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Who Should Attend?

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:
    Nutritionists
    Social Workers
    Educators
    Researchers
    Nurses
    Physicians
    Wound Specialists
    Administrators
     
  • 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.