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The 20th Annual NIA-WOCN Professional Education Day

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Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center

100 Drury Lane

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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The Northern Illinois Affiliate of the WOCN*

Presents: The 20th Annual Professional Education Day

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 - 7:00 am – 3:45 pm

Drury Lane Conference Center

100 Drury Lane

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

(630) 530-8300

For directions to Conference Center, go to


Please register by October 1, 2017

*Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society

This activity has been submitted to Nurse Sharks, Inc. (Provider No. 14955) in order to award CE contact hours. Provider approved by the California State Board of Nursing for 5 CE contact hours.

Cost and Registration: (all registrations will be online through Eventbrite)

NIA Member: $50.00 Registration is required

Non NIA Member: $60.00. Registration is required

Refund Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend after payment has been made, a refund will be provided.

For questions email NIA-WOCN Treasurer: otoolekat@msn.com

Registration includes: course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Please note: No registration at the door.

Objectives: At the end of the presentations, attendees will be able to:

1. Define friction, moisture and pressure and how these cause skin damage.
2. Understand both inpatient and outpatient medical options for the induction and maintenance of Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.
3. Identify trends in treating urinary incontinence.
4. Understand pathophysiology and management of lymphedema.
5. Describe the goals of wound reconstruction in the acute setting, scarring, flap reconstruction, and associated psychosocial issues.


7 - 7:50 - Registration and continental breakfast

7:50 - 8a - Welcome: NIA President Mary Vercellino MSN, APN, CWON, ACNS-BC

8a - 9a - Friction Injury: Suspected Etiology and Treatment. Chris Berke MSN, APRN-NP, CWOCN-AP

9a - 9:15a - Break

9:15a - 10a - Elections and Business Meeting

10a - 11a - Medical Treatment for Mild, Moderate and Severe IBD. Jennifer Labas MSN, APN, FNP-BC

11a - 12a - Treating Urinary Incontinence: An Overview of Innovative Options! Leslie Wooldridge MSN, GNP-BC, CUNP

12p - 1:15p - Lunch and Networking

1:15p - 2:15p - Lymphedema: The Swelling and Wound Connection. Deb Condon PT, CLT

2:15p - 2:30p - Break

2:30p - 3:30p - Trauma Injury Reconstruction. Dr. David Morris MD

3:30p - 3:45p - Evaluations/Certificates

Committee Chairpersons:
Mary Sandrik MSN, RN, CWOCN
Mary Vercellino MSN, APN, CWON, ACNS-BC

Committee Members:
Karen Blum MS, APN, CWOCN
Maria Lourdes De Ocampo RN, APN, CWOCN
Andrea McIntosh, BSN, RN, CWOCN APN Barbra Moens BSN, RN, MS, CWON Linda Montoya BSN, APN, CWOCN
Kathy M. O’Toole MS, MPH, RN, CWS

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