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Three reasons why you should attend Canada's ONLY Wound, Ostomy and Continence Conference

NSWOCC's 42nd National Conference is coming up quick! From May 3-7, 2023 in Ottawa, ON, we will be gathering in-person to participate in an educational program focused on addressing health care challenges and advancing specialized care in wound, ostomy, and continence. So, why should you attend? Find out below!


The ONLY Canadian conference that covers specialized wound, ostomy and continence

Wound, ostomy, and continence are essential topics that apply across the continuum of healthcare, from acute care hospitals and outpatient clinics to community long term care and in independent practice. As our need for up-to-date, reliable, and progressive healthcare knowledge increases, it is vital that we come together to cover specialized wound, ostomy, and continence educational topics.

As Canada's ONLY conference that does so, NSWOCC's 42nd National Conference is the perfect opportunity to advance your knowledge and use it to help make groundbreaking advances in healthcare.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded individuals with similar goals to help you expand your network and share your expertise. If you are passionate about the future of wound, ostomy, and continence issues, this conference is not to be passed by.


Our educational program is complete with expert education that you will NOT get anywhere else!

Over the course of 5 days, our conference is jam-packed with a diverse array of expert speakers, sessions, workshops, and more. From sessions like "Head and Neck Wound? What's Next?" presented by Dr. Marc R. Matthews, MD, MS, MCG, FACS to "High Output Ileostomies: Preventing Acute Kidney Injury" presented by Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN, our conference covers a wide range of expert education that you will not want to miss.

This is the perfect opportunity to discover the latest and greatest advances in wound, ostomy, and continence education. To check out some fantastic featured sessions and speakers that we have already highlighted, and the full conference program, visit the link below!



Visit one of Canada's best cities in springtime

Ottawa, ON is one of the best cities to visit. As Canada's capital, Ottawa is full of beautiful sites, historic buildings, and fun activities. Situated in the heart of downtown at the Westin Ottawa Hotel, our conference location makes it easy for you to get out and explore the many amazing things that this city has to offer.



Parliament Hill

Only a short walk away, Parliament Hill, the home to Canada's federal government, rests on the Southern Banks of the Ottawa River. A national symbol of importance, Parliament Hill contains beautiful architectural elements and is the centre of Canada's groundbreaking history. Guided tours are offered free of charge for you to explore this Canadian icon.



National Museums

Ottawa is also home to seven of Canada's nine national museums: The National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and the Canadian War Museum. No matter what you are interested in, Ottawa has the perfect museum for you to visit and enjoy.

Byward Market


Steps away from the conference venue, the ByWard Market is a buzzing hub of outdoor farmers’ market stalls and specialty food shops selling Canadian cheese and maple-infused chocolate. It’s also known for its colourful street art and hip stores filled with crafts and clothes by local designers. Surrounding eateries serve shawarma and BeaverTails. Nightlife encompasses rustic taverns and stylish bars.

And these are only a few of the many fantastic things that Ottawa has to offer! We can guarantee that between our excellent conference program and the vast opportunities for amazing experiences in Ottawa, you will never want to go home.


So, what are you waiting for? Our upcoming 42nd National Conference is the perfect chance for you to attend Canada's only conference on wound ostomy, and continence topics, receive expert education that you will not want to miss, and visit one of Canada's best cities in Springtime. Don't hesitate! Register now.


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