NEW SAWC Spring Scholarship Program Names First Five Recipients

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The Largest Wound Care Conference in the United States Will Award Annual Scholarships to Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurses, Therapists, Fellows and Researchers

The North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), the CE-sponsor for the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring and Fall meetings, and SAWC co-host, HMP Communications, LLC, today announced the inaugural class of five SAWC Spring scholarship winners, selected in cooperation with several prominent wound care societies and associations.

The SAWC Spring and SAWC Fall meetings are the largest wound care conferences in the United States with 2,000+ attendees expected at the 25th annual SAWC Spring and Wound Healing Society (WHS) Meeting to be held, April 19 -22, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Wound care is predominately a multidisciplinary focused practice with optimal outcomes often provided by a team including physicians, podiatrists, therapists and nurses. The SAWC Spring scholarships not only target these clinical specialties but wound care fellows and researchers as well.

The owners of SAWC Spring have reached out to several major wound care societies and associations, along with key opinion leaders, to choose the inaugural 2012 SAWC Spring class of honorees. The five SAWC Spring scholarship winners will be honored during the annual SAWC Spring VIP Party to be held on Thursday night, April 19, 2012, at the Terraces Restaurant in the Georgia World Congress Center. Each of the scholarship winners will receive complimentary registration to SAWC Spring/WHS along with a framed certificate presented by their sponsor during the ceremony.

The inaugural list of SAWC Spring scholarship winners at the 2012 SAWC Spring/WHS Conference includes:

“Wound Healing Fellow Scholarship” - Malgorzata Plummer, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair, University of Illinois at Chicago,

Presenter – William Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS, President, American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR)

“Wound Care Nursing Scholarship” - Sue Girolami, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Clinical Manager, Therapy Support, Inc.
Presenter – Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, President, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC)
“Wound Healing Research Scholarship” - Kenneth Finnson, PhD, Research Associate, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Surgical Research
Presenter – Harriet Hopf, MD, President, Wound Healing Society (WHS)
"Wound Care Therapist Scholarship" - Jaimee Haan, PT, CWS, Team Leader – Physical Therapy Wound Management Department, University of Indiana Health
Presenter - Rose Hamm, DPT, CWS, President - American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG)
"Wound Care Training Scholarship" - Jeffrey S. Danetz, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Edward White Hospital Wound Center and Largo Medical Center Wound Center

Presenter – Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD, Co-Chairperson, SAWC
Recognizing the importance of appropriate and timely wound care in high-risk patient populations, and in concert with SAWC Spring/WHS, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed April 2012 to be “Chronic Wound Care Month.”

For more information on the 25th Annual SAWC Spring/WHS meeting being held in April 19–22, 2012 in Atlanta, GA, please visit http://spring.sawc.net/ or contact Tiffney Oliver at 609-630-6223.

About NACCME
The North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), an 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 of 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.

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