Episode 87 Developing Abstracts & Posters

On this episode of WOCTalk, we talk with Barbara Dale and Carole Bauer about authoring abstracts and posters! It’s easier than you think! Listen for expert tips on how to turn your everyday clinical work into abstracts and posters to share with colleagues and help others achieve positive outcomes.

This episode is related to the WOCNext® 2023 Call for Abstracts, which is accepting submissions through November 1, 2022, at 11:00 AM EST. Everyone is encouraged to submit an abstract for the chance to showcase their work in the biggest WOC care Poster Hall at WOCNext® 2023. Visit wocnext.org/abstracts for complete information on the abstract submission process.

Episode Resources:

Learn more about the WOCNext 2023 call for abstracts process

View a PowerPoint on abstracts FAQs

Click here to watch a Bite Size course (30-minutes or less!) on how to submit an abstract

Click here to watch a Bite Size course (30-minutes or less!) on how to turn your abstract into a poster

Read this short blog on abstracts written by the WOCNext® Abstracts Review Committee Chair

View accepted abstracts published in an online supplement the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®)

View the accepted abstracts/ePosters from WOCNext® 2022

If you are interested in finding a mentor to help you with your abstract, send an email to abstracts@wocn.org.

About the Speakers:

Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN, employed by the Beaumont Health System, Troy is a Wound and Ostomy Nurse Practitioner where she opened the first outpatient ostomy clinic in the health system. Carole has a passion for WOC nursing and in particular ostomy patients. She has worked to successfully lobby Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan for changes in their allowed supplies for the ostomy patient when the supply limits did not meet the needs of the subscribers. As a champion for WOC nursing, she is an active member of the WOCN® Society. She most recently served as a co-author of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing: Scope and Standards of WOC Practice, 2nd Edition, for which she was awarded the WOCN Society President’s Award. She is the current Chair of the WOCNext® Abstract Review Committee.

Barbara Dale, RN, CHHN, CWOCN, has held a WOC nursing certification since 2003. Barbara works in home health and hospice with minor per diem work in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). She is an active volunteer with the WOCN® Society in numerous roles. Barbara has presented posters at national conferences in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010, and presented poster at regional conference in 2011, 2012, and 2015. She has been a poster and abstract reviewer since 2012.