreshment Break with Exhibits & Poster Viewing

3:15 - 4:30 pm
Young Investigator Award Competition (Abstract Numbers 27-31)

Educational Grant Sponsored by Johnson + Johnson, Wound Management Worldwide

4:30 - 6:00 pm
Wine & Cheese Poster Reception

Poster Session II Presentations (Abstract Numbers 105-144)
Poster Presentation Educational Grant Sponsored by 3M Pharmaceuticals

Friday, 5-20-05

7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibits

8:00 - 9:30 am
Concurrent Sessions

Clinical Trials (Abstract Numbers 32-37)
Growth Factors (Abstract Numbers 38-43)
Inflammation (Abstract Numbers 44-49)

9:30 - 10:00 am
Refreshment Break with Exhibits & Poster Viewing

10:00 - 10:15 am
General Session - Young Investigator Award Presentation

10:15 - 11:45 am
Stem Cells General Session

The Role of Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells in Tissue Repair
Shahin Rafii, MD, Cornell University
Characterization and Potential Therapeutic Uses of Adult Stem Cells from Bone Marrow
Darwin Prockop PhD, Tulane University
Keratinocyte Stem Cells and the Hair Follicle
George Cotsarelis, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Luncheon Symposia

Sponsored by Smith & Nephew Inc.

1:30 - 2:30 pm
3M Award Presentation

2003 Recipient: Wai-Yee Li, MBChB, MRCS, Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles/The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fetal Scarless Healing: The Role of TGF-beta 3 and PAI-1
2004 Recipient: Jodi Sherman, MD, University of California San Francisco
Acupuncture and Surgical Site Complications in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Refreshment Break with Exhibits & Poster Viewing

3:00 - 4:30 pm
Dual Track Plenary: Clinical Trials in Wound Care

The Usefulness of Surrogate Markers in Clinical Trials
David Margolis, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials in Wound Healing
Martin C. Robson, MD, University of South Florida
NIH Funding Opportunities for Clinical Trials in Wound Healing
Teresa Jones, MD, NIDDK, NIH
Dual Track Plenary: Bioengineering
Biomimetic Polymers for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
Philip Messersmith, PhD, Northwestern University
Modified Growth Factors for Tissue Repair
Howard Greisler, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
How Does Microtopography and Surface Chemistry Affect Cell Behavior?
Brenda Russell, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

4:30 - 6:30 pm
Annual Business Meeting

6:30 - 9:00 pm
Gala Event, Art Institute of Chicago

Saturday, 5-21-05

7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibits & Poster Viewing

8:00 - 9:30 am
Concurrent Sessions

Chronic Wounds (Abstract Numbers 50-55)
Angiogenesis (Abstract Numbers 56-61)
Gene Therapy (Abstract Numbers 62-67)

9:30 - 10:30 am
Refreshment Break with Exhibits & Poster Viewing

Poster Session III Presentations (Abstract Numbers 145-177)
Poster Presentation Educational Grant Sponsored by

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
General Session: Advances in Translational Research

Prevention of Scarring: From Laboratory Discovery to Novel Human Pharmaceuticals
Mark Ferguson, PhD, University of Manchester
Clinical Development of a Gene Matrix Combination for Chronic Dermal Ulcers
Barbara Sosnowski, PhD, Selective Genetics, Inc.
The Discovery of Factors that Affect Cell Movement Using High Throughput Screening
Gabriel Fenteany, PhD, University of Illinois

12:15 - 1:30 pm
Luncheon Symposia

Sponsored by Smith & Nephew Inc.

1:45 - 3:45 pm
Wound Healing Models - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Panel Discussion

Sponsored by 3M Pharmaceuticals
Fetal Wound Healing Models
Peter Lorenz, MD, Stanford University
Human Palatal Wound Models, Philip Marucha, MD, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Ischemic Wound Healing Models
Thomas Mustoe, MD, Northwestern University
Pig Wound Healing Models
Elof Eriksson, MD, PhD, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Corneal Wound Healing
James Jester, PhD, University of California at Irvine

1:45 - 4:45 pm
Apligraf® Clinical Application Wet Lab/Instructional Course by Organogenesis

Taking an Idea to Market Workshop

Taking an Idea to Market Workshop
Sponsored by Cambrex Bioscience Walkersville, Inc.

