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Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.


Ann Stone, President MAR WOCN

President’s Message

Fall is upon us ! With the fall season comes changes in the MAR board. We will be installing a new President (Lisa Owens) as well as a new President – Elect and Secretary which will be announced at our regional conference. This will end my tenure as President. I want to thank everyone for the support that has been shown to me. It has been a learning experience for me and I encourage all of you to take a more active part in the inner workings of the Region!

Conference LogoIt’s also an exciting time for the region with our upcoming fall conference. Our conference planning committee has been very hard at work planning another fabulous conference for us. If you haven’t registered, please see the information and registration details located on the Conference Information Page. This year’s conference “Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing:  40 Years of Growing Our Capital”  will be held October 28-29, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Marriott. It promises to be another wonderful event full of great educational opportunities! This is the conference of the year you just don’t want to miss! So many great things coming your way!

Can’t wait to see you all at the conference!

MAR WOCN President

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2016 Conference Information

Please go to our Conference Page for all the information including:

  • Shedule / Brochure
  • Registration Information
  • Golf Tournament
  • Call for Posters

   Information is being updated as it is received

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