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Annual Wound Healing Foundation -TK Hunt Lecture
Be a part of the Thomas K Hunt Legacy: Donate today to support the WHF- TK Hunt Lectureship
At the 2013 annual meeting of the Wound Healing Society, the first Thomas K. Hunt Endowed Lecture sponsored by the Wound Healing Foundation was presented as the Keynote Lecture. The lectureship was initiated to honor the legacy of Dr. Hunt and to inspire and educate wound healing researchers on related research innovations through the prestigious annual lecture. Dr. Hunt's career serves as an example of the vision and tenacity required to translate basic clinical observations into scientifically rigorous research studies that transform the way we think about wound healing.
Over the years, the lectures have challenged the attending researchers with thought provoking presentations from leaders in would healing and related fields with potential impact across scientific boundaries.
The Wound Healing Foundation asks for your help to complete the endowment of this program. By supporting Dr. Hunt's legacy, you are ensuring current and future generations of wound researchers will benefit from this lectureship. The WHF is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit so your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
To donate, use the "Donate button" at http://www.woundhealingfoundation.org/programs/TK-Hunt.aspx, text HUNT to 91999, mail a check, or make a verbal pledge that which can be followed up on later.
Attend the 8th annual Wound Healing Foundation-Thomas K. Hunt lecture Wednesday May 13 @8:15AM
Randy Schekman, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and 2013 Nobel Prize recipient. He studied the enzymology of DNA replication as a graduate student with Arthur Kornberg at Stanford University. His interest in cellular membranes developed during his postdoctoral with S. J. Singer at UC San Diego. At Berkeley, he developed a genetic and biochemical approach to study eukaryotic membrane traffic.
Dr. Schekman will discuss how extracellular vesicles/exosomes isolated from fibroblasts of keratinocytes stimulate cell migration in wound healing. By understanding this process, vesicles could potentially deliver therapeutic molecules to cells or tissues to improve wound healing.
Attend the 20th annual Wound Healing Foundation-3M Fellowship Lecture Friday May 15 @3:30PM
The 21st WHF-3M Fellow recipient will be announced followed by a lecture by 2019 recipient Piul Rabbani on enhanced Nrf2 signaling in multipotent stromal cells for therapeutic exosomes in diabetic wound healing. Session will be co-moderated by 2018 recipient Swathi Balaji.
Attend the 1st annual Wound Healing Foundation-Medline Corius Innovation Lecture Saturday May 16 @11:30AM
The 2nd WHF-Medline Corius Innovation grant recipient will be announced. A lecture by 2019 inaugural recipient Ivan Jozic will present his research on targeting Caveolin-1 by cholesterol depletion using MβCD for treatment of non-healing chronic wounds. A panel discussion and Q&A about the potential product commercialization of this technology will immediately follow the lecture.
Attend the Wound Healing Foundation Voice of the Patient Date to be Announced
Last year, the Foundation introduced a new Voice of the Patient initiative. Foundation Board of Director Jim Pinkham spoke about his experience as a burn survivor and the importance of wound research. This initiative had such positive feedback that this year there will be another Voice of the Patient with a different disease etiology in a meeting session. Watch for more details to come.
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