Media Advisory - Over 1,000 health-care stakeholders in Quebec City this week
for major conference on wound care

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebec City this week hosts of one of Canada's largest health care conferences, as over 1,000 delegates meet at the annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC).

    Organization:      The Canadian Association of Wound Care
    Event:             15th Annual Wound Care Conference
    Dates:             October 29 to November 1, 2009
    Location:          Centre des congrès de Québec
                       1000, boul. René-Lévesque Est
    Spokespeople:      Cathy Burrows, RN - CAWC President
                       Mario Côté, MD - Member, CAWC Board of Directors

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: The CAWC Conference is open to media. CAWC spokespeople Burrows and Côté will be available for remote and/or on-site media interviews from October 28 to November 1. Interview arrangements can be made by contacting Alan Pryde in French or English at 613-293-4174 (in Quebec City from early Wednesday, October 28).

The four-day CAWC Conference brings together a broad cross-section of health-care stakeholders rarely found in one place at one time: physicians; nurses; administrators; researchers; patients; caregivers; bureaucrats; social workers; and industry representatives. The wound-care issues being discussed impact both acute and chronic care, touching virtually every facet of health - from surgical recovery to continuing care for diabetic ulcers.

"Greater attention and improved wound management will shorten recovery times, allowing the reallocation of support, health-care staff and other resources. This is vital in a time when resources are lacking within the Canadian health-care system," said Dr. Karen Philp, CAWC's Chief Executive Officer.

During the conference, the CAWC will announce initiatives in research, professional education, public information and advocacy. These initiatives are aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of wound-care issues, particularly as they relate to health-care policy-making and management.

The CAWC was founded in 1995 to unite health-care professionals, industry participants, patients and caregivers in the advancement of wound care. CAWC's reach extends throughout Canada, operating in both official languages.


For further information: For further information: Alan Pryde, Media Relations, CAWC, Cellular: (613) 293-4174

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