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Committees

If you are interested in joining one of the committees, please contact John Margeson jmargeson@aawm.org

Exam Committee
The Exam Committee of the AAWM is responsible for oversight of the examination process.  This committee meets at least annually to approve examinations for the calendar year.  Subgroups of this committee are also responsible for serving on Item Review sessions and with the Recertification Committee.  However, no more than 50% of the members of the Exam Committee can serve on the Recertification Subcommittee.

Exhibit Committee
The mission of the AAWM Exhibit Committee is to support, promote, and expand the recognition, membership, and validity of the American Academy of Wound Management and the College of Certified Wound Specialists™ via exhibition at professional conferences and symposia across the country.

AAWM exhibits at the following conferences:

  • Symposium on Advanced Wound Care
  • Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care
  • Wound Care Congress
  • American Burn Association
  • Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society
  • New Cardiovascular Horizons  

Item Review Committee
The Item Review Committee is an ad hoc committee formulated each year to assist with reviewing of new test items being added to our test item bank.  This committee is representative of the major disciplines certified by the Academy and has limited participation from members of the Exam Committee.  Membership on this committee is determined annually by the Exam Committee Chairperson.

Marketing Committee
The mission of the AAWM Marketing Committee is to attract new members to be board Certified Wound Specialists® (CWS®) and to develop name recognition for the American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM) and the CWS® designation.

The Marketing Committee promote their goals by:

  • Advertising in industry publications (i.e. magazines, newsletters, journals, etc.) with informative articles, advertisements and editorials.
  • Mail and e-mail press releases to healthcare industry publications.
  • Position AAWM members to speak on wound management and the CWS® designation at the educational meetings of related organizations.
  • Distribute National Registry of Board Certified Wound Specialists guide as part of a press kit to medical societies on the state and national level.
  • Promote the importance of the CWS® designation to patients through literature.

Recertification Committee
The Recertification Committee of the AAWM is responsible for oversight of the recertification process.  The committee meets as necessary to approve new versions of the recertification examination.  Membership on this committee is determined by the Exam Committee Chairperson and represents the major disciplines certified by the Academy.  Anyone within two years of their recertification date is prohibited from serving on the committee.  No more than 50% of the members of the Exam Committee can serve on the Recertification Committee.

 


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