In this issue you will find information on the WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference, The WOCN Market: The Society's 45th Anniversary Party, Call for Volunteers, the new WOCN Committee tab, donations made to the Society Foundation and more!
Are you registered for WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference? If you're making the trip to Seattle this June, take advantage of all the city has to offer by booking a tour with Tours Northwest. Conference attendees receive a 10% discount on tours when they use the promo code: WOCN2013
The offer is valid Wednesday, June 19, through Sunday, June 30.
NEW! Committees Tab on the WOCN Website
The WOCN Society is pleased to announce that we now have a WOCN Committees tab on the WOCN website. The tab can be found under the "About Us" section or by clicking here.
By visiting the Committees tab on the website, you can view more information on volunteering, current committee members, or guidelines for document and image submission.
NEW document! "Teen Chat: You and Your Ostomy"
"Teen Chat: You and Your Ostomy" is a teen friendly resource that highlights information on the digestive and urinary systems, types of ostomies, ostomy products and usage, what to expect after surgery, diet and nutrition and information on transitioning back from surgery. This document is a great resource and can be found in the WOCN Public Library. We encourage you to use this information as a helpful guide and communication tool for your teen ostomy patients.
If you are interested in becoming active at the national level, improving your leadership skills, and earning professional growth points while expanding your professional experience, volunteer to serve on a committee. View committee descriptions here.
We invite you to join our active and resourceful group of volunteers. If you are a member and able to participate on conference calls and communicate electronically, you're qualified, so volunteer today!
You do not need to reapply for a committee you are currently serving on. However, if current committee members are interested in special projects and content validation, please submit an application for those two areas and not your current committee.
Make sure you are logged in to the Member Center to fill out the Volunteer Form.
The WOCN Market: The Society's 45th Anniversary Celebration
The Society's 45th Anniversary Celebration event will be held at Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Tuesday, June 25, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Bell Harbor is located on the Seattle waterfront, approximately 5 blocks from the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
The WOCN Market will include food trucks, local vendors, photo booths and entertainment provided by The Nines. We encourage you to take advantage of the nice weather and stroll down to the Harbor. However, there will also be transportation available if you choose not to walk.
Cost to attend is $50 per person and includes food, drinks and entertainment. Don't miss out on the party! Add a ticket to your order when you register for Conference. If you are already registered and you would like to update or change your registration for the 45th Anniversary Celebration, please click here.
WOCN Society Foundation Update
On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society we want to thank the Southeast Region for its donation to the WOCN Society Foundation. Through donations, the Society is able to award educational scholarships to deserving individuals committed to working within the wound, ostomy and continence specialties.
About the WOCN Society
The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and continence concerns.
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The WOCN® Society is professionally managed by Association Headquarters, a charter accredited association management company.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.