MALVERN Pa., (January 25, 2023) — HMP Global, the leading omnichannel healthcare events and education company, today announced that its 2023 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring and Wound Healing Society (WHS) received a record-breaking number of abstract submissions for the event taking place April 26-30, strengthened by a new partnership co-locating the symposium with the Diabetic Limb Salvage conference.
Now in its 36th year, SAWC Spring | WHS is the leading meeting dedicated to the research, management, treatment, and prevention of wounds; and through the partnership with DLS, this year’s event will feature more limb salvage-focused topics on the conference agenda. The meeting is the premier multidisciplinary forum to connect practitioners, researchers, and students with the foremost experts in wound care to improve patient outcomes through education.
Symposium participants will have access to 450 posters featuring late-breaking wound care research, new advances, strategies, and techniques to improve care and outcomes for patients. More than 500 abstracts — a record number — were submitted to undergo the peer review process for poster consideration.
In addition to presenting posters in person at SAWC Spring | WHS | DLS, wound care researchers can elevate their work further by submitting abstracts for publication in the field’s preeminent, peer-reviewed journal WOUNDS, focusing on the latest advances in wound care and wound research. WOUNDS is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMED and publishes research and commentary on tissue repair and regeneration, biology and biochemistry of wound healing, and clinical management of various wound etiologies. Submission information and guidelines are available on HMP Global’s Wound Care Learning Network.
“The record-breaking number of abstract submissions this year is a testament to the dedication of the wound care community to advancing their knowledge and skills,” said Tiffney Oliver, Vice President, Wound Care Learning Network, HMP Education. “For our 2023 meeting, we are excited to offer a world-class lineup of educational sessions as well as a record number of abstracts about the latest research in wound care.”
Submitted abstracts are blind reviewed by a panel of expert judges, based on specific criteria for the category in which they were submitted. Researchers may also be considered for poster grand rounds, oral abstracts, SAWC Young Investigator, and highest scoring abstract honors.
“We are excited to host one symposium for every member of the wound care team, allowing us to provide the highest caliber training and education that all clinicians can incorporate into their practice,” said WHS President Dr. Kenneth Liechty, Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Director of Fetal Medicine, University of Arizona, and Surgeon in Chief of Diamond Children’s Hospital. “The quantity and high caliber of the posters presented this year spotlights the most up-to-date research on wound care and limb salvage. This level of exposure to innovation is unparalleled in the wound care community.”
Posters will be on view from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. In addition, SAWC Spring | WHS | DLS participants will have the opportunity to interact with the researchers during the Poster Reception and Awards Presentation from 7:15-8:30 p.m. on April 28, presented by WOUNDS.
The SAWC Spring | WHS | DLS agenda features more than 80 high-impact sessions from expert presenters led by the giants and emerging voices in the field, providing more than 25 CME/CE credits. Participants will have access to sessions in traditional as well as new formats, including hands-on workshops, rapid-fire, case-based, and patient panels. Learning tracks encompass the business of wound care as well as separate tracks through DLS and WHS.
“We have partnered with the Wound Healing Society for 15 years, providing a robust educational experience for meeting participants, and this year will be even stronger with the addition of multiple topics on amputation prevention," said SAWC Spring Co-Chair Dr. Robert S. Kirsner, Harvey Blank Professor and chairman, Dr. Philip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “No other wound care conference offers this level of education, advanced state-of-the-art clinical reviews, and emerging research findings.”
The interdisciplinary agenda is designed for every aspect of wound research, prevention, and healing, with an important focus on limb salvage. Sessions are designed for all members of the wound care team, including physicians, nursing professionals, podiatrists, physician assistants, physical therapists, researchers, scientists, dietitians, and healthcare, sales, and marketing professionals.
For more information or to register, visit sawcspring.com.
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