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2023 Conference Information

August 24-26, 2023

Winston-Salem, NC
Twin City Quarter

Attendee Information / Registration

Exhibitor Information / Registration

Hotel Information

Poster Information

2023 Awards / Scholarships

Awards Nomination Information
Application Deadline = May 28, 2023

Scholarship Application Information
Application Deadline = May 28, 2023

Your 2023 Board

2022 Board

top row: Cynceré Neal, President; Cordelia Lucas-Sherrod, President Elect; Amy Armstrong, Secretary; Deborah Nelson, Treasurer

middle row: Donna Byfield, Director of Awards; Angela Graham, Director of Conference Planning; Angela Dye, Director of Communications

bottom row: Stephanie Garcia, Director of Special Projects; Nancy Scott, Elections Chair; Sharon McCarthy, Social Media

Message from our President ~

We all have wonderful stories to tell about Sweet Home Birmingham, Alabama. As I quoted during the business meeting, " A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn" Well, the Alabama WOC planning group helped the SER make that turn under the outstanding program development by Sharon McCarthy, Director of Conference Planning and Misty Edwards, Conference Chair. We had over 130 attendees and the phenomenal presenters gave us a story to tell along this journey. Although I did not win one of many wonderful, uniquely designed door prizes, Cynthia Cunningham, presented her door prize gift basket to me which warmed my heart.

We are finalizing the conference evaluations and getting ready to “Bouncing Back" August 24-26, Twin City Quarter, Winston-Salem, NC. The NC WOC members should contact Susan Dunzweiller, 2023 Conference Chair, for volunteer opportunities with the conference. Being a part of conference planning is a great networking opportunity and gives you a chance to earn PGP points.

It has been an honor to work with Sharon McCarthy who was reappointed as Director of Conference Planning January 2022 thru 2023. She has decided to take on the role as social media coordinator while completing a one year term as Director of Conference Planning. Beginning January 2023, Angela Graham has been appointed to complete the 2022 - 2023 term as Director of Conference Planning.

I do not want to end this message without recognizing the devastation Ian left in the southeast, especially Florida and South Carolina. Our prayers are with all that were affected & hope that recovery is rapid.

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

Thanks to our 2022
Conference Sponsors

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UOAA is offering a scholarship award to help increase access to a certified ostomy care nurse (COCN) in the US to improve ostomy care and encourage more RNs to pursue a career as a nurse specialized in ostomy care. Details and application available here.

State News Updates

Florida updated 3/2/23

Alabama updated 3/28/23

Georgia updated 3/2/23

North Carolina updated 02/24/2022

South Carolina updated 02/10/2022

Tennessee updated 01/15/22

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SER 2023 Conference - "Bouncing Back"

Twin City Quarter
Winston-Salem, NC
August 24-26

Information is being posted on the conference page as it becomes available.

Calendar of Important Dates

  • May 14: Deadline to submit Consent to Serve for Elections
  • May 16: Nominations close for Nurse of the Year & Rookie of the Year
  • May 16: Deadline for Conference Scholarships, Advanced Practice and WOCNEP Scholarship applications
  • May 23: Poster Abstract Submissions Due
  • May 28: Elections: Candidate profiles posted
  • June 5: Online Voting opens for Elections
  • June 11: Deadline for Poster Abstract Corrections
  • July 2: Deadline for submitting completed Poster File
  • July 5: Online Voting closes for Elections
  • August 2: Last day for Hotel Reservations
  • August 24-26 SER WOCN(R) Conference in Winston Salem, NC

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2023 WOCNext®
June 4-7, 2023
Las Vegas , Nevada
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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.