Auditorium

Welcome to our Agenda page. See below a list of all of the educational and sponsor sessions. Click on Register for every session you wish to attend either live or on demand. This will help you build your calendar and allow you to view the Zoom links for the live sessions. 

Attendees may earn contact hours by attending live educational tracts that include Wound Care, Ostomy Care, Continence Care and Professional Practice or by viewing them on demand. Each session is noted whether it is eligible for a continuing education credit. 

All speakers, titles and session times are subject to change.

Friday, November 6 Sessions

Welcome Remarks, Nurse of Distinction, Scholarships & President’s Award
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Please join us for our conference kickoff session with important details on the virtual portal. We will also be announcing the Nurse of Distinction, Scholarship winners & winner of the President’s Award. Bill ...
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Please join us for our conference kickoff session with important details on the virtual portal. We will also be announcing the Nurse of Distinction, Scholarship winners & winner of the President’s Award.Bill Falone, RN, MSN, CWON2020 NER WOCN Conference Committee Co-ChairRachelle Sideris MSN, ACNS, RN Central Committee Co-Chair, Northeast Region President & Sponsorship Chair Northeast RegionEmilee Bartolo, RN, BSN, CWOCNNortheast Scholarship Committee Chair
General Session
Keynote Speaker: Challenges of Skin Health Among Persons with Dark Skin Tones (W)
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Speaker : Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, WOCN, FAAN Most of us don't think anything of small, everyday injuries – that's because these injuries or wounds usually heal without any problems. However, many wounds don't heal ...
Bates-Jensen, keynote speaker, skin health, Skin Tones, wound
Speaker: Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, WOCN, FAANMost of us don't think anything of small, everyday injuries – that's because these injuries or wounds usually heal without any problems. However, many wounds don't heal properly. Sometimes it's the type of wound. Wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers from chronic venous or artery disease, bedsores, traumatic injuries and even surgical wounds may not heal. The problems are a lack of knowledge about how to diagnose & treat wounds and lack of access (funding) to proper therapies, medical technologies and trained wound-care professionals. The result is millions of untreated and mistreated patients each year” At UCLA, Dr. Barbara Bates-Jensen is engaged in clinical research and education that highlights wound care best practices. Her research on pressure ulcers (bedsores) and chronic wound care (screening, detection methods, assessment, and management) focuses on vulnerable populations such as nursing home residents, elders, veterans with spinal cord injury, and critically ill patients. Chronic wounds, such as ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and leg ulcers have become a silent global epidemic, in part because of poor outcomes associated with inadequate care. But also because of limited public awareness on the financial costs of patient care. Working with UCLA professors in computer science and bioengineering, Dr. Bates-Jensen helped invent a wound care medical device that measures skin and tissue damage before it becomes visible on the skin surface. The research her team is doing has the potential to improve sustainable patient wound care throughout the global medical community. Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest Gerontology nursing, chronic care, wound care, global education, behavioral observation studies, clinical trials, cohort observational studiesFaculty Research and Clinical ExpertiseResearch: Pressure ulcers & wound care (screening, prevention, assessment & management), quality of care, and implementation science (translating research evidence into practice) in long term care. Clinical: Gerontology nursing, spinal cord injury and pressure ulcers, chronic care, and wound care.
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Medela Innovation Hub Platinum Sponsor Session
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM EST
The NPWT Switch Worth Making: Learn How a Hospital System Successfully Transitioned to a New NPWT System. Listen to Stephanie recount her experience as a part of a system-wide transition for almost 3,000 nurses. Speaker ...
Borellis, Innovation Hub, medela, npwt, platinum
The NPWT Switch Worth Making: Learn How a Hospital System Successfully Transitioned to a New NPWT System. Listen to Stephanie recount her experience as a part of a system-wide transition for almost 3,000 nurses.Speaker: Stephanie Borellis RN,BSN, CWON Stephanie Borellis has worked for Kaleida Health for over 12 years, and has worked as an Enterostomal Therapist for seven years. She attended Emory University's Neil Woodruff School of Nursing Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Education Center and is a certified wound and ostomy nurse through the WOCN Society. Sponsored by:Visit our booth at https://medela.nerwocnvirtual....
Sponsor Session
Alliance Labs – Enemeez® Innovation Hub Platinum Sponsor Session
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM EST
Fecal Incontinence and Pressure Ulcer – Bowel Care during Covid-19 Speaker : Margaret Swantko Director of Education Alliance Labs – Enemeez® 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Last two years with ...
Alliance, bowel care, continence, COVID-19, enemeez, Innovation Hub, platinum
Fecal Incontinence and Pressure Ulcer – Bowel Care during Covid-19Speaker: Margaret Swantko Director of Education Alliance Labs – Enemeez® 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Last two years with Alliance Labs as Director of Education. Prior to that - worked as a National Trainer for a major pharmaceutical company where I led National meeting and developed product launch materials. Sponsored by:Visit our booth at https://enemeez.nerwocnvirtual...
Sponsor Session
Virtual Cocktails + Exhibitor Hall
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM EST
Please grab your favorite beverage and join us for a virtual cocktail hour. The NER WOCN Conference committee will help moderate this open forum for discussion, networking and connecting with fellow attendees. We also encourage ...
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Please grab your favorite beverage and join us for a virtual cocktail hour. The NER WOCN Conference committee will help moderate this open forum for discussion, networking and connecting with fellow attendees. We also encourage all attendees to visit the Exhibit Hall during this time as exhibitors are available to Live Chat with attendees. Simply visit their booth, click on the Live Chat tab, and start asking questions or catching up with representatives. 
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Saturday, November 7 Sessions

Note: There are several breakout sessions at the same time. You can register for all of them now but only view 1 session live and the other 3 will have to be viewed on demand. 

Breakfast Session Sponsored by Coloplast
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM EST
MASD: Science of Simple Learning Objectives: Moisture Barrier Function: Review factors influencing the skin’s moisture barrier function and dive into the four types of MASD. Differential diagnosis: What is moisture ...
