Wednesday, April 18, 2007

U.S. Conferences to Feature Lectures on Wound Healing with Honey

Leading Wound Care Experts to Discuss Benefits of Manuka Honey in Wound Treatment
Business Wire, 4/17/2007

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: DSCI), a manufacturer and supplier of wound and skin care products, announced that several sessions on the use of Active Manuka Honey in chronic wounds will be incorporated into the agenda at the upcoming American Professional Wound Care Association’s (APWCA) 2007 National Clinical Conference in Philadelphia, April 19-22…

Derma Sciences notes in particular the attendance of Dr. Rose Cooper, BSc, PhD, PGCE, CBiol, MIBiol, FRSA, a microbiologist and Principal Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Health Sciences at the University of Wales Institute and Val Robson, RGN, BSc (Hons), Dip HE, DNCertQuick, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Leg Ulcer Care at Aintree Hospital Trust, Liverpool, UK. Dr. Cooper’s research at Cardiff includes wound infection and the role of micro-organisms in wound healing, the antibacterial properties of honey and the influence of honey on the wound healing process. Ms. Robson’s role at Aintree includes clinical assessment of all vascular and wound patients as well as lecturing on leg ulcer management, tissue viability and vascular nursing.

On Thursday, April 19, the AWPCA will feature Robson and Cooper in three one-hour discussions on “The Use of Active Manuka Honey in Wound Care”. On Friday, April 20, the two will deliver a lecture entitled “Can Something as Sweet as Honey Be Effective for Wound Care? Active Manuka Honey: Powerful for All Phases of Wound Healing.”

This represents the first time that the topic of honey for medical use is on the agenda at a major US-based wound conference…

Honey will also be featured on the agenda at one of the most globally prestigious wound care conferences, the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), in Tampa, April 28 - May 1. "The evidence supporting the use of honey in modern wound care" will be a topic within the "AAWC International Forum: Small World -- Big Opportunities" session. This session will be chaired by global thought leaders Jose Contreras-Ruiz, MD, and Keith Cutting, MN, RN, and Cert Ed.

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