Who Should Attend?
Purpose of Conference
- Discuss cutting-edge aspects of the different (translational & clinical) disciplines in wound care that need to be addressed in tandem to improve delivery of wound care as whole.
- Assemble top-level national experts in an academic medical center setting such that participants may include a large number of students, clinicians who practice wound care as well as researchers.
- Promote knowledge dissemination and advancement in the emerging field of regenerative medicine in stem cell and tissue engineering wound applications.
Who should Attend
- Healthcare Professionals, including:
- Public Health Professionals
- Case Management Professionals
- Civil Service Professionals
The immense economic and social impact of wounds in our society
calls for allocation of a higher level of attention/resources to understand
biological mechanisms underlying cutaneous wound complications.
- In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients.
- An estimated excess of US$25 billion is spent annually on treatment of chronic wounds and the burden is rapidly growing due to increasing health care costs, an aging population and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity worldwide.
- The need for post-surgical wound care is sharply on the rise. Emergency wound care in an acute setting has major significance not only in a war setting but also in homeland preparedness against natural disasters as well as against terrorism attacks.
- An additional burden of wound healing is the problem of skin scarring, a $12 billion annual market.