Begarly, Breakfast, coloplast, diamond, ostomy
MASD: Science of Simple Learning Objectives: Moisture Barrier Function: Review factors influencing the skin’s moisture barrier function and dive into the four types of MASD. Differential diagnosis: What is moisture and what is pressure?: Discuss differences between pressure injuries, IAD and ITD. Cleanse, Moisturize and Protect: Discuss these elements of skin care and how they support skin health. Coloplast Skin Care: Science of Simple: Explain a cleaner, simpler, and easy to understand formulary. Coloplast has what it takes to support skin health: Breadth, Simplicity and Partnership. Speaker: Ashley Begarly BSN, RN, CWOCN  Coloplast Corporation Clinical Consultant CC-Marketing-Clinical Team Ashley Begarly is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Indiana University. Ashley's career began in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Indiana University Hospital where she discovered her love for wound and ostomy care.Ashley has been a Certified WOC Nurse since 2007 and has been an educator to both staff and patients for all wound, ostomy, and continence issues. She has been an active participant in the WOC Nurse community as a clinical preceptor for several WOC Nurse Students who are now WOC Nurses throughout Indiana. During her years in clinical practice, she was very active in the development of policies and procedures for Indiana University Health and sat on the state-wide Clinical Practice Council for seven years, with three of those years as a co-chair. Ashley has been published in The Phoenix periodical, with a focus on helping ostimates through the lifestyle changes post ostomy surgery. Ashley has been a clinical consultant for Coloplast since 2013; her focus within the company is to better understand and educate on skin and wound care needs throughout the lifespan and continuum of care. Sponsored by:Visit our booth at https://coloplast.nerwocnvirtu...
Sponsor Session
Acute Skin Failure in Adult Critical Care Patients (W)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
The term skin failure will be discussed and reviewed. The participant will be able to differentiate between skin failure & a pressure injury and better understand the similarities and differences between skin failure, ...
Adult Patients, Cox, skin, wound
The term skin failure will be discussed and reviewed. The participant will be able to differentiate between skin failure & a pressure injury and better understand the similarities and differences between skin failure, pressure injuries and multiorgan system failure.Speaker: Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-c, CWOCNClinical Associate Professor Rutgers School of Nursing, Division of Nursing ScienceDr. Jill Cox has been engaged in clinical practice for over 35 years, including 24 years as a certified WOC nurse and advanced practice nurse in the acute care setting. Dr. Cox holds a faculty appointment at Rutgers University School of Nursing at the rank of Associate Clinical Professor and maintains her clinical practice as a WOC nurse /APN-Clinical Nurse Specialist at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ.Dr. Cox currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and served as the co-leader for the critical care small working group for the development of the 2014 NPUAP/EPUAP International Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment guidelines. She is currently a member of the critical care small working group for the development of the 2019 Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Guidelines. She has also been a past chair for the WOCN Education Committee.Dr. Cox obtained her PhD in Nursing from Rutgers University and her program of research focuses on pressure ulcer development in hospitalized patients with a specific interest in pressure injury risk factors in the adult critical care population.Speaker: Barbara A. Delmore PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU Senior Nurse Scientist, Center for Innovations in the Advancement of Care (CIAC) Clinical AssistantHansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Health Dr. Barbara Delmore is a board-certified wound care nurse and has been at NYU Langone Health for nearly 38 years. She is the Senior Nurse Scientist in the department of the Center for Innovations in the Advancement of Care (CIAC) under the Departments of Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Delmore is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Hansjӧrg Wyss, Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Grossman School of Medicine.Dr. Delmore’s research program addresses risk factors that can precipitate pressure injury formation in the hospitalized patient. She has authored and contributed to numerous publications including the International Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Pressure Injuries. She has served on several advisory boards as a key opinion leader and is frequently an invited speaker to present her research and other topics regarding skin and wound care. She is in her second term as a National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel Board of Director. Dr. Delmore additionally serves on the Editorial Advisory Panel for Advances in Skin & Wound Care.She received Master status in 2016 from the American Professional Wound Care Association. Since 2014, she has been a volunteer faculty member for WoundPedia, a non-profit organization, which provides skin and wound care education to clinicians around the world.
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Fecal Incontinence "Quality of Life: The Common Goals of our Professions" (C)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM EST
In this presentation the history of WOCN and colorectal surgery and how our common goals are pursued will be discussed. Speaker : Joshua I.S. Bleier, MD, FACS, FASCRS Section Chief Colorectal Pennsylvania Hospital ...
Bleier, continence, fecal incontinence
In this presentation the history of WOCN and colorectal surgery and how our common goals are pursued will be discussed. Speaker: Joshua I.S. Bleier, MD, FACS, FASCRS Section Chief Colorectal Pennsylvania HospitalVice-Chair, Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital Section Chief, Colorectal Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital Program Director, Colorectal Fellowship Chair, CEQI Committee, Pennsylvania Hospital Professor of Clinical Surgery
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Breakout Session: Florence Nightingale- Still Relevant for Today’s Skin and Wound Care Nurse (PP)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
In this presentation the participant will state insights from Nightingales Notes on nursing and discuss key concepts that are still relevant for today’s nursing practice. The learner will use skin and wound care examples to ...
