National Hybrid Conference, October 17-19, 2024

Wounds Canada is excited to offer our National Hybrid Conference at the RBC Place in London, Ontario this year from October 17-19, 2024. Three days with multiple streams of wound care education are offered for in-person attendees while three days of the plenary sessions of wound care education will be available for virtual attendees.

Introducing this year’s Co-Chairs:

Robyn Evans, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Anne Shantz, RN, BScN, MClScWH, NSWOC

Wounds Canada's National Hybrid Conference is the largest wound-related event in Canada, bringing together health-care professionals, educators and key opinion leaders for both in person and in a virtual gathering. This continuing education event is designed to support health-care professionals who work with patients with wounds or who are at risk for developing wounds.

Mark your calendars from October 17-19, 2024 to continue your educational journey in wound care!

Registration Fees

Take advantage of our in-person EARLY BIRD FEES until JUNE 30, 2024!

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Virtual Conference Registration

In-person London Conference Registration

Hotel Accommodations

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Conference Agenda 

All session times are shown in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Oct - 17

October 17, 2024 08:00

Welcome and Global Perspectives on Wounds and Implications

Learning Objectives I  At the end of this session participants will be able to:

·       Indicate the extent to which wounds are a global issue and why

·       Contrast the similarities and differences of wounds across different jurisdictions world wide

·       Discuss common barriers and opportunities to advancing prevention and management of wounds from a global perspective 

·       Describe key practice, policy, education and research implications of the global nature of the wound care crisis    

October 17, 2024 09:15

Paramedic Program

October 17, 2024 13:15

Wound Care Champion Program Graduation Ceremony

Learning Objectives  I  At the end of this session participants will be able to:

·       Recognize the rigorous nature of the WC/RNAO AWCCP and the achievements of its first graduates 

·       Discuss the competencies of the program graduates and how they can be utilized to impact quality sustained would care in their organizations

·       Appreciate the generous funding of the Ontario MOH in the development, delivery and evaluation of the program

·       State the collaborative nature of the program and the extensive involvement of the wound care community


October 17, 2024 13:15

Interactive Health Coaching Communication

Learning Objectives I  At the end of this session participants will be able to:

·        Define health coaching, its components and application

·        Describe how to establish a health coaching relationship 

·        Outline how best to engage in a health coaching relationship

·        Apply health coaching strategies using a case study with facilitator guidance

October 17, 2024 16:55

Open Mic –Interprofessional Panel Discussion: Global Perspective on Wound Care

Tell us about your perspectives on wound care and reflections from the day!

Learning Objectives I  At the end of this session participants will be able to:

·       Integrate critical concepts discussed from global and local perspectives to better understand how to advance skin health and wound care excellence

·        Debate key perspectives with a view to mobilizing individual and team changes in adopting and sustaining best practices related prevention and management of wounds

·        Summarize learnings from the day illustrating knowledge to action related to practice and policy 

Scientific Planning Committee

Co-Chair: Robyn Evans, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Co-Chair: Anne Shantz, RN, BScN, MClScWH, NSWOC

Helen Arputhanathan, MSc Wound Care (Australia), BScN, RN, IIWCC, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Irmajean Bajnok, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD, FCAN, FAAN

Virginie Blanchette, BSc, MSc, DPM, PhD

Sheena Fortuna, RN

Rosemary Hill, BSN, CWOCN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Amanda Mayo, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, BSc

Jane McSwiggan, MSc, OT Reg.(MB), IIWCC

Douglas Queen, BSc, PhD, MBA

Graham Roche-Nagle, MD, MBA, MMEd, FRCSI, EBSQ-VASC, DFSVS

Marlene Varga, RN, BScN, MSc, IIWCC


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Why Attend

This is your opportunity to engage in discussions, participate in educational sessions,  and stay current with the latest information in wound prevention and management. Network with your colleagues and meet with new peers who are passionage about wound care!

  • Participate in the polling questions and Q&A.
  • Learn about the latest wound-related research in the virtual and in-person Poster Hall.
  • Connect with the exhibitors in the exhibit hall to learn about the newest dressings, tools, and resources in wound care
  • Download your personal swag bag complete with resources to grow your wound care knowledge
  • Attend our Sponsors Showcase Day on Thursday, October 17th, 2024, with sessions and extended exhibit times to feature the latest research, wound care products, services, and technology.
  • Join us at this dynamic wound-related conference either on your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone or in person in London, Ontario!
  • For in-person attendees, attend our special social event to meet and mingle on Friday, October 18th.
  • Our on-demand session recordings will be available until January 31, 2025!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register.
Select the registration type you wish to register for in the drop-down menu at the top of the registration form. Credit card payment is required.
Whether you choose in-person or virtual registration, you will have access to on-demand presentation viewings until January 31, 2025.
See Registration Fees section above for a description of all the registration options and prices available.
Visit  starting October 17, 2024, and click on Login. Enter the email address you used to register for the event. No password is required!
The event will remain open 24/7 until January 31, 2025. You can attend whenever it is convenient until the end of January to view the on-demand sessions.
The National Hybrid Conference is being held at the RBC Place in London from October 17-19, 2023. You may attend in-person or virtually from your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
Yes. We will have a swag bag available for you by logging in to our conference platform. You will be able to add documents from any of the exhibitors. You may email them to yourself or share them with colleagues and friends by simply entering their email.
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
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DISCLAIMER: As a participant to this virtual conference, you acknowledge and agree that Wounds Canada does not endorse the information, products or services shared by presenters and sponsors. Health-care recommendations are strictly for discussion purposes and individuals should seek consultation with their respective health-care professionals. Wounds Canada has the right to make changes to the agenda, presenters, and schedules without further notice.