If you are not a member, please visit WHS and AAWC's websites for more member benefits, even beyond SAWC.
Wound Healing Society
The Wound Healing Society (WHS) was established in 1989 and has since become known nationally and internationally as the premier scientific organization focused on wound healing research and education. The WHS is a nonprofit organization composed of basic researchers, clinical scientists, and wound care specialists; its mission is to improve wound healing outcomes through science, professional education, and communication. The WHS promotes interactions among scientists, clinicians, wound care practitioners, industry representatives, and government agencies. The WHS is open to individuals who have a broad interest in advancing the field of wound healing, and it presently has close to 600 active members in the United States and other countries. The society’s journals, Wound Repair and Regeneration and Advances in Wound Care are the leading journals in their discipline. The WHS Annual Meeting is held jointly with the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring to share the latest in wound healing research, discuss innovative technologies, develop new initiatives, network with colleagues, establish new collaborations, reconnect with old friends, and hopefully make new ones.
Mission: To improve wound healing outcomes through science, professional education, and communication by:
- Leading multidisciplinary research in wound science and outcomes
- Linking scientists and clinicians to advance wound healing research
- Translating discovery into evidence-based clinical outcomes
- Communicating through mentoring, education, publications, and global networking
Visit woundheal.org for more information about the WHS and member benefits that include journal subscriptions, wound healing educational materials, newsletters, treatment protocols, member-specific fellowships and prizes, and significantly discounted registration to this 2018 SAWC Spring/WHS meeting. Become a member today at www.woundheal.org to receive these and many other valuable benefits.
Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
SAWC Spring is the official meeting site of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). AAWC is the largest professional, multidisciplinary membership organization in the United States dedicated to interprofessional wound healing and tissue preservation. AAWC’s mission is to advance the care of people with and at risk for wounds. The Association promotes excellence in education, clinical practice, public policy, and research.
AAWC endorses this meeting because of the exceptional educational opportunities that are provided to wound care professionals. This year, we were pleased to present attendees with the inaugural AAWC Clinical Practice Track at SAWC Spring, which provided unprecedented core clinical, multidisciplinary, and evidence-based sessions that include practical tips that could be implemented on Monday morning. Currently, this track is only offered at SAWC Spring/WHS, so please consider this as your make your 2018 continuing education plans.
Members of AAWC have the added advantage of discounted registration fees to attend SAWC Spring/WHS and SAWC Spring. These discounts can more than cover annual membership dues. Other benefits of membership through the year include leadership and networking opportunities, governmental and regulatory alerts, automatic subscriptions to two premier wound care journals (OWM and WOUNDS), heavy discounts on educational materials, newsletters, a members-only section of the website, and participation in a variety of AAWC programs. These programs include Global Volunteers, Speakers' Bureau, Scholarship Program, Wounds In Need (WIN)—a Patient Advocacy group—and more. Become a member today at aawconline.org to open the door to a whole year of valuable benefits!
Incorporated in 1995, AAWC is a not-for-profit association headquartered in the United States with close to 2,300 members, including nearly 75 members representing more than 30 other countries. AAWC welcomes everyone involved in wound care, including clinicians, researchers, educators, patients and their lay caregivers, facilities, industry, students, retirees, and other advocates interested in the multidisciplinary approach to wound care. Our members have the opportunity, through numerous association benefits and activities, to be part of a collaborative community that facilitates optimal care for those who suffer with wounds. This community encourages an equal partnership among all individuals who are involved in the care of patients.
For more information about the AAWC and member benefits, please visit aawconline.org.
*Please note that if you are a member of these associations or if you join these associations before registering for this conference, you will be entitled to a 20% registration discount.