Accreditation Information

The main SAWC Fall conference offers a maximum of 17 hours of CME/CE credits.

A maximum of 12 additional CME/CE credit hours is offered through Industry-Supported Symposia (ISS) and Pre-conferences. These events are not part of the official SAWC meeting programming and provide separate continuing education credits, which are outlined under each credit type below.

Intended Learners

This conference is designed for physicians, nursing professionals, physical therapists, researchers, scientists, podiatrists, and dietitians across all practice settings involved in wound healing or wound care issues. SAWC Fall provides attendees who study and treat wounds with state-of-the-art reviews of clinical problems and research information.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Employ an interdisciplinary approach to wound prevention and treatment
  • Explore cases of difficult-to-heal, complex, chronic, and atypical wounds in which current, emerging, and innovative wound healing therapies were used 
  • Review current, evidence-based guidelines for treatment and management of pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, peripheral arterial, and venous disease, including surgical and non-surgical options
  • Identify changes in the healthcare system and reimbursement that will impact wound care providers across the continuum of care

Activity Overview

This interactive educational conference will occur from October 29–31, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To be eligible for documentation of credit for each session attended, participants must participate in the activity and complete the online general survey and the online evaluation by November 30, 2021. Once surveys are completed, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Accreditation

Jointly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, NACCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS

NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their partici­pation in the activity.

Industry-Supported Symposia and Pre-Conferences

NACCME designates each Industry-Supported Symposia activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

NACCME designates each Pre-Conference activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSING

This continuing nursing education activity awards 17.00 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13255 for 17.00 contact hours.

Industry-Supported Symposia and Pre-Conferences

Each Industry-Supported Symposia activity awards 1 contact hour.

Each Pre-Conference activity awards 4 contact hours.

NURSE PRACTITIONER

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 17.00 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their partici­pation.

Industry-Supported Symposia and Pre-Conferences

Each Industry-Supported Symposia activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 credit.

Each Pre-Conference activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 credits.

PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their partici­pation.

PODIATRY

NACCME is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. NACCME has approved this activity for a maximum of 17.00 continuing education contact hours.

Industry-Supported Symposia and Pre-Conferences

NACCME has approved each Industry-Supported Symposia activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hours.

NACCME has approved each Pre-Conference activity for a maximum of 4 continuing education contact hours.

DIETITIANS

Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU).

If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPUEs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60-minute hour = 1 CPEU).

RD’s and DTR’s are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance Indicator selection is at the learner’s discretion

This activity awards 17.00 CPEUs.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), will be applying for pre-approved accreditation in several states. The below list of pre-approved accreditation is current as of September 13, 2021.

Alabama: Will honor any coursework relevant to the practice of Physical Therapy.

Florida: This activity has been approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The maximum allowable hours for this program are 17; Approval Number 20-851803; Expiration: 10/29/2022. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter of the sponsors.

Hawaii: The Board will accept continued competence courses in subjects related to either the professional practice of physical therapy or patient/client management from courses approved by another state or jurisdiction's physical therapy board or its equivalent.

New York: NACCME has been approved by the NY State Education Department, Office of Professions, as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Approval: February 25, 2019–February 24, 2022.

North Carolina: This activity has been approved by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association for a maximum of 17.00 contact hours, depending on which and how many sessions are attended.

NCPTA approval does not imply NCPTA endorsement of any particular products, services, or views of any particular speaker or sponsor.

North Dakota: All competence activities related to physical therapy sponsored by the APTA, State PT Associations, Medical/Educational institutions or certified by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) are automatically approved as "certified activities.”

Texas: This activity has been approved by the TPTA 43 continuing competence units (CCUs) for PTs and PTAs. Approval Number 74095TX; Expiration: 11/6/2022

Washington D.C.: This symposium has been pre-approved by the state of Washington DC. Attendees must submit this certificate and any other material into your designated state board in order to receive full approval.

If you practice in any other state, please consult its PT Board. 

Commercial Support

The following companies have provided an educational grant in support of this activity:

Boston Scientific Corporation

Cook Group Incorporated

ADA Statement

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call (609) 371-1137.

Privacy Policy

NACCME protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. NACCME will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency.

NACCME maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Copyright © 2021 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.

Grievance Policy

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by NACCME, LLC may contact Samantha Conforti, Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609-371-1137, by email at sconforti@naccme.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Ms. Conforti will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Associate Director, Greaton Sellers, Accreditation and Compliance, can be requested for a second level of review. Mr. Sellers can be contacted via phone at 609-371-1137, by email at gsellers@naccme.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520.

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