Arctic Midnight Sun Surgical Workshop

June 13 - June 14, 2024
| Reykjavik, Iceland

Meet in the International Hub for Innovation and Sustainability

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

The Arctic Midnight Sun Surgical Workshop is the leading scientific workshop for advancing the knowledge of the utility of fish skin grafts for managing surgical wounds and burn injuries. The scientific workshop entry is competition-based. The exchange of ideas is fostered between all attendees during this exclusive small-capacity workshop, where attendees present their findings.


1. Follow the registration link on this site to apply for your chance to participate in the Aurora Award competition (see eligibility requirements below)
2. Once you have received confirmation of your eligibility, Kerecis will provide you with a template and instructions for your case(s) submission.
3. A committee of experts in the surgical field will conduct a blind-review and score all case report submissions. Case submissions are ranked based on scientific value, completeness, novelty, and clinical relevance.
4. Only the highest-scoring cases will win an Aurora Award and be admitted to the scientific workshop to present their winning case.

This workshop takes place in June 2024 in Reykjavik, Iceland

The Arctic Midnight Sun Surgical Workshop allows eligible providers to exchange clinical application techniques for the educational advancement of the use of fish skin grafts.


June 13 – June 14, 2024


Reykjavik, Iceland

Submission window

February 9 – April 12th, 2024

Open to all surgical specialties

Registration for this event is closed.

Confirmation of registration does not guarantee your seat at the workshop. Attendance is determined through the evaluation of case/abstract submissions.

Attendance Eligibility

Medical professionals are eligible if the following specialty and procedures are relevant to their practice:

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Traumatic Injury (Degloving)
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Open Abdomen
  • Dehiscence
  • Burn Injury
  • Any indicated or novel procedure

Residents are eligible to submit for the resident award. Residents selected as winners will receive an educational grant to attend a national conference in their home country.

Scientific workshop attendees must actively participate in the entire symposium, discussions, and provide active feedback by answering follow-up questions.

Kerecis covers standard-fare air travel, meals, and lodging for attendees for the duration of the workshop. Travel must 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 allowed to participate in this event.

Kerecis will only cover the cost of selected eligible attendees for educational benefits.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

Review Process

Aurora Awards: Surgical and Burn Cases

Case Series will be blindly reviewed by an external review committee.
Notifications of decisions will be sent out April 2024.

Review Committee

SpeakerMichael Van Vliet, MD, FACS Plastic & Burn Surgeon BradentonFL, USA
SpeakerDane N. Daley, MDOrthopedic SurgeonCharleston, SC, USA
SpeakerLars-Peter Kamolz, MD, MScPlastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive SurgeonGraz, Austria
SpeakerSaju Joseph, MDGeneral SurgeonLas Vegas, NV, USA

Continuously Pushing Boundaries

This scientific workshop focuses on new developments in the OR, burn, and trauma use of the Kerecis fish-skin technology and explores new developments in regenerative therapies. It offers a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with providers from around the globe and also a chance to interact and provide input to the Kerecis science and development team.

“The Arctic Midnight Sun Surgical Workshop represents the very edge of medical advancements in regenerative surgical and burn treatment. During the workshop we will showcase, share, and discuss various approaches and results that support the ever-expanding use of our medical fish-skin. I look forward to meaningful contributions of all participants from around the world.”

Registration for this event is closed.

Gudmundur Fertram

Fertram Sigurjonsson
Founder and CEO

Preliminary Agenda​

Day 0

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • All Day
  • Arrivals from Europe

Day 1

Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • 06:00 AM
  • Arrivals from United States
  • 03:00 PM
  • Scientific Session
  • 06:20 PM
  • End of Scientific Session
  • 07:00 PM
  • Dinner and Refreshments

Day 2

Friday, June 14, 2024
  • 08:30 AM
  • Workshop
  • 12:30 PM
  • Lunch
  • 01:30 PM
  • Scientific Journey
  • 07:00 PM
  • Dinner and Refreshments

Day 3

Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • All Day
  • Departure to the Airport

Other Arrangement

What to Bring?

Located just below the Arctic Circle. expect the summer in Iceland to vary from what you are used to; average temperatures in June are 45-55°F or 5-13°C. As the local saying goes: If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes! We recommend you pack waterproof and warm clothes. Reykjavik is a wonderful city best explored on foot. To be ready for all occasions, a hat, scarf, and mittens combined with comfortable shoes but also sunglasses are well placed. Indoor attire for the workshop is business casual.

The vicinity of the Arctic Circle translates into 24 hours of bright light during June. Perhaps bring an eye mask should you be worried about a proper night’s rest.

Iceland is largely a cash-free country. Most common credit cards are accepted throughout. Tipping is not expected.


Kerecis provides hotel accommodations for participating doctors and medical professionals for the workshop duration. That is: from early check-in on the 12th of June until check-out on the 14th of June.

Should you wish to extend your stay and make additional hotel reservations please reach out to

During the Arctic Midnight Sun Surgical Workshop, attendants will be offered lodging at:
Hotel Reykjavík Saga
Lækjargata 12, 101 Reykjavík

What's included

Kerecis provides standard airfare, hotel accommodations, and meals for participating doctors and medical professionals for the workshop duration.  That is: from early check-in on the 12th of June until check-out on the 14th of June. Kerecis does not pay or reimburse for travel arrangements for family members, including spouses. Self-made travel arrangements will not be reimbursed. Should you wish to extend your stay and make additional hotel reservations please reach out to


Flight Confirmation: All flight arrangements are made via an agent. If you need to address details around your flight, please reach out to us at

Airport and Transfer Details:

  • Keflavik International Airport is a 40-minute drive from Reykjavik.
  • Kerecis provides bus transfers between the airport, hotel, and workshop site.
  • If your flight times don’t align with the bus schedule, please arrange your own transportation between the hotel and the airport.


Registration for this event is closed.


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