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The 3rd Annual WOCN Conference

The Center for Professional Excellence proudly presents The 3rd Annual WOCN Conference - Mission: Journey to the Outer Limits

This program is designed for the novice neuroscience nurse or the acute care/critical care nurse who desires to enhance their knowledge of neuro anatomy and physiology and neuro pathologies to improve their ability to care for patients with real or potential neurological deficits or processes.

Course Description

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide the core knowledge for registered nurses to develop competency in nursing care for the neuroscience nursing specialty practice in an acute/critical care environment. The goal is to increase the nurses' ability to provide proactive nursing care using enhanced critical thinking skills and a multi-disciplinary approach.

The 3rd Annual WOCN Conference
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Houston Methodist Hospital
Rio Grande Ballroom
7-8 a.m. Breakfast, Registration, Vendor Fair
8-8:10 a.m. Introduction
Alicia Hernandez, CPE Director
8:10-9 a.m. Journey From Here to There : Surgical Wound Closure and Nursing Care
Dr. Edward Berzin, MD
9-10:05 a.m. Exploring the Outer Limits of Wound Care
Janet Davis, RN, MSN, CWOCN
10:05-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Out of This World with Urinary Incontinence
Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN
11:15-12:30 a.m. Lunch and Vendor Fair
12:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Exploring the Unknown Planet of Bladder Cancer
Heather Honore Goltz, PhD, LMSW, MEd
1:30-2:35 .pm.

Journey into the World of Ostomy Care
Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN

2:35-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:45 p.m. Humor: The Alien Concept
Kathy Murphy, RN, BSN, WON
4:10-4:30 p.m. Evaluation
6.0 contact hours

Conference Registration

General Public

Early Registration:
Before or on March 5, 2014

  • Houston Methodist Employees: $50
  • Community Registration: $75

Regular Registration/At Door Registration: After 4pm on March 5, 2014

  • All Registratants: $100

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Please call 713-441-4539 to register.

Registration Deadline

  • Early registration deadline is March 5, 2014
    (Note: Registrations received after 4pm on March 5th are $100)

NO REFUNDS AFTER March 7, 2014.

Please bring a sweater or light jacket as room temperature varies.

Conference Location

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital
Rio Grande Ballroom
6565 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030
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Local Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Houston—Reliant Park
8111 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77054
Contact: Donte Ross at 713-576-5076
Special Conference Rate: $82.00/night with free shuttle to conference, mention group code: MWO

Have questions about the Conference?

The Center for Professional Excellence at 713-441-4539 or email cmshort@houstonmethodist.org



Houston Methodist Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Up to 6.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education may be earned by attending selected sessions in their entirety, and completing the corresponding items on the evaluation tool.

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