Ayello, Breakout Session, Professional Practice, skin care
In this presentation the participant will state insights from Nightingales Notes on nursing and discuss key concepts that are still relevant for today’s nursing practice.  The learner will use skin and wound care examples to illustrate Nightingales’ major concepts. Speaker: Elizabeth Ayello, PhD, MS, BSN, ETN, RN, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN President Ayello, Harris and AssociatesElizabeth A. Ayello is president of Ayello, Harris and Associates. She is a faculty member at Excelsior College School of Nursing, Albany New York, a faculty member at the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) conducted by the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada and Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates and Co-Editor in Chief for the interdisciplinary journal, Advances in Skin and Wound Care. Dr Ayello is the founder and Course Director of WoundPEDIA™ in Manila. She is also a Senior Adviser at the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York, New York, the 2018-2020 President of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) and Executive Editor Emeritus of the WCET® Journal.Dr. Ayello has served in many leadership positions in several wound care organizations including Board of Directors and 1999 President of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP; formerly NPUAP) , the Board of Directors for the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), Chair WOCN Accreditation Committee and the International Planning Committee for the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) 2020 Congress in Abu Dhabi. She was one of two nurses nationally who served on the CMS panel that revised the guidance for surveyors on F Tag 314 on pressure ulcers. Most recently, she worked with CMS to develop the educational materials for MDS 3.0 section M Skin conditions and delivered the educational programs at their national programs in long-term care, LTCH and inpatient rehabilitation settings. Her research focuses on pressure injuries, early detection of foot ulcerations and infection in persons with diabetes mellitus, and skincare.She was the Chairperson for the New Jersey Hospital Association collaborative that decreased pressure ulcer incidence among its partners by 70% across care settings. Dr. Ayello is co-author/editor of the books, Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles (5th Edition to be released June 2020) ( which took first place for AJN awards for Med-Surg Books) and the Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers (4th Edition). She is also co-editor of two ostomy books, WCET® Ostomy Pocket Guide- Stoma and Peristomal Problem Solving and WCET® Guide to Stoma Site Marking as well as the WCET® International Ostomy Guideline. For her sustained contributions to the world of skin and wound care, she is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2007 NPUAP Kosiak Award, 2008 John Boswick Memorial Award, Masters desi
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Breakout Session: Secondary Trauma and Resilience in Critical Care and Emergency Healthcare Workers (W,O,C)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is a phenomena seen in health care providers who care for patients suffering distressing events. Persons experiencing STS develop PTSD-like symptoms including depression, anxiety and suicidality. ...
Boroughs, Breakout Session, continence, Critical Care, ER, ostomy, Professional Practice, wound
Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is a phenomena seen in health care providers who care for patients suffering distressing events. Persons experiencing STS develop PTSD-like symptoms including depression, anxiety and suicidality. This issue is well described in critical care and emergency settings but little is known regarding providers outside of these health care settings. Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses care for patients undergoing life-altering illness with significant impact on quality of life. WOC provider exposure to their patients’ traumatic experiences likely opens the door to STS and its sequela. This session seeks to start a conversation on these matters and identify strategies that promote post-traumatic growth over vicarious victimization. Speaker: Adam Boroughs, BSN, RN, CWOCN Wound Ostomy Clinical Coordinator The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaAdam Boroughs is a Wound Ostomy Clinical Coordinator at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University, College of Nursing. He completed Rutgers University, School of Nursing–Camden, Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP); he is board-certified in all three specialties.Mr. Boroughs’ career encompasses working the front lines of pediatric and adult trauma resuscitation, adult trauma-surgical intensive care and pediatric intensive care. It is in these roles in which he first recognized secondary traumatic stress as a significant issue for front-line health care workers. His work on addressing the issue has been featured at several regional conferences.Mr. Boroughs provides a unique lecturer’s perspective from his personal side. His wife and he are the parents of 13 children, ten of whom are adopted and, have special needs including Trisomy 21, Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Spina Bifida. The Boroughs’ frequent interface with healthcare providers provide insights that translate into bi-directional learning opportunities, advocacy and policy change. This experience, in part, led Mr. Boroughs to CWOCN certification and his current position at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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Breakout Session: Urostomy: A Review of Bladder Cancer, Concurrent Colostomy/Urostomy, and Urostomy Complications (C)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
 In this presentation bladder cancer will be reviewed and risk factors associated with bladder cancer. The participant will learn various treatment options including creation of ileal conduit and the complications associated ...
Bladder Cancer, Breakout Session, continence, olostomy, urostomy
 In this presentation bladder cancer will be reviewed and risk factors associated with bladder cancer.  The participant will learn various treatment options including creation of ileal conduit and the complications associated with having an ileal conduit.  New surgical techniques and strategies will be discussed.  Speaker:Jessica Matande, MMS, PA-C Senior Physician Assistant Temple University Health System, Temple UrologyJessica Matande is a senior Physician Assistant in the department of Urology at Temple University Hospital. She works closely with the chair of urologic oncology, manages the follow up of patients with urologic cancers in her independent practice, and assists in robotic urologic surgical cases. She has prior experience in private practice general urology with a total of over 5 years of urology experience, and she has been in practice as a Physician Assistant since 2013.She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri in 2009. She earned her Master's of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania in 2013.She recently wrote a book chapter titled "Targeted Therapies for Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma," which will be published in Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy in Urology Oncology: A Guide for the Advanced Practice Provider which it set to be published in October 2020.Her current interests include improving access to healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community. She is on the Temple University Hospital LGBTQ+ Taskforce and works to implement education for healthcare providers and staff in order to improve the ability to provide affirming and inclusive care. She also has a passion for teaching and participates with local PA programs by providing lectures, teaching urologic procedures, and precepting students for clinical rotations.
General Session
Breakout Session: Wound Closure and the Reconstructive Ladder (W)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Healing chronic wounds maybe challenging to providers. In certain cases wound closure with skin graft or flap may expedite the healing of the wound. This is especially important in good candidates for surgical closure and after ...
Breakout Session, Reconstructive Ladder, Simman, wound
Healing chronic wounds maybe challenging to providers. In certain cases wound closure with skin graft or flap may expedite the healing of the wound. This is especially important in good candidates for surgical closure and after attempted application of standard of care. Wound care provider should know the indications for skin graft or flap for appropriate referral.Speaker: Richard Simman, MD, FACS, FACCWS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wound Care ProMedica Physicians Jobst Vascular Board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeonDr. Simman is the founding president and chair of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery, past president of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists (ACCWS), past editor in chief of the journal of the college and sits on the editorial review board of the Annals of Plastic Surgery.He is clinical Professor at the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Professor at the University of Toledo Department of Surgery.Co-Director of the Wound Care Program at Jobst Vascular Institute/ProMedica Health System, Toledo, Ohio.His background includes training in General Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University in New York, NY and a Plastic Surgery residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield. In addition, he completed a Burn Fellowship followed by a Wound Healing/Cultured Keratinocytes Research Fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.He has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, letters and book chapters.
