Media Advisory - After the Disaster, Who Takes Care of the Wounded?

    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ -

    What:  As part of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies' focus on
           enhancing the lives of persons with wounds in developing
           countries, Wound Care specialists from the third world will give
           first-hand accounts of the unique challenges they face both
           medically and culturally when treating wounds caused by natural
           disasters, war, and disease in their countries.

    When:  Friday June 6, 2008

    Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center, 255 Front Street West,
           Press Room 101

    Time:  9:30 - 10:30 am

    Who:   The press conference will be attended by:

           Dr. Afsaheh Alavi - Dermatologist, Tehran, Iran
           Dr. Mahvash Salsali - PhD, Nursing Sciences, Tehran, Iran
           Dr. Z.G. Abbas - Consulting Physician, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
           Ms. Gulnaz Tariq - Nurse, Wound Care Specialist, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
           Dr. Jose Contreras Ruiz -- Physician, Director, Mexican Wound Care

    About the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS):

    The WUWHS is a consortium of associations of health care professionals
with a single mission: to enhance the lives of persons with wounds worldwide
with an emphasis on developing countries. The executive team of the WUWHS
includes opinion leaders in wound care from Australia, Belgium, Canada,
France, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States. Every four years,
the WUWHS brings together different disciplines, different cultures and
nationalities working toward a universal solution to improve patient outcomes.
The 3rd Congress of the WUWHS takes place in Toronto June 4 to 8, 2008 at the
Metro Toronto Convention Center.

For further information:

For further information: Janice Murray, Press Liaison WUWHS, (416)
487-5007 OR Cell: (416) 458-4476

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