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Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Acknowledges 2012 Corporate Sponsors and Calls for 2013 Support

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) announces the generous support of its corporate sponsors for 2012.  Sponsorship categories consist of Gold, Silver and Bronze Corporate Supporters.  This year's Corporate Sponsors include 3M Skin and Wound Care, Advanced Tissue, KCI Medical, Convatec, Healthpoint Biotherapeutic, Hill-Rom, Molnlycke Health Care US LLC, Shire Regenerative Medicine, and Smith & Nephew.  Representatives from these supportive corporations, along with AAWC Board members constitute the AAWC Corporate Advisory Panel (CAP).  AAWC is the trusted not-for-profit voice in wound care and works to support industry on issues with payers and government. Participation in the CAP is vital to industry as it provides a forum for common issues and concerns to be addressed, validated and submitted to payers and government agencies.

In addition to Industry supporters, there are several AAWC Board Members who comprise the CAP. Participating AAWC Board members include:  Robert J. Snyder, DPM, CWS,– President; Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS – Past President; Vickie Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS -- President-Elect; Peggy Dotson, RN, BS – Secretary and Chair of the AAWC Regulatory Affairs Committee; Barbara Bates-Jensen, Ph.D., RN, CWOCN – Research Board Member;  Janice Young, RN, BSN, MPH, WOCN – Industry Board Member.  The panel meets with industry quarterly, including meetings at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) in the spring and fall, to discuss mutual concerns and areas of interest.  The AAWC CAP allows for increased communication and collaboration between AAWC and the wound care industry on a variety of issues, including government and regulatory affairs.   

"AAWC is grateful to have such high quality corporate representation on the AAWC Corporate Advisory Panel," said Dr. Snyder. "Their support of the association and our mission allows AAWC to build a collaborative wound care community for optimal care of those who suffer with hard to heal or non-healing wounds."

AAWC reciprocates our dedication to the wound care industry with free seminars for industry representatives. In addition, AAWC offers a variety of membership benefits to its sponsors, including several marketing opportunities throughout the year.  Examples include free advertising space, acknowledgements at large conferences where AAWC is present (such as the SAWC Spring and Fall), a voice within the CAP, and recognition in its social media, newsletters and major wound care journals, which are read by tens of thousands of clinicians monthly.

The Association's 2013 sponsorship campaign is underway.  Please contact AAWC by calling 800.237.7285 extension 113 to become part of the AAWC Corporate Advisory Panel via sponsorship.

ABOUT AAWC - AAWC is the largest, not-for-profit, multi-specialty organization in the United States dedicated to the research and clinical application of evidence-based wound care. Our mission is to be the leader in interdisciplinary wound healing and tissue preservation. AAWC offers membership to everyone involved in wound care, including healthcare professionals, patients, lay-caregivers, clinics/facilities, corporations, students, retirees, and advocates.

SOURCE Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

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