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2023 Conference Information

August 24-26, 2023

Winston-Salem, NC
Twin City Quarter

Attendee Information / Registration

Exhibitor Information / Registration

Hotel Information

Poster Information

2023 Awards / Scholarships

Awards Nomination Information
Application Deadline = May 28, 2023

Scholarship Application Information
Application Deadline = May 28, 2023

Your 2023 Board

2022 Board

top row: Cynceré Neal, President; Cordelia Lucas-Sherrod, President Elect; Amy Armstrong, Secretary; Deborah Nelson, Treasurer

middle row: Donna Byfield, Director of Awards; Angela Graham, Director of Conference Planning; Angela Dye, Director of Communications

bottom row: Stephanie Garcia, Director of Special Projects; Nancy Scott, Elections Chair

Message from our President ~

We had a blast in Winston- Salem, NC as we were “Bouncing Back, Wound, Ostomy, Continence and Foot Care.” The SER WOCN® board assisted our fabulous Director of Conference Planning, Angela Graham with setting the tone for a grand affair.  The 2023 conference chair, Susan Dunzweiller and the NC planning committee, did an awesome job with over 140 registered attendees and 51 exhibitors. A very sincere gratitude to all exhibitors to include 1 diamond, 3 gold and 3 silver sponsors.  The Renee -Epting poster session included 15 posters for judging.  SER WOCN® awarded 6 conference scholarships, 1 scholarship for advance practice and 1 for WOC education.  This year’s Rookie of the Rear (ROY) is Kristen Cowperthwait, – UNC Rex Healthcare, NC.  The Nurse of the Year (NOY) is Lauren Mixson, – Northside Forsyth Hospital, GA.  The State Honoree Award selected by her NC peers was presented to Cordelia Lucas- Sherrod, President- Elect SER WOCN®. In addition to the recognition, the ROY, NOY and State Honoree, were presented with $250 as part of the award.   

Our newly elected board members starting January 2024 are Hannah Cleveland- Secretary, Deborah Nelson-Treasurer, Bryan Duttman- Director of Conference Planning and Sonya Hicks- Director of Special Projects.  The 2024 conference planning committee is “Building Bridges in the Scenic City: Expanding WOC practice” August 22-24, 2024 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Holly Brellenthin will serve as conference chairperson.  Contact her at for volunteer opportunities. 

I did bring forth the latest reorganization updates during the business meeting.  The focus of the reorganization is an “opportunity to introduce new technologies, practices and methods to increase operational efficiency & provide equal distribution of resources for the benefit of all members.” Visit for more information.

As we navigate through the changes, I want you to know we are a strong community of members who remain united as the best region/chapter of WOCN® Society.

Cynceré Neal, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWCN
President SER WOCN®

Thanks to our 2023
Conference Sponsors

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UOAA is offering a scholarship award to help increase access to a certified ostomy care nurse (COCN) in the US to improve ostomy care and encourage more RNs to pursue a career as a nurse specialized in ostomy care. Details and application available here.

State News Updates

Florida updated 3/2/23

Alabama updated 3/28/23

Georgia updated 3/2/23

North Carolina updated 02/24/2022

South Carolina updated 02/10/2022

Tennessee updated 01/15/22

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SER 2023 Conference - "Bouncing Back"

Twin City Quarter
Winston-Salem, NC
August 24-26

Information is being posted on the conference page as it becomes available.

Calendar of Important Dates

  • May 14: Deadline to submit Consent to Serve for Elections
  • May 16: Nominations close for Nurse of the Year & Rookie of the Year
  • May 16: Deadline for Conference Scholarships, Advanced Practice and WOCNEP Scholarship applications
  • May 23: Poster Abstract Submissions Due
  • May 28: Elections: Candidate profiles posted
  • June 5: Online Voting opens for Elections
  • June 11: Deadline for Poster Abstract Corrections
  • July 2: Deadline for submitting completed Poster File
  • July 5: Online Voting closes for Elections
  • August 2: Last day for Hotel Reservations
  • August 24-26 SER WOCN(R) Conference in Winston Salem, NC

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Our Mission:

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.