This Workshop is designed for those interested in bringing a new idea to the wound healing marketplace. Anyone interested in product development both in academia or industry will benefit from this course. There will be discussions of issues from the development of a new idea to having the product approved and in the marketplace. Separate registration required.

8:00 am
Welcome and Course Overview

Thomas E. Serena, MD, Gannon University

8:15 am
A Vision of the Wound Care Industry in the Future

Dan Waldmann, esq, Johnson & Johnson

8:45 am
Anatomy of a Biotech Company (Structure, Challenges)

Mel Silberklang, PhD, Ortec International, Inc.

9:15 am
What to Do First with Your Idea or Technology

Peter G. Carroll, esq, Medlen & Carroll, LLP

9:45 am BREAK

10:00 am
Role of the FDA - An Investigator's Perspective

Laura K.S. Parnell, BS, MS, CWS, Precision Consulting

10:30 am
Financial Support Options

Obtaining NIH Funding - Lillian Nanney, PhD, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, TN
Obtaining Venure Capital - Marc-Henri Galletti, MBA, Pequot Ventures, CA
Obtaining Funding and Support from Industry - Braham Shroot, PhD, DPT Labs, TX

12:00 pm
Lunch: Experience wireless technology by visiting the companies below and testing hand held source documents while enjoying lunch.

  • Canfield Photography
  • Censeo
  • Visitrak
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1:00 pm
Understanding the FDA's Regulatory Pathway for Regenerative Wound Healing Products

Darin J. Weber, PhD, The Biologicssm Consulting Group

1:45 pm
Controversies in Clinical Trial Design

Laura K.S. Parnell, BS, MS, CWS, Precision Consulting

2:15 pm BREAK

2:30 pm
Why Clinical Trials Fail

Martin C. Robson, MD, University of South Florida, Emeritus

3:00 pm
Choosing Investigators Wisely

Vincent Falanga, MD, Roger Williams Medical Center

3:30 pm Wrap up
David L. Steed, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Acknowledgements

2005 Program Committee
Co-Chairs

  • Timothy Crombleholme, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital & Medical Center
  • Lu DiPietro, DDS, PhD, Loyola University Medical Center
2006 Program Co-Chairs
  • Patricia Hebda, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Allen Holloway, MD, Maricopa Medical Center
Other members
  • Harold Brem, MD, Wound Healing Center, NY
  • Jeffrey Davidson, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Harriet Hopf, MD, University of California-San Francisco
  • Paul Liu, MD, Roger Williams Medical Center
  • H. Peter Lorenz, MD, Stanford University
  • Manuela Martins-Green, PhD, University of California-Riverside, CA
  • Phil Marucha , DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Oluyinka Olutoye, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Nancy Stotts, RN, EdD, FAAN, University of California - San Francisco, CA
  • JoAnne Whitney, RN, PhD, University of Washington

Presenter Guidelines

Presenter Guidelines

The reputation and success of the Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society is growing steadily. This is a testimonial to the quality of science presented at the meeting. The main purpose of the meeting is to provide valuable information to the attendees and its success depends on the commitment of authors to present their work at the meeting once their abstract is accepted. This year 177 abstracts were accepted for presentation. Unfortunately, there is a growing trend of last minute withdrawals, cancellations or simply no-shows. This is very frustrating for the organizers of the meeting, the chairs of the sessions and more importantly the attendees. Not only is this true for podium talks, but also for poster sessions, where attendees are often disappointed to find blank boards instead of the poster they had come to see. Such behavior is clearly unprofessional.

The Wound Healing Society urges authors to contribute to the continued success of annual meetings and the Society by presenting abstracts that have been accepted. If an emergency situation occurs that prevents an abstract from being presented, it is the responsibility of the authors to notify the Program Chairs of who will be presenting in their place.

It is important to the Wound Healing Society members, abstract authors, and meeting attendees to see the work of wound healing professionals. The Society looks forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Blue Ribbon Finalist Poster Presentation Guidelines

Blue Ribbon Finalists will have posters on display during Poster Session 1. Specific times for poster set-up, presentation and tear-down are listed below.

POSTER SESSION 1
Poster Set-up:
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Poster Presentation to Judging Committee:
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Poster Tear-down:
The Wound Healing Society will take down your poster after 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, as the winning poster will be on display after the judges' announcement. You may pick up your poster at the Attendee Services Desk on Thursday, May 19, 2005, after 3:00 p.m.

