Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC)

Venue: Tampa Convention Center

Location: Tampa, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 28, 2007 End Date/Time: May 01, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 08, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Dec 08, 2006
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The 20th Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC)is the largest gathering of multidisciplinary wound care clinicians in the United States. This meeting will become larger in 2007 with the agreement for a joint SAWC and WHS program which allows wound care clinicians and researchers the opportunity to meet concurrently and to provide cutting-edge science along with practical wound care education to better serve the constantly expanding clinical and research audience. This venture will allow the participating organizations to develop a program that integrates the spectrum of wound healing interests into a comprehensive offering for a broad participant base. Continuing education credits will be offered for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists, physical therapists, and dieticians.

The conference targets physicians, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, podiatrists, dieticians, researchers and members of industry involved in wound healing or wound care issues. It provides attendees who study and treat wounds with state-of-the-art reviews of clinical problems and research information.


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Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), announces a two-year agreement with the Wound Healing Society (WHS) for a combined clinical and scientific meeting beginning in April 2007. The annual SAWC is the largest wound care meeting in the United States. This year, more than 2,200 wound care physicians, podiatrists, nurses, therapists, and scientists from academia and industry are expected to attend the Symposium, which is being held at the Henry B. Gonzelez Convention Center, San Antonio, Tex from April 30 – May 3, 2006. “The strength of the SAWC is our focus on providing an exceptional educational meeting experience for our attendees while ensuring that exhibitors have access to the largest number of key clinical wound care decision-makers in the United States,” said Peter Norris, President/CEO of HMP Communications. “This agreement with the Wound Healing Society deepens our ability to integrate cutting-edge research that will translate into better wound care treatments for patients.” The SAWC is the official annual meeting site for the AAWC, the largest, multidisciplinary organization in North America dedicated to the professional and personal advancement of wound care specialists and those interested in wound care through education, networking, leadership, service, and information. At least half of the Symposium’s attendees are members of the Association. AAWC President John Macdonald says the combined SAWC/WHS meetings “will foster and strengthen relationships between the WHS and the AAWC and further our mutual goals. The AAWC welcomes the WHS and its 500+ members into this joint opportunity to advance wound healing.” The 20th Annual SAWC meeting, to be held at the Tampa Convention Center from April 28 – May 1, 2007, will mark the first year of the joint SAWC and WHS program. The Wound Healing Society’s participation will consist of both joint and WHS-only sessions and the WHS will continue to conduct the important, abstract-driven symposia as well as their “Young Investigator Session.” The SAWC and WHS also will continue to be co-sponsored by the University of Miami.