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National Alliance of Wound Care

The National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC), an endorsing organization of Advances in Skin & Wound Care, will host a reception at the annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound on Friday, October 12, 2007, in Nashville, TN. The reception will honor the 20th anniversary of Advances in Skin & Wound Care's publication and its presence as a leader in the wound care literature. Journal staff members will be in attendance and NAWC board members will also be on-hand to answer questions related to membership in the NAWC. Please stop by the NAWC booth (#426) for more information.


The NAWC is dedicated to unifying wound care providers from varied educational disciplines of the health care continuum in an effort to streamline the delivery of quality care to all patients through certification of its practitioners. For more information on member benefits or how to become certified, please contact Debbie Hecker, RN, MBA, WCC, Executive Director, at 877-922-6292, or visit


American Professional Wound Care Association

* APWCA2008. The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) will host APWCA2008, March 6-9, 2008, in Fort Worth, TX. Among the APWCA2008 faculty confirmed at press time are world opinion leaders in wound care and related diseases, including prominent national speakers with distinguished clinical backgrounds, teaching expertise, and impeccable presentation skills. Andrew Boulton, MD; Robert Frykberg, DPM, FAPWCA; Harold Brem, MD; R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), FAPWCA, MEd; David Allie, MD, FAPWCA; Elizabeth Ayello, PhD, RN, APRN,BC, CWOCN, FAPWCA, FAAN; Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWOCN, APN, DAPWCA, FAAN; Allen Jacobs, DPM, FAPWCA; Cynthia Fleck, MBA, BSN, RN, ET/WOCN, CWS, DNC, DAPWCA, FCCWS; and Dot Weir, RN, DAPWCA, are among the many faculty participating in the APWCA2008 course.


Oral and poster abstracts for APWCA2008 are welcome, with submissions due by January 25, 2008. All abstract submissions must be completed on the APWCA Abstracts Forms and in electronic format on the APWCA Web site-, which has a new feature that includes several summaries of the poster abstracts from APWCA2007. On the APWCA's home page, select abstracts, then select "on-line archives."


* Nonprofit Organization. The APWCA has been designated as a nonprofit organization, allowing the group to keep annual dues low as other income options are available, according to Steven R. Kravitz, DPM, FAPWCA, executive director of the APWCA. "The nonprofit status can assist the association by enhancing support through companies, foundations, and other resources that work with tax-exempt organizations. This represents another aspect of growth for the association as we explore new opportunities for the APWCA to expand its role as a vital force in wound care," he said.


* Certified Nurses. The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia is proud to indicate that all of its nurses providing wound care are certified in wound care and all of them have become diplomates of the APWCA.


* Hosting Society. The APWCA is among the hosting societies of the Third Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies in Toronto, June 4-8, 2008.


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