Medicine and Science under the Northern Lights

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.

To discuss and promote our technology, Kerecis hosts a recurring workshop chaired by leaders in the wound care field, such as Dr. David Armstrong, Dr. Robert Kirsner, Dr. John C. Lantis II, Dr. Karl Stark and Dr. David Margolis. The Chairs are joined by contributions from each workshop participant. The workshop’s purpose is to receive hands-on training on the Kerecis graft, to exchange best practices across the Atlantic and to discuss wound care trends in general.

We have also had the privilege of hosting guests such as President Gudni Th. Johannesson of Iceland, former President Olafur Grimsson, Iceland’s Minister of Health, Iceland’s Minister of Innovation, the US Ambassador to Iceland and Admiral Matthias Winter of the United States Navy.

The Winter Workshop of 2019 was chaired by Dr. John C. Lantis II, MD, FACS, of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York . At the event, President Gudni Th. Johannesson of Iceland awarded the winners of the first Aurora Awards – Kerecis’ Case Study Competition.



PLEASE NOTE: Standard fare air travel, meals and lodging are covered by Kerecis for invited doctors and medical professionals for the duration of the workshop. Travel has to be booked by Kerecis; self-made travel arrangements will not be reimbursed. Kerecis does not pay for family members and/or spouses. However, we can assist in their travel arrangements. We’ll do our best to accommodate their needs, and assist them in scheduling sightseeing and experiencing Iceland. For those interested in extending their stay in Iceland, we will also be happy to assist you with arrangements. VA employees are not eligble to participate in this event.

The Northern Lights Wound Workshop is a two day event by invitation only. Air travel*, meals and lodging for those two nights are covered by Kerecis for participating doctors and medical professionals.** On the interactive workshop each participant shares their experience and best practices on using the the fish skin. Extracurricular activities are organized on the afternoon of the second day.

 Please note that Kerecis will not reimburse flights. Flights must be booked through our travel agent. 
** Please note the VA employees are not eligible to participate in the event. 

G. Fertram Sigurjonsson, CEO



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