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16th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

The Wound Healing Society | 16th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 14-17, 2006
Double Tree Paradise Valley
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.
Program Co-Chairs: Allen Holloway & Patricia A. Hebda

2006 Registration Form
The registration form for the 16th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the Wound Healing Society is available as a downloadable PDF file.
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Online Registration Invitation
2006 Annual Meeting Presentations
WHS Principles of Wound Healing Course

2006 Convention Photos - Coming Soon!


Program Chairs Letter

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Program Committee, we invite your contribution to the 16th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Wound Healing Society, which promises to be a stimulating opportunity to learn and to share the latest advances in basic and clinical wound healing.

The program will include two pre-meeting educational events, a workshop on "Getting Your Product Reimbursed" and a symposium on "Basic Principles of Wound Healing for 2006". We are pleased to announce that the 2006 program will begin with a Keynote Speaker from the Translational Genomics Research Institute. Additional plenary program speakers will share their expertise in wound healing topics including Burns, Aging, Molecular Biology Tools in the Clinic, New Bioengineering Technologies and Angiogenesis. There will also be a report from the Wound Care Standards Consensus Panels, chaired by Dr. Adrian Barbul, our President-elect. Back by popular demand from last year will be a hands-on session that includes some of the latest clinical wound care products and devices and a few novel wound healing research tools. Other session topics will be determined by your submitted abstracts, which will be slated for both poster and podium presentations. The Young Investigator Award will recognize the efforts of our junior investigators, while the Blue Ribbon Poster Award will recognize the most outstanding contributions from our industrial colleagues.

Overall, the 16th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Wound Healing Society will be a tremendous learning opportunity and a means to advance our understanding of mechanisms and effective therapies for this very challenging area of biomedical science. It will also be an opportunity to focus on the role of WHS in professional education, which is a top agenda item for the term of our President Dr. Jeffrey Davidson.

Please take advantage of the on-line submission process to be sure that your abstract is made available to us well ahead of the November 21st deadline. This will assure that the selection and organization of submitted papers is completed in a timely manner for publication in Wound Repair and Regeneration.

We look forward to joining you in Scottsdale, Arizona for an exciting and rewarding 16th Annual Meeting and Exhibition!

Allen Holloway, MD
Pat Hebda, PhD

Co-chairs, WHS 16th Annual Meeting & Exhibition


Program Highlights

The 2006 Annual Meeting Program Committee has organized a strong program of plenary speakers and sessions:

Workshop - Getting Your Product Reimbursed

Short Course - Wound Healing 101
An introductory and refresher course covering both the basics and the newest information, for students of wound healing (new and seasoned)

Keynote Address - Genomics - TGen Institute

General Session - The Burn Wound: Basics to Clinic
Hypertrophic Scarring - Loren Engrav, MD;
Nerve Regeneration - Nicole Gibran, MD;
Tissue Engineering for Burn Wounds - Steven Boyce, PhD

General Session - The New Molecular Biology in the Clinic
Application of genome-wide expression analysis to human health and disease - J Perren Cobb, MD;
Proteomics on a Chip - Daniel Remick, MD
Young Investigator Award Presentation

General Session: Aging
May J. Reed, MD

Annual Business Meeting

Open Poster Viewing

Hands on Courses (Clinical and Basic)

General Session - New Technologies: Bioengineering
Microsensors - Karl Booksh, PhD;
Implants and Biomaterials - Glenn Prestwich, PhD

Concurrent Sessions: Angiogenesis
Endothelial Cell Migration - Alan Wells, MD, DSc;
Clinical Perspective - Vincent Li, MD;
Report from the Wound Care Standards Consensus Panels

WHF Award and Presentation
2006 Recipient Award;
2005 Recipient Presentation

Blue Ribbon Poster Award Presentation

Young Investigator Award Competition (8 Abstracts)

Many Social and Networking Opportunities


Acknowledgements

2006 Program Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Patricia Hebda, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Allen Holloway, MD, Maricopa Medical Center, AZ
  • Timothy Crombleholme, MD, Children's Institute of Surgical Science, OH, 2005 Co-Chair
  • Luisa DiPietro, DDS, PhD, Loyola University Medical Center, IL, 2005 Co-Chair
  • Bruce Cronstein, MENY School of Medicine, NY
  • Paul Liu, MD, Roger Williams Medical Center, RI
  • Peter H. Lorenz, MD, Stanford University, CA
  • Harriet Hopf, MD, University of California-San Francisco, CA, 2004 Co-Chair
  • Chandan K. Sen, PhD, Ohio State Univerisity Medical Center, OH
  • Rocio Sierra-Honigmnann, MD, PhD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA
  • Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), OR
  • Bill Tawil, PhD, Baxter BioScience, CA, Co-Chair for 2007
  • Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch, TX, Co-Chair for 2007
  • Jeffrey Davidson, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN, 2004 Co-Chair/ex-officio

