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Akron General to Host Heal Ohio Conference to Showcase Wound Healing

Friday, September 12, 2008 General News J E 4
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AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 11 Heal Ohio 2008: Showcasing WoundCare Competencies, is a one-day multidisciplinary conference hosted by AkronGeneral Medical Center and sponsored by the Northeastern Ohio Consortium forWound Healing Research and Education. The conference will be held on Thursday,October 2, 2008, at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 FrontStreet, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44223.

The vision of this first-ever statewide event is to foster innovativecollaborative activity and team building with basic science and clinicalinnovators and potential sources of commercial support. By leveragingscientific expertise, commercial opportunity and resources, an Ohio Wound CareAssociation is envisioned to help facilitate moving promising projects intothe marketplace for the benefit of the patient. The objectives of theconference are to provide attendees with an advanced educational opportunityand to actively participate in further developing a wound care center ofexcellence "cluster" in Ohio.

Heal Ohio 2008 is a conference aimed at bringing together innovativeresearchers, clinicians, nurses, corporate R&D Managers, entrepreneurs,consultants, and investors who are interested in wound care research andcommercialization. Conference presentations cover a wide variety of woundcare topic areas including:

For more information, contact Ginger Brake, Coordinator, Akron GeneralMedical Center Department of Medical Education at 330-344-7550 or via email atmpamer@agmc.org.

Akron General Medical Center is a 511-bed, 26-bassinet, adult,tertiary-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital with regional referral centersin Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Surgery, Cancer Care, Orthopedics, SportsMedicine, and Women's Health. Staffed by more than 1,000 physicians, 3,400healthcare professionals and support staff and 550 volunteers, Akron GeneralMedical Center provides the highest level of emergency services, Level OneTrauma, and is an area leader in diagnostic and outpatient services. For moreinformation about Akron General Medical Center, log on towww.akrongeneral.org .-- Reimbursement and Regulatory Changes -- Tissue Engineering & Wound Healing -- Atypical Wounds -- Evidence Based Medicine & Wound Management -- Wound Care Advances & Best Practices -- Drug Delivery Systems -- State of the Art Clinical Products -- Burns

SOURCE Akron General Medical Center
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