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Mid-Atlantic Region Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society
2017 Annual Conference

“Change the Future with Knowledge”

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October 13 – 14, 2017

Clarion Inn
5400 Holiday Dr.
Frederick, Maryland

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the WOCN had its annual conference October 13-14 in Frederick MD, hosted by the Western Maryland affiliate. The conference was a huge success with 138 attendees. Many thanks to the planning committee for organizing the event and to our industry colleagues for their support of the conference and our practice. 

Highlights of the event:

Poster Award Winners:
  • 1st Place: "Reducing Incidence of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries" by Linda Arundel (view abstract)
  • 2nd Place: "Enlarging the Opening of the Ostomy Pouching System" by Phyllis Greene, Kathleen Parcelles,
    and Nancy Faller (view abstract)
  • 3rd Place: "Driving Down Trach Related Pressure Injuries" by Margaret Hiler and Dot Goodman (view abstract)

Other Posters:

  • A Sweet Solution: The Use of Medical-Grade Honey on Oral Mucositis in the Pediatric Oncology Patient view PDF
  • Good Vibrations: The Use of Non-Contact Low Frequency Ultrasound Therapy (NLFU)* in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds in the Pediatric Population view PDF
  • The Safe Use of Pure Hypochlorous Acid as a Cleanser of Skin and Wounds on the Premature Infant view PDF
Silent Auction:

Thank you to all who donated items to be auctioned and to those who bid on the items. The auction raised $678 which will help support future MAR activities.

Nurse of the Year:

This year's Nurse of the Year award winner was Sue Creehan, MSN, RN, BSN, CWON. Sue is the Wound Care Team Program Manager from VCU Health System.... go to the NOY page

Pictures: click for pictures from the 2017 Conference


We hope you will join us next year when the conference will be hosted by the Eastern Shore Affiliate, September 28-29, 2018, in Ocean City MD!