Northern Lights Wound Workshop – Aurora Awards

March 7 - March 9, 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 Northern Lights Wound Workshop is the leading scientific workshop for advancing the knowledge of the utility of fish skin grafts for managing chronic wounds and lower extremity injuries. The scientific workshop entry is competition-based. The exchange of ideas is fostered between all attendees during this exclusive small-capacity event, 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 blinded committee of experts in the field will score all case report submissions. Case submissions are ranked based on scientific value, completeness, novelty, and clinical relevance.
  4. Only highest-scoring cases will win an Aurora Award and be admitted to the scientific workshop to present their winning case.


This event takes place in March 2024 Reykjavik, Iceland

The Northern Lights Wound Workshop allows peers of eligible providers to exchange clinical application techniques for educational purpose of use of fish skin grafts.


March 7 – March 9, 2024


Reykjavik, Iceland

Submission window

October 17 – December 15th, 2023



Mid-level Practitioner

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.

2023 Aurora Awards Winners Announced

We received a record number of submissions for the Aurora Awards Case Competition this year. The judging committee has reviewed submissions and emails have gone out to submitters with top scoring cases. 3 grand prize winners, 2 honorable mentions, 44 aurora award case winners and 2 resident award winners have been selected to attend the Northern Lights Workshop, a scientific workshop for advancing the knowledge of the utility of fish skin grafts for management of chronic wounds and lower extremity injuries sponsored by Kerecis on March 7-9, 2024 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Congratulations to all of the Aurora Award 2023 winners!

Grand Prize Winners:
US Overall Grand Prize Award – Dr. Vilayvanh Saysoukha
International Overall Grand Prize Award – Dr. Pastor Damien Aymeric
Grand Prize Resident Award – Dr. Kyle Lauck Peddicord

Honorable Mentions:
Honorable Mention Wound – Dr. Rimi Statkus
Honorable Mention Surgical – Dr. John Nguyen

Resident Award: Dr. Charalampos Siotos


Attendance Eligibility

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

  • Chronic Wounds (DFU,VLU, Pressure ulcers etc)
  • Atypical ulcers
  • Post-Mohs wounds
  • Outpatient wound care
  • Foot and ankle surgery

Attendees must actively participate in the entire symposium, discussions, and 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 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 only eligible to participate in this event with prior written approval.

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

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Review Process

Aurora Awards: Outpatient Wound and Lower Extremity Surgery

Case Series will be blindly reviewed by an external review committee.

Notifications of decisions for Outpatient wound and Lower extremity by December 2023.

Review Committee

SpeakerJohn C. Lantis II, MDVascular Surgeon
SpeakerAndreas Bruhin Dr. med.
SpeakerEric J. Lullove, DPM PA

Continuously Pushing Boundaries

“The Northern Lights Wound Workshop represents the very edge of medical advancements in regenerative wound management using fish skin. During the workshop we will showcase, share, and discuss various approaches and results that support the ever-expanding use of our medical devices. 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, March 6, 2024
  • All Day
  • Arrivals from Europe

Day 1

Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • 06:00 AM - 08:00 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, March 8, 2024
  • 08:30 AM
  • Workshop
  • 12:30 PM
  • Lunch
  • 01:30 PM
  • Scientific Journey
  • 07:00 PM
  • Dinner and Refreshments

Day 3

Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • All Day
  • Departure to the Airport

Registration for this event is closed.


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