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Breakout Session: Emotional Intelligence: Overview and Strategies for Nurses (PP)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EST
Emotional Intelligence (EI), or the ability to perceive, generate, understand, and manage emotions in order to improve functioning, has significant implications for human services professionals. Nurses, in particular, can greatly ...
Breakout Session, EQ, Gerald, Professional Practice
Emotional Intelligence (EI), or the ability to perceive, generate, understand, and manage emotions in order to improve functioning, has significant implications for human services professionals. Nurses, in particular, can greatly benefit from a better understanding and development of EI as a means to enhance performance at work.  Speaker: Michael Gerald, PhD Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling Utah State University (USU)Michael Esteban Gerald is currently employed as an Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, UT. Michael earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, Fresno. Michael then went on to earn a PhD in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from the University of Iowa. Michael's primary area of academic study is Counseling Ethics, and his research has largely centered around ethics and ethical practices in non-traditional settings. In addition to academic training, Michael has been working in the field for the past decade as a human services provider. Michael is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC-Iowa), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC-Utah), and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Michael has provided clinical mental health services as a Crisis Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Correctional Mental Health Provider, and Private Practice Mental Health. Michael has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level on Ethics, Counseling Theories, Mental Health Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Psychosocial and Medical Aspects of Disability. Michael has provided presentations to various conferences and agencies on a variety of topics related to ethics, counseling special populations, and general human service provision.
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Breakout Session: NICU Consult: Congenital Anomalies Requiring Ostomy Diversions and the Challenges They Pose (O)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EST
Speaker : Judith J. Stellar, MSN, CRNP, CWOCN Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Judi has over 35 years of pediatric nursing experience, spanning a variety of settings ...
Breakout Session, CHOP, NICU, ostomy, Stellar
Speaker: Judith J. Stellar, MSN, CRNP, CWOCN  Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaJudi has over 35 years of pediatric nursing experience, spanning a variety of settings including primary care, tertiary care, advanced practice, and nursing management. Judi received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree in Pediatric Nursing from Boston College, where she also received training as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She received her WOCN certification from LaSalle University. Judi’s Advanced Practice Nursing experience includes Pediatric Wound and Ostomy Care, Pressure injury care and prevention, pediatric surgery, GI and Nutrition, and Pediatric Trauma and she has published numerous articles and textbook chapters on these topics. Judi has presented both regionally and nationally on these topics. She was the principal investigator for CHOP for the new Braden QD risk assessment scale development. She has had a long-time interest in skin, wound, and ostomy care in infants and children, and has conducted other research in this area. She presently holds the position of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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Breakout Session: Pressure Injury in Darker Skin (W)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EST
In this presentation you will Identify universal pressure injury risk factors and describe unique pressure injury risks for darker pigmented skin. The attendee will learn actions which should be considered for pressure injury ...
Breakout Session, McCoy-Jones, pressure injury, skin, wound
In this presentation you will Identify universal pressure injury risk factors and describe unique pressure injury risks for darker pigmented skin. The attendee will learn actions which should be considered for pressure injury prevention interventions geared towards darker pigmented skin.  The participant will better understand racial disparities related to pressure injury prevention for individuals with darker pigmented skin and ways to address this overall. Speaker: Shantia McCoy-Jones, MSN, RN, CRNP, CWCN Pressure Injury Prevention and Management Clinical Nurse Advisor Veterans Health AdministrationShantia McCoy-Jones, MSN, RN, CRNP, CWCN is the Office of Nursing Service Clinical Nurse Advisor for the Pressure Injury Prevention & Management Field Advisory Committee. She is field based at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA where she serves as the Wound Specialist for Geriatric and Extended Care. She has over 20 years’ experience in nursing and wound care. Shantia began her career in critical care but realized early that her passion was education and wound care. Shantia earned a BSN from Mansfield University and a MSN in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and post masters in Family Nurse Practitioner; Nursing Education; and Wound, Ostomy and Continence nursing from La Salle University. She is a doctoral candidate (PhD) in Nursing Science at Widener University School of Nursing and a Jonas Foundation Nurse Leader Scholar (2016-18). Shantia’s passion for Veterans’ health and wound care management lead her to the VA where she currently manages Veterans with skin and wound complications. As a SME for PI prevention, Shantia assisted in the development of two new mobile apps, VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource (VA PUR/release July 2017) and the Skin Check app (tentative release 2018-19). Shantia’s hopes to use her research to educate nurses on the use of mobile technology to improve health outcomes of Veterans with pressure injuries. Speaker: Linda Cowan PhD, APRN, FNP-BC. CWSLinda Cowan, PhD, FNP-BC, CWS is the Associate Director of the VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry (PSCI), Associate Director of Nursing Service/Research, and faculty member of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Patient Safety at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL. Her research interests are in the area of improving patient outcomes in patient safety (e.g. preventing pressure injury). Speaker: Carla Clements MSN, CRNPAcute Care Nurse PractitionerCarla Clements, MSN, CRNP is a staff nurse/unit-based educator in the Emergency Department at the Corporal Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Prior to the ED she was the former Director of Medical Center Education. Her extensive clinical and administrative experience includes Staff Development, Labor and Deliver, Cardiology, Geriatrics and Emergency Medicine. Carla received her BSN from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Master of Nursing Science at the University of Pennsylvania and is presently completing her PhD at Penn as well. In 2015 she was named one of AACN- Johnson & Johnson Minority Faculty Scholars. She has served as a Research Assistant for 2 NIH RO1s related to skin injury and is the recipient of an NIH-funded Diversity Minority supplement related to her research area. Her program of research is related to protection from skin injury, specifically the biomechanical property skin hydration and its influence on injury protection for skin of color.
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Breakout Session: Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health (C)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EST
This presentation you will learn the benefit of yoga practice, which teaches body awareness (= experiential learning of body anatomy through connecting posture, movement and breath), to teach/improve awareness of pelvic ...
