SAWC “Gives Back” Program Awards Four New Wound Care Scholarships

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SAWC Fall 2012, accredited by NACCME, LLC, recognized four outstanding wound care clinicians

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, are proud to announce the continuation of the SAWC “Gives Back” program at the SAWC Fall 2012 meeting held in Baltimore, MD. On Thursday September 13, 2012, SAWC “Gives Back” awarded four new scholarships to outstanding candidates selected by several prominent wound care societies and associations.

SAWC Fellow, Nurse, Podiatrist and Therapist scholarship recipients were selected by leaders within the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR), the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management (CEWM) section. The 2012 SAWC Fall scholarships winners include:

  • Wound Healing Fellow Scholarship – Igor Altman, DO, MBA, presented by William Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS, President, ACWHTR
  • Wound Care Nurse Scholarship – Mary Haddow, RN-BC, CWCN, presented by Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, Past President, AAWC (on behalf of Robert Snyder, AAWC President)
  • Wound Care Podiatrist Scholarship – Sahani Howie, DPM, presented by Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, President-Elect, APMA
  • Wound Care Therapist Scholarship – Harriett Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS, presented by Pamela Scarborough, PT (on behalf of Rose Hamm, President APTA’s CEWM Section)

“Wound care is predominately a multidisciplinary focused practice,” stated Podiatrist scholarship winner Sahani Howie, DPM. “This multidisciplinary approach to wound care is a theme further supported through the SAWC scholarship awards program. I feel that it acknowledges the importance of a team approach to addressing the complicated wounds that we all deal with on a regular basis.”

With optimal outcomes best provided by an interdisciplinary care team that often includes physicians, podiatrists, therapists and nurses, the SAWC Spring & Fall scholarships not only honor these clinical specialties but also wound care fellows and researchers.

“The SAWC scholarship program was launched in April of 2012 as a way to thank the many clinical specialists and their societies/associations who advocate for optimal care and treatments for patients with wounds,” said Jeremy Bowden, VP/Group Publisher of the Wound Care Division at HMP Communications. “The SAWC Spring and Fall conferences are the largest combined wound care meetings in the United States and we wanted to begin a biannual tradition to honor special recipients selected by prominent wound care groups with the various SAWC scholarships.”

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

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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