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39th National NSWOCC Conference

May 22-24, 2020

We’re excited to announce that our 39th National NSWOCC Conference is going virtual! Despite the challenges of COVID-19, NSWOCC has taken a proactive role to move from a face-to-face conference in Charlottetown, PEI, to a FULLY virtual national conference in order to meet your continuing education needs.

Join NSWOCs and allied healthcare professionals from ACROSS CANADA as we host a thorough collection of the highest standard of wound, ostomy, and continence education over the course of a multi-day program in May! We have worked tirelessly with our conference speakers, Industry Partners, and delegates to keep the same main dates and educational program with as few changes as possible.

While the virtual conference will start on Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 7PM EST for the NSWOCC Annual Members Meeting, Opening Ceremonies will commence on Thursday May 21, 2020 immediately followed by our first seminar on “Wound Care Innovation”, and a plenary on living with incontinence.

The rest of the education program, which includes plenary sessions, rapid fire technology sessions, seminars, and workshops takes place Friday May 22, 2020 and ends late afternoon Sunday May 24, 2020. 

Virtual Exhibit Hall

A creative Virtual Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest updates and demonstrations of products and technologies. Interact with Industry Partners throughout the weekend and get to know their products through rapid-fire educational sessions included throughout the program.

You’re sure to be introduced to new ideas to take back to the clinical setting!

Interactive Education Program

Access educational sessions from the comfort of your own home by easily scrolling through our interactive education program. On your own time, you’ll have access a digital library with poster and oral abstracts, and other amazing educational sessions!

We’ll have quick and helpful tutorial videos available to take you through using the virtual conference website to make sure you’re not missing anything!

How to Attend a Virtual Conference

By Mary Hill,

NSWOCC National Conference Planning Committee Chair

Virtual WOC Institute Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Don’t miss out on the pomp and circumstance as we celebrate the amazing achievements of our WOC Institute students and NSWOCC Members during a virtual graduation ceremony at 7pm EDT on Friday, May 29!

We will be hosting this ceremony LIVE on Facebook and Youtube so you can join in on the celebrations!


2020 Call For Abstracts

NSWOCC invites you to submit an oral or poster abstract for our 39th annual conference.


Ostomy, wound, continence or leadership that are research, case study or practiced based or demonstrate leadership of the NSWOC specialty.


  • Post Abstracts are due March 31st, 2020
  • Oral Abstracts are due January 31st, 2020



  • Abstract body should not exceed 300 words. (this excludes title, author, affiliations)
  • Content must be single spaced, using Times New Roman, size 12 font.
  • Body of abstract should not include author names or affiliations, as abstracts will be blind reviewed.
  • Clinical abstracts (e.g. case study) should include: case history, clinical situation, actions taken, results/outcomes and implications for practice.
  • Research abstracts should include: purpose of the study, methodology, results, conclusions, implications for practice