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Important Payment Information
Due to the ever evolving COVID-19 health crisis and the physical closure of the association offices, we are unable to accept payments by postal service at this time. Your association team is working virtually, and keeping society operations moving forward. We encourage and thank our members to continue their support of the Society by making their payments online.
COVID statement and guidelines
Wound Care is an essential service in this very difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic. There are reports that hospitals and clinics in the United States are severely curtailing clinicians’ ability to see patients, including closure of outpatient wound clinics. This prompted the Alliance for Wound Care Stakeholders to draft a letter that wound care clinicians may use to justify ongoing care. Read more...
2020 Annual Meeting Cancelled
As you may have heard, SAWC has postponed the May meeting and relocated the spring symposium to now be held July 22-25, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. For several reasons, including the uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19 on our members, their patients and practices in the coming months, the Wound Healing Society will NOT be participating in the upcoming meeting. This decision was not made lightly and followed significant thoughtful discussion by the Executive Committee, with input from the 2020 Program Chairs. This decision was unanimously ratified by the WHS Board of Directors.

SAWC will continue to honor the reduced member registration rates for any WHS members who may wish to attend their July program, and we thank them for their understanding and support of the WHS decision.

WHS will be proceeding with a series of virtual abstract sessions, more information and details will follow in the coming weeks. We will also be posting the program online to recognize and display the hard work put in by the Program Committee (since the meeting will not be occurring). Again, please keep an eye out for more information soon.

We thank you for your support during these uncertain times, and appreciate your dedication to the WHS.

Frequently Asked Questions


WEF-CEP Patient Opinion Survey

In a collaborative effort between the WHS, AAWC, and the FDA, the WEF-CEP goal is to identify clinically meaningful, evidence-based wound care endpoints for research and new product approvals. We have completed a survey of the professional wound care community that included 628 participants. The results, which identified 15 top-rated patient-centered and/or clinical endpoints, have been published in Wound Repair and Regeneration (March 2017). An additional publication presenting the research that supports these endpoints was recently accepted by WRR.
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In Memoriam:
Thomas K. Hunt, MD

Dr. Thomas K. Hunt MD
Aug 6, 1930 - Feb 20, 2019
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Welcome to the

Wound Healing Society

Founded in 1989, the Wound Healing Society (WHS) is known both nationally and internationally as the premier scientific organization focused on wound healing research and education. Our mission is to improve wound healing outcomes through science, professional education and communication, using our Wound Healing Society Guiding Principles:

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.

Membership Benefits

Take advantage of our $150.00 Introductory Membership
until the conclusion of the WHS Annual Meeting
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Explore new concepts and new directions for translating discovery into application by joining the Wound Healing Society!

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Corporate Membership

In order to accomplish our mission, the WHS needs to collaborate with industry and corporations who provide the technology and products which we use in our research and clinics. The Wound Healing Society would like to invite your membership in our organization.

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