Welcome Address

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to beautiful city of Abu Dhabi. 

We have planned a wide-ranging scientific program with distinguished experts from around the world to make this a remarkable journey of knowledge. Our theme is “Global Healing. Changing Lives". This was developed in a unique manner that serves for both WUWHS 2020 congress theme and to solidify the entire wound care enthusiast to share their practice to build new trends and enhance clinical practice. One of the precise objectives of WUWHS 2020 is to promote in a greater collaboration and cooperation of all the Scientific Wound Care Societies around the world who have passion in caring wounds as their main mission. In addition, it serves as guide to develop and implement projects to strengthen the central role of the WUWHS which needs to become more of a worldwide scientific point of reference and a standard for innovation and translational research into the management of skin wounds together with the improvement of the quality of life of afflicted patients and their families.

We are working towards creation of the UAE edition of the World Congress as a highly innovative and valuable in contributing medical professions at all levels which includes physicians, nurses and all those who work in contact with skin wounds on a daily basis.  It is crucial that the WUWHS 2020 be not just an opportunity for debate but also an important training opportunity for all of us. 

WUWHS 2020 will offer an extensive scientific program including numerous symposia, training sessions, workshops and focus sessions with leading international experts in the field of wound management. The WUWHS 2020 will be an important moment of cultural unity, an essential scientific round-table and professional exchange for wound care specialists from around the world.

The 6th World Congress to be held in Abu Dhabi is from the March 8th to the 12th of March 2020. Our conference venue is the award winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) which provides ample and flexible space for the Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies. 

Abu Dhabi, having recently undergone a significant enhancement in its tourism infrastructure, Abu Dhabi is now better placed than ever to meet the highest expectations of the participants and guest.  After four decades of remarkable growth and development, Abu Dhabi is now the nexus between west and east, the developed and developing and the present and the future, and it is the meeting point between ancient and modern. In Abu Dhabi, a futuristic city lives hand in hand with ancient treasures. This is a destination where the past is preserved, cherished and respected while the future is meticulously planned and considered. 

The WUWHS 2020 will be an amazing experience, both scientific and research-wise but also a great opportunity to step into the charm, history and culture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


I look forward to personally welcoming you to Abu Dhabi. 


Yours sincerely,

Gulnaz Tariq Mir

President WUWHS 2020 Congress
President Elect