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ASCN UK Annual Conference 2022

ASCN UK 2022 Conference theme: Together Again - Demonstrating the Value of the Specialist Stoma Care Nurse

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) Annual Conference which will be held at the Harrogate Convention Centre from Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th October. After two years of being apart we are looking forward to meeting again in person with Stoma Care colleagues and Industry representatives from across the country.

In recognition of this, and the Department of Health and Social Care’s Medical Technology Directorate’s interest in the stoma care specialty, the theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Together Again - Demonstrating the Value of the Specialist Stoma Care Nurse’.

We anticipate a programme filled with Keynote speakers and presenters - new and old, discussing a range of topics that will enhance the practice of those involved in delivering stoma healthcare. With support of our industry colleagues, charities and voluntary partners we aim to provide the largest exhibition of stoma care services and products in the UK. Similarly to previous conferences, we will be providing an afternoon of workshops on the Sunday followed by the opening of the Exhibition Hall in the evening. We also look forward to the networking opportunities that the Conference Dinner will provide on the Monday evening.

We look forward to seeing you in Harrogate!

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For further information on the ASCN UK Annual Conference 2022 please visit the ASCN UK Annual Conference website.

WCET® and ASCN UK Joint Congress 2021 Update

It is with regret that we once again have had to make the very difficult decision to postpone the WCET®-ASCN UK 2021 Joint Congress, which was scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland from 3 – 6 October 2021.

The WCET® and the ASCN UK have agreed that there will indeed be a Joint Congress in 2024. The dates for this Congress are being discussed and we will inform you of these as soon as possible.
The WCET® and ASCN UK will be contacting each and every stakeholder in the coming days to provide details and updates pertaining to their involvement and input with the Joint Congress.
Please do not hesitate to contact congress organisers with any queries in the interim, email: 

Past ASCN UK Annual Conference Themes


Professionals Leading & Advancing Change with Education & Development




Getting the Balance Right



Breaking barriers and Enhancing Relationships



Continuum of Change, Take Control



Achieving More with Less



S.P.E.C.T.R.E. – Specialist Practice – Evolving Care to Reach Expectations



Making A Difference - Together



New Beginnings




More details on past conference can be found at