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American Professional Wound Care Association

Review and Refresher Course. The American Professional Wound Care Association is offering "The Essentials-A Comprehensive Review and Refresher Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention," September 12-13, 2009, at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel.


This is an intensive 2-day review for all practitioners and a valuable tool for certification examination preparation, including the Physician Wound Care Certification Examination. Instructors will include Jane Fore, MD, FAPWCA, chairperson; Steven Kravitz, DPM, FAPWCA, APWCA, executive director; and James McGuire, DPM, FAPWCA. Other instructors include Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ETN, FAPWCA, FAAN; David Brotman, MD, FAPWCA; Sid Sharma, DPM, FAPWCA; and Kathya Zinszer, DPM, FAPWCA. The lectures will feature multiple subjects that serve as a broad-based review on the standard treatments for diabetic, ischemic, venous, and pressure ulcers. This includes management of the wounds and diseases that directly affect healing.


For more information and registration for the 15-hour course, visit or call 215-364-4100.


Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Examination. The first Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Examination credentialing all prescribing physicians (MD, DO, and DPM) in the field of wound care is being offered by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET). The certification process incorporates a 4-hour written response examination. The CMET certification is the examination recognized by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and endorsed by the American Professional Wound Care Association. The next examination will be offered on October 25, 2009, in conjunction with the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care in San Antonio, Texas. The examination will also be offered during November 2009 in conjunction with the VEITH symposium in New York, which will be held November 18-22, 2009 (date and time to be announced). Resources for study are available on the CMET Web site.


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