All questions with regard to registration as well as general questions should be directed to the Wound,Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society.
WOCN National Office
15000 Commerce Parkway, Ste C
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
WOCN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15115.
Selected sessions within this program are pending approval by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Attendees can earn one nursing contact hour (CH) for every hour of educational time and must complete an evaluation for each session attended in order to receive contact hours. Evaluation forms should be submitted online during or after the conference. Up to 17.5 contact hours may be awarded for the annual conference. This includes the sessions from Sunday, June 5 to Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The contact hours for the conference symposia and pre-conference offerings will be awarded separately and are not included in the total for the Annual Conference.
**The actual number of contact hours to be awarded for each session is noted in individual session descriptions. Beginner, Expert and Advanced Practice level sessions are featured in this year's program. We have also identified sessions by specific practice areas.**
Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply WOCN, ANCC, CBRN or AANP endorsement of any commercial product.
Business casual attire is required for all Conference events.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing, either emailed to Brooke Bilofsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to WOCN. A $75.00 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations postmarked on or before May 6, 2011. After May 6, 2011, refund requests cannot be honored. All refunds will be issued after the Conference.
WOCN reserves the right to substitute faculty or reschedule sessions.
Average June Weather:
Sweaters and jackets may be necessary while attending the Conference as the Convention Center and Hotels are air conditioned.
Conference & Exhibit Venue
New OrleansErnest N .Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130-2226
English is the official language for the Conference.
Please refrain from picture taking during any of the sessions. If you are observed taking pictures you will be asked to leave the Conference.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
From Louis Armstrong International Airport to Downtown New Orleans
A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage.
Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the WOCN block for $20 (per person, one-way) or $35 (per person, round-trip). You must make your reservation online at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time, click here to make your reservation. If you have questions or need to change an existing reservation you can do so via phone at 866-596-2699 but you will need to make your original reservation online; if not the discount doesn't apply. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call well enough in advance for a specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.
Smoking is prohibited inside the New OrleansErnest N .Morial Convention Centerand all hotels. All buildings are 100% non-smoking. Most restaurants and bars are smoke free as well.
WOCN is happy to announce that we have once again joined up with a local tour company to provide our attendees the option to explore the culture and surroundings of the city while you are in New Orleans. From dinner cruises to daytime walking tours to evening tours, savor the experience of New Orleans when you are not in sessions. Click here for tour details.
A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is recommended. WOCN will not be liable for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by participants or accompany persons during the Conference or their stay in New Orleans before or after the Conference.
The Great ComeBacks National Awards event is being held during the WOCN Society's 43rd Annual Conference on June 4th 2011! Click here to register for this exciting and inspirational event!