Judges Announcement:
Thursday, May 19, 2005, 1:30 p.m., Regency A Ballroom

Please adhere to the following guidelines regarding your poster presentation:

  • Limit the size of your poster to 4 feet in height and 8 feet in width.
  • The abstract number assigned to the poster need not be placed on your poster. The poster boards will be numbered for you.
  • Be sure to include the abstract title, authors' names, and the institution where the work was completed, in large letters centered at the top of the poster.
  • We suggest that you place a reproduction of the abstract on the upper left side of the poster.
  • Do not mail your poster to the conference headquarters or to the meeting site. The Society is not responsible for lost posters.
  • Be sure to bring pushpins or thumbtacks to mount your poster. These items will not be provided to you at the conference.

 

Podium Presentation Guidelines

The following guidelines are in place for podium presentations:

  • Oral presentations are limited to 10 minutes, followed by a 5 minute question period. Please make certain that your presentation will not exceed the 15-minute time limit.
  • Presentations will be by LCD projectors using PC-based computers supplied by The Wound Healing Society. In order to ensure your presentation works properly, all presenters are required to check in with Speaker Preparation at least 12 hours prior to presentation time.
  • Presentations MUST be provided in Microsoft PowerPoint 98 or later versions of this program. Make certain that slides are sized for "On-screen Show" (Go to File on the standard toolbar, then select Page Setup in the drop-down box). You will need to provide a copy of your presentation on a CD-ROM or memory stick (USB Jump Drive) to the audio-technical person.
  • If your presentation will include a short video embedded in your PowerPoint presentation, you must create a single folder that houses both the video clip and your PowerPoint presentation.
  • If a presenter is unable to put his or her talk in the PowerPoint format, they need to contact the Educational Services Department at education@woundheal.org about this problem.

 

Speaker Preparation Hours
Speaker Preparation facilities will be available in the San Francisco Room for PowerPoint previewing and to upload your presentation to the server. Please check in with Speaker Prep at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled presentation to check compatibility and allow for advance set-up of your equipment.

Wednesday, May 18
7:00 am - 5:45 pm

Thursday, May 19
7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday, May 20
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday, May 21
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Poster Presentation Guidelines

There will be three poster sessions. See below as to the guidelines and schedule for assembly, presentation and dismantle.

POSTER SESSION 1 (Abstract #68-104)
Poster Set-up (Poster Session 1):
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Poster Presentation (Poster Session 1):
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 5:45PM-7:15PM

Poster Tear-down (Poster Session 1):
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 7:15PM-8:00PM

POSTER SESSION 2 (Abstract #105-144)
Poster Set-up (Poster Session 2):
Thursday, May 19, 2005, 6:30AM-7:00AM

Poster Presentation (Poster Session 2):
Thursday, May 19, 2005, 4:30PM-6:00PM

Poster Tear-down (Poster Session 2):
Thursday, May 19, 2005, 6:00PM-6:30PM

POSTER SESSION 3 (Abstract #145-177)
Poster Set-up (Poster Session 3):
Friday, May 20, 2005, 7:00AM-9:30AM

Poster Presentation (Poster Session 3):
Saturday, May 21, 2005, 9:30AM-10:30AM

Poster Tear-down (Poster Session 3):
Saturday, May 21, 2005, 10:30AM-3:00PM

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Limit the size of your poster to 4 feet in height and 8 feet in width.
  • The abstract number assigned to the poster need not be placed on your poster. The poster boards will be numbered for you.
  • Be sure to include the abstract title, authors' names, and the institution where the work was completed, in large letters centered at the top of the poster.
  • We suggest that you place a reproduction of the abstract on the upper left side of the poster.
  • Do not mail your poster to the conference headquarters or to the meeting site. The Society is not responsible for lost posters.
  • Be sure to bring pushpins or thumbtacks to mount your poster. These items will not be provided to you at the conference.

 

Young Investigators Presentation Guidelines

The Young Investigators Award Competition is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2005, 1:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The panel of judges will be in the audience during the presentations. Questions will be facilitated by the moderators on stage.

A reception is being held in the honor of all Young Investigator Award participants on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at 4:30 p.m. Invitations will be sent closer to the meeting. The judges announcement will be made on Friday, May 20, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. in Regency A Ballroom.

