Explore Charleston, South Carolina:

Your Ultimate Conference Experience

Our Annual Symposium on Advancing the Standards of Wound Care is scheduled for
September 8th and 9th, 2023. We are very excited to announce that our event will be live
once again! The Symposium this year will be a hybrid event, held both live in Charleston,
SC, and through a virtual platform.

Hotel Accomodations

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street

Charleston, SC 29403

If you’d like to book a room using our discounted rate, you may do so using the link below. It may request an event code. If it does, please use WOUND23.

Welcome to Charleston!

Charleston, South Carolina, is a charming and historic city known for its southern hospitality, rich cultural heritage, and picturesque landscapes. While attending your conference in September, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and discover the many delights this city has to offer. From captivating history to mouthwatering cuisine, there’s something for everyone in Charleston.

Top Attractions and Landmarks

  • Historic Downtown Charleston: Stroll through the cobblestone streets of the historic district and admire the well-preserved architecture of the antebellum homes. Stop by Rainbow Row, a series of colorful Georgian houses, and visit the iconic Battery Park for breathtaking views of Charleston Harbor.
  • The Charleston City Market: Experience the lively atmosphere of the Charleston City Market, where local artisans and vendors sell their crafts and goods. Browse through unique artwork, handmade jewelry, sweetgrass baskets, and sample delicious Southern treats.
  • Fort Sumter National Monument: Embark on a ferry ride to Fort Sumter, the site of the first shots fired during the American Civil War. Explore the museum exhibits, learn about the events that led to the war, and enjoy panoramic views of Charleston’s skyline.
  • Middleton Place: Visit Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark that showcases stunning gardens, preserved plantation-era artifacts, and a stable yard with friendly farm animals. Take a guided tour to delve into the history of this remarkable property.
  • Historic Charleston Carriage Tour | Old South Charleston Co

Sullivan’s Island – Accessible from Downtown Charleston from the Ben Sawyer Bridge. Visit Sullivan’s Island Beach, historic Fort Moultrie, and the island’s acclaimed family-owned restaurants like Poe’s Tavern, named after the writer who spent time on the island as a soldier.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Kiawah Island: Just a short drive from Charleston, discover the natural beauty of Kiawah Island. Enjoy pristine beaches, championship golf courses, and explore the island’s abundant wildlife and nature trails. It’s the perfect retreat to relax and rejuvenate.
  • Folly Beach: Escape to Folly Beach, a charming barrier island located just a short drive from downtown Charleston. Enjoy sun, sand, and surf, or take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Folly Beach Pier. You can also try your hand at kayaking, paddleboarding, or fishing.
  • Waterfront Park: Relax and take in the scenic beauty of Waterfront Park, located on the Charleston Harbor. Admire the famous Pineapple Fountain, take a leisurely walk along the waterfront promenade, and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze.


Typical Climate & Weather in September

Charleston enjoys pleasant weather in September, making it an ideal time to explore the city and its surroundings. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Temperature: The average temperature during September ranges from around 68°F to 85°F.  It’s a great time to enjoy outdoor activities without the intense heat of summer.
    • Humidity: Charleston experiences moderate to high humidity levels throughout the year, including September. You may encounter some humidity, so it’s advisable to stay hydrated and wear light, breathable clothing.

Family-Friendly Activities

Charleston is a fantastic destination for a family trip, offering a wide range of activities that will keep everyone entertained. Here are some family-friendly attractions to consider:

  • South Carolina Aquarium: Explore the wonders of marine life at the South Carolina Aquarium. Discover fascinating exhibits featuring sea turtles, sharks, colorful fish, and even touch tanks where you can interact with marine creatures.

  • Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry: Visit the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry for a day of interactive learning and play. Kids can engage in hands-on exhibits, pretend play in various themed areas, and participate in creative art projects.
  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum: Step aboard historic naval vessels at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Explore the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, the USS Laffey destroyer, and the Vietnam Experience Exhibit, offering an immersive glimpse into naval history.


  • Charleston Pirate Tours: Embark on a thrilling adventure with Charleston Pirate Tours. Join costumed guides on an interactive walking tour, filled with pirate tales, treasure hunts, and swashbuckling fun for the whole family.


  • The Charleston Museum: Discover the rich history of Charleston at The Charleston Museum, the oldest museum in the United States. Explore exhibits showcasing artifacts, including Civil War memorabilia, natural history specimens, and interactive displays.


  • Splash Parks and Beaches: Beat the heat at one of Charleston’s splash parks or head to the nearby beaches. James Island County Park and Palmetto Islands County Park offer splash pads, water slides, and playgrounds. Folly Beach and Isle of Palms are popular beach destinations suitable for families.


    Please note that ACCWS is not affiliated with or endorsed by any of the establishments or organizations mentioned on this webpage. The information provided about attractions, landmarks, and businesses is solely for reference and convenience purposes. Visitors are encouraged to independently research and verify the details, including opening hours, ticket prices, and any specific requirements or policies of these establishments before planning their visits. ACCWS  holds no responsibility for any changes, inaccuracies, or issues that may arise in connection with the mentioned establishments.


    The ACCWS is dedicated to the advocacy, ongoing wound care education, and support of credentialed wound care providers of all disciplines.  Our members strive to improve the public’s health by practicing and encouraging evidence-based wound care management to promote healing.  The ACCWS exists to meet the educational needs of its members in order to allow them to provide their patients with the most up to date, evidence-based wound care.  Through quality educational offerings, the ACCWS provides the wound care community the tools, irrespective of their specific disciplines, to perform the best possible wound care. We are the organization which  provides Fellowship status to members.



    September 8-9, 2023 | 8am-5pm


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