Breakout Session, continence, Pelvic Floor, Weiss, Yoga
This presentation you will learn the benefit of yoga practice, which teaches body awareness (= experiential learning of body anatomy through connecting posture, movement and breath), to teach/improve awareness of pelvic floor anatomy. You gain an understanding of how to use proper pranyama (breathing) and asanas (poses) to help alleviate symptoms caused by hypertonic or hypotonic pelvic floor muscles. Speaker: Lauri Weiss, CRNP Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Holy Redeemer Hospice and Home CareAs Holy Redeemer’s Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Lauri spends her professional time seeing patients to determine continued eligibility for services, providing pain and symptom management interventions, and making wound and ostomy care consults. She has been working at Holy Redeemer Hospice and Home Care since 2002 in several different positions, including Evening On-Call Nurse; Staff Development Coordinator and Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse. Lauri is a life-long learner, with a Master of Arts in Philosophy, a Master of Science in Nursing and advanced certificates and board certification in both Hospice and Palliative Nursing and Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing.Lauri is passionate in her belief that hospice and palliative care provide high quality, compassionate, cost effective care. She particularly enjoys working with patients and families to help translate their goals into appropriate treatment plans. Lauri feels all people with serious and life-limiting illness should have access to care that improves their quality of life. To further this objective, Lauri serves as one of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Pennsylvania State Ambassadors.
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Lunchtime Diamond Speaker Session Sponsored by Medela
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM EST
This session will include Katherine Jeter’s early development and testing of Close Suction Wound Drainage now known as NPWT. Dr. Jeter shares the story of how she presented NPWT in 1985, then called Close Suction Wound ...
Diamond Sponsor, Katherine Jeter, Lunch Speaker, medela, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, wound
This session will include Katherine Jeter’s early development and testing of Close Suction Wound Drainage now known as NPWT. Dr. Jeter shares the story of how she presented NPWT in 1985, then called Close Suction Wound Drainage. As one of the chartering members of the WOCN Society (formerly the IAET), Katherine has been a leader in the Society at both the regional and national levels.Speaker: Katherine Jeter, EdD, MA, BS, ETDubbed as “the silver tornado” by her husband, Jack, of 60+ years and most often identified as “faithful” and “resilient” by friends, Dr. Katherine Jeter is presenting live today from Columbus, North Carolina. Dr Jeter, one of the chartering members of the WOCN Society (formerly the IAET) and has been a leader in the Society at the regional and national level. She began her career in 1968 as one of the first Entero-stomal Therapists, and has since earned numerous degrees and experience in the world of wounds, ostomies and continence. Including a Masters Degree in Counseling from Ball State University and her Doctorate in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University. During the spring of 2011, Katherine cycled 3100 miles across country from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL. She raised $219,000 for the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society’s Scholarship Fund and says that the memories of that journey continue to add dazzle and direction to each day. Staying fit and making life matter are her passions and priority. Among other accolades. Dr. Jeter is a renowned published author and she has lectured globally.Sponsored by:Visit our booth at https://medela.nerwocnvirtual....
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Networking Session + Exhibit Hall
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM EST
The NER WOCN Conference committee will help moderate this open Zoom live forum for discussion, networking and connecting with fellow attendees. We also encourage all attendees to visit the Exhibit Hall during this time as ...
cocktails, exhibitor hall, networking, saturday
The NER WOCN Conference committee will help moderate this open Zoom live forum for discussion, networking and connecting with fellow attendees. We also encourage all attendees to visit the Exhibit Hall during this time as exhibitors are available to Live Chat with attendees. Simply visit their booth, click on the Live Chat tab, and start asking questions or catching up with representatives. 
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Hollister Innovation Hub Platinum Sponsor Session
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Hollister Ostomy: Skin Health Journey Speaker : Sarah Strong, BSN, RN, CWON Clinical Resource Manager Hollister Incorporated Sarah joined Hollister in 2019 as a Clinical Resource Manager with Hollister’s ...
hollister, Innovation Hub, ostomy, platinum sponsor, skin
Hollister Ostomy: Skin Health Journey Speaker: Sarah Strong, BSN, RN, CWON  Clinical Resource Manager Hollister Incorporated Sarah joined Hollister in 2019 as a Clinical Resource Manager with Hollister’s Ostomy Business. After graduating from Purdue University Sarah has held various nursing roles in medical-surgical nursing, WOC care and reconstructive plastics. Sarah completed the WebWOC Program in 2013 with the majority of her clinical practice as a WOC nurse shared between inpatient care and the outpatient wound center. Sarah is currently responsible for education material development, educational presentations and key opinion leader engagement in the U.S. Sponsored By:Visit our booth at https://hollister.nerwocnvirtu...
Sponsor Session
Sizewise Innovation Hub Platinum Sponsor Session
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Maintaining Nurses' Mental Health in a COVID-19 Environment Objectives Attendees will be able to: 1. Describe post-traumatic stress disorder in nursing. 2. Understand the impact of COVID-19 on increasing PTSD. 3. ...
Innovation Hub, platinum sponsor, Sizewise
Maintaining Nurses' Mental Health in a COVID-19 EnvironmentObjectives Attendees will be able to: 1. Describe post-traumatic stress disorder in nursing.2. Understand the impact of COVID-19 on increasing PTSD.3. Identify symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.4. Identify strategies to combat PTSD during COVID-19.Speaker: Linda Avery, BSN, RN, CWOCN, WCCLinda Avery, BSN, RN, CWOCN, WCC Clinical Liaison Linda joined Sizewise in 2020 after 30 years of bedside nursing experience. She has practiced in both long-term care and acute care settings. She became a CWOC nurse in 2010 and focused her practice in the acute care setting, preventing hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) and treating wounds. She led her team in decreasing and maintaining an HAPI rate well below national average. She started and chaired the clinical ladder committee that focused on empowering career advancement among nurses. Linda is an experienced nursing instructor, an active member of the CWOCN Society, and treasurer of the Central/Western New York affiliate.Moderator: Andrew BaronRegional Vice President, SizewiseAndrew Baron has been in medical sales for nearly 30 years, having garnered numerous awards along the way. His passion for excellence has been rewarded with progressive promotions throughout his career.  Andrew also participates in the industry as a whole, beyond his day-to-day job as a sales executive. He has served on boards and committees for many of the highest profile organizations in healthcare, including the New England Society for Healthcare Materials Management, its parent the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management, the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and more recently the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Response Task Force for MITRE Health, an organization that supports hospitals nationwide as a liaison for the federal government for industry best practices.  Early in his career, Andrew was the Northeast Regional Manager for Ergo Sciences, Inc., later Atrium Therapies. After spending six years with this durable medical equipment provider, he was recognized as one of the top salesmen in the territory and acquired by Sizewise in 2006. His career with Sizewise began as a district manager, then divisional manager and regional manager, and he currently leads one of the highest performing segments of the United States as Regional Vice President over the Eastern U.S.  Competition has always been in Andrew’s blood, and he shed some of that blood in college as part of the Rugby Club at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Rugby was and is a passion of Andrew’s, and he graduated with a bachelor of science in physical education and athletic training. This education has proven to be an ideal training ground for this hard-driving sales executive.  At home, Andrew competes for a spot with four dogs, two sons, one daughter and his wife of 22 years Ann Marie. Sponsored by:Visit our booth at https://sizewise.nerwocnvirtua...
