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You still have a few weeks to submit poster and oral (15-minute) abstracts for the 29th annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, which will be held September 28 to October 1, 2014, at The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Preconference workshops will be held September 27 to 28, 2014. Deadline for abstract submission is July 18, 2014, and notifications will be received by August 15, 2014.


Complete instructions for abstract submissions are available at All communications concerning your proposal will come via e-mail from within the paperless submission system. Before creating your account on our Poster Submission Site, be sure to send a test message to your e-mail account through this system so that you don't miss any important messages. Simply click on the "Test My E-mail Address" link that appears on the Poster Submission System login page.


In other symposium news, we will be accepting nominations of wound care professionals for the Sharon Baranoski Founder's Award until July 15, 2014. The award recognizes the overall pursuit of excellence in the field of wound management by an individual or group who has enhanced the care of patients with wounds. The winner will receive a $2000 grant, 1 complimentary conference registration, 3 nights' hotel accommodations, and 1 round-trip airfare to the meeting.


Candidates for the award should be nominated in writing, with supporting data to affirm his/her excellence in innovative educational approaches, cost-benefit approaches to practice, unique treatments that significantly impact patient care, or leadership that has fostered the profession of wound care. Nominations should be made in writing and should include a letter explaining how the candidate met the award criteria and any pertinent data, tools, teaching displays, pictures, or other materials to support the nomination letter. Letters and supporting materials should be e-mailed to mailto:[email protected] or mailed to Wolters Kluwer Health, Conference Department, Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


You won't want to miss the opportunity to learn, share, and network with wound care colleagues and a world-class faculty. Here's a sneak peek: The opening keynote address will feature retired Navy officer Jennifer Town, MSN, RN, Captain, Nurse Corps, US States Navy (retired), who will deliver "Continuum of Care for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members: From Battlefield to Reintegration." This important presentation will review an integrated, multidisciplinary model of care that facilitates a comprehensive approach to management of patients with complex healthcare needs, especially in a setting of long-term rehabilitation. Discussion will include how case management is the central hub that connects myriad services that are engaged in the delivery of care and support to wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families as they transition to a new state of health and living.


Visit for all the details of this year's conference. For super early rates, register by August 1, 2014 (if mailing registration form, postmark by August 1, 2014).


See you in Vegas!


Kathleen A. Greaves


Senior Managing Editor


Advances in Skin & Wound Care