The University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Surgery and the Angiogenesis Foundation Announce the Inaugural Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

March 28, 2011

Major Scientific and Clinical Conference to Take Place August 2011

CHICAGO, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR) is a non-profit organization founded by faculty from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Angiogenesis Foundation (Cambridge, MA) in 2010. Created to develop a formal, clinically-based, educational curriculum in wound healing for physicians, the goal of the ACWHTR is to bring the practice of wound healing into alignment with other medical specialties. Leaders from 10 major University medical programs are now members of the ACWHTR educational committee. The first meeting of the ACWHTR will take place in Chicago on August 4 and 5, 2011 and will be co-hosted by the UIC Department of Surgery and the Angiogenesis Foundation. This two-day, scientific and educational program will gather leading researchers, clinicians, and government officials in a unique, interactive setting. The inaugural meeting will be unlike traditional wound meetings in both content and venue. The UIC conference venue provides an academic setting, and includes live cases from both the operating room and wound clinics as part of its agenda. Friday afternoon tours of the UIC Robotic Surgery Laboratory and the St. James Center for Comprehensive Wound and Disease Management are also part of the agenda.

The ACWHTR invites online registration for the conference at: http://acwhtr.org where the preliminary agenda is posted. Conference co-chairs, Dr. William Ennis, Chief of the Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at UIC, Dr. Martin Borhani, Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at UIC, and Dr. William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation have created a high level meeting agenda that will provide attendees with timely clinical, basic research, and regulatory information that can be implemented in daily clinical practice. “The need for wound care to function as a formal medical specialty is long past due,” stated Dr. Ennis.

The first wound healing and tissue repair fellowship program at UIC was made possible, in part through funding from the Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Sector of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). “Advanced wound treatment represents an area of medicine so important to patient care today and in the future,” said Catherine Burzik, president and CEO of Kinetic Concepts Inc., and chair of AdvaMed’s Wound Healing Sector. “This program validates that importance and puts an even sharper–and deserved–focus on a medical specialty that addresses some of today’s most pressing health issues.”

Contact: UIC Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
Tel: 312-996-3253
Email: acwhtr@uic.edu

SOURCE American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

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