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Wound Care Update 2023 | Day 1

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DATE: Thursday | November 16, 2023
FORMAT: Conference (In-person)
LOCATION:  Lynnwood Event Center | Directions & Parking

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Conference Description

Wound management is a dynamic and evolving area of practice in healthcare today. Wounds present complex challenges and pivotal opportunities for multidisciplinary teams to collaborate and improve the health status of patients. This conference addresses current scientific, clinical and professional practice issues across care settings related to acute and chronic wounds including evidence-based and multidisciplinary strategies for assessing and intervening to achieve successful outcomes. Presentations will update the professional with recent changes in practice and assume a basic understanding of wound management principles. Teaching methods include lectures and case studies.

Intended Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term, rehabilitation, and transitional care. 

Keynote Speaker

We’re excited to feature this year’s keynote, War, Weather, and Wounds, presented by Michele Burdette-Taylor.
Michele (Shelly) R. Burdette-Taylor PhD, MSN is a tenured associate professor at St. Martin University, Nursing Program teaching population health.
She is board-certified in foot and wound care and professional development.
Dr. Taylor travels worldwide as a professor, Nightingale scholar, and writer teaching community-engaged service-learning. She splits her time living in Alaska and teaching in Washington.

Program Schedule

DAY 1: Thursday, Nov 16
CE Hours: 7 

Time Topic
7:30 am Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome & Overview
8:05 am Keynote: War, Weather, Weapons and Wounds

Michele Renee Burdette-Taylor PhD, MSN, RN, CWCN,


9:05 am Break & Exhibitors
9:15 am Dress for Success: Topical Selection Principles 

Speaker: Marisha Dieters MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP

10:15 am Break & Exhibitors
10:30 am Wound Care Intervention: Perspective From a Podiatrist

Speaker: Lalita Turaga, DPM

11:30 am  Lunch & Exhibitors
12:30 pm Outpatient Wound Care with the Housing Insecure Population.

Speaker: Hilary MacGregor, RN

1:30 pm Break & Exhibitors
1:40 pm Skin Failure

Speaker: Erin Ocegueda MSN NP CWON

2:40 pm Break & Exhibitors
2:55 pm Care of Fresh Ostomy Wound To Prevent Complications.

Speaker: Marisha Dieters MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP

3:55 pm Break
4:00 pm Error Disclosure and Having Difficult Conversations When Clinical Situations Go Wrong.

Speaker: Lauge Sokol- Hessner, MD, CPPS 


5:00 pm Adjourn

UWCNE reserves the right to revise the program schedule if needed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  1. Perform wound and ostomy assessments and customize products to improve patient outcomes.
  2. Appreciate the different goals of care with acute vs advanced wound care, malignant wound vs palliative wound care.
  3. Identify key management strategies to address common barriers to wound treatment including pain management and infection control.
  4. Utilize wound hygiene and medical management in the treatment of calcific arteriolopathy.
  5. Create a plan of care for lower extremity wound management.
  6. Address areas of clinical improvement and disclose to create a safe environment for wound care nurses and patients.


Discount rates below are applicable for all registrations. Please email cne@uw.edu for the coupon code.

  • Students = 50%
  • Retirees = 25%
  • UW SoN Faculty & Staff = 25%

Hotels and Activities

For those in need of accommodations and things to do in the area: Hotels and surroundings

Seattle is a vibrant and culturally diverse destination that offers a unique experience in a stunning natural setting. With great restaurants, iconic landmarks like the Space Needle, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and of course, numerous coffee cafes, you’ll find any number of things to explore on these websites:

visitseattle.org  |  downtownseattle.com  | experiencewa.com

Refund Policy

If you register but cannot attend, you must submit a written request to UWCNE by email at cne@uw.edu.

  • 30 days before the event = $35 cancellation fee 
  • 48 hours before the event = $50 cancellation fee
  • No show = No refund