American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair 6th Annual Meeting Protection Status

Wound Specialists From Around the World Gather December 1-3 in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL – May 12, 2016 – The Sixth Annual Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWH) takes place Dec. 1-3, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Attendees and faculty from around the world will come together to address the need to establish a formal wound care specialty and further wound care education.

The multidisciplinary agenda focuses on high level issues regarding scientific breakthroughs, policy and regulatory issues facing the field and technological advances that will change the landscape of the wound care industry. ACWH attendees include general surgeons, wounds care specialists, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, nurses, physical therapists and researchers.

A preliminary agenda is available online at Currently, the agenda features sessions on Clinical Wound Care, Health Care Policy, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and more. Live surgical cases will be broadcast to the educational ballroom on both Thursday and Friday. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Leading up to the conference, the ACWH offers Wound Care Journal Club Webinars during which ACWH faculty present the latest wound care research. To sign up for the Wound Care Journal Club Webinars, please visit

"As the field of wound care continues to grow, so too does the Annual Meeting for the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair," said conference co-chair William J. Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS. "This year we will continue to examine wound care from a clinical, administrative and policy perspective. We are also adding this year, an informative trip to The International Museum of Surgical Science for a wound care exhibit."

William W. Li, MD and Thomas F. O'Donnell, Jr., MD will also serve as co-chairs. To receive updates regarding the conference faculty, contact Jamie Mouton at to be added to the ACWH mailing list.

About The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Illinois committed to advancing the field of wound care through education, research, and advocacy.

The College fosters the training of medical professionals through the sharing of a physician-based, clinical fellowship curriculum developed in conjunction with the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and allied healthcare colleges and programs. The ultimate goal of the organization is to designate wound care as a board-certified medical specialty.

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