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NCPCP Committee Chair Welcome Message

Mary Hill

RN, BScN, MN, WOCC(C)

NSWOCC National Conference Chair

Welcome and Bienvenue to the 39th first time ever, Virtual NSWOCC Conference!


On behalf of the NSWOC Canada National Conference Planning Committee (NCPC), we are excited to offer you the first time ever, Virtual NSWOCC Conference.  On March 11, 2020, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the National Conference Planning Committee (NCPC) shifted quickly in response and moved to a virtual conference. We have been working to rearrange the education schedule times to provide you with online presentations to accommodate all the time zones across the country so participants can join us from coast to coast.   Please note that all sessions will be in Eastern Daylight Time. We know that some of us on the west coast will be getting up early and our friends on the east coast viewing some sessions into the evening.  We have provided a full day of educational sessions as we understand the importance for you to have irtual N and receiving continuing education credits for registration, work and CNA certification. The educational sessions will be live with all presenters available after their presentations to answer your questions.

We have created a Virtual Exhibit Hall for Industry Members to provide presentations during planned exhibit hours.  The Virtual Exhibit Hall Grand Opening will be on Wednesday May 20th at 0900 EDT and will continue throughout the conference. There will be a scavenger hunt contest with some excellent prizes that commences with the Grand Opening and continue until the end of the weekend.  During the educational program there will be virtual exhibit rapid-fire presentations where industry will provide short session about new and innovative technologies and products.


Each Educational Session is recorded, and therefore accessible to conference registrants after the #VirtualNSWOC Conference is over. Accordingly, this website will function as a virtual library that houses the poster & oral abstracts and educational presentations. This library is available for all conference registrants during the conference and for a period time after the conference for viewing. You can find the Poster Library in the navigation bar at the top of the website, while the Oral Abstracts and other presentations are house in the "Educational Program" tab.

Be sure to mark on your calendars the NSWOC Canada Annual Members Meeting on May 20th from 7 – 8 pm Eastern Daylight Time! This is an opportunity for you to have a voice as a member of NSWOC Canada.   We look forward to you joining us.

Have you never participated in a virtual conference for the weekend? Check out my video that gives you some guidance and preparation tips prior to the conference so you can be ready for the weekend.  Also, please view the FAQ page to learn how to navigate the conference program, open links, download zoom and access the conference evaluations.

Lastly, I would like to give my heartfe


lt gratitude and thanks to the National Conference Planning Committee, Cathy Harley, Troy Curtis, Kim LeBlanc and our Corporate Partners & Exhibitors.   We couldn’t have done this without your vision, dedication, time and support. 


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