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October WOCNow

Thursday, October 16, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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June 6-10, 2015

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June 4-8, 2016
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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

1120 Route 73, Suite 200

Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054



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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

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New for 2015: Call for Sessions

Have you ever had an idea for a session you would like to see at Conference? Now you have the chance to
share your idea! New for 2015, we are offering YOU the opportunity to LEAVE YOUR MARK and share your wealth of experience and knowledge by being a speaker for one of our conference sessions.

We invite you to submit a 300-word session proposal to share your expertise and knowledge at the WOCN® Society's 47th Annual Conference in San Antonio. Final selections will be based on the quality and clarity of the session proposal and relevance to the WOC nurse practice environment. The selected sessions will be featured in a concurrent session, one for each track, featuring these member created topics.

Submit Your Session Idea

The Call for Sessions site is available now through Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 11:59 pm EST.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by December 1, 2014.

Please note: The Call for Sessions is only open to current members* of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. If you know someone who may be interested in submitting a session idea, but is not a current member of the Society, please direct them to to join.

Nonmembers are invited to join the Society by using the promo code: session5 to receive a discounted rate of $5 off membership! All submitters must be a current member by 11:59pm EST Saturday, November 1, 2014 in order for their session submission to be considered.

*Corporate members are ineligible for the Call for Sessions. However, please click here if you are interested in an "Innovation Theater", symposium and other marketing
opportunities for the WOCN Society's Annual Conference.

2015 Call for Abstracts

Leave Your Mark by
submitting an abstract for the WOCN Society's 47th Annual Conference!


All accepted abstracts will be presented in some form during
the conference, available on the WOCN website and printed
in a supplement of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Only accepted Research abstracts will be considered for oral presentations. If your abstract is not
accepted for an oral presentation, it will be presented as a poster presentation.

The Call for Abstracts site is available now through Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 12:00pm EST. Submitters will receive decision notification in February 2015.

Sage Products, Inc. will provide the WOCN® Society an unrestricted educational grant to provide a limited number of travel scholarships to support first-time abstract presenters with a focus on Preventative Practices for Wounds. If your submission meets this criteria, please check off the first-time presenter button and make sure you choose Preventative Practices under the Wound category.

Coming Soon: Leave Your Mark Photo Contest

Whether an educator, consultant, researcher, or administrator, each WOC nurse leaves their mark in a unique way. Coming soon, the WOCN Society will be asking our members to share how they leave their mark now, in 2015, and beyond!


Look for more information in your inbox this month!

Inside the Society

Have you had a chance to view the latest news and updates from the National Office? The WOCN Society recently released the first edition of Inside the Society, a report that will be issued to members twice a year.

This report provides an overview of initiatives, strategies and tools that the Society has implemented. To view the report, click here.


Health care reimbursement has a direct effect on the amount and type of care provided to patients by all health care providers, including WOC nurses. Understand the current status of the reimbursement for services provided by the WOC nurse, along with impact of WOC nursing on health care delivery and the implications of reimbursement on role justification and marketing of WOC nursing by getting
emPOWERed today! Learn more.

Plus! Attend the "Advancing Your Professional Practice" session at the upcoming New England Region Annual Conference on October 23 in Danvers, Massachusetts.

The emPOWERed program is commercially supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.

2015 Call for Research Proposals


The Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) of the WOCN Society Foundation is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for one 2015 WOCN Society Member's Research Grant in the amount of $10,000. If you are a registered nurse and current member of the WOCN Society, you are eligible to be a Principal Investigator of this grant and are invited to apply. Eligible international members may also apply.


Through this grant, the CCI and the WOCN Society aim to expand the existing research base for WOC nursing practice and facilitate WOC nurses to be engaged in research as clinical investigators. The 2015 WOCN Society Member's Research Grant will fund studies that aim to improve health outcomes of patients with WOC problems, strengthen the evidence base of WOC nursing practice, and enhance the delivery of WOC nursing care.


For more information, click here.

Free Webinar in the Partners in Prevention Series


Take advantage of this opportunity to engage with field leaders and discover evidence-based practices to reduce pressure ulcers within your facility.


What: Putting Evidence-Based Pressure Ulcer Prevention Practices Into Action

When: Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 pm EDT

Who: Denise Nix, MS, RN, CWOCN, Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN and Vicky Pontieri-Lewis, MS, RN, CWOCN

The WOCN Society's WTA Program


The WTA Program is an online wound care educational program geared toward non-specialty licensed wound care providers and medics/corpsmen. The purpose of the WTA Program is to prepare participants in all care settings to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds under the direction of a WOC specialty nurse, WOC APRN, or physician. Upon successful completion of the Program, nurse participants will receive 21.0 contact hours.

For additional information, watch the video below, visit, e-mail, or reach out to your peers via the online WTA forum.



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