The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
January 2011
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43rd Annual Conference
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June 4-8, 2011 · New Orleans
Savor the Experience

Conference registration and housing are now OPEN!
Be sure to visit www.2011.wocn.org to stay up to date on all conference activities!
Book the Block!

Every year, the WOCN Society works hard to make attending conference as convenient and pain free as possible for our members. One of the ways they do this is by working diligently with convention centers and surrounding hotels to ensure the best lodging deals possible.

However, to ensure these money saving opportunities continue in the future it is important that every conference attendee do their best to participate. Find out why booking your hotel room in the WOCN "block" is important to YOU and the WOCN Society...click here >>
Great Comebacks® National Awards Event

Great Comebacks LogoHonoring Achievement and Success at the WOCN Society's 43rd Annual Conference

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Reception at 6:30pm; Dinner at 7:30pm

La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

You are cordially invited to the Great Comebacks® National Awards Event at the WOCN Society's 43rd Annual Conference. Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be allowed.
This inspirational event recognizes the achievements of people who have overcome Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer and other conditions that can lead to ostomy surgery - and the caregivers who have helped them transition to life after surgery.

Attire for the event will be semiformal.

For more information and to register for the event please click here.

NEW - Foot and Nail Pre-conference Session

This pre-conference session will provide the attendees with a review of the anatomy and physiology of the foot and nails with a focus on the bones, musculature, vasculature, nail structures, and age changes.

Included will be a section on the main features of the clinical assessment of the foot and nails including the skin, range of motion, strength and nerve function. Salient signs and symptoms associated with circulation and nerve impairments will be reviewed and the current diagnostic approaches will be highlighted.

A "virtual" clinic will provide attendees with examples of common foot disorders and the clinical management strategies, both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic, that are based on the most recent evidence. A comprehensive review of evidence-based research and best practice guidelines to provide foot and nail care will include WOCN, ADA, Orthopedic, Podiatric and Dermatologic Society consensus statements and published documents.

If the clinicians attending this session are interested in obtaining their certification in foot and nail care, this session will satisfy the five hours of didactic education that is required.

View all pre-conference sessions here >>
Dr. Jeter Wants YOU!
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Not only is Dr. Jeter riding her bicycle across America to raise money for WOCN's Cycling for Scholarships campaign, she also provided the events initial donation; a contribution of $500! She has answered WOCN's call...now she challenges you to do the same!

WOCN will be awarding BIG prizes for the top fundraisers including, free products from the WOCN bookstore, a year's free membership to the WOCN Society and a weekend getaway valued at $5,000! Click here to read the entire challenge.

So what are you waiting for?! Pick up the phone or boot up your computer...it's time to do your part for the future of WOC nursing!

The deadline to win prizes is January 31, 2011, visit www.wocnfoundation.org/cyclingforscholarships today to learn more about Dr. Jeter's challenge and to make your contribution!
2011 Call for Research Proposals - Deadline Extended to February 21, 2011


Attention WOC Nurses...

Call for Research Proposals

Deadline Extended to February 21, 2011

The Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society has extended the deadline for the 2011 Call for Research Proposals to Monday, February 21, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. The grants are funded through the generosity of the WOCN Society's corporate partners and WOCN Society members.

SEVEN research grants ranging from $5,000 - $10,000 are available. Click here to view all grants available >>

Given the extension, we ask that you please inform CCI of your intent to submit a proposal by e-mailing the CCI Associate, Linda Dahle, at dahle081@umn.edu.

Continue reading here >>
Product Showcase - Pre-order

Peristomal Hernia - Best Practice for Clinicians

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This is the newest best practice document for clinicians published by WOCN. Peristomal hernia is one of the most common complications after abdominal stoma construction. This document provides information about the complication and lists best practices for nursing management of the person with a peristomal hernia. Although stoma prolapse may be considered a type of peristomal hernia, it is not the focus of this document. Published Date: 2011; 9 page booklet. 


Pre-order your copy today >>

(expected to ship in 3 to 4 weeks)

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