April 3 - 4, 2020 at the Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre
This two-day continuing education event is designed for a variety of professionals and other interested individuals whose work or personal lives connect in any way to those with wounds or who are at risk for developing wounds. This includes frontline health-care professionals, policymakers, researchers, educators and, of course, patients and their families.
Early Bird Registration now open! Register now, prices increase January 16th.
Early Bird Non-member Registration - $375 + GST
Early Bird Wounds Canada Member Registration - $350 + GST
Early Bird Student Registration (Proof of status required) - $350 + GST
Single day registration - $250 + GST
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
- Two days of jam-packed learning and networking opportunities in multi-disciplinary setting
- Poster presentations outlining the latest research, technology and tools
- Formal and informal networking opportunities from morning to night.
The conference is suitable for:
- Certified Orthotists and Certified Prosthetists
- Enterostomal Therapy Nurses
- Family Physicians
- Nurse Practitioners
- Occupational Therapists
- Registered Nurses
- Registered Practical Nurses
- Social Workers
- . . . and more!
Wounds Canada Institute Program
Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge and Skills (A100NWS)
This program is delivered through a one-day on-site skills lab and a webinar aimed at nurses and allied health professionals who self-identify as novice or advanced beginner in their knowledge, skill and judgment of wound prevention, assessment and management.
The program provides the opportunity to refine fundamental skills relevant to local wound care, such as debridement (inclusive of conservative sharp wound debridement) and bacterial balance and moisture management (including dressing selection).
The program is based on the concepts and content in Wounds Canada's Best Practice Recommendation articles and provides students with the most recent information in a form they can immediately use at the bedside. Once the student successfully completes the on-site skills lab and webinar, they will receive a certificate of successful completion.
*Please note, the completion of the mandatory prerequisite course Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge (A100MNN) Program must be completed prior to registering
For more information and to register, please CLICK HERE
Abstract opening date: November 21, 2019
Abstracts submission deadline: January 16, 2020
Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 10, 2020 (offers are valid for a two-week period)
Abstract topics for oral presentation or electronic 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 Electronic Poster Displays
At least one author must register for the full conference at the latest 10 business days after acceptance of their abstract.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
1. Abstracts are required for all electronic poster displays.
2. Abstracts must be submitted by midnight of January 16, 2020 (EST).
3. Maximum word count is 300 (not including references and authors names and affiliations).
4. A maximum of four abstracts may be submitted per author.
5. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French.
6. Electronic poster displays (of abstracts accepted for electronic poster display) will be published on the conference mobile app and on the Wounds Canada website for an indefinite period. By submitting an abstract you consent to giving Wounds Canada permission to publish your provided electronic poster display as noted above.
When submitting your abstract, please indicate if you would like your submission to be considered for one or more of the following awards. Award recipients will be announced during the conference.
BEST ABSTRACT: All abstracts accepted for inclusion at the conference will be eligible for the Best Abstract Award, which is chosen by the abstract review committee and is based on the overall score of the written abstract submitted. The winner of the Best Abstract Award will be offered the opportunity to present their abstract orally during conference session #26, which occurs Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 1635.
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD: All abstracts accepted for inclusion at the conference will be eligible for the Judges’ Choice Award, which is chosen by a panel of judges and is based on the electronic poster displayed during the conference.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: All abstracts accepted for inclusion at the conference will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, which is chosen using written ballots from delegates attending the conference and is based on the electronic poster displayed during the conference.
NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD: If you are enrolled as a student in a recognized wound education program and wish to be consider for the New Investigator Award, please provide the additional information required pdf (see instructions provided) (141 KB) .
BEST LOCAL ENTRY: All abstracts accepted for inclusion at the conference and with at least one author who resides in the Alberta Health Services Calgary or South geographic zones will be eligible for the Best Local Entry Award, which is chosen by a panel of judges and is based on the electronic poster displayed during the conference.
1. The online submission process has a word limit set to a maximum of 300 words per abstract. This does not include references and author’s names and affiliations.
2. Please use the following subtitles in your abstract:
a. Title: Create a title that concisely and accurately portrays the content of the abstract.
b. Aim: Clearly state the purpose of your work.
c. 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.
d. 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 related back to the study purpose/objectives.
e. Implications/Applications: Clearly state how the outcomes and potential applications are pertinent to this audience.
Submitting an Abstract
Please click here and register with the abstract system. You will be given instructions on how to submit and may log in to the system at any time to view or edit your abstract(s) up until the close date.
Abstract Review Procedure
1. The Abstract Review Committee will do a blind review process of submitted abstracts. A least two reviewers will grade and comment on each abstract. Ties and discrepancies will be resolved by the committee Chair.
2. Please refer to the attached pdf Abstract Evaluation Form (299 KB) for abstract scoring details.
3. Abstracts will not be accepted if:
a. They include brand, trade, or commercial names
b. No key findings or study results are identified in the submission
4. Notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to all authors by February 10, 2020.
1316 – 33rd Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2A 6B6
Group Name: Wounds Canada MAIN – 2020 Spring Conference
Reservation Number: 18216