About Us

About Us 2018-08-20T17:14:06+00:00

The Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society is an organisation of professionals dedicated to improving wound healing and tissue repair.

The Society facilitates avenues whereby all interested parties are able to constructively increase the knowledge base through education, research, and practice, in order to improve the outcomes for patients. Membership to the Society is open to any individual who has demonstrated an interest in the field of wound healing and tissue repair.

The Society has a bi-annual meeting and a number of focus meetings each year concentrating on different aspects of wound healing and tissue repair, ranging from basic science to clinical aspects of healing.

Our Philosophy

The AWTRS believes that promoting the knowledge and interchange between scientists, healthcare professionals, industry and other individuals that have an interest in wound healing and tissue repair will lead to improved wound outcomes.

Objectives

The AWTRS has a number of objectives that include:

The promotion of knowledge and communication between scientists, healthcare professionals, industry and other individuals that have an interest in wound healing and tissue repair. This is achieved in a number of ways including a bi-annual conference, through our newsletter, through the website and via regular e-mails.

Encouraging and supporting our younger scientists to undertake wound and tissue repair research and to join in activities of the society. We provide competitive travel awards to national and international conferences, an ECR event at our national conference, oral and poster awards at the national conference and a Young Investigator Award.

Disseminating knowledge and information concerning wound and tissue repair research in all its aspects and where possible stimulate public and government interest in wound related research. The society does this in part through this website and through our newsletter.

Fostering and maintaining a multi-disciplinary network of individuals with knowledge and expertise in wound and tissue repair research.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society is to advance the science, education and practice of wound healing and tissue repair.

Constitution of the AWTRS

The AWTRS constitution can be downloaded here.

Minutes from the AGM

The minutes from the latest 2017 AGM can be downloaded here.

Upcoming AGM

The AWTRS will hold its AGM for 2018 at the Cutaneous Biology Meeting 29 October – 1 November, UQ Research Station North Stradbroke Island.