June 28, 2011
The Inaugural Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair will take place in Chicago on August 4 and 5, 2011
Accelecare Wound Centers' Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William J. Ennis, to Co-Chair Inaugural Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
The two-day event will be Co-chaired by Accelecare Wound Centers' Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS, Section Chief for Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at UIC, Dr. Martin Borhani, Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at UIC, and Dr. William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation.
The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair was created to develop a formal, clinically-based, educational curriculum in wound healing for physicians with a goal of bringing the practice of wound healing into alignment with other medical specialties. Leaders from 10 major University medical programs are now members of the ACWHTR educational committee.
“The need for wound care to function as a formal medical specialty is long past due,” stated Dr. Ennis.
The first wound healing and tissue repair fellowship program at UIC was made possible, in part through funding from the Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Sector of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). “Advanced wound treatment represents an area of medicine so important to patient care today and in the future," said Catherine Burzik, president and CEO of Kinetic Concepts Inc., and chair of AdvaMed's Wound Healing Sector. "This program validates that importance and puts an even sharper--and deserved--focus on a medical specialty that addresses some of today's most pressing health issues."