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American Professional Wound Care Association

The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) will host "APWCA2010, National Clinical Conference, Wound Care and the Related Sciences," a conference for all wound care professionals at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 8-11, 2010.


APWCA2010 brings together a diverse experienced faculty, including many world opinion leaders discussing the many aspects of current best practice and evidence-based standards for daily clinical care for complex wounds. This includes diagnosis of atypical wounds and skin cancers, as well as the latest options for care of the more common forms of nonhealing chronic and acute wounds. The faculty will provide a global perspective on diagnosis and treatment that will be applicable to the immediate care of patients as the conference registrants return to their place of practice.


The more than 40 anticipated faculty are all chosen for their background and teaching skills and include internationally known wound care leaders, such as Dieter Mayer, MD, FAPWCA, Switzerland; Michael Edmonds, MD, FRCP, FAPWCA, England; Ching-Jenand Wang, MD, Taiwan; R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and more. From the United States, additional thought and content leaders in wound care serving as faculty include William Li, MD; Harold Brem, MD, FAPWCA; Steven Kavros, DPM, FAPWCA; Allen Jacobs, DPM, FAPWCA; Robert Frykberg, DPM, FAPWCA; Diane Krasner, RN, PhD, MAPWCA; Elizabeth Ayello, RN, PhD, MAPWCA; Sharon Baranoski, MSN, DAPWCA; and many more.


The scientific program includes breakout sessions and general sessions that discuss many aspects directly germane to the open wound surface, the periwound, and, as important, systemic and metabolic pathology that impacts on wound healing. This is a full-spectrum, comprehensive conference that offers 30 contact hours of education in addition to social activities and a great downtown location to match. Registration includes meals, dinner symposium, and a poster abstracts reception. Museums, cultural activities, and Philadelphia's terrific restaurants are closely available to fit the interests, palates, and pocketbooks of all attendees.


APWCA2010 is sponsored by the APWCA and Temple University School of Medicine. The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, the VEITHsymposium, the World Union of Wound Healing Societies, and iLex of Biba Medical from Europe are conference partners.


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Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Offered by the CMET

The Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET) is the only physician-specific organization in wound care for the sole purpose of providing physician-specific wound care certification. The CMET credentials all prescribing physicians (MD, DO, and DPM). The certification process is the examination endorsed by the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) and recognized by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. It is the only certification process specifically for physicians in wound care, produced and administered by an organization of physicians and for physicians. The CMET intends this to be the first step to obtain specialty recognition in wound care, which traditionally has been accomplished by physician-specific organizations.


The CMET examination has undergone multiple beta testing and critical analysis of questions by practicing physicians to ensure the examination is relevant to current standards of daily practice. There are no dues or membership fee for CMET.


The next examination will be offered on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles, California, an LAX Airport hotel. The examination will also be offered on Sunday, April 11, 2010, during the APWCA2010 National Clinical Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Registration information and resources for study can be found on the CMET Web site.


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National Alliance of Wound Care

The National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC) has announced the addition of Rosalyn S. Jordan, RN, BSN, MSc, CWOCN, WCC, to its board of directors. Ms Jordan was elected to the board at the annual NAWC Board Meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is the executive director of Clinical Education and Research at RecoverCare (formerly MedaSTAT USA), Louisville, Kentucky. Ms Jordan is responsible for the development of clinical training and educational programs for local, regional, and national presentations; the management of clinical trials and clinical research studies; and research literature reviews. She serves on various national committees including the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Ms Jordan has extensive experience in wound care, receiving her CWOCN in 1993, and completing her master's degree in science in wound healing and tissue repair at the University of Wales, United Kingdom, in 2006, then finally receiving her WCC in 2009.


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