Millstone Township, NJ (PRWEB) January 03, 2013
The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring (SAWC Spring) and Wound Healing Society (WHS) annual meeting today announced plans to help raise money to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All proceeds from the SAWC “Gives Back” Program will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.
Nearly 2,500 clinicians with a high interest level in wound care are expected to attend the annual SAWC Spring/WHS meeting in Denver, CO, from May 1–5, 2013. The SAWC Spring/WHS and SAWC Fall meetings are the two largest professional wound care symposia in the United States. SAWC co-hosts, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), and HMP Communications, LLC, (HMP) bi-annually provide these forums for wound care professionals to network and develop best practices to improve the overall care of patients with wounds.
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Over 47,000 servicemen and women have been injured in recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.
WWP’s 18 programs and services are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement for U.S. soldiers in need.
“In 2012 we inaugurated a special attendee discount for Active Duty Military Clinicians who are treating patients with wounds,” said Bill Norton, President, HMP. “For 2013 our companies, HMP and NACCME, wanted to take a next step in our SAWC “Gives Back” mission.”
“As the principals behind SAWC Spring and Fall, the leading wound care conferences in the United States, we are perfectly positioned to advocate for all patients with wounds,” stated Randy Robbin, President, NACCME. “Especially to honor and provide help for the brave servicemen and women who have been wounded while serving our country.”
Robbin continued, “After reviewing the various organizations focusing on aiding soldiers we chose the Wounded Warriors Project as our beneficiary for the 2013 SAWC ‘Gives Back’ campaign. We are promoting WWP in all our messaging and on the SAWC website and urging SAWC Spring and Fall attendees to donate to this worthwhile cause.” Robbin added, “While educating them on the importance of the WWP, we are encouraging our SAWC attendees to take the messages back to their home towns and hopefully educate their networks.”
The 2013 SAWC Spring/WHS annual meeting is being held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, May 1–5, 2013. Please visit http://www.sawcspring.com or contact Tiffney Oliver at 609-630-6223 for more information.
Donations on behalf of the SAWC Spring/WHS meeting can be made at support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/SAWC2013/ or by visiting http://www.sawcspring.com for further details.
North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, 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' 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 SAWC Spring and Fall meetings. SAWC Spring’s and SAWC Fall’s innovative agendas include lectures, workshops, and certification courses, all presented by world-renowned experts in key areas of advanced wound care.
About Wounded Warrior Project™
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.