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2023 New England WOC Events

  • January 11th – Board Meeting

  • January 25th – Membership education meeting via Zoom - 7:00pm

    • Susan Hamilton – Down the Tubes: Protecting Skin Around Tubes and Drains

  • February 1st – Board Meeting

  • March 22nd – Membership education meeting via Zoom - 7:00pm

    • Gisele Castonguay, MSN, APRN-CNP, CWOCN  -  Care of the Patient with Lymphedema: Dress to Compress

  • April 12th – Board Meeting

  • May 24th – Membership education meeting via Zoom - 7:00pm

    • Melissa Ayer MS, RN, FNP-BC, CRRN, CFCN, CWOCN  –  When Surgery Is Not an Option Custom Hernia Belt Fitting. A Solution. 

  • June 4th-7th - National WOCN Conference - Las Vegas, NV

    • ​June 4th: Regional Breakfast Meeting, 7-8:30 am, Linq Hotel, room Icon G

  • June 14th – Board Meeting


  • August 23rd – Membership education meeting via Zoom - 7:00pm

    • Zen Faulkes, PhD - Common Poster Mistakes and How to Fix Them

  • September 6th – Board Meeting

  • October 19th – 4pm Board Meeting @ Mohegan Sun

  • October 20th-21stAnnual Fall Conference @ Mohegan Sun, CT


New England WOCN holds an annual fall conference. Each year at our regional fall conference, the New England Region holds an auction to raise funds to send youth and counselors from this area to the National UOAA Youth Rally. Baskets full of goodies native to our various New England States are auctioned, along with other assorted items.

Note to Attendees & Exhibitors:

Please check here often, we will post information as it becomes available. You may also send email messages or questions to


The New England Region WOCN holds regional zoom meetings three times a year in conjunction with educational conferences. Fall Conference is held in October. In addition, a regional meeting is held during national conference, usually in June. Watch the conference schedule for days and times. Regional meetings provide a forum for discussion of professional issues affecting WOC/ET nursing practice and provide an opportunity to keep abreast of regional activities. Submit concerns to the New England Region President for inclusion in any meeting’s agenda.


Connecticut WOCN
The Connecticut WOC/ET nurses meet the second Thursday of the month from 3 – 5 pm, September through June.  This 40 member area group meets for networking and support. The group serves as a forum for discussion of professional issues, clinical concerns and new treatments/technologies.

Contact:  Cherie Sapia
Cell: (860) 866-7641

Meetings are held at:
Midstate Medical Center
435 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT. 06451


Southern Maine WOCN

Educational gatherings Occur every other month on the third Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, November at 5:30 – 8pm. Typically we gather in Freeport at a local restaurant (subject to availability). RSVP’s are required.

We gather for a dinner presented by a CWOCN through the support of a vendor/sponsor.  The sponsors and topics vary between the three specialties.

If you would like to receive notices for these gatherings please email Liz Beal RN, MSN, CWOCN  at:


For more information about UOAA Youth Rally, click on the UOAA link below.  If your would like to make a donation, know of a potential camper or young adult needing sponsorship, or are interested in attending as a counselor, please contact a Youth Rally co-chair:

Leah Abecassis or Jennifer Giannettino at


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