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* Web site enhancements. The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) has updated its Web site ( with a translator, found in the Toolbox section, that allows practitioners to read articles written in certain other languages. Translation is done for text or entire Web pages. In addition, the association has posted its "Proposed APWCA Photographic Guidelines for Wounds." Practitioners are invited to review the guidelines and make suggestions for improvements.


* Latin American affiliate. Robert Gunther, DPM, FAPWCA, president of the APWCA, and Steven Kravitz, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA, executive director, represented the association at a recent conference on wound care in Mexico. They met with the conference program director and physicians from the region to discuss formation of a Latin American wound care affiliate of APWCA. Dr. Luis Lira, a plastic surgeon and director of the III Simposium Mexicano De Cicatrizacion En El Siglo XXI, is spearheading this effort in Latin America.