About Membership

The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care was conceived in 1995 with the mission to advance the care of people with and at risk for wounds. The Association’s focus is on education, public policy, and the application of evidence-based wound care practice. As a nonprofit association, AAWC gives members numerous benefits through a professional, supportive, collaborative wound care community.
 
AAWC is a 501c3 Association and does not engage in any lobbying activity.

Membership in the AAWC is open to individuals working in healthcare or a healthcare-related environment and/or who specialize in wound care, its education or its research. This includes VA and active duty military personnel, and retired clinician, who can join at a discounted rate. We also welcome nursing and medical students interested in a career in wound care. See the membership types and rates listed below. 
 
AAWC uses a rolling enrollment process which means you can join any time!
 
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You can also download an application to mail with your payment. Download paper application
 
 

Membership Types & Rates*

Clinician or Individual

Annual dues –  $115 
This category is for those healthcare professionals who prefer a personal membership and exclusive benefits. AAWC welcomes to this category any individual who works in healthcare or a healthcare-related environment and/or who specializes in wound care, its education or its research.

VA and Active Duty Military

Annual dues – $57.50
This membership is for healthcare employees of the US Department of Veterans Affairs and those in US Active Duty military. The US Department of Defense describes “Active Duty” as full-time duty in the active military service of the US (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines). This includes members of the Reserve Components serving on active duty or full-time training duty. For the purpose of membership, AAWC is including the National Guard, as well as the uniformed officers of the US Public Health Service (Commissioned Corps). US Military civilian healthcare workers are also included within this membership category.

Student Clinician

Annual dues – $60.00
This category is reserved for the individual who is currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning, and is seeking a degree in a healthcare profession. Students must provide proof of student status such as a copy of the student ID card, a “welcome” letter on letterhead paper, or a copy of a current transcript.

Retired Clinician

Annual dues – $60.00
This group is restricted to those who have retired from a wound care or related healthcare field. Support the mission of AAWC and stay current on the latest advances in wound care through the leading journals, newsletters and email alerts.

Healthcare Facility or Clinic

Annual dues – $360.00
This category is reserved for wound care clinics and other healthcare facilities including but not limited to hospitals, home health agencies, independent practices, long term care centers, management/counseling centers, other not for profit healthcare organizations and outpatient programs. One contact person, usually the facility owner/director or an appointed person, maintains control over the membership account. The AAWC discount to the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care applies to the contact person, but it may be transferred to another designated clinic/facility representative.

Corporate or Manufacture

Annual dues – $360.00
This is a unique category of membership for corporations and manufacturers of wound care and related products, devices and/or services, including for profit consulting firms. One contact person maintains control over the membership account and receives the benefits to share with colleagues. This category receives all benefits of an individual member, but also receives a free listing on the AAWC website. The AAWC discount to the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care applies to the contact person, but it may be transferred to another designated representative.

*Rates subject to change.