Wild on Wounds (WOW) is going virtual this year. Here’s what you can expect

Wild on Wounds (WOW)

The world has drastically changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One alteration to our daily lives is the practice of avoiding crowds in an effort to slow down the spread and decrease risk of exposure to coronavirus.

So, for everyone’s health and well-being, we’ve moved our popular Wild on Wounds Conference (WOW) to a virtual format this year.

WOW will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST Sept. 24-27, which is a Thursday through Sunday.

For only $75, you can attend all four days of Wild on Wounds. This is a significant savings over previous years’ in-person, brick-and-mortar events.

During this event, you can expect to learn the latest research on wound care. Plus, you’ll have access to thought-provoking presentations, presented live, in real time by each speaker/expert.

And you won’t have to worry about missing any sessions because each speaker will deliver his or her presentation unopposed.

Same WOW experience from the comfort of your home

WCEI has creatively planned a virtual format for WOW that captures the experience of attending a physical event.

“If you sign up for the virtual WOW conference, you can enjoy learning the latest in wound care, while experiencing the same excitement and education as before with our live event,” said Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, DWC, OMS, CWCMS, co-founder of the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI).

Morgan will appear live, onstage in Las Vegas the first three mornings of the conference. She will welcome attendees, provide insights and deliver a three-part series (one each day) of WCEI’s annual and much-loved Buzz Report.

The sooner you sign up the better, Morgan said.

“We’re offering goodie bags with items from different vendors, along with our workbook, which is a comprehensive outline of all of our sessions,” Morgan said. “We will deliver the tote bags to the homes of the first 2,500 attendees who register for WOW by Sept. 14, 2020.”

Additional perks

  • After watching each live session, you can participate in a live Q and A with each of our speakers.
  • You’ll have access to recordings of all our education sessions for up to 12 months after the WOW event.
  • You can earn up to 20 continuing education credits throughout the event. You also can earn these CEs later by viewing session recordings after WOW.
  • Expand your clinical knowledge and learn the latest in wound care research, treatments and products.
  • Each day offers access to our virtual exhibit hall. For two hours you’ll have access to representatives from 40 different vendors. Take the time to chat one-on-one with vendors, explore new wound care products, download product literature and get access to product videos.
  • Admission to our dedicated networking “lounges” so you can meet your fellow WOW attendees. Meet new wound care associates and friends and catch up with old ones.
  • Participate in and view our popular WOW poster session to present and share your wound care research.
  • Daily games, contests, raffles and opportunities to win prizes.

Meet colleagues from around the world

With the Wild on Wounds conference going virtual, attendance is open to anyone in the U.S. and abroad who has an internet connection, Morgan said.

“I’m excited about WOW going virtual,” Morgan said. “This format provides us with a great opportunity to bring wound care education to not only wound care clinicians in the U.S., but also to those around the globe.”

To learn more this year’s WOW conference, click on Sessions-at-a-Glance.

Carole Jakucs

Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, PHN, is a full-time freelance writer. Her background in nursing includes tenures in healthcare management and as a care provider. She has worked in med/surg/telemetry, pediatric emergency department and college health. 

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