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Please plan to attend the Regional Breakfast while at National

Sunday, June 3, 7:00 am- 8:30 am
at the Marriott - 
Room 414

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Lisa Owens


Lisa Owens

Dear MAR Members -

Just checking in to say hello and remind you of some great opportunities available to you.

First, there is scholarship money to be had!  If you are pursuing your wound, ostomy, continence and/or foot care certifications, or if you are going for an advanced nursing degree, take a look at the Scholarship section of the website for details on how you can get your hands some of that support! 

It is never too early to nominate a wonderful WOC nurse for Nurse of the Year.  The NOY tab on the website provides details on how to nominate someone.

Mark your calendars for two fantastic upcoming WOC conferences!  National in Philadelphia in June, where we’ll be celebrating our 50th anniversary in a really fun city.  I hope to see all of you there.  Then a few months later in Ocean City we’ll have our Regional conference.  It is shaping up to be a great conference.

Lastly, think about getting involved at the Regional board level.  We have quite a few positions opening up for 2019:
  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Director/Communications
  • Director/Social Media
  • Chair/Nominations
There is more information about the election process on the Elections Page.

Check the website often as it is continually updated.  And as always, let’s keep the lines of communication open!  Email me any time!


Lisa Owens, MSN, RN-BC, CWOCN
President MAR
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March 2018

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2018 MAR Election Info!

Have you ever thought of taking your participation in the Mid-Atlantic Region to an even higher level? There is no time like the present get involved and make a difference!

Nominations are now being taken for positions of President-Elect, Secretary, Director of Communications and Director of Social Media.

Visit our Elections Page for complete information.

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Save the Date!

September 28 – 29, 2018

Clarion Resort
Fontainebleau Hotel
10100 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842

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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.