WOCNEXT 2020 REIMAGINED FAQ
WOCNEXT 2020 REIMAGINED: ONLINE EVENT
The WOCN Society’s leadership has made the necessary decision to transition the in-person WOCNext 2020Ⓡ event to an online-only experience. We would love for you to join us online in June for WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, taking place June 5-7, 2020. You can learn from experienced wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing professionals, chat with exhibiting companies, view our ePosters and boost your nursing skills from the comfort of your home or office.
Q: What is the status of WOCNext 2020? Is the virtual meeting replacing the in-person meeting?
A: WOCNext 2020 will be reimagined into a virtual event! Yes, this virtual event will replace the in-person event that was scheduled to take place on June 7-10, 2020 at the Huntingdon Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. WOCNext2020 Reimagined will still provide the inspiration and education to take your practice to the next level.
Q: Do I need to pay a registration fee to view the presentations in the virtual meeting?
A: Access to WOCNext 2020 Reimagined is available FREE to WOCN Society Members. Non-Members will pay $200. All participants will be asked to register to attend.
A WOCN Society membership costs $135/year, which is less than the online event registration fee. If you would like to take advantage of this exclusive benefit, along with multiple other benefits aimed to enhance your professional development, please click here to become a member.
Q: What types of education will be featured in the virtual meeting?
A: The virtual meeting will feature the following types of educations:
- Educational Sessions. The education at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined will still be presented in 30-, 60- and 90-minute sessions, under the trending healthcare themes of Wellness, Symptom Science, Quality, and Clinical Care Innovations.
- ePoster Presentations. WOCNext 2020 Reimagined will features the latest scientific case study, practice innovation, and research abstracts from experts in the field of WOC nursing. Attendees will be able to view all of the 2020 accepted abstracts online, as well as select ePosters.
- Sponsored Symposia. We will have 8 commercially supported Symposia available at this year’s virtual event. Please check the WOCNext Symposia webpage for more session information.
- Virtual Exhibit Hall. The WOCNext 2020 Reimagined Exhibit Hall will be open for networking! Each day attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Exhibitors, view their products and promotions, and join online meetings with them, furthering Attendee/Exhibitor engagement in this new virtual experience.
- Innovation Hub. Attendees will be able to "sit in on" short talks hosted by exhibiting companies as they showcase their products and services, or discuss education and research.
WOCNext 2020 Reimagined Registration Is Now Available. Click here for more info.
Q: I am currently registered for WOCNext 2020 and plan to attend WOCNext 2020 Reimagined. What do I need to do?
A: No action is required. Your full active registration will automatically be transferred to the virtual meeting, and you will receive an email confirming your virtual meeting registration.
All Member registrants will be refunded their full conference payments. Nonmember registrants will be refunded the difference in payments. Refunds are now in progress and we thank you for your patience as we complete this process. Please note that all registration fee refunds will be completed prior to the event.
Q: I am currently registered for WOCNext 2020 and do NOT plan to attend WOCNext 2020 Reimagined. What do I need to do?
A: You may request a full refund/cancellation by sending an email to Julianna King Williams at email@example.com. Refund requests/cancellations must be received by the original cancellation deadline of May 15, 2020. Please note that all registration fee refunds will be completed prior to the event. All cancellation fees will be waived.
Q: I had cancelled my registration for WOCNext 2020, but would now like to participate in WOCNext 2020 Reimagined. Can I reinstate my registration?
A: Yes. You can send an email request to Julianna King Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your registration reinstated. Reinstatement requests must be received no later than May 15, 2020.
HOUSING AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Individual Hotel Reservation Cancellations. Any reservation booked through the WOCN’s official housing department (on the WOCNext 2020 website), will be cancelled automatically without penalty. Registrants who booked housing through other sources or directly with hotels must cancel their own reservations.
Group Housing Block Cancellations. Any group block contracted through the WOCN’s official housing department will be cancelled automatically without penalty.
Q: I have a reservation for air travel to Cleveland, Ohio for the original event. What should I do?
A: You should contact your carrier directly to determine the best way to reschedule or cancel flights. Change fees are being waived by most airlines. If you booked other travel arrangements, attendees are responsible to reschedule or cancel.
INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS
Speaker Presentation Status. Before the new program schedule for the virtual event is announced, invited speakers will be contacted by email and asked to confirm their availability to participate in WOCNext 2020 Reimagined.
Q: I was accepted to present my abstract in the poster hall at the original June 7-10 event, but I withdrew my abstract before the meeting was transitioned. If I am able to produce an ePoster, can I reinstate/present my abstract?
A: Yes. You can send a written request to Brooke Passy at email@example.com to request reinstatement. Please include your abstract submission number and title in your request.
INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS
Q: I am currently scheduled to exhibit at WOCNext 2020 and plan to exhibit at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined. What do I need to do?
A: No action is required. Your booth fees will be transferred to the virtual event. Please expect to hear from Chris Brown with more information.
Other Questions. All other questions should be directed to Chris Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 856-642-4401.