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The Conference Insider: January 2015 (Video Included)

Friday, January 16, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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Are YOU ready to leave your mark?

View the video below for more information about the WOCN Society's 47th Annual Conference!

Leave Your Mark - Join Us in San Antonio!
WOCN Member Spotlight Sessions Confirmed


In the fall of 2014, we gave our members the opportunity to participate in our first ever Call for Sessions. Through this opportunity Society members were able to submit session proposals to share their expertise and knowledge and become a speaker at annual conference in June. Thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals!

The following sessions will be included in the program for the WOCN
Society's 47th Annual Conference:


Tuesday, June 9, 2015
9:10 am - 10:10 am
(C402) WOC Nurses Outside the Box
Sue Rose, BSN, RN, CWOCN
While incontinence in an infant or child is normal, expected and understood, a stigma surrounds adults suffering from incontinence. The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona is the first diaper bank in the United States and serves as the model for the other 200 diaper banks in the country. The Tucson affiliate of the WOCN Society partnered with the Diaper Bank to help reduce the domestic violence and isolation that place the incontinent population at risk. This session will discuss the partnership and how it worked.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
2:40 pm - 3:40 pm
(PP411) The Role of the WOC Nurse in Pressure Ulcer Litigation
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN-BC, CWCN, NHA
As a consequence of aging, institutionalization, increased prevalence of co-morbid chronic diseases, society's perceptions about nursing homes and the federal regulations, including the development of pressure ulcers as "never events," litigation against hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health care organizations has increased. This session will address the role of the WOC nurse in litigation of these cases.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
3:50 pm - 4:50 pm
(O413) NICU Consult: Challenging Neonatal and Infant Cases for the WOC Nurse
Judith J. Stellar, MSN, CRNP, PNP-BC, CWOCN
This session will present an overview of these neonatal problems and outline strategies used by pediatric WOC nurses to attain the goals of wound and ostomy care. Interventions include use of various wound and ostomy care products and, more often, how to adapt these products for use in the neonatal patient. Often creativity, patience, and thinking "outside the box" is required, since many products are not well designed or sized for these tiny patients. Creative troubleshooting strategies will be presented through complicated case scenarios.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
8:00 am - 9:00 am
(W500) Collagen-Based Dressings or The Great Coverup
Mary Vercellino, MSN, APN, CWON, ACNS-BC
This session will provide clarification to the composition and use of collagen based dressings. It will discuss the biology of the various types of collagens, as well as the function of other proteins and growth factors found in such dressings.

Early Bird Registration Now Available


From Wednesday, Jan. 14 through Wednesday, Apr. 15, attendees will be able to register and receive conference early bird pricing. Register early to save $50!

Don't forget to take advantage our our group discount!

Register one person at the full conference price and save 10% on up to five additional registrations! To take advantage of this group discount, enter your first registrant and select "Add Another Registrant" on Step Five. Continue registering each person in your group. When you reach the total number in your order, the discount will automatically be reflected for each registrant. Registrants added after you checkout will not be part of the same order and therefore are not eligible for the volume discount.


Discount only valid through Monday, June 1, 2015.

For more information, click here.

Have You Booked Your Housing?


If you plan on joining us in San Antonio, be sure to book your housing by Friday, May 8, 2015, to ensure you receive the WOCN Society's discounted rate! For more information, click here.

Important Dates & Deadlines
Symposia Available
Apr. 1, 2015

Early Bird Deadline
Apr. 15, 2015

Housing Deadline
May 8, 2015

Registration Cancellation Deadline
May 11, 2015

June 1, 2015

June 6-10, 2015
Accreditation Information
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.

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 incontinence.

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The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

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