The main SAWC Spring conference offers a maximum of 22 hours of CME/CE credits.

Additional CME/CE credit hours are offered through Industry-Supported Symposium (ISS) and 10 additional CME/CE credit hours are offered through Pre-conferences held on April 26, 2023. 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.

**Maximum credit hours are subject to change pending final agenda**


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 Spring 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:

  • Develop an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the prevention, treatment, and management of patients with wounds, including chronic, complex, and difficult-to-heal wounds.
  • Cultivate best-practice strategies of clinical pearls and evidence-based guidelines for prevention and management of wounds 
  • Deliver optimal patient care through enhanced knowledge of reimbursement, quality measures, and the use of emerging and innovative wound healing technologies and modalities
  • Explore factors inhibiting wound healing including COVID-19, medical comorbidities, and patient behavioral challenges.

Activity Overview

This educational conference will occur from April 26 - 30, 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the full activity and submit a completed evaluation form. Participants who complete the evaluation online within 60 days of the live meeting will receive documentation of credit.

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, HMP Education 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.

Note: This statement is not an indication of approved credits. Please see below for full accreditation details, including credit types and totals, for this activity.


HMP Education designates the live activity SAWC General Session (general session, WHS track, and post-conference) for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

HMP Education designates each live activity, Industry-Supported Symposium, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

HMP Education designates each live activity, SAWC Pre-Conference, 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.


HMP Education 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.

SAWC General Session (general session, WHS track, and post-conference) is designated for 22 AAPA Category 1 credits.

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

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

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


The continuing nursing education live activity, SAWC General Session (general session, WHS track, and post-conference), awards 22 contact hours.

Each Industry-Supported Symposium is designated for 1 contact hour.

Each continuing nursing education live activity, SAWC Pre-Conference, awards 4 contact hours.


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


HMP Education is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. HMP Education has approved this live activity for a maximum of 22 continuing education contact hours.

HMP Education has approved each Industry-Supported Symposium activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hour.

HMP Education has approved each live activity, SAWC Pre-Conference, for a maximum of 4 continuing education contact hours.




HMP Education will be applying for pre-approved accreditation in several states. Please see a listing of approved states below as it applies to this activity. If you practice in any other state, please consult its PT Board.  

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

California:The approval is for the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Spring 2023 course for  April  26– 30, 2023.  It has been approved by the Medical Sciences Foundation for 22 continuing education hours.  The course approval number is #6641 with the PT California Board Approval agency and the certification for this course is valid for one year.  

Florida: This activity has been approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The maximum allowable hours for this program are 22 Provider # 20-992908. 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.

Louisiana: This course has been approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for a maximum of 22 clinical hours.

Maryland: This course has been approved by the MD State Board of Physical Therapy for 1.8 CEUs. Expiration: 04/20/2025

North Carolina: This activity has been approved by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association for a maximum of 22 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 Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 22.25 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

Washington D.C.: SAWC Spring 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. 


**Maximum credit hours are subject to change pending final agenda**

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

Copyright © 2023 by HMP Education. 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 HMP Education.

Commercial Support

Applications for commercial support from health care related industries are pending. Commercial support will be acknowledged as it is received.

ADA Statement

HMP 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 (770) 751-7332 / (609) 371-1137.


Grievance Policy

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by HMP Education may contact Samantha Joy, Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at (609) 371-1137, by email at, or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Ms. Joy will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint.

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Last updated March 3, 2023