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March 2018

7th Annual Wound Care Institute

March 18 - March 20
Chateau on the Lake Resort and Convention Center, 415 N. State Highway 265
Branson, MO 65616 United States
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Advancing Evidence-Based Guidelines for Wounds, Ostomies and Continence. Presented by North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education and South Central Region-WOCN Society. The 7th Annual Wound Care Institute will be held in Branson, Missouri on March 18 - 20, 2018. The program is designed for nurses in all settings working with patients with wounds, ostomies and/or continence issues. We also invite APNs, nurse managers/administrators, nurse educators and physical therapists. Nursing Students are always welcome! CLICK HERE for complete details.

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April 2018

10th Annual Ostomy Education Day

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Unity Point Health St. Luke’s, 2720 Stone Park Blvd.
Sioux City, IA 51104 United States
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The Iowa Affiliate of the WOCN Society 10th Annual Ostomy Education Day will be held on Saturday, April 7th in Sioux City, Iowa. This FREE event is designed to offer ongoing support and education to people with ostomies (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy) and their caregivers/families. Light breakfast and lunch is provided along with speakers, interactive group sessions, Provider Panel Q & A, and a Vendor Fair.  CLICK HERE for details and to register. Please bring your unused ostomy products with you.…

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May 2018

2018 Regional Ostomy Conference • Mid-Atlantic Region

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Holiday Inn Washington Dulles, 45425 Holiday Drive
Sterling, VA 20166 United States
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NOVA Regional Ostomy Conference

The 2018 Regional Ostomy Conference will be hosted by UOAA’s Northern Virginia Affiliated Support Group on May 4-6, 2018 in Sterling, Virginia. See the Fourth Conference Flyer for more information (updated Jan 10, 2018). Registration is open now on the Northern Virginia Website. The links below point to registration materials on the Northern Virginia site. Note that the last day for hotel reservation with the special conference room rate is April 11, 2018. Registration Information Registration Form Online Registration Payment Hotel Reservation Information

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ASCRS 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

May 19 - May 23
Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Music City Center and the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee from May 19 - 23, 2018.  This scientific program is designed to provide surgeons with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with emphasis on patient care, teaching and research. The goals of this meeting are to improve the quality of patient care by maintaining, developing and enhancing the knowledge, skills, professional…

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June 2018

WOCN Society 50th Annual Conference

June 3 @ 7:00 am - June 6 @ 1:00 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 10107 United States
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The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) invites you to attend the 2018 Annual Conference starting on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CLICK HERE for completes details.

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July 2018

2018 Youth Rally

July 16 - July 21
Boulder, CO Boulder, CO United States + Google Map

Youth Rally - There is a Camp for That!  Youth Rally is a 5-night camp for youth who have had, or who may one day face, ostomy surgery. This year's Youth Rally will be held at a college campus in Boulder, Colorado from July 16 - 21, 2018. Staffed by volunteer counselors who live with similar diagnoses of the bladder and/or bowel systems, Youth Rally provides a safe and welcoming environment for kids to learn from each other, instill confidence in…

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September 2018

Quality Life Association (QLA) 33rd Annual Conference

September 6 - September 8
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33676 United States
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Quality Life Association (QLA) is a non-profit nationwide association aimed at meeting the special needs of the continent ostomate and to educate others on the latest advances in ostomy options. Their 33rd annual conference will be held in Clearwater Beach, FL on September 6 – 8, 2018. CLICK HERE to learn more about QLA. Additional conference information is forthcoming.

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Wild on Wounds (WOW) 2018 National Wound Conference

September 12 - September 15
Rio Hotel, 3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103 United States
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Wild on Wounds™ (WOW™) is a national wound conference designed for healthcare professionals interested in skin and wound management. This year's conference will be held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 12- 15, 2018. Clinicians come from all over the country to network and gain practical learn-it-today, use-it-tomorrow information. WOW continues to grow each year and offers hands-on workshops, one-on-one time with industry experts and demonstrations of new products. Join our thousand plus clinicians at this amazing event.  CLICK…

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October 2018

World Ostomy Day 2018

October 6

World Ostomy Day is sponsored by the International Ostomy Association and is celebrated every three years. The last World Ostomy Day was held in 2015. The aim of World Ostomy Day is to improve the rehabilitation of ostomates worldwide by bringing to the attention of the general public and the global community the needs and aspirations of ostomates. This year World Ostomy Day will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 and UOAA is excited to join our national efforts…

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5th Annual Durham, NC Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

October 6
Grassy knoll in front of HHGregg, 8610 Renaissance Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713 United States

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA's 5th Annual Durham, North Carolina Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This Certified Run/Walk will take participants on the scenic American Tobacco Trail (ATT) over the 1-40 bridge. The out-and-back course will start and finish at the parking area at 8160 Renaissance Parkway in Durham, N.C. This 5k course is flat except for one gradual uphill section…

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