Sponsor Session
Breakout Session: COVID-19 Pandemic: Skin Changes from a WOC Perspective (W)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
COVID-19 Pandemic: Skin Changes from a WOC Perspective This presentation will provide an overview of COVID-19 related skin changes seen in the inpatient setting. The focus of the discussion is the possible etiologies of ...
Breakout Session, Lieder, OVID-19, skin, WOC, wound
COVID-19 Pandemic: Skin Changes from a WOC Perspective This presentation will provide an overview of COVID-19 related skin changes seen in the inpatient setting. The focus of the discussion is the possible etiologies of violaceous discoloration in the skin. Speaker: Jessica Lieder, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, CWON, IIWCC-NYU Nurse Practitioner, Wound Ostomy Program NYU Langone HealthJessica is an Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner who has specialized is Wound and Ostomy Care. Jessica has worked as a wound care consultant for wound care product development and as a legal wound care nurse consultant.
General Session
Breakout Session: Heel Pressure Injuries (W)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
This presentation will explain the extent of heel pressure injury. You will also learn risk factors associated will heel pressure injuries and you will learn strategies on how to prevent heel pressure injuries. ...
Breakout Session, heel pressure, wound
This presentation will explain the extent of heel pressure injury.  You will also learn risk factors associated will heel pressure injuries and you will learn strategies on how to prevent heel pressure injuries. Speaker 1:Elizabeth Ayello, PhD, MS, BSN, ETN, RN, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN President Ayello, Harris and AssociatesElizabeth A. Ayello is president of Ayello, Harris and Associates. She is a faculty member at Excelsior College School of Nursing, Albany New York, a faculty member at the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) conducted by the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada and Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates and Co-Editor in Chief for the interdisciplinary journal, Advances in Skin and Wound Care. Dr Ayello is the founder and Course Director of WoundPEDIA™ in Manila. She is also a Senior Adviser at the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York, New York, the 2018-2020 President of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) and Executive Editor Emeritus of the WCET® Journal.Dr. Ayello has served in many leadership positions in several wound care organizations including Board of Directors and 1999 President of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP; formerly NPUAP) , the Board of Directors for the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), Chair WOCN Accreditation Committee and the International Planning Committee for the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) 2020 Congress in Abu Dhabi. She was one of two nurses nationally who served on the CMS panel that revised the guidance for surveyors on F Tag 314 on pressure ulcers. Most recently, she worked with CMS to develop the educational materials for MDS 3.0 section M Skin conditions and delivered the educational programs at their national programs in long-term care, LTCH and inpatient rehabilitation settings. Her research focuses on pressure injuries, early detection of foot ulcerations and infection in persons with diabetes mellitus, and skincare.She was the Chairperson for the New Jersey Hospital Association collaborative that decreased pressure ulcer incidence among its partners by 70% across care settings. Dr. Ayello is co-author/editor of the books, Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles (5th Edition to be released June 2020) ( which took first place for AJN awards for Med-Surg Books) and the Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers (4th Edition). She is also co-editor of two ostomy books, WCET® Ostomy Pocket Guide- Stoma and Peristomal Problem Solving and WCET® Guide to Stoma Site Marking as well as the WCET® International Ostomy Guideline. For her sustained contributions to the world of skin and wound care, she is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2007 NPUAP Kosiak Award, 2008 John Boswick Memorial Award, Masters desi Speaker 2: Barbara A. Delmore PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU Senior Nurse Scientist, Center for Innovations in the Advancement of Care (CIAC) Clinical AssistantHansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Health Dr. Barbara Delmore is a board-certified wound care nurse and has been at NYU Langone Health for nearly 38 years. She is the Senior Nurse Scientist in the department of the Center for Innovations in the Advancement of Care (CIAC) under the Departments of Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Delmore is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Hansjӧrg Wyss, Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Grossman School of Medicine.Dr. Delmore’s research program addresses risk factors that can precipitate pressure injury formation in the hospitalized patient. She has authored and contributed to numerous publications including the International Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Pressure Injuries. She has served on several advisory boards as a key opinion leader and is frequently an invited speaker to present her research and other topics regarding skin and wound care. She is in her second term as a National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel Board of Director. Dr. Delmore additionally serves on the Editorial Advisory Panel for Advances in Skin & Wound Care.She received Master status in 2016 from the American Professional Wound Care Association. Since 2014, she has been a volunteer faculty member for WoundPedia, a non-profit organization, which provides skin and wound care education to clinicians around the world.
General Session
Breakout Session: High Output Ileostomy: Preventing Acute Kidney Injury (O)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Identify the clinical, psychological, and financial burdens patients with high output ileostomies face. Learn to systematically select and dose medications to decrease stool volume. Learn how to develop a plan to monitor new ...
