NPUAP announces the conclusion of its summer meeting, August 23-24 in Baltimore, MD

Over 60 people participated, representing all facets of patient care and advocacy. Attendees were hopeful but guarded about the present healthcare environment. Following a review of the Strategic Plan, recent accomplishments and project status reports, the group hosted a representative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ensuing dialog established the basis for a memorandum of understanding with both short and long term goals.

At his meeting NPUAP welcomed new Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) members Wellsense USA, Inc. and Wound Care Education Institute as well as new Provider Organization Council (POC) member Ernest Health to the Panel. Other meeting highlights were a review of the newly redesigned website ( ) that launched in early July, a drafting of a new position statement regarding pressure ulcers in which cartilage is evident and continuing plans for the 2013 Biennial Conference being held in the Woodlands, TX, February 22-23, 2013.