Preliminary Program

Sunday, May 14, 2006

8:00am - 4:00pm
Pre-Meeting Workshop

Getting Your Product Reimbursed,
Billing and Reimbursement,
How to Survive an OIG Audit

1:00 - 4:00pm
Pre-Meeting Short Course - Principles of Wound Care 2006

An introductory and refresher course covering both the basics and the newest information, for students of wound healing (new and seasoned)

4:30 - 6:00pm
Welcome Reception

Exhibit Hall Opening
POSTER SETUP

6:00 - 8:00pm
Keynote Symposium

TGen from a Research Perspective - Dietrich Stephan, PhD
Lactate: The Missing Link in the Healing Process - Thomas K. Hunt, MD

Monday, May 15, 2006

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

8:00 - 9:30am
General Session #1 - The Burn Wound: Basics to Clinic

Hypertrophic Scarring - Loren Engrav, MD
Making Sense of Hypertrophic Scar: A Role for Nerves - Nicole Gibran, MD
Tissue Engineering for Burn Wounds - Steven Boyce, PhD

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

10:30am - 12:30pm
Concurrent Sessions

#1 Acute Wound Healing / Clinical Trials
#2 Oxygen / Epithelialization
#3 Fibrosis / Scarring / Wound Healing Models

12:30 - 2:00pm
Luncheon Symposium

Organogenesis

2:00 - 4:30pm
General Session #2 - Young Investigators Symposium

It's All New: New Programs, New Investigators, and Electronic Submission
Richard Ikeda, PhD from the NIH, National Institute of General Medical Science
Young Investigator Award Competition (8 Abstracts)

4:30 - 5:00pm
New Member Reception

4:30 - 6:30pm
Poster Session #1 - BLUE RIBBON POSTERS and ODD NUMBERED POSTERS - authors present

Wine and Cheese Reception with Exhibits and Poster Viewing

6:30Dinner on your own

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

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

8:00 - 9:30am
General Session #3 - The New Molecular Biology in the Clinic

Application of Genome-wide Expression Analysis to Human
Health and Disease - J. Perren Cobb, MD
Proteomics on a Chip - Daniel Remick, MD

9:30 - 9:45am
Young Investigator Award Presentation
Blue Ribbon Poster Award Presentation
WHS Distinguished Service Award

9:45 - 10:15am
Refreshment Break with Exhibits and Poster Viewing

10:15am - 12:15pm
Concurrent Sessions
#4 Chronic Wound Healing / Burn Wound Healing

#5 Angiogenesis
#6 Extracellular Matrix / Bioengineering

12:15 - 1:45pm
Luncheon Symposium

TBA

1:45 - 2:15pm
WHF Young Investigator Fellowship Award and Presentation

2006 Fellowship Recipient Award
2005 Fellowship Recipient Research Presentation - Traci Wilgus, PhD

2:15 - 3:45pm
General Session #4 - Presidential Symposium on Aging

Angiogenesis in Aging: Location, Location, Location - May J. Reed, MD
Aging of the Skin and Organismic Aging - Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, MD
Wound Healing in the Elderly: Clinical Pearls - Lisa Gould, MD PhD

3:45 - 4:45pm
Annual Business Meeting

4:45 - 6:15pm
Poster Session #2 - EVEN NUMBERED POSTERS - authors present

Refreshment Break with Exhibits and Poster Viewing

6:30 - 9:00pm
Social Event - Desert Botanical Gardens - Casual Dress

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

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

8:00 - 9:30am
Hands on Workshop

Clinical and Basic

9:30 - 10:00am Refreshment Break

10:00am - 11:30pm
General Session #5 - New Technologies: Bioengineering

Fiber Optic Surface Plasmon Sensor for Quantifying Cytokines in Wound Fluid - Karl Booksh, PhD
Synthetic Extracellular Matrices for 3-D Tissue Engineering and Wound Repair - Glenn Prestwich, PhD

11:30 - 1:00pm Lunch on Your Own

1:00 - 2:30pm
Concurrent Symposia

#1 Angiogenesis
Endothelial Cell Migration - Alan Wells, MD, DSc
Clinical Perspective - Vincent Li, MD
#2 Update from the Consensus Panels for the Treatment of Chronic Wounds
Martin Robson, MD - Chair and Panel Moderator

2:30 - 3:00pmBreak

3:00 - 5:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
#7 Gene Therapy / Biomaterials / Wound Therapies
#8 Wound Infection / Inflammation / Immune Response
#9 Stem Cells / Growth Factors

5:00pm MEETING ADJOURNMENT