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SAWC & WHS 2009
April 26 - 29, 2009

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
Dallas TX 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.

William A. Marston, M.D. Co-Chair 2009
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

Tai-Lan Tuan, PhD, Co-Chair 2009
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Member, The Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #35
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Telephone: 323-361-4183
Fax: 323-361-3613

Praveen R. Arany, MD, Ph.D., DDS
Harvard University
School of Dental Medicine
2 Peabody Terrace, #508
Cambridge, MA 02138

Evangelos V. Badiavas, M.D., Ph.D. (2008-2010)
Associate Professor of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
1600 NW 10th Avenue, RSMB 2023A
Miami, FL 33136
Telephone: 305-243-1933
Fax: 305-243-1941

Jeffrey M. 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

Vincent Falanga, MD (2005-2009)
Professor & Chairman
Roger Williams Medical Center
Dermatology & Skin Surgery
50 Maude Street
Providence, RI 02908
Telephone: 401-456-2521
Fax: 401-456-6449

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD (2005-2009)
Chief of Plastic Surgery
James A. Haley Veterans- Hospital
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Telephone: 813-972-2000, x6700
Fax: 813-903-4874

Patricia A. Hebda, Ph.D. (2004-2009)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
530 45th Street - Rangos Research Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 692-6217 telephone
(412) 692-5075 fax

Allen Holloway, MD (2005-2008)
Director, Burn Outpatient Services
Maricopa Medical Center
Department of Surgery
2601 E Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Telephone: 602-344-5611
Fax: 602-344-5749

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

Manuela M. Martins-Green, Ph.D. (2004-2009)
Univ of California, Riverside
Cell Biology & Neuroscience Department
900 University Avenue
BSB, Room 2117
Riverside, CA 92521
Telephone: 951-827-2585
Fax: 951-827-4326

Oluyinka O. Olutoye, M.D., ChB, PhD, FACS, FAAP (2006-2010)
Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Children's Hospital
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
6621 Fannin CC 650.00
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: 832-822-3135
Fax: 832-825-3141

Anie Philip, Ph.D. (2006-2010)
McGill University
1650 Cedar Ave.
Room C9-158
Montreal, QC H3G 1A4 Canada
Telephone: 514-934-1934, x44533
Fax: 514-934-8289

Chandan K. Sen, Ph.D., FACN, FACSM (2006-2009)
Professor and Director
The Ohio State University Medical Center
OSU Comprehensive Wound Center
473 W. 12 Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: 614-247-7786
Fax: 614-247-7818

Bill Tawil, Ph.D. (2005-2009)
Director, Global Strategy
Baxter BioSurgery
Strategic Initiatives
One Baxter Way
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Telephone: 805-372-3588, Tie Line: 870
Fax: 805-372-4718

Alan Wells, M.D., DMSc (2008-2010)
Thomas Gill Professor of Pathology & Vice-Chair for Laboratory Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Pathology
Scaife 713
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: 412-647-8409
Fax: 412-647-8567

Annette Wysocki, Ph.D. (2007-2009)
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
Fax: 410-601-5835


Call For Abstracts

Wound Healing Society
Call For Abstracts!
2009 Wound Healing Society Annual Meeting

in conjunction with
SAWC - Symposium on Advanced Wound Care
April 26-29, 2009
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Dallas, Texas
You are invited to submit Abstracts for Podium or Poster Presentations
to the WHS 2009 Scientific Meeting.

The Submission process is now Closed!

WHS 2009 Meeting Abstract Submission Instructions
(Please read before beginning your submission process)
Please go to the 2009 meeting page at: for more information and a link to the
submission site
or click here

Deadline for WHS Abstract Submission will be November 7, 2008 at midnight, EST, no
extensions will be granted

For more information visit our website - or contact Mindy Hoo, WHS Abstract
Coordinator at 407-647-8839
Acknowledgment of acceptance will be sent via email by January to the
Presenting /Corresponding Author.


Abstract Information

WHS 2009 Abstract List
WHS 2009 Abstract Presentation Guidelines
WHS 2009 Abstracts
WHS and SAWC Abstract submissions are now closed



We are pleased to announce that online registration is now open for the
SAWC & WHS 2009 Meeting in Dallas, Texas, April 26 - 29, 2009 at the
Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center. This will be our 19th Annual
Meeting and the Program Committee has been working very hard to make
sure this will be an absolutely outstanding meeting.
As you register, we would like to be sure you are aware of two items:
First, make sure during registration you note you are a WHS member so they can place you in the WHS wing of the hotel. The Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center will be our meeting hotel for the Wound Healing Society meeting. You will see that option when you register.
Secondly, we are extremely happy to announce that we have worked to continue the
WHS membership discount for registration. There will be a 20% discount
on your registration provided you are up to date on your 2009 dues. This is a significant savings, so don t miss out. If you wish to renew now you can do so at our website at under the membership Section.
To Register:
Please log into the members only section of the WHS website with your member
number and password to access the link to meeting/hotel registration.
login will only work if you have paid your dues for 2009. If you paid
recently you will have to wait approximately 5 days for that to be
Important note for students:
SAWC policy: A student discount will be offered if the registration is done by mail
with confirmation from a faculty mentor submitted along with the
registration form. Student discounts cannot be combined with any other
discounts, including membership discounts. The student discount is $100
off of the main conference rate of a non-member.
We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!
For more information, click here to go to the SAWC website.

