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.
Non-member Registration - $425 + GST
Wounds Canada Member Registration - $399 + GST
Student Registration (Proof of status required) - $399 + GST
Single day registration - $250 + GST
Scholarships available - see below for details
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!
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, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development.
You may claim a maximum of 12 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Day 1: 7.25 hours Day 2: 4.75 hours
Claiming your credits: Visit MAINPORT https://mainport.royalcollege.ca to record your learning and outcomes.
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
This program was developed by the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision SCN, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services and co-developed with the Clinical Learning, Edmonton Zone, Covenant Health, and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.
Awarded to healthcare providers, administrators and educators working in Alberta, Canada.
Download the application form here
and submit to Michelle Woytovicz by email (michelle.woytovicz@
Value: 23 two-day conference registrations available for any healthcare professional, administrator, or educator working in Alberta, Canada.
Effective: December 2019 – February 14, 2020
Scholarship Terms and Conditions
Applicants for the scholarship must be:
- A healthcare provider, administrator or educator
- Work as a healthcare provider, administrator or educator in Alberta, Canada
The applicant must NOT be:
A member of the:
- 2020 Wounds Canada Spring Conference local conference planning committee
- Wounds Canada or Wounds Canada Foundation Board of Directors
- An employee of Wounds Canada
A family member of any:
- Member of the 2020 Wounds Canada Spring Conference local conference planning committee
- Wounds Canada or Wounds Canada Foundation Board of Directors member
- Employee of Wounds Canada
In a direct employment relationship with any manufacturer or distributor of wound care products, equipment or technologies.
A family member of a person in a direct employment relationship with a manufacturer or distributor of wound care products, equipment or technologies.
Please note that the 2020 Wounds Canada Spring Conference local conference planning committee does not discriminate among applicants based on age, gender, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. The selection process is blinded, and the applications are evaluated by the local conference planning committee using a standardized evaluation tool.
Applicants may apply for ONLY ONE scholarship. Scholarships awarded are non-transferable and may not be converted to cash. Successful (and unsuccessful) applicants will be notified on or before February 28, 2020.
Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the hands-on workshops.
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 submissions for the Spring Conference are now closed.
1316 – 33rd Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2A 6B6
Group Name: Wounds Canada MAIN – 2020 Spring Conference
Reservation Number: 18216
Complimentary Airport Shuttle
- The complimentary shuttle is available by reservation only
- The shuttle will depart from the Airport on the 1/2 hour (7:30, 8:30 etc)
- The shuttle will depart from the Hotel on the hour (7:00, 8:00, etc)
How to Book the Shuttle:
-Please call the hotel directly at 1.403.248.8888 or toll free at 1.800.661.1464 to schedule your shuttle service pick up
-The shuttle runs from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Where the Shuttle will be waiting:
-Domestic flights: The shuttle will be waiting at Bus Bay #16 and #17 (two pick up points) outside of door #4
-To access Bus Bay #16/17 please exit the Airport through door #4 on the Arrivals Level
-The shuttle will be waiting across the street
-International flights: The shuttle will be waiting at Bay #37, outside door #16