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jeu. 05 oct.


Radisson Hotel Red Deer

Alberta Wound, Ostomy and Continence Summit

Improving Healthcare in Alberta: Specialized Wound, Ostomy and Continence Access for all Albertans

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Alberta Wound, Ostomy and Continence Summit
Alberta Wound, Ostomy and Continence Summit

Time & Location

05 oct. 2023, 08 h 00 – 15 h 00 HAR

Radisson Hotel Red Deer, 6500 67 St, Red Deer, AB T4P 1A2, Canada

About the event


Engaging Patients, Healthcare Administration, Government & Academic Partners, Senior nurses from the community & continuing care, and Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs) to:

  1. Update partners on best practices in wound, ostomy and continence within Alberta.
  2. Evaluate a patients’ experience living with an ostomy and provincial impact.
  3. Determine the economic burden for people living with an ostomy through the review of the ostomy impact study
  4. Provide information on the value of a wound, ostomy and continence tri-specialty to support patient-centred improvements
  5. Discuss how to provide better access to  specialized wound, ostomy and continence care in  the province of Alberta by supporting health care teams and Indigenous Communities.


0800 Complimentary Coffee & Networking

0845 Opening Remarks and Elder Prayer | Lena Cutknife, Elder - Samson Cree First Nations 

0900 The Current State of Wound, Ostomy & Continence in Alberta | Mary Hill, MN, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), and Anne Le, BN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

0930 A Patient’s Perspective - A Need for Better Access to Care | Ann Durkee-MacIsaac, Chair of the Board, Ostomy Canada Society

1000 Ostomy Impact Study | Kim LeBlanc, PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), FCAN

1025 Health Break with Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Exhibitors

1045 Propelling Patient-Centered Improvements with Specialized Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Management | Cathy Harley, eMBA, RN, IIWCC

1115 Equal Access to Specialized Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care for Indigenous People | Bev Smith, BScN, RN, NSWOC, and Michelle Buffalo, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

1145 Lunch and Networking

1300 Engaging and Strengthening Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care in Alberta–Better Access for All Albertans | Facilitated group discussion

1330 The Value of Specialized Care in a Team Approach | Glen Vajcner MD, MSc(HINF), FRCSC, Clinical Department Head, General Surgery, Central Zone

1415 Meeting Close & Networking with Exhibitors until 3:00pm


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