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May 18, 2023

Wound Care Update 2023 | Day 1 and 2

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DATE: Thursday and Friday | November 16-17, 2023
FORMAT: In-person Conference
LOCATION:  Lynnwood Event Center | Directions & Parking

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Conference Description

 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.
The conference CE can be used in preparation to determine eligibility for and take exams for the WOCNCB experiential pathway https://path.wocncb.org/

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.

DAY 2: Friday, Nov 17
CE Hours: 7

Time Topic
7:30 am Registration & Coffee
8:00 am Welcome & Overview
8:05 am Wound Care Challenges in Home Health Nursing

Speaker: Jo-Ellen, RN, CWCN

9:05 am Break & Exhibitors
9:15 am Vascular Talk-Perfusion Compression

Speaker: Jake Hemingway, MD

10:15 am Break & Exhibitors
10:25 am The Role and Mechanisms of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment in Wound Care 

Speaker: Nick Bird, MD, MMM, FAAFP, FUHM 

11:25 am Break & Exhibitors
11:30 am Skin Breakdown in Autoimmune Blistering Diseases 

Speaker: Corey Simpson, MD, PhD, FAAD 

12:30 pm Lunch & Exhibitors
1:30 pm Treatment of Cancer-Related Wounds 

Speakers: Josephine Saltmarsh, MPH, BSN, RN, CWON & Eva Philippe, BSN, RN, CWON

2:30 pm Break & Exhibitors (10 minutes)
2:40 pm Complex Urinary Wounds


3:40 pm Break & Exhibitors (5 minutes)
3:45 pm Calciphylaxis: Diagnosis and Management 

Speaker: Anna Cogen, MD, PhD

4:45 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 would 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 disclosure 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