2016 SER WOCN Society Conference

SER of the WOCN® Society Annual Conference


September 28 - 30, 2017 • Knoxville, TN


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Despite every attempt to avoid scheduling our conference during a Tennessee home football game, the University has rescheduled the Georgia game for Saturday, September 30 in Knoxville. As with most popular sporting events, the hotel room rates have increased to their legal limit (some at $600/night) which has made it challenging to secure a room at a reasonable rate in the immediate downtown area near the conference center.

After assessing all options with our limited time frame, it has been determined the best course of action for our members is to continue with the conference as planned and work to provide some housing alternatives. The Southeast Region of the WOCN® Society Board is working to create some additional space within the current room block at the Holiday Inn. The Board members will be housed off-site to open more rooms within the contracted room block. However, even with this action, the rooming block is nearing capacity. 

If you are registering now ... please check on room availablity and make a reservation first. ...

** We know a person having a reservation at the Red Roof Inn Knoxville North - Merchants Drive who would like to sell their reservation. Email bhe@serwocn.org for contact information.

Information from a local attendee:  “Knoxville is 30-35 minutes from Sevierville. Hotel rooms are in abundance there. If folks don't mind the drive, the scenery is beautiful”.

PDF files for: Alternate Hotels   Downtown Map

Holiday Inn World's Fair Park

Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park • Knoxville Convention Center

The Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park has a block of rooms (while supply lasts) available for our attendees and exhibitors from September 27th through 30th at the discounted rate of $130 /night (single or double). Reservations must be made no later than August 27, 2017, after which the normal rates apply.

Reservations may be made directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-264-1579 (use group code: WOM to receive this rate), or by using the following link:
Wound Ostomy Fall Meeting Booking Link for the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park

      There is NO Hotel transportation from / to the Knoxville airport. You will need to take a taxi or arrange for a ride sharing service.
     All sessions and events will be held in the Knoxville Convention Center located across the street from the hotel.

Pre-Conference #1 IS SOLD OUT: EMAIL bhe@serwocn.org to place your name on the waiting list.
Pre-Conference #2 is almost Sold Out.
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Wi-Fi There will be free Wi-Fi available in the Concourse as well as the general session rooms. However we suggest you download the handouts before arriving, to be sure you can follow along if desired without depending on connectivity.
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Contact Hours Planned: 18
  • Pre-Conference: 3
  • Educational Sessions: 14
  • Poster Viewing: 1

For more information regarding contact hours, please contact our Association Manager:
Bernie Haberer • bhe@serwocn.org • 727-238-5140

Accreditation The Alabama State Nurses Association Approval Committee has approved “Choose to Shine…Change the World! WOC Nurses – Leading the Way!” Educational activity number 2-0.1900. This program has been approved for 18.0 contact hours and is valid through August 1, 2019.

Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss advances in theoretical and clinical knowledge impacting individuals affected by wound, ostomy, or continence issues.
  2. Describe examples of evidence-based practice and multidisciplinary approaches to enhance outcomes in various health care settings.
  3. Describe examples of evidence-based practice as it pertains to WOC nursing specialties.

Non CE Symposia In addition, there will be 2 Breakfast (Friday and Saturday), 2 Luncheon (Thursday and Friday) and 1 Dinner (Friday) non CE Symposia hosted by exhibitors. Complete information and registration links on the Symposia Page.