Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper Supports the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care

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Proclaims May 2013 as Chronic Wound Care Awareness Month in support of the 2013 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring/Wound Healing Society (SAWC Spring/WHS) in Denver, CO, May 1-5, 2013

Raising awareness is critical and Governor Hickenlooper's proclamation is a great step, a needed one that will eventually help save lives and limbs.

Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper has proclaimed May 2013 as Chronic Wound Care Awareness Month in conjunction with the 2013 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring/Wound Healing Society (SAWC Spring/WHS) meeting being held May 1-5, 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Colorado.

“Over the past several years, we have learned chronic wounds are a silent killer, with death rates similar to many cancers. Raising awareness is critical and Governor Hickenlooper's proclamation is a great step, a needed one that will eventually help save lives and limbs," noted SAWC Spring/WHS Co-Chairperson Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD.

More than 2,000 physicians, podiatrists, nurses, therapists and researchers are expected to benefit from the educational information presented at the 2013 SAWC Spring/WHS conference. The program’s focus on evidence-based medicine is designed to greatly improve patient outcomes while helping providers reduce the overall economic burden of chronic wounds.

"It is most gratifying and extremely powerful to have the governor of the beautiful state of Colorado recognize the importance of having the largest wound healing meeting held in the state, as well as make this number of wound professionals feel recognized and welcome,” said Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS, Co-Chairperson for the SAWC Spring/WHS, when notified of the governor’s support.

Although underlying causes of chronic wounds vary from patient to patient, chronic wounds tend to occur in people with poor blood circulation, diabetes and other illnesses. Through establishing best practices and improving healing outcomes in patients with wounds, the SAWC Spring/WHS conference bridges practice gaps and provides a forum for clinicians to explore scientific breakthroughs within the field of wound care.

Accredited by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) and managed by HMP Communications, the annual SAWC Spring/WHS and Fall meetings are the premier educational wound care programs within the field and the largest annual gathering of interdisciplinary wound care specialists in the United States. The SAWC Spring/WHS and Fall events are also the official meeting sites of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), the preeminent, multidisciplinary organization for advanced wound care clinicians.

For more information on the 2013 SAWC Spring/WHS meeting being held in Denver, CO, May 1-5th, 2013, please visit http://www.sawcspring.com or contact Tiffney Oliver at 609-630-6223

About NACCME
The North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (http://www.naccme.com), a HMP Communications Holdings Company, provides the highest quality CME/CE across medical disciplines and therapeutic areas. In conjunction with top medical faculty, NACCME develops evidence-based initiatives that target specific educational needs, assisting healthcare professionals in improving patient outcomes by bridging the gap between current and best healthcare practices.

About HMP Communications, LLC
HMP Communications, LLC (HMP) is a leader in healthcare communications and education. It publishes some of the nation’s most well-respected journals in three key medical arenas — wound care/podiatry, cardiovascular and life sciences — representing 14 specialties. HMP also offers more than 20 years' meeting management/production expertise and over a decade producing cutting-edge, online educational programs. HMP’s portfolio of wound care/podiatry journals includes: Ostomy Wound Management, WOUNDS, Podiatry Today and Today’s Wound Clinic. In addition to these online and print media, HMP manages the annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring and Fall Meetings. The SAWC Spring and Fall programs’ innovative agenda includes lectures, workshops, and certification courses, all presented by world-renowned experts in key areas of advanced wound care.

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