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.

2019 WHS Annual Meeting

The Wound Healing Society is now accepting abstracts for their 2020 Annual Meeting. Please submit your abstract today for consideration on the program.
Submit your Abstract
Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 11:59pm EDT
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Dr. Rummana Aslam
Dr. Rummana Aslam

Meet Dr. Rummana Aslam!

When and how did you first get involved with the WHS?
I joined Dr. Thomas Hunt's wound healing lab at University of California as a post doc fellow, As he was the founder of WHS I was given membership of WHS in 2002 and have been a member since.


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Submitted by: Manuela Martins-Green

There has been a long-felt need for an animal model that forms a chronic wound which had not been satisfied by the art until U.S. Patent Application No. 15/492,649 was filed. It was not known that oxidative stress was a causal factor in chronic wound initiation. Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants. Although oxidative stress is high in chronic wounds it was not apparent that inhibiting anti-oxidant agents or enzymes (creating high oxidative stress in the wound environment) would cause chronic wound initiation. More

Wound Healing Foundation

Call for Proposals
WHF-3M Fellowship Submission Deadline – November 26, 2019
2nd WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovation Award - $30,000 – Deadline in Fall 2019

Hydrogel dressing uses body heat to speed wound healing

Scientists from Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the Harvard John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and McGill University, collaborated to develop an active adhesive dressings (AAD) composed of heat-responsive hydrogels that are mechanically active, stretchy, tough, highly adhesive, and antimicrobial. "This technology has the potential to be used not only for skin injuries, but also for chronic wounds like diabetic ulcers and pressure sores, for drug delivery, and as components of soft robotics-based therapies," said corresponding author David Mooney, a founding core faculty member of the Wyss Institute and the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at SEAS. The study was recently published in the journal Science Advances.


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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 The WHS member discount prices for 2019 are:

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


The upcoming Wound Infection Summit (WIS) will be held in Detroit August 16-17. WIS presents an in-depth bedside to bench approach focusing on the scientific evidence that determines the best practices in wound care. Analyze the topic of wound infection from a multidisciplinary perspective with discussion designed to challenge the status quo and champion better outcomes for the patient. More information


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


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


December 5-9, 2020
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Key West, FL


May 13-17, 2020
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California

SAWC & WHS 2021

May 12-16, 2021
Gaylord Texan
Dallas, Texas

SAWC & WHS 2022

April 6-10, 2022
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona

SAWC & WHS 2023

April 26-30, 2023
Gaylord National Harbor
National Harbor, Maryland


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