December 9-10, 2022

Charleston Surgical Symposium 2022

Charleston, South Carolina


Future of Regenerative Surgery at the
Kerecis Charleston Surgical Symposium

Over the past several years, Iceland has emerged as a vibrant center for medical and scientific innovation, with Kerecis at the forefront in the area of wound healing and tissue repair.

The discovery of intact fish skin grafts and research on its surgical applications has led surgeons to develop new treatment protocols that have changed the way they practice reconstructive surgery. In this symposium leading researchers will gather to present surgical techniques and their corresponding treatment algorithms that are designed to shorten length of stay in hospital and reduce the need for autografting.

Previous Kerecis Symposiums have also had the privilege of hosting guest such as president of Iceland, Gudni Th. Johannesson, former Icelandic president, Olafur R. Grimsson, Iceland's Minister of Health and Innovation, the U.S. ambassador to Iceland, and Admiral Matthias Winters of the U.S. Navy.

The Charleston Surgical Symposium will take place December 9–10, 2022. The chairs of the symposium will be joined by clinical proctors to demonstrate the application techniques along with other reconstructive best practices. The workshop's purpose is to receive hands on training on the intact fish skin graft, to exchange best practices across the US and to discuss future research and application in the field.

Attendance Eligibility

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance to the Kerecis Charleston Surgical Symposium is for practicing surgeons in the field of Plastic Surgery, General/Trauma Surgery, and Vascular Surgery with the focus on tissue injuries and reconstructive procedures for: 

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis 
  • Traumatic Injury and Degloving
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Open Abdomen
  • Burn Injury
  • Pilonidal Cyst

Attendees are required to provide active participation in the full symposium, discussions, and active feedback in the form of answering follow-up questions. 

Standard fare air travel, meals, and lodging are covered by Kerecis for attending doctors and medical professionals for the duration of the workshop. Travel has to be booked by Kerecis; self-booked travel arrangements will not be reimbursed. Kerecis does not pay for family members and/or spouses. Government employees are not eligible to participate in this event without prior written approval. 

A One Evening, One Morning Event

The Charleston Surgical Symposium is a one evening, one morning event open to eligible surgeons. Air travel*, meals and lodging for those one night is covered by Kerecis for participating doctors and medical professionals.

* Please note the VA employees are not eligible to participate in the event.

Fertram Sigurjonsson
Founder & CEO

Event Agenda

Charleston, South Carolina is in the Eastern time zone.


December 9, 2022

03:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Transport from Airport to Hotel

06:00 PM
Reception at Emeline Hotel, Light Refreshments 

06:30 PM
Kerecis Fish Skin Science and Sustainability Presentation 

07:00 PM
Kerecis “Low Country” Dinner

09:00 PM
End of Day 1


December 10, 2022

07:15 AM
Meet in Hotel Lobby
Check out of the hotel at this time

07:30 AM
Guest shuttle from the hotel to The NEAR Center
Luggage will be stored on the bus

08:00 AM
Breakfast at The NEAR Center

08:30 AM
Didactic Sessions

09:50 AM

10:00 AM

12:00 PM
Lunch and Roundtable discussion

01:00 PM
End of Program
Transportation to the airport for departures

Other Arrangement

All travel arrangements will be booked by Kerecis. Selfmade travel arrangements will not be reimbursed.

What's Included?

The Charleston Surgical Symposium is a one evening, one-morning event. For attending surgeons, Kerecis covers standard airfare, one night’s lodging, and meals for the duration of the workshop in return for full participation in the symposium and the follow-up surveys. Kerecis does not pay or reimburse for travel arrangements for family members, including spouses. 

What to Bring?

Attire for the event is business casual.

Protective covering and clothes will be provided during the hands on session as needed. 


All flights will be scheduled by Kerecis. If you have registered for the event, you should have been contacted by our agent to schedule the flight. If you have not yet had any emails from us or our agent, please contact us at


During the event, attendance will be offered a single night lodging.

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Video from Past Event