Episode 105 Developing Abstracts and Posters for WOCNext® 2024

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Carole Bauer, current WOCNext Abstract Chair, and Donna Bliss, incoming Chair, to discuss important strategies and tips to develop successful abstracts, common mistakes, how to design posters, new changes, and more.

This episode is related to the WOCNext® 2024 Call for Abstracts, which is accepting abstract submissions through November 1, 2023, at 11:00 AM ET. Visit wocnext.org/abstracts for the complete information.

Episode Resources:
Visit wocnext.org/abstracts for complete guidelines, an overview of the review process, scoring, formats, and more.

If you are interested in the WOCNext Abstract Mentorship assistance, please send an email to abstacts@wocn.org and indicate what area in which you are seeking assistance: 1) development of content, 2) turning content into a poster, 3) distilling the story, or 4) something else.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor for WOCNext Abstract assistance and have had abstracts accepted in the past, email abstracts@wocn.org.

If you are interested in becoming an abstract reviewer, keep an eye out for Volunteer opportunities with the WOCN Society.

Click here to view scientific and clinical abstracts from WOCNext 2023 published in an online supplement of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®).

Click here for information on creating an ePoster, including the interactive video/audio features.

Click here to review the ePoster Guidelines.

Watch a short Bite Size Learning CE course on the step-by-step process for submitting an abstract.

View a PowerPoint presentation that details new elements and everything you need to know about the submission process.

Check out this blog to help you get ready to submit an abstract.

Contact Hours: 0.75

The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed on the event website. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

About the Speakers:
Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN, employed by the Beaumont Health System, 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.

Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, WOCNF, is a Professor, Chair of the Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, and School of Nursing Foundation Professor of Nursing Research at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN. She has 25 years of funded research and >120 publications and presentations about assessing, preventing, and managing fecal incontinence and incontinence associated skin damage. She is a forerunner in investigating disparities in skin damage and assessing dark skin. Donna is an active member of the WOCN Society and is currently the incoming Abstract Chair for the WOCNext conference. During WOCNext 2023, Donna was awarded the Barbara Braden Future is Bright Award and was also inducted into the inaugural class of the WOCN Fellow Program.