Wound Healing Society
Newsletter: April, 2021
WHS Mission and Guiding Principles

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


WHS President's Message
Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, FACS

Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, FACS, President (2019-2021)

Dear WHS Members and Friends,

First, I hope you and your loved ones have all remained safe and well during the unprecedented events of the last year. We have certainly missed seeing you all at conferences and hope to resume these again soon. For now, SAWC/WHS Annual Meeting will be held in a virtual format again this year and we are excited to bring you some great content! If you haven't had a chance to view the program, please take a look on the WHS website. We are looking forward to another successful virtual conference!

In addition to SAWC, WHS will host a standalone webinar to bring you the WoundShark Competition, the WHF Hunt Lecture, Awards Ceremony and WHS Business Meeting. Please make sure you register to attend this on May 19th as well.

Looking back on the past two years, WHS has endured and grown. We've adapted to the new virtual nature and in doing so were able to offer new benefits to our members. In addition, we've worked hard to restructure our Society's journal, Wound Repair and Regeneration's editorial office. On behalf of the Board, we thank the WHS members for helping to keep WHS moving forward toward our mission of improving wound healing outcomes through science, education and communication. There is so much young talent in our network and I am looking forward to watching the society continue to flourish in the years ahead.

As my presidency comes to an end, I would like to take a moment to share that it's been an honor to serve as your president and I thank you for affording me this incredible opportunity. I am truly grateful for all the hard work and dedication of the Board of Directors and committee members who have willingly volunteered to serve our society.

Geoff Gurtner, WHS President

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*WHS Members receive a 20% off discount to the meeting. Join today to take advantage of our $150.00 Introductory Membership Fee.

WHS Virtual Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM EST

Webinar Program
Program Highlights Include:
Wound Shark Competition, WHF 3M Lectures, Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony

*Registration is Free
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The WHS Communications Committee is proud to bring you

The WRR Fireside Chat Series

The WHS Communications Committee is pleased to launch the Fireside Chat video series to feature groundbreaking research in Wound Repair and Regeneration (WRR). Each month Drs. Mitch Sanders, PhD and Kyle Quinn, PhD with feature a recent article in WRR.

"Less Pain with More gain - Managing Wound-Related Pain with Cannabis-Based Medicines" Author: Vincent Maida, MD, MSc, BSc, CCFP (PC), RFCP (cand)

Less Pain with More gain - Managing Wound-Related Pain with Cannabis-Based Medicines

Please visit the WHS website for more information and to watch the interview.

Members of the Wound Healing Society:

Due to Covid-19 decisions by local and regional governments and health care systems regarding the "essentialness" of wound care are a cause for concern. It is the opinion of the Boards of both the Wound Healing Foundation and the Society that wound care should be an essential ongoing component of health care and should not be considered non-essential.

An initial survey was sent out almost year ago to gather information on how facilities were tending to wound patients and how wounds were classified in regards to essential vs non-essential by healthcare facilities.

Now, we ask that you take a moment to participate in this follow-up survey to understand if situations have changed and how, or if they've remained the same.

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