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Icelandic National League of North America’s Everything Icelandic

February 3 @ 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CST

The Icelandic National League of North America is pleased to welcome Kerecis’ Director of Global Communications, Elina Jóhannsdóttir Erlendsson, during INLNA’s webinar, Everything Icelandic, Thursday, 3-Feb-2022, 10:15 am – 11:30 am, CST.

Zoom Meeting ID: 836 9929 2433
Passcode: 752862
Direct Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83699292433?pwd=bzNXTjhGZFFDVE1ybEZEU1RwVWtLZz09
Dial-in Numbers:
Chicago – (312) 626-6799
Houston – (346) 248-7799
New York – (646) 876-9923
San Jose – (669) 900-6833
Tacoma – (253) 215-8782
Washington, DC – (301) 715-8592

KERECIS: www.Kerecis.com, is an innovative Icelandic company located in Ísafjörður, Iceland and Arlington, Virginia, facilitating wound healing, tissue regeneration, and burn recovery via Fish Skin Grafts rich in Omega3 Fatty Acids.

The Icelandic Atlantic fishing industry practices sustainability. Now, Kerecis, a decade-old Icelandic company, takes this one giant step further, using proprietary techniques to transform cold-water Atlantic fish skin [which would otherwise go to waste] into non-allergenic Fish Skin Grafts to recruit normal human skin cells requisite for wound-healing in severe diabetes, burns, and other challenging indications. During the Great Depression, many Americans and Canadians survived by following the wise counsel of the early Icelandic immigrants, “Waste not – want not!” E.g., in Chicago when it still had the Stock Yards, the entire pig was used “except the Oink and Curl-in-the-Tail.” Now, one can enjoy both Icelandic salmon fillets and medically-indicated Fish Skin Grafts! Kerecis’ fatty acids topical spray preparations also facilitate wound-healing and burn recovery.

Kerecis’ innovation and leadership were recently recognized by the Government of Iceland via the SDG [Sustainable Development Goal] Partnership Fund to support its newest collaboration with Cairo, Egypt’s Ahl Masr Hospital, providing Fish Skin Grafts and physician-training for its provision of free care to burn patients. In recent years, Kerecis has also made humanitarian donations of its products for treatment of serious burns from forest fires, volcanoes, and military injuries consistent with its core values: compassion, curiosity, and integrity.

To be notified of upcoming INLNA Everything Icelandic webinars, please register your interest at: INL@mts.net. All are welcome to login and participate.


February 3
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM CST

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