The following guidelines are in place for podium presentations:

  • Oral presentations are limited to 10 minutes, followed by a 5 minute question period. Please make certain that your presentation will not exceed the 15-minute time limit.
  • Presentations will be by LCD projectors using PC-based computers supplied by The Wound Healing Society.
  • In order to ensure your presentation works properly, all presenters are required to check in with Speaker Preparation at least 12 hours prior to presentation time.
  • Presentations MUST be provided in Microsoft PowerPoint 98 or later versions of this program. Make certain that slides are sized for "On-screen Show" (Go to File on the standard toolbar, then select Page Setup in the drop-down box). You will need to provide a copy of your presentation on a CD-ROM or memory stick (USB Jump Drive) to the audio-technical person.
  • If your presentation will include a short video embedded in your PowerPoint presentation, you must create a single folder that houses both the video clip and your PowerPoint presentation.
  • If a presenter is unable to put his or her talk in the PowerPoint format, they need to contact the Educational Services Department immediately about this problem.

 

Wound Healing Society 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibition Press Packet

It's an exciting time in the wound care industry! Take a moment to review each press release below for hot important news about companies that will be present at the Wound Healing Society 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

 

 

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

David Stocum, PhD
Indiana University
A Call to Amphibian Arms: Weapons for Mammalian Regeneration
Dr. Stocum is Dean of the School of Science and Professor of Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. He graduated with a BA in Biology and Psychology from Susquehanna University in 1961 and earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. From 1968 to 1990, he was on the faculty of the School of Life Sciences at the University of lllinois, Urbana-Champaign, before moving to IUPUI. Dr. Stocum does research and teaching in the fields of regenerative biology and medicine and in cell and developmental biology. He is the author of nearly 100 publications and has given numerous national and international lectures on these subjects.

Thursday, May 19

Paul Bornstein, MD
University of Washington
The Use of Mouse Genetic Models to Study Wound Healing, Angiogenesis, and the Foreign Body Reaction
Dr. Bornstein received his BA degree from Cornell University and his MD from New York University. After clinical training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pasteur Institute and then worked as a Research Associate at NIH, while serving as a Senior Surgeon in the USPHS. He is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Bornstein's research interests are focused on the role of the extracellular matrix in regulating cell function. He recently served as President of the American Society for Matrix Biology.

Hynda K. Kleinman, PhD
NIDCR, NIH
Role of Thymosin '4 in Wound Repair and Hair Growth
Dr. Kleinman received her PhD in biochemistry from MIT and was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University. She went to NIDCR, NIH in 1975 where she is currently Chief of the Cell Biology Section. Her research interests focus on the biological activity of the extracellular matrix.

Jesus Torres-Vazquez, PhD
NICHD, NIH
Studying Vascular Development in Zebrafish
Dr. Torres-Vazquez earned his B.S. from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (Mexico) and his PhD from the University of California, Irvine (USA). He is currently a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Brant Weinstein (NIH), where he studies vascular patterning in zebrafish.

Friday, May 20

George Cotsarelis, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Keratinocyte Stem Cells and the Hair Follicle
Dr. Cotsarelis obtained his medical degree and completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic. He has authored numerous basic science publications related to the physiology of the hair follicle and hair loss. His current research projects focus on the role of hair follicle stem cells in alopecia, wound healing, and carcinogenesis.

Howard Greisler, MD
Loyola University
Modified Growth Factors for Tissue Repair
Dr. Greisler is currently both Professor of Surgery and Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois and Hines V.A. Medical Center in Hines, Illinois respectively. He has received numerous grants, including seven RO1s from the National Institutes of Health, and four Merit Review Awards from the Veterans Administration. He has served as a member of the NIH Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section, has chaired the Surgery Study Section for the Veterans Administration, chaired the special tissue engineering study section for the NIH, and serves as Chairman of the Trauma, Surgical, and Musculoskeletal Disorders Medical Research Advisory Group for the VA. In addition, he serves on numerous editorial boards and other grant review panels.

Teresa L.Z. Jones, MD
NIDDK/NIH
NIH Funding Opportunities for Clinical Trials in Wound Healing
Dr. Jones is Program Director for Diabetes Complications in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism in NIDDK/NIH. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University and completed her clinical training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota and in Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health. She currently manages a program in basic and clinical research on the complications of diabetes, of which research in wound healing is a major component.

