Welcome to the Columbia Wound Care Community
2021 Courses Scheduled! - SAVE THE DATES
July 31st - Advanced Wound Care Course (half day course)
October 16th & 17th - Basic Wound Care Course (two half days)
November 10th - Community Building Event with Case Studies
Enduring Activity Still Available - April BWCC - see details below
2021 Letter from the CWCC Board:
Columbia Wound Care Community (CWCC) still has 3 more courses this year - a Virtual Advanced Wound Symposium on Saturday, July 31st, a Virtual Basic Wound Care Course on October 16th & 17th, and a Social Case Study Evening on November 10th - and this one we hope to have 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
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.
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?
MD, DO, DPM
- Advanced Practice Providers
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING LIVE - Advanced Wound Care Symposium on July 31, 2021 - A Virtual Webinar
The July Virtual Advanced Wound Care Symposium is a half day event with up to 3.0 credits - Click here for more detail.
ENDURING ACTIVITIES - We offer a variety of enduring courses. Choose the one that interest you and register online for immediate access to the recorded lectures.