Wound Healing Society (WHS)
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WHS Mission and Guiding Principles

Mission: Improve wound healing outcomes through science, professional education, and communication by:

  • 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.

Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, FACS
Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, FACS
WHS President

Dear WHS Members,

I am honored to serve as the Wound Healing Society (WHS) president for the coming year. I want to thank and congratulate the outgoing president, Sashwati Roy, for all of her accomplishments over the past year. For the first time, the number of WHS members is over one thousand and we just concluded a very successful WHS/SAWC meeting in San Antonio with over 2500 attendees. More


2019 WHS Annual Meeting

Thank you for joining us in San Antonio!
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2019 Award Winners:
Anita Roberts Award
Casey Bartow-McKenney
The microbiota of traumatic, open fracture wounds is associated with mechanism of injury

Distinguished Service Award
Lisa Gould, MD

WHS Translational Regenerative Science Award
Mir-193b-3p Suppresses Cellular Migration and Contributes To Impaired Wound Closure In Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Irena Pastar

Targeting WNT Signaling To Reduce Fibrosis
Britta A. Kuehlmann

Industrial Research & Development Poster
Injectable Cellular Placental Formulation Prevents Bleomycin Induced Dermal Fibrosis in Aged Mice
Sandeep Dhall

Travel Trainee Award
Topical Cromolyn Sodium Reduces Post-Burn Hypertrophic Scars In Female Red Duroc Pigs
Jayson Jay

Fibrosis Around Implants Is Driven By Three Unique Subgroups Of Macrophages
Clark Bonham

Mir-210 Encapsulated Extracellular Vesicles Contributes To Ischemic Injury Of The Skin
Ayan Biswas

Melanocyte Re-Population And Cutaneous Re-Innervation In Temporal Wound Healing And Scar Formation In Human Skin
Sara Ud-Din

Wiley Travel Trainee Awards
Biomimetic Adipiose Stem Cell Dressing For Skin Regeneration
Artem Trotsyuk

Plgf-1 Contained In Normal Wound Myofibroblast-Derived Microvesicles Stimulates Collagen Production By Dermal Fibroblasts
Syrine Arif

Junior Faculty Award
Caveolin-1 Promotes Bacterial Colonization and Inhibition of Wound Closure In Aged Human Skin
Ivan Jozic

Summer Research Award
Bacterial Biofilm Impact on Macrophage Functional Phenotype in Diabetic Patients with Non-Healing Wounds
Sydney Nelson, Clemson

Young Investigator Award
Epigenetic Mapping of Wound Edge from Chronic Wound Patients Using Next Generation Sequencing
Kanhaiya Sign

Yasser Almadani, Georgios Theocharidis, Hima Vangapandu
Garrick Gu, Karamjeet Kaur, Christopher Turner, Ji Won Son

Shark Tank Competition
Mohamed Ibrahim and Trung Nguyen


WHS membership meeting
WHS Membership Meeting - click image to see full size

WHS Board of Directors and Committee Chairs annual meeting
WHS Board of Directors and Committee Chairs annual meeting

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Wound Healing Foundation
The Wound Healing Foundation offered many awards at the WHS Annual Meeting in San Antonio including the WHF-3M Fellowship Award, the WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovations Award and Travel Scholarships.

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Dr. Harriet Hopf
Dr. Harriet Hopf

Harriet W. Hopf, MD is Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty, Professor of Anesthesiology, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. After receiving her BA from Yale and her MD from Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Hopf completed surgical internship at the University of Minnesota and anesthesia residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed research fellowship with TK Hunt at UCSF. She was Professor of Anesthesia and Surgery and Associate Director of the Wound Healing Laboratory at UCSF before moving to the University of Utah in 2006. More


WHS Member Achievements
Standing, from left, William H. Eaglstein, MD, Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA
Julio Frenk, MD, PhD, MPH and Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD
Seated, Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD

At a ceremony honoring two of the world's renowned researchers in wound healing, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., became the holder of the William H. Eaglstein, M.D. Endowed Chair in Wound Healing.

Speaking before her family, friends, and colleagues at the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center on the University of Miami campus February 22, Dr. Tomic-Canic said she is humbled to be the chair's inaugural holder. More


Submitted by Chandan Sen:
Housed at the main building of the Indian University (IU) Health Methodist hospital, a new Comprehensive Wound Center (IUH-CWC) is currently under construction. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital is a hospital part of Indiana University Health, located in Indianapolis, state of Indiana, United States. It is the largest hospital in the state of Indiana and one of only three regional Level I Trauma Centers in the state. It has 625 staffed beds and is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the area. IU Health is a nonprofit healthcare system. It is the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Indiana, with 17 hospitals under its IU Health brand and almost 30,000 employees. The IU Health system has a total capacity of 2,696 beds More

WHS Member Achievements: Innovator of the Year – Robert F. Diegelmann

Innovator of the Year – Robert F. Diegelmann
Innovator of the Year – Robert F. Diegelmann

WHS Member Achievements: The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast
Submitted by Foy White-Chu:

"#141: Wound Care Pearls" Feb 25th, 2019
Click here to listen!


WRR Journal

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Wound Repair and Regeneration (WRR) is dedicated to the publication of high-impact, in depth investigations of mechanisms of tissue repair and outcomes from well-designed and carefully analyzed clinical studies. More

Advances in Wound Care

Advances in Wound Care The WHS member discount prices for 2019 are:

Print and Online US $240
Print and Online Foreign $318
Online only $219


Goal: Assemble in a single issue a series of original papers on emerging topics related to infections in long-term care, such as prevention; regulation; risk assessment; surveillance; antibiotic use, resistance patterns, and stewardship; staffing challenges; and others. All submissions must have relevance for practice and/or policy.

Article Types Included in this Call for Papers: Original studies, review articles, special articles, controversies in care, pragmatic innovations, and editorials. For details on submission types, see https://www.jamda.com/content/authorinfo

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019


Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference
April 4-6, 2019
JW Marriot
Washington, DC
Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference


6th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium
September 12-14, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
View the Program! 6th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium


European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel & Société Française de l'Escarre Joint Annual Meeting
September 18-20, 2019
Cité Centre de Congrés Lyon
Lyon, France
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel & Société Française de l'Escarre Joint Annual Meeting


Innovations in Wound Healing
December 5-9, 2020
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Key West, FL


SAWC & WHS 2020
May 13-17, 2020
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California


October 30 - November 1, 2020
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada


SAWC & WHS 2021
May 12-16, 2021
Gaylord Texan
Dallas, Texas


October 29-31, 2021
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada


SAWC & WHS 2022
April 6-10, 2022
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona


October 14-16, 2022
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada


SAWC & WHS 2023
April 26-30, 2023
Gaylord National Harbor
National Harbor, Maryland


November 3-5, 2023
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada


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