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The 7th Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR) is taking place October 5-6, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. ACWHTR 2018 brings together general surgeons, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, wound care specialists, and other allied health care professionals for the advancement of wound care.

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The Wound Healing Foundation is a proud partner of Inspire, the leading social network for health. Inspire offers a safe place for patients and caregivers to connect and support one another on issues related to wound care, traumatic wounds, chronic wounds, amputation, scars, symptoms and much more.

The Wound Healing Foundation Support Community offers peer-to-peer support in a safe and moderated environment, so patients can connect with people who are or have gone through similar issues.

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In their quarterly Alliance Advocacy Update, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (Alliance) updates health care professionals on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed fee schedules, recent meetings and conferences, and the latest publications and policies relevant to wound care.

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WoundSource Digital Edition

by Miranda J. Henry, Editorial Director

It's been over two decades since WoundSource first landed in the hands of clinicians practicing wound care. While patient outcomes remain the primary objective in managing wounds, health care providers have so many more ways to support healing. I'm talking about improved assessment and documentation systems, more complementary modalities to jumpstart complex chronic wounds, and more (and better) modes of supporting patient compliance and staff protocol.

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Chicago, IL: The 7th Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWH) will take place October 5-6, 2018 in Chicago, IL at the Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile.

William J. Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM, CPE; William W. Li, MD; and Thomas F. O’Donnell, Jr., MD, will return this year as course directors, and, alongside new and veteran faculty, lead a multidisciplinary agenda featuring the latest in research, technology, and health policy as it relates to wound care.

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Columbia, MD – June 04, 2018 – Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Pink:OSIR), a regenerative medicine company focused on developing and marketing products for wound care, orthopedics, and sports medicine, announced today the implementation of Prestige Lyotechnology for manufacturing of commercial products.

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Wound Care Teamwork

by Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA

In the words of Ben Franklin, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” The specialty of wound care and hyperbaric medicine faces a never-ending attack from payers and regulators. Our current state of partition leaves us voiceless and defenseless. We must band together and be counted.

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Minneapolis, MN – May 16, 2018 – The Wound and Skin Care Division of Coloplast U.S. announced the launch of Biatain® Silicone with 3DFit Technology™. Biatain® Silicone now offers a full-range portfolio of foam dressings designed to give health care professionals versatility in the management of exuding wounds or the prevention of pressure injuries.®

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Allen, TX – May 15, 2018 – Keneric Healthcare, an ISO Certified global medical device manufacturer, is recognized for the development and commercialization of innovative products that improve patient care, increase clinician efficiency and streamline facility expenditures. GPO New Vendor Awards include Managed Healthcare Associates Inc. (MHA), PDM Healthcare, and IMCO Homecare (IHC). Each of these groups are leaders within their respective markets.

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