The World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) and the Journal of Wound Care (JWC) presented the Career Award for Advances in Pressure Care to Amit Gefen, PhD, during WUWHS’ recent conference in Florence, Italy.

Gefen, a professor of biomedical engineering at Tel Aviv University and chair of the ROHO Inc Scientific Advisory Board, focuses his research on pressure ulcers among patients with spinal cord injury who use wheelchairs for mobility, as well as among elderly and infirm patients, according to a media release from ROHO Inc.

“Winning this high-profile career award strengthens the impact of my work and should encourage all involved in scientific research to continue to press forward, to ask questions to continue to seek more data to help others, and to assist in pressure injury prevention,” explains Gefen.

“These awards mark a new collaboration between the JWC and the WUWHS. JWC has become the exclusive publisher of WUWHS and will now produce a special edition for its members and the whole wound care community,” notes the WUWHS in the release.

In addition, according to the WUWHS, “These awards are like no other: they will chart the progress of wound care over the last 4 years, giving an opportunity to benchmark the global position of wound care and the work conducted in this therapy area.”

Gefen also spoke at the WUWHS conference, which is held every 4 years. His presentations included, “Device-Related Pressure Ulcers in Neonatal and Pediatric Care” (invited by the International Society for Pediatric Wound Care), “Deep Tissue Injury in a Nutshell” (invited by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel), and “The Science of Prevention of Deep tissue Injuries and Technological Developments” (invited by the WUWHS).

ROHO Inc, headquartered in Lebanon, Tenn, is a business unit of Sweden-based Permobil.

[Source: ROHO Inc]