2013 Conference Goals
Provide evidence-based knowledge of the latest techniques, applications and treatments related to wound, ostomy and continence issues.
Promote networking with colleagues to establish a more integrated community of health care providers caring for patients with wound, ostomy and continence conditions.
Expand the practice of the WOC nurse through education, advocacy, marketing and legislation.
Create awareness of the socioeconomic and global issues impacting the patient, family and care provider(s) in both the immediate and long term care settings.
Return to your facility with up-to-date education in patient care.
- WOCN is the gold standard in education.
Kick your career into first gear with continuing education credits.
- The Conference will have many sessions that will help you advance your career in the fields of wound, ostomy, continence and professional practice.
Network with professionals whose life’s work is similar to your own.
- Mix and mingle with over 1,300 professionals. Learn and share knowledge with your peers
This face-to-face event brings to life fundamental scientific principles and disciplines, and the most advanced technology and techniques used today by health care professionals. Through networking activities featuring real equipment and multimedia presentations, attendees sample manufacturer and distributor products and services, broadening their understanding in patient care.
As a WOCN Society exhibitor:
Increase face-to-face time with front-line care givers - the decision-makers 89.5% of our attendees at the 2012 conference said they were "involved in the purchasing processes of specialty products."
Generate new prospects for future sales boosting 79% of nurses are key decision-makers and involved in their company’s purchasing plans. Over half of professional health care and medical tradeshow attendees see exhibitors to obtain information, see a demonstration or a representative.
Reduce your sales cycle time, maximize branding, promoting and advertising Exhibit-generated leads cost 38 percent less than leads generated through other means and also cost significantly less to close the sale.
Evaluate new products' value, market viability and profit sustainability 76% will attend specifically to evaluate new products and innovations and an equal number create an agenda, preselecting exhibitors before the event.
About WOCN Society
Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 4,800 health care professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence.