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Kathryn Dere
Kathryn Dere

posted 03/28/2022

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FAET Annual State Conference 

The FAET (Florida Association of Enterostomal Therapists) is gearing up for their annual state conference. It's been another trying year for our fellow Superhero Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurses, and we want to celebrate you! The special agenda and topics include Dr. Joyce Black as the Keynote Speaker.

This year, the 43rd conference will be April 29 & 30 and hosted at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel,1617 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.  The agenda shows titillating topics, full scope at a good price for all to afford.

Here is the agenda: Evolution & Current Status of J Pouch, Dr. Steven Wexner, MD, PhD, FACS; Current Management and Care Strategies for Pressure Injuries, Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, FAAN; The Outpatient League: A panel discussion for creative solutions, Theresa Pineda, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Sally Matson, BSN MS RN CWOC; Yoga and Pelvic Health, Megan Chipman, MSN, APRN, CWOCN, NP-C ; Case Studies Series  which will present Three Challenging WOC Case Presentations; Healing Wounds with Compression, Bryan Groleau, COTA/L, CLT-LANA, WCC, LLE, CLWT.

There will be 2 preconference lectures sponsored by 3M- Dynamics of Compression and When Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Alone May Not Be Enough.

For more information, go to and to register.

Greetings from Florida!

As we slowly ease out of the winter doldrums, spring bursts upon us with terrific storms, HOT humid summer like weather, then douses with cold chills. I hope everyone stays healthy during this swing season.

Congratulations to Rhonda Musgrove, who works at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL. She was the recipient for Nurse of the Year Award: 2021 Partners in Patient Care Delivery for Moffitt.

It is a sad day to see Bernie Haberer retire. He has been a great supporter for the SER, in his quiet way, and has help our region grow strong. The SER association manager and webmaster has decided to retire at the end of March. As Bernie and his lovely wife Patti reside in the Clearwater Florida area, it is our honor, the Florida WOC nurses, to wish the best for them. Enjoy this new chapter of your life, enjoy your travels, take lots of pictures, and stay healthy.

If you have any news that you can share such as meetings, lectures you’ve given, posters, etc, please let me kno .  I love to brag about our Florida folks. (contact me here)