2018 North Central Region WOCN Fall Conference

September 21st and 22nd, 2018

Bloomington, MN

Target Audience: Health care professionals interested in advancing their knowledge in the care of patients needing care related to wounds, ostomies, and continence issues.


  1. Learners should be able to provide safe and effective care to patients all across the lifespan.
  2. Learners should be able to articulate best practices related to skin and wound care for patients with complex illness
  3. Learners should have gained basic knowledge of pediatric urological needs.
  4. Have a better understanding of pathophysiology affecting the foot.


September 21 Vendor Presentations:

3:00 PM Registration Opens

5:00 – 6 KCI Wound Symposia – VAC Veraflo education and dinner, free to attend, though must register (offering is non CE)

6:00 – 9 Vendor Presentations with hors d’oeuvres/cash bar


September 22 Educational Conference:

7:00 AM Registration opens

7:30-8:15 WOCN Membership Meeting with Full Breakfast (members only)

8:30-8:45 Welcome

8:45-9:45 Pearls for Wound Care Practice – Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS (W)

9:45-10:05 BREAK

10:05-11:05 Got Protein? Beef up your approach to nutrition and wound healing – Christina Megal, MSN, APNP, CWOCN, FNP-C (W)

11:05-12:05 Neuroarthropathy (Charcot Joint Disease) Andrew Elliot, DPM, JD and Devin Simonson, DPMm AACFAS (F, W)

12:05-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-2:00 Changing Concepts on Management of Pediatric Incontinence, UTI and Reflux – Pat McKenna, MD (C)

2:00-3:00 Neonatal Wound and Ostomy Management – Deanna Johnson, MA, APRN, NNP-BC, CWON (W,O)

3:00-3:20 BREAK

3:20-4:20 Closing Session: Just Flow with It – Collin Jarvis, Ostomate (O)

4:20-4:30 Closing remarks

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel

Address: 5601 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN 55439

Phone: (952) 835-1900

The link to book rooms below is set for the day before conference starts and the nights of the conference, but it does not extend beyond that. Any reservation needing to be outside of the conference times, will have to be arranged over the phone with the hotel. The block of rooms will be released on August 31st so please book before then.

Hotel Reservation

This activity has been submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours. Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Planning Committee:

Sonya Brickner-BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, NCR Conference Nurse Planner

Fran Demo – BSN, RN, CWON

Cathy Wiebers BSN, RN, CWOCN

Linda McKenna, MSN, RN, CWOCN