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Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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October 12, 2017
What is the Conference Insider?

2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®). The WOCN Society's 50th Annual Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA, from June 3-6, 2018!

The Conference Insider will be distributed twice per month to keep you updated on the latest information about the Annual Conference. For additional information, please visit

Click the image below to watch the conference video - we hope to see you in Philadelphia!

Contribute to the WOC Nursing Historic Legacy
Over the last half-century, the rich history of evidence-based research presented at each Annual Conference has contributed to advances in WOC care. We strongly encourage you to submit an abstract describing a research study, case study or practice innovation to be presented at the 50th Annual Conference.
This year, you could present an electronic poster (ePoster). The submission process is the same for both traditional paper posters and ePosters. If you are selected to present an ePoster, more instructions will follow. Please mark your interest to be considered for this exciting new option on the Title page of the submission process.
Click here for more information on ePosters.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11:00 am EDT. Authors will receive notification of acceptance or rejection in December 2017.
Call for Member Spotlight Sessions 
The National Conference Planning Committee wants active members to share their wealth of experience and knowledge during Member Spotlight Sessions at the 50th Annual Conference!

Please submit a short 300-word proposal on a topic that addresses the needs of WOC nurses and allied health professionals who care for patients with wound, ostomy and continence related issues.

If you need help coming up with a suitable topic, here are a few examples of Member Spotlight Sessions from the 49th Annual Conference:

The submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 11:00 am EST. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent in January 2018.
View the 49th Annual Conference Photo Gallery
Relive moments from the WOCN Society's 49th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City by viewing the conference photo gallery online! Follow the simple instructions listed below:
  • Visit
  • Enter the event name: WOCN2017
  • Enter the event password: saltlake

Key Dates
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11:00 am EDT
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 11:00 am EST
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Registration and Housing will open. Look for more information in the coming months.
Become an Exhibitor

Interested in exhibiting at the WOCN Society's 50th Annual Conference?
Click here to find out how you can benefit as an exhibitor in Philadelphia.
Support Opportunities

Read through the 2018 Support and Marketing Prospectus to learn more about Annual Conference Support, Online/Print Advertising, Social Media Packages and A La Carte opportunities.

The WOCN Society offers multiple advertising options and effective means to identify, influence, motivate and secure WOC nurses as buyers, recommenders and evaluators of WOC diagnostic, treatment and patient care products and services.
Philadelphia Tourism

Philadelphia is America's first World Heritage City, and is consistently ranked as one of the top places to visit in the United States.
Check out things to do in Philly, such as attractions, dining, events, shopping and more!
Accreditation Statement
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®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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