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.

Sashwati Roy, PhD
Sashwati Roy, PhD
WHS President

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

As the 31th Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society, in San Antonio, Texas approaches, I wanted to take this time to share some highlights which we can all look forward to! This year marks the 13th year that WHS has been held in collaboration with SAWC. This successful collaboration remains the largest interdisciplinary wound care conference, where cutting edge science propels evidence based clinical care. We continue to attract the best presenters and enthusiastic participants. More


2019 WHS Annual Meeting

Register Today  Reserve Housing

WHS Members Only Social Event: To reserve your ticket, please log into your members only account.

Briscoe Western Art Museum
Tuesday, May 7, 2018 I 6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Introducing the Wound Shark Tank: Innovation Competition!
The Wound Healing Society (WHS) is pleased to announce the first annual science and product innovation competition. The competition features two tracks to apply for the WHS WoundShark Innovation Award: a Research Track and Translational Track for groundbreaking science and new product innovations. Winners will be announced at the SharkTank Lunch on May 7, 12:45 - 2:00 pm at the WHS Annual Meeting.

Only WHS MEMBERS can apply for the prestigious awards. Please apply online if you are not already a WHS member.

A panel of esteemed judges from the program committee will review the submissions and select the top three submissions for a five-minute elevator pitch. The best Research and Translational Track pitches will each win a $500 CASH PRIZE sponsored by Alira Health.


Dr. Elof Eriksson
Dr. Elof Eriksson

Elof Eriksson was born in Sweden where he received his Medical and Graduate Research Education (University of Gothenburg). After Residencies in General Surgery (University of Chicago) and Plastic Surgery (Medical College of Virginia) he returned to Sweden (University of Gothenburg) and worked as an Academic Plastic Surgeon for three years. He then moved to the US to be the Director of the Burn Unit at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. More

WHS Committee Updates

Call for Committee Members!

Interested in joining one of the WHS committees? Did you know WHS has 10 committees to become involved with?

Awards, Communications, Education, Industry Relations, International Relations, Membership, Government Relations Wound Care, Program, Publication, and Research Funding & Promotion
Please email admin@woundheal.org to get involved!

Communications Committee

Mohamed Ibrahim, MD
Mohamed Ibrahim, MD, Chair
Duke University Medical Center

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Swathi Balaji, PhD Swathi Balaji, PhD
Co-Chair 2014-2018
Baylor College of Medicine,
Texas Children's Hospital
Heather Powell, PhD Heather Powell, PhD
Co-Chair 2015-2018
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Are you taking full advantage of what the Wound Healing Society has to offer? Just in case you forgot, we wanted to remind you the benefits that come with your membership. Access your "Members Only" account! Here you can update your personal information, access the journal, download your membership certificate, find a member and much more! It's important that you stay up-to-date on your dues to receive the full benefits so please log in and make sure you are in good standing. If you do not know your credentials, please contact the WHS Administrative Office. More

WHS Awards Committee

Irena Pastar, PhD Irena Pastar, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Daria Narmoneva, PhD Daria Narmoneva, PhD

WHS Awards Committee announces new cycle for Summer Research Fellowship applications. WHS Summer Research Fellowship provides students an excellent opportunity to conduct summer research, get recognition in a prestigious fellowship program and attend WHS conference to present their research results (pending abstract acceptance). Faculty have an opportunity to mentor students and receive support for their students to conduct research.

Click Here to Apply!

Amount: up to $4,000
Deadline: March 29th, 2019


Wound Healing Foundation The Wound Healing Foundation has a
fantastic lineup of events, lectures, grants
and scholarships for 2019!


WHS Member Achievements

  • My team has had a paper accepted for publication in Archives of PM&R (Lemmer et al, What Lies Beneath: Why some pressure injuries may be unpreventable for individuals with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Dec 6. pii: S0003-9993(18)31512-0. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.11.006. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30529322. I will be presenting further developments at the NPUAP conference next month.

  • We recently had a patent awarded for our smart electroceutical technology (Integrated Surface Stimulation Device for Wound Therapy and Infection Control). A paper on preliminary pre-clinical testing was published late last year (The Modular Adaptive Electrotherapy Delivery System (MAEDS): An electroceutical approach for effective treatment of wound infection and promotion of healing. Mil Med. 2018 Nov 5. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy276. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30395273.


WRR Journal

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


SAWC & WHS 2019
May 7-9, 2019
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas


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


SAWC & WHS 2020
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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