David J. Margolis, MD, MSCE, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
The Usefulness of Surrogate Markers in Clinical Trials
Dr. Margolis is an Associate Professor of Dermatology, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate training at Wesleyan University, his medical degree at the University of Chicago, and a Master's Degree in Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical focus is on the treatment of chronic wounds of the skin. His residency training was in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Margolis is a board member of the Wound Healing Society. He has written more than 100 peer reviewed research or review publications and 10 book chapters.

Philip Messersmith, PhD
Northwestern University
Biomimetic Polymers for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration
Dr. Messersmith is currently an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He received his B.S. degree (Biological Sciences) in 1985 and his PhD degree (Materials Science) from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1992 (advisor: S.I. Stupp). Before coming to Northwestern University, Dr. Messersmith spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University and three years as a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1994-1997). Current research interests include bioinspired synthesis of materials, polymeric biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomineralization, and nanostructured materials.

Darwin Prockop, MD, PhD
Tulane University
Characterization and Potential Therapeutic Uses of Adult Stem Cells from Bone Marrow
Dr. Prockop is currently Professor and Director of the Center for Gene Therapy, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA. He received an A.B. degree from Haverford College, an Honors B.A. degree from Oxford University, an M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD degree from George Washington University. He served an internship in medicine at New York Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at the NIH. For eleven years he was a faculty member and Director of a Clinical Research Center at the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Between 1972 and 1986, he was Chairman of Biochemistry at Rutgers Medical School, and Director for the Center for Human and Molecular Genetics. He then became Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Director of the newly established Jefferson Institute of Molecular Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. From 1996 to 2000, he was Director of The Center for Gene Therapy at MCP Hahnemann Medical School. In 2000, he moved to his present position. Dr. Prockop has served on several national committees and review boards, including the Robert Wood Johnson Commission on Medical Education and the Step I Test Committee of National Boards in Medicine. He has been a member of nine scientific editorial boards, and the Editor-In-Chief of one international journal. He has received two outstanding teacher awards and honorary degrees from three universities.

Shahin Rafii, MD
Cornell University
The Role of Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells in Tissue Repair
Dr. Rafii received his B.A. in chemistry from Cornell University and his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been funded by multiple grants from NIH's Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and is an active member of the Tumor Microenvironment Study Section at the National Cancer Institute. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, an American Cancer Society Scholar, and a Translational Researcher of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dr. Rafii is currently at the Weill Medical College of Cornell as a clinician and researcher.

Martin C. Robson, MD
University of South Florida
Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials in Wound Healing
Dr. Robson received his MD degree from the John Hopkins University and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has served on the faculties of Yale, the University of Chicago, Wayne State University, UTMB, and the University of South Florida. Presently he is an Emertius Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida and is Director of the Institute for Tissue Regeneration, Repair, and Rehabilitation. He was a founding member and past president of the Wound Healing Society and was awarded its Distinguished Service Award in 1997 and its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. He is a past president and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the American Burn Association. In 2003, Dr. Robson received the Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award from the Association of Advanced Wound Care. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has published over 500 articles, chapters, and books, mostly on the subjects of wound healing, wound infection, and burns.

Brenda Russell, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
How Does Microtopography and Surface Chemistry Affect Cell Behavior?
Dr. Russell is Professor of Physiology, Biophysics, Bioengineering, and Medicine, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, and has been at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1988. Dr. Russell (formerly Brenda Russell Eisenberg) received her PhD in Physiology (1971) under the direction of Professor Sir Andrew Huxley (Nobel Laureate) at the University of London, England. She has done research into muscle adaptation at Duke, UCLA, Rush University and UIC. She has NIH funding and has served on Study Sections for NIH and the American Heart Association. Dr. Russell is former editor of The American Journal of Physiology: Cell Section; Cell & Tissue Research and editorial board member of many journals, including Circulation Research and The Journal of Applied Physiology. She has written reviews, book chapters, and over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Some of her material is now incorporated into textbooks - including the widely used Gray's Anatomy and Berne and Levy's Physiology.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Elof Eriksson, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Division of Plastic Surgery
Pig Wound Healing Models
Dr. Eriksson is the Joseph E. Murray Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is also the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Brigham & Women's and Children's Hospitals. He received his medical training in Goteborg, Sweden, with an MD degree in 1969, and his research training at the same university with a PhD degree in 1972. He later received general surgery training at the University of Chicago and plastic surgery training at the Medical College of Virginia. His research deals with wound healing and gene transfer, and his laboratory is funded by the NIH.