Breakout Session, ileostomy, Kidney, Parrish
Identify the clinical, psychological, and financial burdens patients with high output ileostomies face. Learn to systematically select and dose medications to decrease stool volume. Learn how to develop a plan to monitor new ileostomy patients after discharge. ​ Speaker: Carroll Parrish, MS, RDN GI Nutrition Support Team University of Virginia School of MedicineCarol Parrish has 30 years of clinical experience, the past 20 of which have been spent specializing in nutrition support and GI disorders at the University of Virginia Health System (UVAHS), Digestive Health Center of Excellence. Carol founded the Medicine Nutrition Support Service in 1991, began the home nutrition support program at the UVAHS Home Health Company, developed the GI Nutrition Clinic, originated our Celiac Support Group, and is the co-founder of both nutrition support traineeship programs. She has been the nutrition series editor for the popular Practical Gastroenterology Journal’s Nutrition Series since 2003.Carol’s interests include nutrition support, gastroparesis, short gut/malabsorptive syndromes, celiac disease, pancreatitis and many other GI disorders. Carol has been an invited speaker and author on a variety of GI and nutrition support topics. For more about Carol’s background, please see her extensive CV available below.
General Session
Breakout Session: Pelvic Support for Wonder Women (C)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
This presentation outlines different types of pelvic floor support issues including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, conservative measures to manage these issues as well as practical tips for pessary ...
Breakout Session, continence, Pelvic Support
This presentation outlines different types of pelvic floor support issues including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, conservative measures to manage these issues as well as practical tips for pessary selection, use, and follow-up care for the continence nurse through case scenarios.  Speaker:JoAnn Ermer-Seltun MS, RN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN Nurse Practitioner WEB WOC Nursing Education Program & Mercy Medical Center North IowaJoAnn Ermer-Seltun is a certified Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner at Mercy Medical Center Vascular Wound Center and Continence Clinic, Mason City, Iowa. She is Co-Director for the Metropolitan State University WEB WOC Nursing Education Program and an online instructor for incontinence since 2002. In addition, she is the past owner of Bladder Control Solutions, LLC that addressed continence issues in LTC (long term care).With a bachelor of science degree in nursing (1984) from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Ms. Ermer-Seltun went on to earn board certification as an enterostomal therapy nurse (1989) at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona. She completed her Master of Science degree and became a board-certified family nurse practitioner (1999) at Winona State University and Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences, in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota, respectively.Ms. Ermer-Seltun’s current focus is to improve the health and well being of clients who suffer from chronic wounds, ostomy issues and urinary incontinence, with an emphasis on holistic incontinence care. She has developed educational programs, posters, journal articles and chapters on wound, ostomy, and urinary & fecal incontinence that are presented locally as well as nationally.
General Session
Problem Stomas in a Colon and Rectal Surgery Practice (O)
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM EST
Learn about various difficult stoma situations including emergency surgeries and stoma complications in high risk patients and the importance of stoma siting in the prevention of complications in those high-risk patients. The ...
Colon, ostomy, Ross, Stomas, surgery
Learn about various difficult stoma situations including emergency surgeries and stoma complications in high risk patients and the importance of stoma siting in the prevention of complications in those high-risk patients. The value of working in a collaborative team for the benefit of the patient. Speaker:Howard M. Ross MD, FACS, FASCRS Professor and Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the Temple University Health SystemHoward Ross is professor and chief of the division of colon and rectal surgery, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and the General Surgery Residency Program Director of Temple University School of Medicine. Howard is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive approaches to colon and rectal disease. Dr. Ross completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his medical degree from the University of Rochester. Howard performed his surgical residency at the University of Connecticut and completed fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Lahey Clinic. Howard's research efforts have focused on enabling the adoption of surgical techniques. Howard has lectured internationally and nationally on laparoscopic and robotic colon surgery. Howard has developed educational courses for the American College of Surgeons (ACS), The Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ASCRS). Dr. Ross has published extensively and he and his co-editors recently published the textbooks, “Minimally invasive approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease” and “Robotic Approaches to Colon and Rectal Surgery”.
General Session
Networking Session + Exhibit Hall
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
The NER WOCN Conference committee will help moderate this open Zoom live forum for discussion, networking and connecting with fellow attendees. We also encourage all attendees to visit the Exhibit Hall during this time as ...
cocktails, exhibitor hall, networking, saturday
The NER WOCN Conference committee will help moderate this open Zoom live forum for discussion, networking and connecting with fellow attendees. We also encourage all attendees to visit the Exhibit Hall during this time as exhibitors are available to Live Chat with attendees. Simply visit their booth, click on the Live Chat tab, and start asking questions or catching up with representatives.
General Session

Sunday, November 8 Sessions

From Hopeless to Healed: 3M Comprehensive Fistula Solutions
Sun, Nov 8th, 2020 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM EST
Join us for a 2-part Series on Fistula Care: Program Objectives: After participating in this series, participants should be better able to: Discuss S.N.A.P (Skin/Sepsis, Nutrition, Anatomy, Procedure), the acronym to ...
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Join us for a 2-part Series on Fistula Care:Program Objectives: After participating in this series, participants should be better able to: Discuss S.N.A.P (Skin/Sepsis, Nutrition, Anatomy, Procedure), the acronym to design a fistula management care pathway - Acute, Post-Acute and beyond!Illustrate via cases, techniques, tips and pearls on how to manage containment systems to prevent skin damage related to fistula effluentDemonstrate negative pressure wound therapy to optimize the peri-fistula environmentExamine the role of planning, communication and technology to ease care transitions Investigate and discuss gaps in current practice for managing skin preparation and injury related to fistula effluent spillageDiscuss challenges in skin care after increased mobility in post-acute settings Mary Anne Obst, RN, CWON, CCRN Complex Abdomen Specialist Regions Hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center St. Paul, MNCatherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Bristol, CT Visit our booth at https://3mhealthcaremedicalsol...This non-CE/CME activity is supported by 3M.
Sponsor Session
Risk Factors, Prevention Strategies, & Pressure Injuries in Acute Care Settings, How Are We Doing? (W)
Sun, Nov 8th, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
In this presentation the participant will discuss the risk factors associated with pressure injury. The participant will learn of the Model of Pressure Injury etiology and risk factors in special populations including acute ...
