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  The Japan Society for Surgical Wound Care (JSSWC) was established as a subsection of the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in July 2008 with the purpose of training medical specialists to treat wounds and scars. The motto of the JSSWC is “Heal wounds and scars neatly and heal hard-to-heal wounds quickly". This approach represents an attempt to improve the quality of life of patients. Although the JSSWC only had 50 founder members, as many plastic surgeons understood the need for such a society, it subsequently expanded to 1,460 members (392 surgical specialists in wound care) in only eight years. During this period, Mr. Motohiro Nozaki served as the first chairperson, Mr. Kazuki Ueda served as the second chairperson, and Mr. Shigehiko Suzuki served as the third chairperson of this society, and it is no exaggeration to say that their strong leadership has contributed to the development of this society. I now take over as the fourth chairperson and strongly feel the weight of this responsibility.

  My goal as chairperson is to not only develop and grow this society further but also to get the general public to understand that "when we get hurt, when a wound does not readily improve, or when a scar is prominent, go see a plastic surgeon who specializes in wound care". Recognition of this approach is still low, with many people still under the belief that health insurance does not cover such treatments. Plastic surgery has already been recognized as a department for obtaining basic diagnoses and treatments (a primary care department) by the Japanese Medical Specialty Board, particularly for the treatment of wounds and scars. Going forward, I would like to spread the word about the benefits of plastic surgery for wound care through various media. In addition, I hope we can contribute to improving the quality of life of as many patients as possible.

  I would like to take this opportunity to ask everyone for your further support and encouragement.

Kensuke Kiyokawa,
Chairperson of the Board of Directors,
the Japan Society for Surgical Wound Care
(Professor, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kurume University)

Greeting from the founder of JSSWC

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The 7th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Surgical Wound Care is held in TOKYO DOME HOTEL on 24-25 July 2015.
President of the congress is Takashi Nakatsuka MD (Saitama Medical University).
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