WHS Anita Roberts Award

Congratulations to the first Anita Roberts Award Winners: Elliott Kozin and Dr. Ashley Gordon.
The award, which was presented at the 2009 WHS annual meeting, is given
to the young investigator(s) whose original submission to Wound Repair
and Regeneration is judged the best among all eligible papers during the
prior year. Dr. Kozin and Dr. Gordon share the prize this year, as they
equally contributed to the winning paper, which is: Gordon A, Kozin ED,
Keswani SG, Vaikunth SS, Katz AB, Zoltick PW, Favata M, Radu AP,
Soslowsky LJ, Herlyn M, Crombleholme TM. Permissive environment in
postnatal wounds induced by adenoviral-mediated overexpression of the
anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 prevents scar formation. Wound
Rep Regen 16:70-79, 2008. The work was performed in the laboratory of
Dr. Timothy Crombleholme at the Center for Molecular Fetal Therapy,
Division of General, Thoracic, and Fetal Surgery, Cincinnati Children s
Hospital Medical Center. Congratulations to the winners on an
outstanding paper

WHS Young Investigator Awards

The awards recognize top young researchers who are medical or graduate students,
postdoctoral fellows, or residents involved in wound healing research.
Eight eligible abstracts are preselected on a merit basis (scientific
content and impact on wound healing research) for podium presentation at
the Young Investigator Session of the Annual Meeting of WHS. A panel of
judges then selects the top four presenters as the award winners. The
winners receive a monetary award and a certificate during the Business
Session of the Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2009 Young Investigator Awards.
2009 Young Investigator Awards Winners
John Paul Tutela
Syed-Rehan Hussain
Rongpei Lan
Phuong Nguyen
2009 Young Investigator Awards Runners Up
Selma Cetin-Ferra
Taro Koyama
Kenrick Kuwahara
Yiqun Mo

WHS Wound Biotechnology Foundation Travel Awards for Trainees

Congratulations to our winners of the Wound Biotechnology Foundation Travel Award for Trainees.
Limited travel awards were available for trainees whose abstracts had been
accepted for presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Wound
Healing Society with Symposium for Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) 2009,
Dallas, Texas, April 26-29, 2009. The abstracts were selected on a merit
basis and were handed out at the WHS Business Meeting, Tuesday, April
28, 2009.
2009 Travel Award Winners
Joshua Vorstenbosch
Robert Allen
Praveen Arany
Tatiana Demidova-Rice
Swathi Balaji
Mary Cloud Ammons
Taehee Kwak
Ling Tang
Hasan Alajmi
Elizabeth Grice
Corrie Gallant-Behm
Mark Carlson
Selma Cetin-Ferra
Taro Koyama
Kenrick Kuwahara
Yiqun Mo

Blue Ribbon Industrial Research and Development Poster Presentation Awards

John Centanni1, Christina Thomas-Virnig, Ph.D1, Colette Johnston1, Li-Ke He,
M.D.2, Sandy Schlosser3, Kelly Van Winkle1, Ruibing Chen3, Angela
Gibson3, Andrea Szilagyi2, Lingjun Li, Ph.D3, Shankar Ravi, Ph.D2, B.
Lynn Allen-Hoffmann, Ph.D3. 1Stratatech Corporation, Madison, WI, USA,
2Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA, 3University of
Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA.

Second Place - #96 - IN VIVO ASSESSMENT
Jackson, BS, Thomas Hirt, PhD. BioCure, Inc., Norcross, GA, USA.

VASCULARIZATION IN VIVO Allen Comer, Ph.D.1, Joely Straseski, Ph.D.2,
Sara Pirnstill, B.S.1, Kristi Schaeve, B.S.1, Maggie Bach, B.S.1,
Jennifer Murphy, M.D.2, Lynn Allen-Hoffmann, Ph.D.1. 1Stratatech
Corporation, Madison, WI, USA, 2University of Wisconsin School of
Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.




You may return to the site for 30 days to reprint your statement/certificate of credit
For questions, please call 800-893-7951 until 7/31/09
This phone # should be used in place of the number contained in the syllabus book
After July 31, 2009 please call 609-630-6242


WHS Meeting Schedule

Saturday, 4/25/09 11:00 AM-6:30 PM:
WHS Board of Directors Meeting-Appaloosa 4

Sunday 4/26/09 thru Weds 4/29/09:
WHS Networking Room-Dallas 3 Speaker Ready Room-Dallas 2

Monday 4/27/09 12:45-2:00 PM:
Awards Committee-Palomino 2
Editorial Board Committee-Mustang 2
Foundation Committee-Palomino 3
Industrial Advisory Committee-Palomino 1
Membership Committee-Appaloosa 4

Tuesday 4/28/09 12:45-2:00 PM:
Education Committee-Palomino 1
Government Relations Committee-Palomino 2
Website Committee-Palomino 3

Also on Tuesday 4/28/09:
Rooms are subject to change!
  • Beginning
    on April 26, 2009 and for the next 30 days, you may complete the
    on-line evaluation form and print your statement of credit. Please take
    advantage of the Cyber Caf on-site at the meeting or use your own
    computer to complete the evaluation form.
  • Go to:
  • Sign in by providing your badge number provided at registration and your initials
  • Complete the evaluation form for the sessions that you attended
  • Select
    the type of CME/CE statement/certificate that you need from the
    drop-down list. (dietitian, nurse, physician, physical therapist,
    podiatrist, etc.)
  • Claim and print your statement/certificate
  • Keep the certificate for your records. You will not receive another one by mail