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2024 Conference Information

August 22-24, 2024

Chattanooga, TN

Poster Information

2024 Awards / Scholarships

Awards Nomination Information

Scholarship Application Information

2024 Board Members


Cynceré Neal, President
Cordelia Lucas-Sherrod, President Elect
Hannah Cleveland, Secretary
Deborah Nelson, Treasurer
Donna Byfield, Director of Awards
Bryan Duttman, Director of Conference Planning
Misty Edwards, Director of Communications
Sonya Hicks, Director of Special Projects
Nancy Scott, Elections Chair


Election Information


Message from our President ~

As a dear friend reminded me, the beginning of the new year is a time to stop and reflect on our 2023 journey as a chapter/region. This year is filled with uncertainty and spirited from challenges and trials. As you know, the WOCN® Society is moving forward with their timeline for the reorganization plans. The community online portal has now been set up! The membership will receive an email as well as posting to social media to inform on how to become engaged within their respective chapter community. We will do our best to keep you informed of the reorganization palns and encourage you to participate in the chapter community.

Despite unexpected hiccups, we had a very productive Winter 2024 board meeting. Plans are underway for the Fall Conference "Building Bridges in the Scenic City: Expanding WOC Practice", August 22-24, 2024 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is a wonderful opportunity for members from Tennessee to volunteer to execute plans and gain networking opportunities to ensure our attendees have a fabulous conference. You will obtain PGP points for your service to the Southeast Chapter/Region and hopefully be inspired to consider running for an office with the board.

As we navigate through this season of change, let's rewrite and/or highlight our chapter's narrative so that at the end of the year we will reflect on a better version of us, strong and resilient.


Cynceré Neal, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWCN
President SER WOCN®

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Calendars of Important Dates
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2024 Conference Timeline

May 31: Nominations for Nurse of the Year and Rookie of the Year due

May 31: Deadline for Conference Scholarships, Advance Practice, and WOC Nursing Education Program Scholarships

June 7: Deadline for Tennessee State Nurse Award

June 17: Deadline for Poster Abstract Submissions

June 17: Deadline for Poster Abstract Corrections

July 1: Early Bird Registration for Attendees and Exhibits Ends

July 5: Award/Scholarship Recipients will be notified by this date

July 16: Deadline for Poster Abstract Corrections

July 23: Deadline for Poster File

July 31: Last day for Hotel Reservations

August 22-24: SER WOCN® Conference in Chattanooga, TN

2024 Elections Timeline

February 1: Open Board Positions and Consent to Serve Form posted

May 31: Nominations/Consent to Serve forms due

June 10: Candidate Profiles Posted

June 10: Online Voting Opens

July 10: Online Voting Closes

August 24: Election Results announced at Conference during Business Meeting

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Our Mission:

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.