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NSWOCC's 42nd National Conference: Canada's ONLY Wound, Ostomy and Continence Conference

We are happy to share some important updates regarding our upcoming 42nd National Conference May 3-7, 2023 in Ottawa, Ontario at the Westin Ottawa.

The theme of the 42nd NSWOCC National Conference is “Let’s Face it! Together!” and will be focused on advancing specialized care in the three domains of wound, ostomy and continence care. The conference will include Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs) and Skin Wellness Associate Nurses (SWANs) from across Canada as well as hospital and community-based nurses and allied healthcare professionals including physicians, RNs, NP’s, RPNs and allied healthcare professionals with an interest in wound, ostomy and continence. There will also be a focus on Primary Care physicians and Nurses who have a dermatology interest.

The NSWOCC National Conference Planning Core program under the leadership of Mary Hill, RN, BScN, MSN, WOCC(C) have worked hard to develop a leading-edge educational program featuring national and international subject matter experts in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence care. Topics will also be delivered to assist you in facing Wound & Skin, Ostomy, Continence & Leadership and Advanced Dermatology Skin Management.

We can't wait to bring you more news and announcements for our 42nd National Conference. Please stayed tuned for more communication!

Preliminary Program Revealed!

We are excited to reveal more confirmed sessions in the near future.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

On Wednesday, we will host the following National Conference Workshops in the afternoon:

  • Advanced Wound Debridement

  • Basic Ostomy (SWAN Stream)

  • Continence (English)

  • Continence (Français)

  • Product Selection

  • and stay tuned for one more workshop TBA!

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Friday, May 5, 2023

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Sunday, May 7, 2023

New Streams this year: French Language & Skin Wellness Associate Nurse (SWAN) Streams,

We are thrilled to present a new SWAN stream this year at our National Conference, which will feature sessions tailored towards Practical Nurses and Diploma RNs.

We are also happy to announce that we will have a education stream in French for our francophone members who wish to join these presentations, which will include a workshop on Continence and an Advanced Workshop on TPPN.


On Saturday, May 6th from 3-6pm ET and again on Sunday, May 7th from 9am-1pm ET, we will be hosting a Dermatology Program for Advanced Healthcare Professionals: "Translating New Knowledge to Practice" More details to come!

Registration opening soon

We are getting excited to be able to open registration for NSWOCC members. We expect to open registration as early as November. Please stay tuned and save the dates!

Book your stay!

NSWOCC will be hosting the 42nd National Conference at the Westin Ottawa in the Downtown/ByWard Market area of Ottawa, Ontario. We were able to secure a limited number of rooms at discounted group rate of $219.00 per night at the Westin.

These rooms are booking up fast! To take advantage of this limited deal, book your room today!

  • Start Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023

  • End Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023

  • Last Day to Book: April 10, 2023

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