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April 2014 WOCNow

Tuesday, April 22, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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Key Dates and Deadlines
May 1, 2014

2014 Call for Volunteers Deadline
May 19, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee
June 21-25, 2014

June 6-10, 2015

2016 WOCN/CAET Joint Conference
Montreal, Québec, Canada
June 4-8, 2016
Career Opportunities

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Continuing Education Center (CEC)

Visit the Continuing Education Center (CEC) to advance your career.

Browse over 60 CE courses with discounts for WOCN Society members.
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Become a WTA Course Coordinator

The WOCN Society has developed the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Online Course, an educational program designed to increase patient access to skilled wound care providers.

For all of the program information, visit

Industry Partners

Corporate Members

Click here to view a list of the Society's corporate members.

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.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C

Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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Symposia Registration Now Available

Registration for the WOCN Society's 46th Annual Conference Symposia is now available. Please check the Annual Conference website for descriptions and objectives.

Sunday, June 22, 2014: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Patient Assessment Guidelines for Convexity - A New Evidence-Based Methodology
Supported by Hollister Inc.
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)


Driving to Zero: Reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers Among High-Risk Populations

Supported by Smith & Nephew
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)



Biofilms - Is Your Strategy Working? Get it Right from the Start
Supported by Smith & Nephew
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)


Monday, June 23, 2014: 7:00 am - 8:30 am

From Patient to Person
Learn how your care and an advanced product technology like SenSura® Mio could help your evolving ostomy patients.
Supported by Coloplast

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)


Pressure Ulcer Prevention: The Ordinary and the Novel

Supported by Sage Products

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)


Step to the Beat: Clinical Implications For a New Evidenced Based Ostomy Algorithm
Supported by ConvaTec, Inc.
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)


Tuesday, June 24, 2014: 6:30 am - 7:45 am


MASD in Theory and in Practice

Supported by Coloplast

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

If you haven't registered for the WOCN Society's 46th Annual Conference, register now.


If you are already registered for Conference, click here to log back in and add these sessions.


Once you are logged in, please click on the Upgrade Registration link at the bottom of the page. On the next page, follow the instructions written in red text.


If you are unable to see a symposium listed, this means that it has been filled. If this should occur, you are welcome to arrive to the session room early to enter one of our queue lines for additional seating; we will make every effort to get you into the symposium.

2014 WOCN Society Annual Election

The 2014 WOCN Society's Annual Election email ballot has been sent to all voting members and voting has begun for the national election. Please take a few minutes to review the nominees and cast your vote!


In this election, you will be voting to determine the Secretary, Treasurer, two Nominating Committee members, Director-at-Large Area #2 and Director-at-Large Area #4. This is your opportunity to elect our future leaders, so please submit your vote by Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET.


If you have not received an email ballot, please contact the WOCN Society National Office directly at


Your vote is vital to the future of the WOCN Society. Voting is a membership benefit, and we appreciate your participation. Please vote!


Click here for more information.

Spring Scholarship Deadline Approaching
Those interested in seeking education in wound, ostomy and continence nursing care, as well as those looking to further their education, are urged to submit a Spring Scholarship Application by Thursday, May 1, 2014.
For information about eligibility and requirements, click here.
2014 Call for Volunteers
The 2014 Call for Volunteers will open on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. If you would like to volunteer for the WOCN Society, take advantage of this opportunity by completing an online application.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, May 19. More information will be coming soon!
I Deserve a WOC Nurse: Wound Care
View the first video in the WOCN Society's three-part series to reach and educate those in need of a WOC nurse. Be sure to share this video with your family, friends, colleagues and patients and direct them to for more information.
Celebrate Earth Day With a Discount!
Celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, April 22, and enjoy $5 off your purchase of Educational Essentials, 5th Edition from the WOCN Society.

The Educational Essentials, 5th Edition offers over 70 WOCN publications and resources that will benefit WOC nursing students and nurses looking for the most up-to-date WOC information.

Use promotion code EARTHDAY14 to cash in on this special offer.

Offer is good for one-time use on the purchase of the WOCN Society's Educational Essentials, 5th Edition and expires 4/30/14 at 11:59 pm ET.
April Member Spotlight
Dianne Feeser, MS, RN, GCNS-BC, CWOCN, was recently featured in an article from Long-Term Living about reducing the risk of ostomy infection.
Dea Kent, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CWOCN, was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding soy-based skin substitutes.

Attention Members: Do you have a recent accomplishment that you would like to share with the Society Email:
and you could be featured in next month's WOCNow!

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