NACCME's Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Supported by Maryland Governor

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Proclaims September 2012 as Chronic Wound Care Awareness Month

Governor O’Malley states that, “together, we can move forward by harnessing the healing potential of our greatest asset — the skills and talents of our people.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has proclaimed September as Chronic Wound Care Awareness Month in conjunction with the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Fall 2012 meeting being held September 12-14 in Baltimore.

Wound care clinicians attending from the state of Maryland, across the U.S., and around the world benefit from the educational information presented at the SAWC Fall meeting. The program’s focus on evidence-based medicine greatly improves clinical outcomes while helping providers reduce the overall financial burden of chronic wound care. To establish best practices and improve healing outcomes in patients with wounds, the SAWC Fall meeting serves to bridge practice gaps and provide a forum for clinicians to explore scientific breakthroughs within the field.

Chronic wounds affect 5.7 million patients, cost an estimated $20 billion dollars annually, and are a burden to patients, healthcare professionals, taxpayers, and the U.S. healthcare system. The annual incidence of chronic wounds is expected to increase with the growing elderly, diabetic and obese populations. In support of SAWC Fall, Governor O’Malley states that, “together, we can move forward by harnessing the healing potential of our greatest asset — the skills and talents of our people.”

The annual SAWC Spring 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 meetings are produced by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC and HMP Communications LLC. The SAWC Spring and Fall events are also the official meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), the preeminent, multidisciplinary organization for advanced wound care clinicians.

For more information on the SAWC Fall 2012 meeting being held September 12-14 in Baltimore, please visit http://www.sawcfall.com or contact Tiffney Oliver at 609-630-6223.

A copy of the proclamation can be found at http://www.sawcfall.com.

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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