Martha DavidsonMartha Davidson

September 2016
Dear Southeast Region Members,

The fall conference: “WOC Nurses Soaring to New Heights,” August 25-27, 2016, in Greensboro NC, was filled with fabulous speakers, presentations and networking.  THANKS to the wonderful North Carolina conference planning committee and Karen Sanders (Conference Chair) for orchestrating an amazing conference.

A big shout out to our fabulous Exhibitors, they help keep our membership up to date on the latest and greatest products and educational information. Please note the links (to the right side of our Webpage) showcasing of our wonderful Diamond, Silver and Gold sponsors for our conference.   With our exhibitor and sponsor support, the Southeast Region of the WOCN® Society is able to provide our annual conference at a reasonable registration fee.

Kudos to our 5 conference scholarship winners who were each awarded $1200 to help defray their conference expenses: Jennifer Bart, Barbara Dale, Kathy Decho, Daniyele Feaster, and Brenda Fox.

Our recipient of the WOC nursing educational program scholarship is Rhonda Musgrove who is attending Emory WOCNEP.   Melody Austin, who is a Graduate student in the MSN-CNS Track at East Carolina University, is our recipient of advance practice nursing scholarship.

During the conference, Amanda Eltz from North Carolina was surprised with the Rookie of the Year Award for an exceptional WOC nurse with less than 2 years’ experience. Joanna Burgess from North Carolina was awarded the Nurse of the Year Award.  Brenda Rutland was pleasantly caught off guard when she was presented the North Carolina State Recognition Award. 

We had 14 posters on display at conference with the opportunity for 1 extra CE for viewing the posters. Prizes were awarded for our top 3 posters. First place ($1000) went to Jennifer Bart, et al for Back to the Basics: WOC nurses Quality Initiative to Improve Accuracy of Staging Pressure Injuries. The second place poster ($500) went to Jennifer Kaylor, et al for Using Telehealth Technology to Extend the Reach of the WOC Nurse into Underserved Practice Settings. In third place ($250) was Susan Dunzweiler for Development of Skin Care Champion Program to Reduce Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers.  All of the posters are available for viewing on our webpage.

Congratulations to all our conference winners and recipients of the awards!

Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the board if you have questions about activities about the Southeast Region.

Martha Davidson
President - Southeast Region of the WOCN Society
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2016 Conference

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