Support highlights organizational commitment to leading education for the interdisciplinary wound care community

Malvern, PA (January 23, 2018) — HMP, a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that its annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring, taking place in San Antonio, Texas, May 7-11, 2019, and serving as the annual meeting of the Wound Healing Society (WHS), has received endorsements from the following prominent organizations:

American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management:    

"The Wound Management Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association's Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management endorses the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care,” says Melissa Johnson, Chair, Wound Management Special Interest Group. “SAWC promotes interdisciplinary wound management and provides robust continuing education for physical therapists and other healthcare providers enabling optimal care for patients with wounds.”

Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) Global Society, the only organization solely dedicated to patients and the public health aspect of CLI:

“The Critical Limb Ischemia Global Society is endorsing the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, an important conference that brings together the latest technologies, best practices, and research in all areas of wound care,” says founding board member, Jihad A. Mustapha, MD.  “In our efforts to further share information and educate practitioners, we are especially proud to take part in this year’s Spring meeting by organizing a session on CLI awareness, diagnosis, and treatment.”

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), the nation’s leading scientific expert group on pressure injury prevention and treatment, is endorsing and organizing three sessions at the meeting.: 

“The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel is proud to endorse and support the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, an important medical conference for those of us who rely on the latest technologies to remain up to date on wound care and prevention,” says Dr. Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, FAND, Assistant Chief, Nutrition and Food Services, Southern Nevada VA System. “As part of our support and engagement, we are delighted to present three sessions during this conference, sharing expertise and best practices in areas of pressure injury prevention and treatment.”

American Venous Forum (AVF), which fosters cutting-edge research and clinical innovation and educates healthcare professionals, patients, and policy makers about venous and lymphatic diseases, is endorsing SAWC Spring and coordinating a session at the meeting:

“The American Venous Forum proudly supports the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and its role in furthering education, particularly in the areas of venous and lymphatic disease,” says William Marston, MD, Professor of Surgery University of North Carolina; and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Venous Forum. “The cutting-edge topics and emerging therapies presented at this meeting are important as we all continue to strive for improvements in the prevention and treatment of patients with chronic nonhealing wounds.”

To further demonstrate HMP’s commitment to provide wound care education across the continuum of care, the company is launching the first annual Post-Acute Care Symposium (PACS). The 2-day meeting, taking place May 9-10, 2019, will be co-located with SAWC Spring and is designed exclusively to meet the specialized clinical needs of nurses working in post-acute care settings. PACS participants will benefit from the synergies with SAWC Spring through opportunities to access the world’s largest wound care exhibit hall and network with wound care experts in all aspects of the field.

Endorsing SAWC Spring and the Post-Acute Care Symposium (PACS):

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) in Long Term Care is a leading professional organization for current and aspiring nursing leaders, providing professional development, board certification, and clinical expertise related to the promotion of health and wellness of individuals in the long-term care and post-acute care continuum:

“NADONA is very happy to endorse the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring meeting and Post-Acute Care Symposium as it absolutely takes a village to care for those residing in post-acute care facilities,” says Sherrie Dornberger, RN, CDP, CADDCT, GDCN™, CDONA™, FACDONA, IP-BC™, EFLA™, and NADONA Executive Director. “Wounds, infections, and antibiotic resistance are all a huge component of what we see among our patients. We need to be up to date on the latest treatments and technologies to provide the best possible care for those who depend on us every day.”

The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring meeting (SAWC Spring), now in its 32nd year, serves as a forum to connect the entire wound care team —physicians, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, scientists, podiatrists, and dietitians — with the foremost experts in wound care to improve patient outcomes through education. No other wound care conference offers the level of education, advanced state-of-the-art clinical reviews, and emerging research findings.

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About HMP

HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical – and is a multichannel leader in health care events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global health care community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant360, the year-round, award-winning platform relied upon by primary care providers and other specialists; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, North America’s largest EMT and paramedic event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit