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SAWC & WHS 2008
April 24 - 27, 2008
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego CA USA

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.

Paul Liu, M.D. (2006-2009) Co-Chair 2008
Roger Williams Med Ctr
Dept of Surgery
825 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Telephone: 401-456-4897
Fax: 401-456-2035

Manuela Martins-Green, Ph.D. (2004-2009) Co-Chair 2008
Professor of Cell Biology
Univ of California, Riverside
Cell Biology & Neuroscience Department
900 University Avenue
BSB, Room 2117
Riverside, CA 92521
Telephone: 951-827-2585
ax: 951-827-4286

Jeffrey Davidson, Ph.D. (2006-2010)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
C-3321 MCN
1161 21 Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
Telephone: 615-496-8900
Fax: 615 327 5393

Sandra Dethlefsen (2006-2007)
Senior Scientist
Drug & Biomaterial R&D
Cambridge, MA 02139
Telephone: (617)252-7837
Fax: 617-731-4028

Vincent Falanga, MD (2005-2008)
Professor & Chairman
Roger Williams Medical Center
Dermatology & Skin Surgery
50 Maude Street
Providence, RI 02908
Telephone: 401-456-2521
Fax: 401-456-6449

Michael Franz, M.D. (2007-2010)
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
2922H Taubman/0331
1500 E Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Telephone: 734-936-5792
Fax: 734-936-5830

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD (2005-2008)
Chief of Plastic Surgery
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital Surgery
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Telephone: 813-972-2000, x6700

Patricia Hebda, Ph.D. (2004-2008)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
3460 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: 412-692-6217
Fax: 412-692-5075

Allen Holloway, MD (2005-2008)
Maricopa Medical Center
Department of Surgery
2601 E Roosevelt
hoenix, AZ 85008
elephone: 602-344-5611
Fax: 602-344-5749

William A. Marston M.D. Co-Chair 2009 (2008-2010)
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina
Vascular Surgery
3024 Burnett Womack Building, CB7212
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Telephone: 919-966-3391
Fax: 919-966-2898

Anie Philip, Ph.D. (2005-2008)
Montreal General Hospital
McGill University
1650 Cedar Ave.
oom C9-177
ontreal, QC H3G 1A4 Canada
Telephone: 514-934-1934, x44533
Fax: 514-934-8289

Chandan Sen, Ph.D., FACN, FACSM (2006-2008)
Professor and Director
The Ohio State University Medical Center
OSU Comprehensive Wound Center
473 W. 12 Avenue
olumbus, OH 43210
Telephone: 614-247-7786
Fax: 614-247-7818

Bill Tawil, Ph.D. (2005-2008)
Group Manager, Global Strategy
Baxter BioSurgery
Strategic Initiatives
One Baxter Way
Westlake Village, CA 91362
elephone: 805-372-3588, Tie Line: 870
ax: 805-372-4718

Tai-Lan Tuan, Ph.D. (2006-2009) Co-Chair 2009
The Saban Res Institute of CHLA
Department of Surgery
4650 Sunset Blvd MS #35
Los Angeles, CA 90027
elephone: 323-669-4183
Fax: 323-671-3613

Annette Wysocki, Ph.D. (2007-2008)
University of Mississippi Medical Center
School of Nursing
2500 North State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
Telephone: 601-815-4267
Fax: 601-984-5127

Adrian Barbul, M.D., FACS Ex-Officio
Surgeon - in - ChIef/Professor of Surgery
Sinai Hosp Baltimore/Johns Hopkins University
Department of Surgery
2435 W. Belvedere Av
Baltimore, MD 21215-5271
Telephone: (410) 601-5547
ax: 410-601-5835

Program Chairs Letter

Dear Colleagues:

The time for the 2008 Wound Healing Society meeting in the beautiful city
of San Diego, California, is rapidly approaching. This will be our
second year of collaboration with the

In response to requests from our members, many changes have been made that
we hope will make this an excellent and appealing meeting. This year,
our sessions will all be located in the same area of the convention
center, we will have this area delineated by banners and signs, and we
will have a large room where speakers can prepare and upload talks in
advance and that will also serve as a place where WHS members will be
able to interact over refreshments. This year WHS will also be
represented in the Exhibitor s Hall with our own booth and will have a
pressroom where scientists will be able to meet the press. The posters
will be located in the same area, will stay up for the entire meeting
and will be featured at a reception on the 25th. More importantly, as
delineated below, a number of modifications have been made to enhance
the scientific program. Please go to the Preliminary Program tab of the
2008 Meeting Site to see our schedule.

This year, we have organized six sessions with invited talks on hardcore topics that
encompass basic science, applied research, and results of recent
clinical trials. One of these sessions is dedicated to honor the memory
of one of our past presidents, Anita Roberts, and will feature recent
findings in the field of cytokines and growth factors. At this session
we will announce the establishment of a new award for junior scientists
in memory of Anita s accomplishments. The Young Investigator Session
will feature 7 young investigators and the winner of the same type of
award from the ETRS. The session will be presided over by President
Adrian Barbul, who will open the session, and by
immediate-past-President Jeffrey Davison, President-elect Allan
Holloway, and Vice-President Patricia Hebda. The top winner of this
award will attend and represent the WHS at the next ETR meeting that
will take place in Limoge, France. As always, we will have the 9
sessions for oral presentation of abstracts, in which most of our junior
members will showcase their work, and the Blue Ribbon Poster Award that
will recognize outstanding contributions from our industry colleagues.

