August 12, 2011

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Pays Tribute to 2011 Corporate Sponsors and Announces Open Enrollment for 2012

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) acknowledges the generous support of its 2011 corporate sponsors and announces "open enrollment" for the 2012 sponsorship campaign. This year's sponsors include 3M Skin and Wound Care, Advanced BioHealing, ConvaTec, Healthpoint Biotherapeutics, KCI Medical, Milliken, Molnlycke Health Care US LLC, Smith & Nephew, and Wound Expert (Net Health Systems, Inc.).

Sponsors participate in AAWC's Corporate Advisory Panel (CAP), including in-person meetings at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) in the spring and fall. The panel was formed to increase communication and collaboration between AAWC and corporate members on a variety of wound care issues, including evidence-based education and government and regulatory affairs. Another example of AAWC's commitment to industry includes a free seminar for corporate representatives with AAWC President, Terry Treadwell MD, FACS in Las Vegas this October at SAWC Fall. The topic of discussion will be "What You Can Tell Me to Make Me Want to Buy Your Product" and will be by invitation from AAWC or by calling the number below.

AAWC Board Members also constitute the advisory panel, allowing for direct interaction among corporate representatives and the AAWC Board. Participating AAWC Board members include: Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS - President; William Ennis, DO, MBA - Past President; Robert J. Snyder, DPM, CWS - President-Elect; Barbara Bates-Jensen, Ph.D., RN, CWOCN - Research Board Member; Vickie Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS -Podiatrist Board Member; and Janice Young, RN, BSN, MPH, WOCN - Industry Board Member.

Open enrollment for the 2012 AAWC Corporate Advisory Panel via AAWC sponsorship is underway. AAWC Corporate Sponsorship includes Gold, Silver and Bronze support level opportunities. In addition to advisory panel involvement, sponsors are acknowledged at SAWC Spring and Fall, where as many as 2,500+ education-seeking attendees gather depending on location. Sponsors receive additional exposure to the wound care marketplace and other valuable opportunities throughout the year. Please call 800.237.7285, extension 113 for more information.

ABOUT AAWC - AAWC is the largest, not-for-profit, multi-specialty membership organization in the United States dedicated to the research and clinical application of evidence-based wound care. As the leader in interdisciplinary wound healing and tissue preservation, AAWC offers membership and accompanying benefits 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