Three Wound Healing Foundation Lectures to be Held at the Annual WHS Meeting in San Antonio Protection Status
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Join the Wound Healing Foundation for a special tribute to Tom Hunt at the WHF- K Hunt Lecture
It is with deep sadness that the Wound Healing Foundation (WHF) joins the family and announce that Thomas K. Hunt, MD, FACS recently passed away. Dr. Hunt was a pioneer in wounds who impacted wound research and wound treatments. To read more about Dr. Hunt's life and work, please visit:

The WHF invites you to join them on Tuesday, May 7 in San Antonio for a special tribute to Tom at the seventh annual Wound Healing Foundation -Thomas K Hunt Lecture at the SAWC-WHS meeting. The tribute and lecture will be held at the SAWC-WHS meeting at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The room location is 006AD and you should plan to be present from 8-9:30AM. For those needing to register for the meeting, you can go to and use code FACULTY100 to save $100 on the meeting fees.

Lactate Shuttling and Redox Signaling in Normal and Pathophysiology
Tuesday May 7, 2019; 8:15-9:15AM
Presented by George A Brooks, Ph.D. of University of California - Berkley

George A. Brooks is a professor of integrative biology who has focused on how the human body uses lactate, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Dr Brooks' decades of research focused on exercise physiology and metabolism led to two working hypotheses. He develop the Lactate Shuttle hypothesis, a mechanism that allows the muscle to utilize lactate as fuel when the muscle uses up its normal source of fuel. In recent years, generality of the Lactate Shuttle mechanism has impacted diverse fields such as neuro- and cancer cell biology. His groundbreaking research on lactate production for carcinogenesis could in fact be both the purpose of and the explanation for the Warburg Effect. Dr Brooks is also thought to be responsible for the aphorism "Tumors are wounds that don't heal".

2019 WHF-3M Fellow Award and Lecture
Thursday, May 9, 2019; 4:45-5:45 PM
2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of the 3M Fellow Award presented by the WHF. The WHF-3M Fellowship is a one-year $15,000 gift to stimulate scientific research and career development of young investigators or junior faculty pursuing a career in wound healing research.

The announcement of the 20th annual Fellow will be made. Following the announcement, the 2018 WHF-3M Fellow awardee, Swathi Balaji from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston will speak on the role of exosomes in regulation scar heterogeneity and persistence.

2019 WHF Voice of the Patient Inspirational Perspective- Jim Pinkham
General Session on Burns, Friday, May 10, 2019; 2:15-3:15 PM
Join WHF Representative and burn survivor Jim Pinkham for a brief and inspirational perspective about the importance of wound care and wound healing. Leopoldo Cancio, MD Director of USAISR at Fort Sam Houston will also discuss the military and clinical perspective of burn trauma and wound healing and improvements made.

About the Wound Healing Foundation
Founded in 1999, The Wound Healing Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving wound healing worldwide through funding research, education, and outreach. The Foundation was formed by dedicated professionals committed to wound care and to provide patients, researchers, and health professionals the resources to make significant contributions in the critical and under appreciated area of wound healing. For more information, visit https//

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of WoundSource, Kestrel Health Information, Inc., its affiliates, or subsidiary companies.

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