Welcome to the Columbia Wound Care Community

April 23, 2022 - AWCS (Advanced Wound Care Symposium) 3 hr course
October 15, 2022
- BWCC (Basic Wound Care Course) 8 hr course

July (date TBD) - Community Building Event with Case Studies 

2021 Letter from the CWCC Board:

Columbia Wound Care Community (CWCC) has 2 remaining courses this year -  a Virtual Basic Wound Care Course on October 16th & 17th, and a Community Building Event Case Studies Evening on November 10th. We are hoping to have the Case Studies Evening in person, please stay tuned!

In January 2020, CWCC met for a engaging in-person Advanced Wound Symposium with four additional programs planned throughout the year. Then in early March, all CWCC in-person meetings were canceled due Covid-19 restrictions. CWCC Board of Directors recognized that this pandemic would severely affect wound care in our community. It was imperative that CWCC continue to be available as a resource to wound care providers through educational programs of evidence-based, basic and advanced wound care practice.

Over 50 community members including, CWCC Board, dedicated volunteers, speakers, industry partners and WAM staff spent hundreds of hours transforming our in-person programs to virtual webinars. Most of those folks 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 3 webinars that were well attended and highly evaluated by attendees.

In March 2020, CWCC’s goal was simply survival but actually CWCC reached a larger community that included not only attendees throughout Oregon and Washington, but also multiple locations in the USA and Canada.

Due to continued Covid-19 restrictions, CWCC has been holding all its 2021 programs virtually until Covid-19 restrictions end.  We have had great attendance at the February Advanced Wound Care Symposium and the April Basic Wound Care Course! Attendees have access to all of the courses for 90 days post webinar to earn enduring credits if unable to attend the live events. 

We so hope you will join us because it is CWCC’s honor to continue to support our expanded wound care community.


Helen D. Christians MOTL, WCC 
2021 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.

CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING & IN-PERSON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - we will meet in person at the Linfield University Portland Campus,
2900 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230

APRIL 23, 2022 - AWCS
Advanced Wound Care Symposium

  • The Advanced Wound Care Symposium is a 3 hour course.

OCTOBER 15, 2022 - BWCC
Basic Wound Care Course

The Basic Wound Care Course is an 8 hour course.

Our Premier Sponsors

wound demo
WCS lecture