Welcome to the ASCN UK Annual Conference 2018
A very warm welcome to my home town and the 6th annual meeting of the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK), which will take place at the ICC, Birmingham, from Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th September 2018.
This year’s conference promises to provide many engaging discussions and opportunities for meeting with your Stoma Care colleagues and peers. The programme will be organized around the theme ‘Breaking Barriers and Enhancing Relationships’ which will focus on the many critical issues surrounding healthy relationships for all who are affected by and operate within, the stoma care community. The Conference will be comprised of keynote speakers and presentations on the latest research and innovative practice to address stoma healthcare. We are also privileged to have the support of our industry colleagues, charity and voluntary partners, who will join us to create the UK’s largest exhibition of stoma care products and services.
The 2018 Conference will once again begin with an afternoon of Specialist Workshops and a Seminar, followed by a Welcome Reception and the official exhibition opening on the Sunday evening. A comprehensive programme of presentations will then take place on Monday and Tuesday, featuring the latest political updates, topical keynote talks and a selection of clinical case studies. Further Workshops will be held on Monday and Tuesday mornings, with the Conference Dinner scheduled for Monday evening, to be held at the ICC.
There are three Prestigious Awards available this year, which we encourage you to apply for, to support your participation at the conference. These include: Stoma Care Nurse of the Year Award, New Presenters Award and the UA Award. In addition to these, the ASCN UK Committee will also award prizes for the most outstanding poster and oral presentations at the conference. For further information on all our awards, please visit the awards tab of ASCN UK website.
We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!
Maddie White (Chair ASCN UK)
On behalf of the ASCN UK Conference, Organising Committee
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