Vincent Falanga, MD, FACP
Boston University, MA; Roger Williams Medical Center, RI
Full-thickness Delayed Healing Model in the Mouse
Dr. Falanga is Professor of Dermatology and Biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Training Program at the Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Falanga graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1977 and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. He has worked extensively in the field of chronic wounds, and has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored four textbooks on wound healing. He is president of the Wound Healing Society.

Gabriel Fenteany, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Discovery of Factors that Affect Cell Movement Using High Throughput Screening
Dr. Fenteany is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his BA and MA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his PhD from Harvard University in 1997. Dr. Fenteany was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School from 1997-2000. He is a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow (1991-1994) and a SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation (1999-2000).

Mark Ferguson, PhD
University of Manchester
Prevention of Scarring: From Laboratory Discovery to Novel Human Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Ferguson is the co-founder (with Dr. Sharon O'Kane) and CEO of Renovo Limited, a biotechnology company spun out of the University of Manchester, which is developing novel pharmaceutical therapies to prevent scarring or accelerate healing following wounding. Since the age of 28, Dr. Ferguson has been Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester, where he has held a number of administrative posts including Head of Department and Dean. Throughout this time his research interests have focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms in wound healing, particularly the prevention of scarring and stimulation of chronic wound healing, and developmental mechanisms in normal and cleft palate formation. He is the discoverer of temperature dependant sex determination in alligators and crocodiles and is the recipient of numerous international awards, prizes, and honours for this research work, including the 2002 European Science Prize. Dr. Ferguson is also the author of over 400 research papers, books, and patents.

James Jester, PhD
University of California at Irvine
Corneal Wound Healing
Dr. Jester is a recognized leader in the cell biology of corneal wound healing. He has training in Experimental Pathology from the University of Southern California and Experimental Ophthalmic Pathology from the National Eye Institute. Dr. Jester is currently Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California at Irvine.

H. Peter Lorenz, MD
Stanford University
Fetal Wound Healing Models
Dr. Lorenz is Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. He received his MD degree from the University of Michigan. He next completed the general surgery residency at UCSF (including a research fellowship in fetal wound repair with Drs. Michael Harrison and Scott Adzick), the plastic surgery residency at UCLA, and the craniofacial surgery fellowship at Stanford. His research interests are in scarless wound healing and adipo-derived mesenchymal progenitor cell biology.

Philip T. Marucha, DMD, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Human Palatal Wound Models
Dr. Marucha is the Head of the Department of Periodontics and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned his D.M.D. and completed specialty training in periodontics at the University of Connecticut, where he also obtained his PhD in Immunology in 1990. Dr. Marucha was previously a Professor of Periodontology and the Director of Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at the Ohio State University, where he also had appointments with the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; the Heart and Lung Research Institute; and the Molecular, Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, and Genetics Department. His research interests are in the genetic and molecular aspects of wound healing and inflammation, and his research includes bench, translational, and clinical studies in the field. He is currently a Project Director for the Center for Stress and Wound Healing. This collaboration has lead to the further understanding of how neuroendrocrine factors play a key role in wound healing. Dr. Marucha has been recognized for his commitment to periodontics with major academic awards such as the Senior Faculty Research Award in 2001 and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Henry Guze Award in 2002.

Thomas A. Mustoe, MD
Northwestern University Medical School
Ischemic Wound Healing Models
Actively involved in wound healing research since 1987, Dr. Mustoe's focus has been on the impact of ischemia on wound healing and oxygen signaling for the last 12+ years. Dr. Mustoe is a past president of the Wound Healing Society, as well as a member of other related societies.

Barbara Sosnowski, PhD
Tissue Repair Company
Clinical Development of a Gene Matrix Combination for Chronic Dermal Ulcers
Dr. Sosnowski recently joined Tissue Repair Company as President and CEO. Prior to Tissue Repair Company, Dr. Sosnowski was Vice President Research and Development at Selective Genetics Inc., where she was responsible for managing clinical trials, vector development, and product manufacturing. She received her BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University.