Symposium Proceedings 2017

~Dear OntWIG members and Symposium Delegates:

It is with pleasure that we present the proceedings from the 7th Annual Ontario Woundcare Interest Group Symposium entitled:Engage. Align. Influence: Empowering Implementation.

At our symposium, there were over 50 delegates in attendance, including chiropodists, nurses, enterostomal therapists, Occupational therapists and industry partners.  A special guest from the Rick Hansen Institute in British Columbia was also in attendance.

Update from the Health Minister and HQO on offloading devices

Dear OntWIG members,

We are extremely excited that at last week's RNAO AGM, the Health Minister Dr. Hoskins announced that offloading devices for Diabetic feet will be covered by the provincial government.

We want to ensure that OntWIG members are acknowledged in this process and your efforts are recognised. It's been at least 2 years in the making; starting from OntWIG's working group, Health Quality Ontario discussions, and submission to the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, every step was a team effort.

HQO - Quality Rounds Ontario

Dr Doug Cochrane will be speaking at this month Health Quality Ontario Quality Rounds on February 8th 7am - 8am.  The topic this month is: Surgical Improvement in British Columbia: The need for a multifaceted strategy.

UHN - Beyond the Basics Wound Care Course

UHN is offering a Beyond the Basics Wound Care Course on February 24th - more information may be found with the attached document.  

7th Annual Sumposium

We are pleased to announce our 7th annual symposium.  It is to take place on April 21st at The Old Springer House in Burlington.  To register and find more information please visit our webpage:

Health Quality Ontario Draft Quality Standards - Requiring Feedback From Membership

Dear OntWIG members,

I am writing to let you know that Health Quality Ontario has posted three draft quality standards for wound care and welcomes your feedback.
The topics include:
·         Diabetic Foot Ulcers

·         Pressure Injuries

·         Venous and Mixed Venous/Arterial Leg Ulcers

Engage.Align.Influence Symposium Proceedings Document

The OntWIG executive are excited to share the proceedings document from our 2016 Symposium.  The symposium featured excellent presentations and discussion from a diverse range of speakers and participants.  This report focuses on the discussions and recommendations that were generated at the symposium.

We hope you enjoy reading through the document and look forward to further collaboration and progress with you at our next Symposium, April 21st, 2017.

Electrical Stimilation Therapy (EST)

~Please find a notice attached for a seminar about using Electrical Stimulation Therapy (EST).  Deadline to Register is June 24, 2016. Details are in the flyer.  Hope to see you there. 


Ontario Woundcare Interest Group

WOCN/CAET Conference in Montreal

The CAET and WOCN are holding their conference June 4-8, 2016 in Montreal. It's not too late to register. Please go to for more information​.

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