Acute Care, Edsberg, pressure injury, wound
In this presentation the participant will discuss the risk factors associated with pressure injury.  The participant will learn of the Model of Pressure Injury etiology and risk factors in special populations including acute care/critical care.  The participant will learn pressure injury prevention strategies.  The presentation will include discussion on how we are doing in Acute Care Settings, including IPUP data. Speaker: Laura Edsberg Ph.D. (NPUAP) Professor Natural Sciences and Director Center for Wound Healing Research Daemen CollegeDr. Laura Edsberg is a professor of Natural Sciences, as well as director of the Center for Wound Healing Research at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. Dr. Edsberg is a past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. She has written numerous articles and chapters about the microstructural and mechanical properties of pressure injury tissue. Dr. Edsberg’s research is focused on the proteome of healing and non-healing wounds. Currently her research group is working to identify biomarkers associated with healing in wounds and tissue changes associated with the development of deep tissue pressure injuries (DTPI).
General Session
Interventional Radiologists' Perspective. Wound Care for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (W)
Sun, Nov 8th, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM EST
Speaker : Elsie Koh, MD Interventional Radiology Specialist American Endovascular & Amputation Prevention Dr. Koh is an Interventional Radiologist trained at Columbia-Presbyterian hospital in NYC and was one of a small ...
Koh, Peripheral Arterial Disease, wound
Speaker: Elsie Koh, MD  Interventional Radiology Specialist American Endovascular & Amputation PreventionDr. Koh is an Interventional Radiologist trained at Columbia-Presbyterian hospital in NYC and was one of a small percentage of women to enter the field of interventional radiology when only 1% of doctors in the field were women. Through the years, she was promoted through the ranks to leadership positions including being Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) and Regional Medical Officer at Fresenius Vascular Care North America. She grew 3 outpatient surgical practices from scratch, championed and mentored many interventionalists, spoke on many topics in IR at national meetings, led research projects, and co-led the national meetings.She coaches healthcare workers on leadership skills to empower them to find their purpose and potential. Recently, she founded a separate company, LEAD Physician, a leadership coaching program for physicians. Her passion lies in addressing the fundamental problems with the current healthcare system lacking the voice of clinicians in senior leadership roles of organizations that will allow improved work conditions for healthcare workers and systems that foster patient-centric care. She is grateful for recently joining a growing practice in the NYC tristate area with her former CEO and colleagues to help save patients from unnecessary amputation with the company, American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention.She is a consultant to two medical device companies, loves learning and informing others on new, cutting edge procedures to help patients. She enjoys travel, exercise, music (including singing), and is married with two teenage children (Brandon 18, Caitlyn almost 16).
General Session
Urology Lecture
Sun, Nov 8th, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Speaker : Robert Caleb Kovell, MD Director, Genitourinary Reconstruction and Transitional Urology Penn Medicine Director, Genitourinary Reconstruction and Transitional Urology Associate Program Director, Urology Residency ...
Kovell, Urology
Speaker: Robert Caleb Kovell, MD  Director, Genitourinary Reconstruction and Transitional Urology Penn MedicineDirector, Genitourinary Reconstruction and Transitional Urology Associate Program Director, Urology Residency Director, Urology Medical Student Education Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology in Surgery Speaker: Dominique Dela Cruz, BSN, RN, CURNClinical Nurse III Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York Urology, Voiding Dysfunction
General Session
Networking Session + Exhibit Hall
Sun, Nov 8th, 2020 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM EST
The NER WOCN Conference committee will help moderate this open Zoom live forum for discussion, networking and connecting with fellow attendees. We also encourage all attendees to visit the Exhibit Hall during this time as ...
exhibitor hall, networking, sunday
The NER WOCN Conference committee will help moderate this open Zoom live forum for discussion, networking and connecting with fellow attendees. We also encourage all attendees to visit the Exhibit Hall during this time as exhibitors are available to Live Chat with attendees. Simply visit their booth, click on the Live Chat tab, and start asking questions or catching up with representatives. 
General Session
Don’t Worry, Be Happy, We’re Just Being Sued: Legal Issues in WOC Nursing (PP)
Sun, Nov 8th, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Contemporary WOC nursing is associated with the risk of being sued for patient care. A clear message in the medico-legal literature is that quality documentation showing critical thinking and good communication is the best ...
Beitz, Legal, Professional Practice
Contemporary WOC nursing is associated with the risk of being sued for patient care. A clear message in the medico-legal literature is that quality documentation showing critical thinking and good communication is the best defense against successful plaintiff litigation. This session will describe critical aspects of medico-legal issues about which WOC nurses should be informed as they interact with attorneys from the mythical law firm of “Dewy, Cheatham, and Howe.” Speaker:Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, MAPWCA, FAAN Professor, Director, Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Program (WOCNEP) Rutgers School of NursingJanice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, MAPWCA, FAAN is Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing-Camden, Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the Germantown Hospital School of Nursing and La Salle, Villanova, and Temple Universities. She is board certified as an adult clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing, as a nurse of the operating room, as a wound, ostomy, continence nurse, and as an adult nurse practitioner. She is the Director of the Rutgers University Camden Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP). She is conducting funded research on Content Validation of Pressure Ulcer Prevention Algorithms and Prioritizing Management Approaches to Stomal and Peristomal Complications. Dr. Beitz is on the editorial and manuscript reviewer boards of multiple wound care and educational journals and has won local, regional, and national awards for excellence in teaching, research, and clinical practice. Dr. Beitz received the WOC Nurse of Distinction and President’s Awards of the Northeast Region of the WOCN Society and, in April 2012, was awarded the Master of Wound Care Award of the American Professional Wound Care Association. She was selected as Distinguished Nursing Alumna 2012 of the La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences. In October 2013, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
General Session
Closing Remarks - NER WOCN
Sun, Nov 8th, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM EST
Join us for a wrap up of the live portion of the Northeast Region Annual Conference. ePoster winners will be announced.
Closing Remarks, NER WOCN
Join us for a wrap up of the live portion of the Northeast Region Annual Conference. ePoster winners will be announced. 
General Session