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Wow! What a conference! I had such a great time in Philly and there were SO MANY highlights. Aside from the great educational offerings and the charm of the City of Brotherly love itself, the MAR was in rare form! I’d like to share just a few of my personal faves…
First of all, the MAR booth was phenomenal! We had a lot of foot traffic and interest to be sure. Many booth visitors filled out the Preceptor survey for a chance to win a fantastic gift basket! The Grand Prize, free registration at the MAR conference in Ocean City in September, was won by our own very own Linda Droste from Virginia. Thank you, Cindy Walker (President, Baltimore Affiliate) for your strong booth coordination efforts! Cindy and I will be collating the data and will be sharing our findings with Membership.
Next, what about the Regional breakfast turn out? Seriously, standing room only! And Chris Berke, Director/WOCN National, commented that our gathering room had the most energy (to be sure)! I was excited for those of you who were first time attendees! I hope you enjoyed yourselves and had an opportunity to network with colleagues.
Just a few parting thoughts…Harriet Pilert, your presence and status as ostomy leader is unparalleled…Claudia Thomas, your spritely energy is contagious…Molly Lemanski, I look to you as a quickly blossoming leader…Ferne Elsass, you are a force to be reckoned with…I’ll leave you with perhaps my absolute favorite part of this year’s conference…and a fun time was had by all!
2018 MAR Election Info!
Have you ever thought of taking your participation in the Mid-Atlantic Region to an even higher level? There is no time like the present get involved and make a difference!
Nominations are now being taken for positions of President-Elect, Secretary, Director of Communications and Director of Social Media. Visit our Elections Page for complete information.
2018 MAR Annual Conference
Save the Date!
September 28 – 29, 2018
10100 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
Nurse of the Year
Surely you know of a deserving colleague - nominate your choice for Nurse of the Year from your affiliate!
Nominations are due by August 31st. Visit the NOY page for information and Nomination Form
All affiliate home pages have been updated to our new format which is now mobile friendly. Visit the Affiliates Home Page.
Healthcare-acquired Skin Damage: Beyond the Basics on
September 11, 2018.
September 28-29 visit conference page
Ostomy Care: Best Practices 2018
November 15, 2018 more info
Virtual Ostomy 5K-Worldwide.
Participate in the “Virtual Ostomy 5K” on Saturday, October 6 to celebrate World Ostomy Day with your own 5K at your favorite place to run or walk. No fee to enter. See the attached link for more information on how you can raise funds or donate personally to help you UOAA continue to provide resources, educational materials, advocacy and support to the ostomy and continent diversion community.
Additional race information can be found at: http://www.ostomy5k.org/
Registered Nurse - wound care see more
Public Policy Update
How a Bill becomes a Law Step by Step.
Click here to download PDF file. (posted 2/13/2018)
Read the Public Policy page update written by Ferne Elsass