Upcoming Events and Activities
It’s Finally Here! As announced on page 4 of the last issue of the Sclerodata, here is SABC’s first live virtual seminar (using Zoom) as part of the
2021 Scleroderma Patient (and their Family/Supporters) Educational Speaker Series
January’s Topic: Wound Care and Scleroderma: Keeping You in the Know
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6 – 7pm
Click HERE to register for free
|Speaker: Lauren Wolfe RN, BSN, MClSc (WH), NSWOC, CWOCN|
Questions for Lauren: Submit your questions on the registration page or any time before January 20 to email@example.com or simply ‘chat’ your questions live to Lauren during the presentation. A 15-minute question/answer period starts at 6:45pm.
Lauren graduated nursing school in 1990 in South Africa. Shortly after, she moved to Canada to be with her family. In 1996, she completed her Intensive Care certificate and worked as a B.C. ICU nurse. She developed a passion for wounds and ostomy and attended Emory University to complete her Wound, Ostomy and Continence certificate in 2006. Following certification, Lauren established the WOCN program at Richmond Hospital. In 2011, she moved to community nursing care where she expanded her knowledge caring for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns. In 2020, she completed her Master of Clinical Science – Wound Healing at Western University. She currently works both at VGH part time and at Macdonald’s prescriptions as a certified WOCN. Lauren has been an active participant on the Regional Committees for Wound, Ostomy and Therapeutic devices and recently joined the Provincial Skin & Wound Committee.
Lauren was the recipient of the CRNBC Award for Nursing Excellence in 2011, a reflection of her dedication and compassion regarding wound, ostomy and continence nursing and her determination in striving for excellent patient care. She is passionate about advancing the practice of WOC nursing and has spoken at conferences and published articles and posters to help educate others. She volunteers for the United Ostomy Association in facilitating the 20-50’s support group and is an active writer for their magazine, The Vancouver Highlife; click to read these publications at http://www.uoavancouver.com/newsletter.html
New to Zoom? SABC again recommends downloading Zoom in advance to ensure a smooth Zoom experience on January 20! Check out this link to the Zoom website. It provides easy to follow tutorials with downloading instructions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697