Northeast Region Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 2020 Annual Conference


Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2020


 This annual regional conference brings together WOCN members to collaborate for a weekend-long educational event. The program is designed to provide evidence-based knowledge of the latest techniques, applications and treatments related to wound, ostomy and continence issues. 

Register and gain insights from regional WOCN leaders as you develop new skills, network with fellow WOCN professionals and earn continuing education credits.

Attendees may earn 12+ contact hours* attending educational tracts that include Wound Care, Ostomy Care, Continence Care and Professional Practice.

*This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

For more information regarding contact hours, please contact
Kathleen McLaughlin DNP, RN, CWOCN at 484-565-1485 

NER Conference Objectives

  • Discuss advances in theoretical and clinical evidence based knowledge impacting individuals affected by wound, ostomy, or continence issues.
  • Compare strategies for implementing, justifying, and marketing the wound, ostomy and continence nurse role.
  • Describe examples of evidence based practice and multidisciplinary approaches to enhance outcomes in various health care settings.

 - Dates to Remember - 
Registration Opens to Exhibitors - January 17
Early Bird Exhibitor Rate Ends - February 15
Opening of Abstract Submissions  - May 11
Registration Opens to Attendees - June 15
Deadline for Abstract Submissions  - July 22 Early Bird Rate Ends - August 15
Notification of Accepted Abstracts - August 25
Deadline to Book Hotel at Group Rate - September 21
Registration Closes at Regular Rate - October 30

Poster Abstract Submissions

We invite you to submit an abstract for a poster display at our Northeast Regional WOCN Conference. Abstracts describing a research study, practice innovation, or case study, in wound, ostomy, continence care or professional practice are encouraged.submit Submit your abstract using the link below which includes all directions and details. 


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  • When

  • Friday, November 6, 2020 - Sunday, November 8, 2020

  • Where

  • Hershey Lodge
    325 University Drive
    Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033-0446

About the WOCN Society

The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society that supports its' members by promoting educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 4,600 healthcare professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence. WOCN offers comprehensive benefits to all healthcare professionals who are involved in providing wound, ostomy and continence patient care. Members have access to skills and resources that help advance their practice, deliver excellent patient care and help reach their personal and professional goals.

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