SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 02, 2009 02:13 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc announces Sponsorship of WUWHS

London, UK--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) -




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Smith & Nephew announces platinum sponsorship for the 4th Congress of
the World Union of Wound Healing Societies


Hull, England, 2 September 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.

For more information regarding Smith & Nephew, please visit our Web
site at http://www.smith-nephew.com

Inquiries
Press
Sidonie Myers
Head of Communication
Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management
+44 (0) 1482 673246

Investors and Analysts
Liz Hewitt
Group Director Corporate Affairs
Smith & Nephew
+44 (0) 20 7401 7646


About Smith & Nephew
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 USD3.8 billion.

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