top: Martha Davidson, Sharon McCarthy, Angela Graham, Cyncere Neal
center: Glenda Brunette
bottom: Angela Dye, Cordelia Lucas-Sherrod, Nancy Scott, Amy Armstrong
For 43 years, the Southeast Region of the WOCN® Society has held an Annual Conference to gain knowledge from renowned speakers, meet with industry experts showcasing their products and services and network with colleagues. We were disappointed to postpone our 2020 Annual Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as we know our members and sponsors were as well.
The Board is excited to announce our 2021 Conference will be held in-person at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida on August 26-28. Sharon McCarthy, Director of Conference Planning and Megan Chipman, Conference Chair have been busy planning this year's conference. We look forward to seeing you at Conference.
Due to these unprecedented times, we are reassessing all aspects of our conference to ensure attendee safety. We believe that by August, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to the general public. Prior to conference we will make certain to address health and safety protocols that comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
Attendees and Exhibitors who rolled over their 2020 registration do not need to re-register. Look for an email confirming your 2021 registration from our manager. Bernie Haberer soon.
Glenda Brunette, MSN, RN, CWON
SER of the WOCN® Society
President, SER of the WOCN® Society.
Tennessee updated 04/06/2021
North Carolina updated 02/23/2021
Alabama updated 02/19/2021
Georgia updated 02/19/2021
Florida updated 12/14/2020
South Carolina updated 09/04/2020
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Osto Group is so thankful for your recent cash donation to our nonprofit organization. The
financial gifts and support of people like you means so much to us.
Osto Group extends help to those who have no insurance and therefore cannot afford their
supplies. Without an affordable resource to obtain monthly supplies many would have to pay full price, which could result in ostomates choosing between ostomy supplies or other life's necessities. It is a
unique dilemma we know you understand. We have heard stories of duct tape and baggies - no kidding
- but now uninsured ostomates have a reliable place to order month after month thanks to our financial supporters.
Please understand that we do not receive outside funding. Therefore, your participation today is very welcomed. Perhaps in the future, if you decide you would like to continue to support our work
please do so. It would be most appreciated.
On behalf of the staff and volunteers of Osto Group we want to extend our sincere gratitude for
With grateful hearts,
Marian Grace, Director of Finance
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Year. Read more in our October 2020 newsletter
The Friends of Ostomates Worlawide - USA (FOW-USA) gratefully acknowledges receipt of your donation made on 9/28/2020.
Your generous contribution will enable us to continue helping ostomates around the world. The funds will be used to ship donated ostomy supplies and literature to those ostomates in other countries who do not have adequate products to care for their ostomy and to help pay for the lease of our sorting and packing facility in Louisville. You can see where we are shipping donated ostomy products and learn more about FOW-USA by visiting our website at .www.fowusa.org.
Thank you for your support.
Carol Heideman FOW-USA National Board Member,
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We are deeply grateful for your gift. Such generosity allows us to help women struggling with, as weii as those at risk ordeveloping, obstetric fistulas and other childbirth injuries. These women have pushed through tremendous obstacles with a will to survive that inspires ·us all. So often they face abandonment by their families, and being shunned by their communities, if not forgotten altogethr by the wider world. They have come to WFF seeking care, safety and encouragement; they come to us seeking no less than a new life, and your gift enables WFF to say "Yes" to these brave women!
Friends, thank you for your gift to Worldwide Fistula Fund. Your donation enables survivors to shed stigma and shame for love and respect.
Soja Orlowsk, Executive Director
On behalf of the Youth Rally Board of Directors, I thank you for your generous gift on 9/28/2020 for the Youth Rally. This year was truly a different year and your donation helped us meet it head on.
Our campers (and volunteer team of counselors) live with a variety of congenital birth defects, chronic illness, or physical trauma that has caused disruption to their bowel and/or bladder systems. To our Youth Rally participants, their care providers, and their network of loved ones, your gift is more than monetary -it represents hope. For them, the Youth Rally provides an environment of learning and growth where these children, of varying physical abilities, gain independence and confidence while having FUN with others who are just like them! As we went virtual this year, we were able to help them connect with others like them over the zoom calls. Despite not being in person, they were able to ask questions and share trials and triumphs with others going through similar issues.
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Mary Beth Akers
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Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.