Welcome to the Columbia Wound Care Community


July 20, 2023 - Case Study Evening, McMenamins Kennedy School 
October 14, 2023 - BWCC (Basic Wound Care Course) 7 hr course - Linfield Portland Campus


2023 Letter from the CWCC Board:

Columbia Wound Care Community (CWCC) is excited for 2023 and providing more continuing education and resources for the Wound Care community.  We are planning 4 educational opportunities and hope to reach as many providers as we can.  Linfield University School of Nursing Portland Campus is a wonderful venue to bring us all together. 

In 2021, CWCC had all our symposiums virtual, due to COVID restrictions. Over 50 community members including, CWCC Board, dedicated volunteers, speakers, industry partners and our conference staff, spent hundreds of hours transforming our in-person programs to virtual webinars. Most of those presenters didn’t have a clue what they had actually agreed to undertake with this new webinar plan, yet each of them completed their assigned tasks. Together we successfully presented 4 webinars that were well attended and highly evaluated by attendees. Additionally, they attracted participants from across the USA, and even Canada, and were available for 90 days post-conference for attendees!

After holding all the 2021 programs virtually, CWCC is excited to plan for in-person events in 2022!  We so hope you will join us because it is CWCC’s honor to continue to support our expanded wound care community.  We will watch and be mindful of the COVID surges and restrictions and will keep you updated with in-person, and possibly, hybrid plans. Again, we thank you for all your support.


Victor J Quijano Jr. DPM, PhD
2022-2023 President, on behalf of the Board
Columbia Wound Care Community

Our Mission and History

Our Mission
To raise community awareness of scientific advances in wound care and to be a resource to wound care providers through education, consultation, and promotion of evidence-based, advanced wound care practice.

Our History
The Columbia Wound Care Community (CWCC), formerly Columbia Wound Care Consortium, was founded in 2007 by a group of wound care physicians, nurses, and therapists in the Portland / Vancouver Metropolitan Area. This group of wound care specialists joined together to promote the fields of wound medicine and hyperbaric medicine. They shared a philosophy of pooling resources and sharing information between local experts to benefit providers and those in need of specialized care required to treat hard to heal wounds. For the past 12 years, CWCC has provided CEU/CME certified advanced practice symposiums and basic wound care workshops at low cost that are open to the multiple professions in the wound care community and students training in these professions.

Who Should Attend CWCC Programs?

  • Physicians
             MD, DO, DPM
  • Advanced Practice Providers
             NP, PA
  • Nurses/Allied Health
             RN, LPN, WCC, WOCN, MA, OT, PT, CNA, RT, RVT
  • Retirees/Medical Translators/Community Partners
  • Educators and Students in Medical Education Programs

Scholarships to All CWCC Programs are available.  Apply to info@columbiawound.org.

The July Case Studies Eve will be at the McMenamins Kennedy School in NE Portland and the October BWCC will be held at the Linfield University Portland Campus, 2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230.

      Next Event:

  • July 20, 2023, Case Studies Evening, 5:30-8:00pm - a non-CME evening of education with industry participation! Come hear some "hard to solve" wound case studies and network with industry and wound-care peers.  We will meet at the McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

      SAVE the DATE for October BWCC -

  • October 14, 2023 - BWCC (Basic Wound Care Course) 7 hr course

2023 Sponsors

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