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American Professional Wound Care Association
Save the date. The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary, APWCA2011 National Clinical Conference, March 31 to April 3, 2011, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
▴Information: http://www.apwca.org ; phone: 215-364-4100; e-mail: Wounds@apwca.org
Council for Medical Education and Testing
The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the only physician-specific wound care certifying organization in the United States. Upcoming examination dates and locations include
- September 25, 2010: 10 am to 3 pm, at the Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport-Gateway Boulevard, San Francisco, California
- October 3, 2010: 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida; in conjunction with the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care
- November 13, 2010: 11 am to 4 pm, at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel, Newark, New Jersey.
▴Information: http://www.CouncilMet.org ; phone: 215-364-1111; e-mail: Info@CouncilMet.org
National Alliance of Wound Care
The National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC) has received membership in the National Quality Forum (NQF). "Our relationship with the NQF is another step in our ongoing efforts to elevate the status and awareness of the WCC credential through networking and increased visibility. It is my privilege to represent the more than 8500 WCCs with our membership in the National Quality Forum," said NAWC Executive Director, Debbie Hecker, RN, MBA, WCC. The NAWC will participate on the Health Professional Council, which is 1 of 8 membership councils of the NQF.
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) will hold its 2011 Biennial Conference February 25-26, 2011 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 12th National Biennial Conference is titled "Emerging Healthcare Issues."