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2022 NSWOCC 41st National Conference

May 25-29, 2022 | Calgary, AB


Venue & Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

2021 NSWOCC National Conference: an eWOC Educational Summit 

Leading edge education in wound, ostomy and continence

May 12-15, 2021

On behalf of the NSWOCC National Conference Planning Committee, we want to thank you again for your participation in our 2020 National Conference which was virtual for the first time ever! Despite the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic, we were thrilled to provide the 39th NSWOCC National Conference virtually.

In taking all necessary precautions for the safety of our members & attendees, we will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary and 2021 National Conference: an eWOC Educational Summit, virtually, in May 2021.

We will be instead hosting our 41st National Conference in Calgary, AB from May 24-29, 2022.



Who should attend?

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs), Skin Wellness Associate Nurses (SWANs), and allied healthcare professionals including  physicians, RNs, LPNs/RPNs working from hospital to community.

How is our eWOC Educational Summit Unique?

  • Includes a French Education Program with expert international speakers
  • Global experts in wound, ostomy and continence to deliver English
  • A “Seminar Day” that provides a deep-dive into key topics
  • An interactive Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • An educational scavenger hunt with outstanding prizes
  • The NSWOCC Annual Members Meeting where members voices will be heard
  • A fun 40th NSWOCC Anniversary Virtual Cook-a-Long event
  • Virtual networking – together we are stronger!

The NSWOCC National Conference Planning Core program under the leadership of Mary Hill, RN, BScN, MSN, WOCC(C) have worked hard to develop a leading-edge educational program featuring national and international subject matter experts in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence care. Topics will be delivered to address Wound & Skin, Ostomy, Continence & Leadership.

This conference will take place from Wednesday May 12, 2021 to Saturday May 15, 2021, with an exhibit hall kick off early Wednesday, a French educational program Wednesday and English education and the Annual members Meeting Wednesday evening. Thursday will be the “seminar day” and educational sessions will be held from Friday May 14, 2021 to end of day Saturday May 15, 2021.

Note: All times for the live conference program are in Eastern Daylight Time.

All conference sessions will be recorded and available for conference registrants to access after the conference for up to two months. The Virtual Exhibit Hall will remain open to the public until our next conference in May 2022.

2021 Call for Abstracts

NSWOCC invites you to submit an oral or poster abstract for our 40th National Conference from May 12-15, 2021.

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

Submission Deadlines
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. For questions about the abstract submission, please contact Louise Samuel at


  • 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

Thank you to you our Honoured Corporate Partners!

40th NSWOCC Anniversary Cook-A-Long and Networking Event

With celebrity cook, teacher, and writer Claire Tansey!

Don’t miss our Friday evening networking event for NSWOCC’s 40th anniversary: this Cook-a-Long and Networking Event will be hosted from 6:45pm to 8:45pm EDT on Friday, May 14, 2021 and will feature a one-hour cooking lesson with Claire Tansey, followed by another hour of networking, fun & games.

A special recipe from Claire, along with a few surprises will be mailed to you in advance in order to enhance your evening! Spaces are limited – register today!

About Claire Tansey

A Toronto native, Claire Tansey has been in the food business for over 20 years as a restaurant cook, baker, cooking teacher, test kitchen manager and restaurant critic. Along the way she sang lead in a rock band, got a master’s degree in literature and was Food Director of Chatelaine. Now, at Claire Tansey’s Kitchen, she empowers home cooks with recipes to make mealtime uncomplicated. She’s a Cityline guest expert, a columnist on CBC Radio, a teacher, a writer, and a working mom. 

Claire is also the author of two best-selling books: Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking, and Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week

Can’t attend the conference but still want to join in on the Cook-a-Long? You can register for the Cook-a-Long separately by clicking the Register Now button! Spaces are limited – don’t miss out!


Cost to attend

  • Members: $30.00
  • Non-Members: $37.50

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