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American Academy of Wound Management Elects Directors and Officers

The American Academy of Wound Management welcomed new directors at its September 10, 2023 Board of Directors meeting. Juan Bravo, MD, FACP, CWS, FACCWS, FACHM, Nautilus Health Care Group and the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Ft, Lauderdale, FL; Gayle Lindsey, PT, CWS, FACCWS, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Mansfield, TX; Edward Mahoney, DPT, CWS, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA; and Julie Rhodovi, CWCA, FACCWS, American Medical Technologies, Laurel, MD were all elected for a three year term. Peggy Piascik, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY was elected in April as the Public Member of the Board of Directors. The Public Member is charged with representing the direct and indirect users of certificates’ skills/services

Officers elected by the Board are President, Robert J. Snyder, DPM, FACFAS, CWS, FACCWS, Wound Healing Center at University Hospital, Tarmac, FL; President-Elect, Walter Conlan III, MD, CWS, FACCWS, Florida Wound Care Doctors, Longwood, FL; Treasurer, David E. Mahon, MD, CWS, FACCWS Advanced Surgical Associates, Arlington Heights, IL; and Secretary, Susan Dieter, RN, CWS, FACCWS, Milliken Company, Oswego, IL.

Members continuing on the Board of Directors are: Immediate Past President Stanley McCallon, DPT, CWS, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA; Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS, First Coast Diabetic Foot and Wound, Jacksonville, FL; and, Joe McCulloch, PhD, PT, CWS, FACCWS, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA.

The purpose of the American Academy of Wound Management is to establish and administer a certification process to elevate the standard of care across the continuum of wound management. The Academy is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach in promoting prevention, care and treatment of acute and chronic wounds. The AAWM currently offers the Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®), Certified Wound Care Associate™ (CWCA™), and Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) credentials.

For more information on the American Academy of Wound Management, the Certified Wound Specialist®, Certified Wound Care Associate® or the Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) credentials please visit www.aawm.org.


AAWM Announces New President

Washington, DC - The American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM) announces the election of Robert J. Snyder, DPM, FACFAS, CWS, FACCWS as President of the American Academy of Wound Management. Dr. Snyder began his two year term as president at the conclusion of the September 11, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting.

Robert J. Snyder, DPM, CWS is a clinician, researcher, and educator who has published more than 100 peer-reviewed and trade journal articles and participated in numerous randomized controlled trials relating to wound healing and limb preservation. Snyder is the Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center at University Hospital, Tamarac, Florida. He is President-elect of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. Dr. Snyder is Adjunct Professor, Temple University SPM and was chosen “Top" 175 Most Influential Podiatrists in the United States" by Podiatry Management Magazine. He is completing his MSc in wound healing at Cardiff University, Wales College of Medicine, UK. Dr. Snyder serves on the editorial advisory boards of Ostomy Wound Management, Wounds, and Podiatry Management. Among his many duties, Dr. Snyder is the Medical Director for Systagenix Wound Management, National Podiatric Medical Director for Diversified Clinical Services, and serves as Scientific Advisor to Advanced Biohealing.

The purpose of the American Academy of Wound Management is to establish and administer a certification process to elevate the standard of care across the continuum of wound management. The Academy is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach in promoting prevention, care and treatment of acute and chronic wounds. The AAWM currently offers the Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®) , Certified Wound Care Associate™ (CWCA™), and Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) credentials.

For more information on the American Academy of Wound Management, the Certified Wound Specialist®, Certified Wound Care Associate® or the Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) credentials please visit www.aawm.org.


AAWM President Stan McCallon and Exam Chair Joe McCulloch
Go to Hati
News release from LSU Health Science Center

Three wound care specialists, all faculty physical therapists from the School of Allied Health Professions, LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport will soon join the international disaster relief effort in Haiti.

The team members are Joseph McCulloch, Ph.D., Dean, Stanley McCallon, D.PT., Director of the Post-Graduate Wound Management Residency in Physical Therapy, and Ed Mahoney, D.PT., Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy.  Each is a  Certified Wound Specialist of the American Academy of Wound Management and participating in the medical mission through an effort jointly sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Global Institute of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.

According to Dr. McCulloch," We were contacted through one of our professional associations (Association for the Advancement of Wound Care) and informed of a high demand for certified wound care professionals at the field hospital operated by the Global Institute of the University of Miami.  The hospital itself is located on the grounds of the Port au Prince airport.  Volunteers travel to Miami on their own, then are flown to Haiti on charters operated by the Institute.  The deployment is for seven days of actual duty in Haiti.  Working in teams of two, we will handle all of the wound care needs of patients including debridement, dressing changes and application of negative pressure wound care devices that speed healing.  The teams will work in 12 hour shifts and will be housed in a tent dormitory adjoining the hospital.

The team will depart Sunday, February 21.


AAWM Public Board Member Kelly Smith
Appointed Chief Academic Officer of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Washington, DC - The American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM), is pleased to announce that public Board of Directors member Kelly Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FCCP, has been appointed chief academic officer of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.  In this role, Dr. Smith will oversee all operations of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. 

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Article on Wound Certifications:

An overview of the current state of wound certification is presented by Lauri M. Rappl, PT, CWS, et al.

Rappl, Lauri M., et al. Wound Care Organizations, Programs, and Certifications: An Overview. Ostomy Wound Management 2007;53(11):28–39

 

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Why should a practitioner involved in wound care become certified through AAWM?

Teresa A. Conner-Kerr
PhD, PT, CWS, CLT
Professor & Chair
Winston Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC


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