About This Webinar
This free-to-attend CPD webinar has been organised by British Journal of Hospital Medicine, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Cook Biotech, Inc, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

In this session, Professor Davidson will discuss the fundamental role that the extracellular matrix (ECM) plays in the tissue healing process, including the importance of understanding the biomechanics of ECM in tissue regeneration and the implications for developing new therapeutic strategies in wound healing.

*** This webinar is CPD certified and all attendees will receive a personalised CPD certificate sent by email after the session.***
Presenters
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    Professor Jeffrey Davidson
    Emeritus Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
    Jeffrey M Davidson received his PhD in 1975 from Stanford University and postdoctoral training at the University of Washington. After positions at the NIH and the University of Utah, he became Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1986.

    He has published nearly 200 scientific articles (h-index:54) and more than 40 book chapters and reviews on connective tissue biochemistry and wound healing. His funded research has investigated the role of growth factors in age- and diabetes-related healing defects, gene therapy of wounds, biomaterial-tissue interactions, and signaling processes in wound repair.

    Dr Davidson continues to serve on advisory panels, with extensive collaborations with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. He is a past president of the Wound Healing Society and the American Society for Matrix Biology. He was Editor in Chief of Wound Repair and Regeneration from 2015-20 and serves on additional editorial boards. He founded the Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Repair and co-founded the Innovations in Wound Healing meeting.
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    Chair: Rebecca Linssen
    Editor, British Journal of Hospital Medicine
    Rebecca graduated from Cambridge University with an Honour’s degree in pharmacology in 1994. She started work as a subeditor on the British Journal of Hospital Medicine and the British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. Rebecca has been Editor of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine (http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/toc/hmed/current), a monthly review journal for hospital doctors, since 1998.

    She is also Editorial Director of MAG Digital Resources and Group Editorial Director for Mark Allen Group, which includes thirty different healthcare publications in its portfolio (http://www.markallengroup.com/ma-healthcare#publications).