SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 02, 2009 02:24 ET

Smith & Nephew Announces Platinum Sponsorship for the 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies

HULL, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN) (LSE: SN) Advanced Wound Management division, today announced their platinum sponsorship for the 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS). The meeting will take place in Yokohama, Japan on the 2nd to 7th September 2012. The early commitment to platinum level sponsorship continues the long and successful partnership between Smith & Nephew and the WUWHS.

"We are delighted to be a key strategic partner for the next WUWHS congress as platinum sponsors, especially as the theme of 'better care, better life' strongly aligns with the values of Smith & Nephew. This global meeting gives us a great opportunity to contribute to practice development, reach our valued customers and showcase our full range of technologies, we are particularly excited by the opportunity to participate in an international meeting of this scale based in Japan", said Roger Teasdale, President of Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management.

"We are extremely pleased with the platinum level sponsorship commitment received from Smith & Nephew and we are now looking forward to planning the congress with our strategic partners. The early commitment from important partners, such as Smith & Nephew, is an essential component for a successful meeting", commented Professor Kiyonori Harii, Congress President.

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Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business, specializing in Orthopaedics, including Reconstruction, Trauma and Clinical Therapies, Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management. Smith & Nephew is a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of the leading global orthopaedics companies.

Smith & Nephew is dedicated to helping improve people's lives. The Company prides itself on the strength of its relationships with its surgeons and professional healthcare customers, with whom its name is synonymous with high standards of performance, innovation and trust. The Company operates in 32 countries around the world. Annual sales in 2008 were nearly $3.8 billion.

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