Wound Healing Society
Newsletter: Spring, 2020
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.

2020 SAWC Spring/ WHS Virtual Meeting

2020 SAWC Spring/ WHS Virtual Meeting will take place online over the dates of July 24-26.
We are committed to continuing to provide groundbreaking research and insight into optimal wound treatments to our global community.

What to expect with SAWC Virtual:

  • Participate during the virtual conference days and engage in live Q&A with an exceptional lineup of interdisciplinary experts.
  • On Demand is part of your registration: All sessions presented live during the virtual event will be recorded and available to you for viewing as part of your SAWC Virtual registration. That means access to all accredited sessions with a chance to earn up to 36 continuing education credits.
  • On Demand content will be available within 24 hours after the virtual meeting has concluded. You will have access to the content for 12 months after the virtual meeting concludes.
  • SAWC Virtual will include scientific sessions, attendee networking, independent satellite symposia, an exhibit hall, e-Posters, and much more.

Virtual Conference Agenda

If you had previously registered for the in person meeting you are being automatically re-registered for the virtual conference. Learn more about your registration by visiting the SAWC FAQ page.

If you have not yet registered, click on the link below to receive your 20% off member registration discount.
WHS Member Registration


NEW! Bulletin Board

In an effort to engage and stay connected with WHS members during this unprecedented time of social distancing, the WHS Membership and Communications Committees are pleased to announce the launch of an asynchronous WHS Bulletin Board to feature upcoming programs, seminars, grant opportunities, and hot topics for discussion in advanced wound care. The WHS Bulletin Board will be updated monthly, please feel to comment or post something on the bulletin board.

WHS Member Achievements

Manuela Martins-Green, PhD
Manuela Martins-Green, PhD
Manuela Martins-Green, PhD was awarded one of the two 2020 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership in the Academic Senate (award given every other year). This award is presented every other year to honor an Academic Senate member in recognition of lifetime service to the Senate, outstanding and creative contributions to faculty governance, and exceptional abilities in working with different University constituents. Dr Martins-Green is the first professor from UC Riverside to be awarded this accolade since 1998. Her distinguished service and leadership was noted to be exceptional and that she has continuously served since 1999 at both the Riverside Division and the UC system levels.

WHS Member Spotlight

Daria Narmoneva
Daria Narmoneva
1. When and how did you first get involved with the WHS?
I am a member of the WHS since 2007. I was a new Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and was introduced to the WHS by Dr. Tim Crombleholme, who was at Cincinnati Children’s hospital at the time and was my collaborator and mentor. It was not a straightforward decision, because WHS did not have any engineering subsection, and it was quite uncommon for the engineering faculty to be involved with non-engineering societies. I now consider it as one of my best professional decisions.

2. As a clinician or a scientist, what is the most rewarding part of your job?
I am a scientist, a teacher and a mentor, and some of my closest friends and collaborators are clinicians. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to connect biomedical engineering students with the medical world, and to share my passion for biomedical science with the new generation of engineers and future scientists.



Government Relations Committee
Dear Colleagues:

We hope that you have been able to stay safe and healthy as we move forward in this challenging time of loss on an unprecedented scale and spectrum. Many have lost love ones, friends and colleagues to COVID 19. We have also lost our usual contact with our patients and the ability to provide the care they need.



is working for you!

It may seem as if the world has been put on hold, but the Foundation has been busy behind the scenes ready to support the wound healing community. Our mission never stops... More


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

Save the Date

SAWC & WHS 2020 Spring Virtual!
July 24-25, 2020

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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