David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) served as the keynote lecture for the first ever Brown-Harvard Symposium on Wound Healing. “We are honored to have David fly across the country to join us on this great occasion” noted Paul Liu, Professor of Surgery and Chair of Plastic Surgery at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University during his introductory remarks. “Dr. Orgill and I are thrilled to have him share his vision for the present state of the art and especially the future of this area.” Armstrong was equally enthusiastic “To see this kind of dialogue and this level of attention being brought to an area that has been so often ignored is frankly life affirming– not just for me, but for countless of our colleagues and patients. I want to thank Drs. Liu, Orgill and Caldarella for the invitation.” The symposium also featured next generation technologies designed to diagnose complications speed healing and tissue regeneration.