We will also have a pre-conference workshop on Principles of Wound Care,
and this year we have added another pre-conference workshop on Laser
Confocal Microscopy. We will also have a post-conference session on the
afternoon of the 27th in which various funding agencies will be
represented and the speakers will address potential sources of funding
for Wound Healing and Regeneration research. Furthermore, we have
followed up on last year s new initiative of having a Meet the Mentors
session, but this year we have changed the thrust of the topics to make
the discussion more related to everyday problems scientists encounter
during their careers.

Last, but not least, this year our keynote speaker will discuss the value of using a Systems Biology
Approach to solve medical problems. This presentation will be followed
by a panel discussion on the future of Wound Healing and Regeneration
research, in which prominent scientists will debate where the field
should be going to produce the most impact in the next decade.

We hope you will find the meeting in San Diego exciting and will register
to attend. To do so please go to the Registration Tab in the 2008
Meetings section of our website. Register today and take advantage of
the discount if you are a member of the society. If you are not yet a
member, please consider signing up, sharing this discount, and joining
us for an excellent meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on April 24-27 in San Diego.

Best regards,

Manuela Martins-Green and Paul Liu
Co-chairs of the Program Committee for the WHS 2008 Annual Meeting

Abstract Information

Abstract Submission Closed on Monday, November 5, 2007, Midnight
Click Here for On-Line Abstract Submission Requirements PDF Click Here for Young Investigator Award Instructions Click Here for Blue Ribbon Industrial Research & Development Award
Instructions Notifications of accepted abstracts were sent via email to
the corresponding authors on January 2, 2008. Please click here to see Accepted Abstract List. Please click here for 2008 Abstracts Presentation Guidelines


REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON APRIL 16 After that date, please register at the door
Registration is now open. WHS Members were sent email registration instructions on 01/23/08. For more information, click here to go to the SAWC website or click below. Click Here for a downloadable Registration form (pdf)


Hotel Reservations can only be made through HMP Travel beginning January 2, 2008.
All hotels are situated in downtown San Diego, just minutes from the
San Diego Airport and within walking distance of the Convention Center.
Shuttle service between the airport and hotels can be booked through
Cloud 9 Shuttle at a rate of $8.00 each way. Cloud 9 can be reached at
619-564-7900 or at
Additional meeting information can be found at

Wound Healing Society Hotel

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
One Market Place, San Diego CA 92101
Phone 619-232-1234 | Fax 619-233-6464

Room rate is $219.00 single/double plus tax.

This hotel is adjacent to Seaport Village and less than one block from the
Convention Center. With a new 36-story tower, and a third floor terrace
pool complex with pool, whirlpool, spa, bar, a new deck with a dramatic
fire pit and cabanas equipped phones it s second to none.
Click Here for a downloadable Hotel Registration form (pdf)



WHS Announces 2008 Award Winners
Outstanding achievements of individuals at the forefront of wound healing research recognized at the 2008 Meeting in San Diego.
WHS Young Investigator Award Winners:

Sandra Saja Scherer (ETRS Travel Award winner), Harvard Medical School (Denis Orgill Lab)
Joshua Vorstenbosch, McGill University (Anie Philip Lab)
Edward I. Chang, Stanford University (Geofrey Gurtner Lab)
Arturo R. Maldonado, University of Cincinnati (Timothy Crombleholme Lab)

This award recognizes scientific excellence of Young Investigator Trainees
in the area of wound healing research. The selection process involved
identifying 8 outstanding abstracts for podium presentations in a
special session at the WHS Annual Meeting from a pool of approximately
100 abstracts submitted by trainees. The 4 top scoring presenters were
recognized as the Young Investigator Award winners. The criteria used
were scientific content, originality, clarity of presentation, response
to questions, and impact on wound healing research. The awards
consisting of a certificate and cash prize were attributed at the 2008
WHS Annual Meeting. In addition, the highest scoring presenter from the 4
winners will have the honor of representing the WHS at the 2009 Annual
Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS).

WHS Blue Ribbon Award Winners:
First Prize: Richard Nuccitelli and Team, BioElectroMed Corporation, Burlingame, CA
Second Prize: Nick Goldspink and Team, Renovo plc. Manchester, UK
Third Prize: Dale Telgenhoff and Team, Healthpoint, Ltd., Fort Worth, TX

This award recognizes excellence in science at poster exhibits by industry
members at the WHS Annual Meeting. Each year, two or three winners will
be chosen by the WHS Awards Committee based on the poster presentations
scientific content, originality, clarity, impact on wound healing
research, and response to judging committee s questions.
To make a
donation to the funds for the awards listed above or for additional
information, please contact the Wound Healing Society at 407 647 8839 or
visit the website
The WHS Awards Committee includes Anie Philip (Chair), John C Lantis, Jie Li, Oluyinka Olutoye, Chandan K Sen, James J. Tomasek, and Tai-Lan Tuan



WHS/SAWC Meeting, San Diego 2008
for Participants to complete symposia evaluations and to receive
educational credit for pre-, main and post-conferences, as well as all
satellite meetings

Beginning at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 and for the next 90 days you may complete the online evaluation form and print your statement of credit.
Sign in by providing your first name, last name and email address in the required fields.
IMPORTANT NOTE:The sign-in information must match the information used during
registration. That information can be found on any registration
confirmation materials you may have. Login requires an exact
match to your SAWC registration. Did you use a nickname or full name?
Did you use your professional or personal email address? Did you add
your professional credentials behind your last name?
If you need additional assistance please call SAWC at 888-295-3374.
Complete the evaluation form for the sessions that you attended.
the type of CME/CE statement/certificate that you need from the drop
down list (dietitian, nurse, physician, pharmacist, physical therapist,
podiatrist, etc.).
Claim and print your statement/certificate from your own printer.
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