Metro Toronto Convention Centre to host prestigious global community of wound care experts



    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is set
to host a global community of more than 3,000 wound care experts when the 3rd
Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) meets here June
4 - 8, 2008.
    This is the first time the WUWHS' important World Union Congress will be
held in North America, and Canada has the privilege of hosting this event. The
Congress is sponsored, hosted and accredited by the University of Toronto,
Faculty of Medicine and Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences.
    "One Problem - One Voice reflects the primary theme for our Congress and
speaks to our goal of working towards a universal solution to improve patient
outcomes by providing evidence-information information for best clinical
practice," said Professor R. Garry Sibbald, President-Elect and Meeting Chair
for the WUWHS Congress. "We are proud to be hosting this event in Toronto and
look forward to welcoming our delegates to our beautiful and multicultural
city."
    The primary goal of the World Union 2008 Congress will be to present the
latest in wound care research and treatment for improved patient outcomes. The
five-day meeting will include presentations by more than 200 key international
professionals and opinion leaders from the field of wound care as well as
public figures such as Canada's own Stephen Lewis and Dr. Marla Shapiro. Key
topics to be covered will include Burns, Foot and Leg Ulcers, Post Operative
Surgical & Traumatic Wounds, Pressure Ulcers, Infection, Quality of Life,
Pain, and Wound Care Challenges in the Developing World.
    Wound care is a serious and escalating global health care issue and
Canada is a world leader in treatment innovation, prevention and research.
Canadian expertise is helping to improve wound care standards for patients and
health care professionals both at home and abroad. "We are very pleased to be
the first North American city chosen to host this prestigious group," said
Barry Smith, President and CEO of the MTCC. "It is Canada's leadership and
commitment to sharing its knowledge and expertise which helped to bring this
Congress to Toronto."
    The MTCC anticipates this major convention will produce significant
revenue for Toronto's hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues,
with an overall economic impact of approximately $6.5 million in direct
spending.

    About the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS)

    The WUWHS is a consortium of associations of health care professionals
committed to enhancing the lives of persons with wounds, with an emphasis on
developing countries. For further information, please visit www.wuwhs2008.ca

    About the MTCC

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's No. 1 convention and
trade show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted
approximately 12,000 events, entertained nearly 40 million guests. For further
information, please visit www.mtccc.com





For further information:

For further information: Christine Chiu, Marketing Manager, MTCC, (416)
585-8106, cchiu@mtccc.com; Janice Murray, President, Fishbowl Communications
Inc., (416) 487-5007 OR (416) 458-4476, janicem@fishbowlinc.net


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