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Wounds Canada’s fall conference is a four-day continuing education event designed to support health-care professionals who work with patients with wounds or who are at risk for developing wounds.
This year’s conference is being held at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON from November 16 – 19, 2017. Don’t miss it!

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Registration options


Option 1: 2017 Wounds Canada Fall Conference Mississauga

This conference will feature four days of learning and networking with peers and international experts – an experience you cannot get anywhere else. Don’t miss it!
Wounds Canada Member price: $495 + HST / Non-member price: $535 + HST

Option 2: Pre-conference workshop: Changing Practice through Applied Knowledge workshop - Mississauga 2017

The workshop is a lively, interactive event facilitated by Canada’s leading wound-care specialists. The workshop on November 14-15, 2017 consists of two days of knowledge learning, discussion, team and community building as well as an exploration of available resources for improving your practice.
Registration price: $439 + HST

Option 3: Wounds Canada Boot Camp - Combined registration for Fall Conference Mississauga 2017 and Changing Practice through Applied Knowledge 2-day Workshop

The Wounds Canada Boot Camp is 6 days of intensive wound care education! The Boot Camp includes registration to our 2-day Changing Practice workshop November 14-15, 2017 as well as the Wounds Canada Fall Conference November 16-19, 2017. Registering for the boot camp saves you over $175 off regular registration costs!
Registration price: $799 +HST

Add on a Hand-on Workshop at the 2017 Fall Conference. Space is limited!

Hands-on workshops are small group settings where attendees will have a chance to interact closely with faculty and materials related to  one of the following topics:
  • Suturing, Debridement and Biopsy for Primary Care
  • Dressing Selection
  • Assessment and Management of Lower Leg Edema
  • Pressure Redistribution Options
  • Diabetic Offloading Options 
These workshop will be held on Thursday November 16th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the International Centre. Attendees may pick one workshop. There is a $75 fee for attendance, please click below to register. 

Register: click here


November 16-19, 2017

November 14-15, 2017

  • Changing Practice Workshop Agenda: coming soon!


This continuing education event is being held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Wounds Canada.


College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+: This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 16 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 16 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Important note: We are also accredited by the AMA.

Call for abstracts 

Abstract opening date: Monday, June 19th, 2017
Abstracts submission deadline: Friday, September 1st, 2017 (NOW CLOSED)

Notification of acceptance/rejection: October 2, 2017 (offers are valid for a two week period)

Abstract Topics

Abstract topics for oral presentation or poster presentation may refer to any topic related to the promotion of skin health, and/or the prevention, assessment, and management of various types of wounds.  We invite authors to share information about activities/projects related to skin and wound care in a broad range of areas including research, education, health policy, and clinical practice. 

Registration for Oral Presentations and Poster Displays

At least one author who is presenting the abstract(s) selected for either an electronic poster display or an oral presentation must register for the full conference at the latest 10 business days after acceptance of their abstract.

Abstract Submission Guidelines
Submission Criteria
  1. Abstracts are required for all oral presentations and electronic display posters.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted by midnight of September 1st, 2017(EST).
  3. A maximum of 4 abstracts may be submitted per author.
  4. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French.
  5. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference syllabus.

By submitting an abstract you consent to giving the Wounds Canada permission to publish your abstract. Withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing and subsequently confirmed by Wounds Canada.

Deadline for withdrawal is Monday, October 2nd, 2017. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request withdrawal of your abstract.

Abstract Content

The online submission process has an abstract word limit set to a maximum of 400 words. This does not include author’s names or affiliations.

Please use the following subtitles in your abstract:

  • Title: Create a title that concisely and accurately portrays the content of the abstract.
  • Aim: Clearly state the purpose of your work
  • Procedure/Method: Describe the procedures/activities or methodology used to conduct your work.  Please provide specific Information about subject characteristics or health care setting where relevant. 
  • Findings/Results: Summarize key findings or important results that you wish to share with colleagues in a clear and concise manner.    Where results warrant, provide reasonable conclusions that relate back to the study purpose/objectives.
  • Implications/Applications: Clearly state how the outcomes and potential applications are pertinent to this audience.
  • References: Three References should be included
Submitting an Abstract

Abstract submission is now closed

Review Procedure

The Abstract Review Committee will do a blind review process of submitted abstracts.

Reviewers will consider the following criteria:
  • The primary aspects of the project, including rationale, background information and objectives, are clearly stated in a logical progression.
  • The topic is of importance and interest to the target audience.
  • The materials and methods (what was done or details of the program) are clearly stated.
  • The usage or outcomes/findings are clearly stated.
  • The information in the abstract is current, innovative and supported by evidence.

PLEASE NOTE that abstracts will not be accepted if they

  • Use brand, trade, or commercial names
  • No key findings or study results are identified in the submission
Notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to all by Monday, October 2, 2017.
For all enquiries regarding abstracts, please contact Jane Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the event


The goals of the Wounds Canada conference are:

•  To bring together national and international experts in the field of wound prevention and management
•  To assist practitioners to incorporate the most recent scientific evidence, technology and tools into practice
•  To review and discuss the extent and quality of evidence surrounding the prevention and management of different types of wounds
•  To discuss practical, patient-centred, cost-effective approaches to wound care
•  To discuss the policy implications of clinical decisions and vice-versa
•  To provide an avenue for communication between practitioners and industry
Highlights of the Conference

•  Four days of jam-packed learning and networking opportunities in multi-disciplinary setting

•  Oral and poster presentations outlining the latest research, technology and tools

•  Formal and informal networking opportunities from morning to night.
 The conference is suitable for:
  • Chiropodists/Podiatrists
  • Dermatologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Enterostomal Therapy Nurses
  • Family Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pedorthists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Practical Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Surgeons
  • . . . and more!

Book your hotel

 Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON  L4V 1N1 Phone (905) 677-9900

Conference Rate:  From $152.00 (plus applicable taxes) until November 1, 2017 or until the room block sells out.
Complimentary shuttle will be offered between the hotel and the International Centre during the four days of the conference.
 Click here to access the booking page for the Wounds Canada Fall Conference

Health-care Professionals

Wounds Canada hosts more than an awesome educational experience...We also offer opportunities for you to socialise with your peers from around the country. 
Join us Friday night for complimentary* finger foods, cake and dancing! Did you know that May 12 happens to be Florence Nightingale's birthday? Come network and celebrate one of the most historical health-care professionals ever! 

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*Free for registered delegates only. $50 for tickets.

Our Fall Conference is now accredited.

Join us in Mississauga, Ontario, November 16-19.

To register or for details click here.

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