Peer Groups


East Bay Support Group

The East Bay Peer group of Northern California meets 4 times a year at various restaurants in Walnut Creek. We meet on the third Tuesday of February, May, August and November at 6 PM unless there is a conflict. We network, share ideas and have manufacturer representatives come and discuss their newest products. It also gives us an opportunity to get to know the WOCN’s and other wound care specialists in the area. It’s fun, come join us! You can contact Cathy Pauley at and Michele Browne at for specifics.


North Bay Peer Group

Fellow wound, ostomy, continence, and diabetic foot care lovers, in the North Bay San Francisco Area – We would like to create a local support system and aid in the professional growth of our fellows. We would like to invite you to attend a reoccurring monthly meeting. It will be the third Wednesday of the Month at Shari’s Restaurant (301 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park, CA 94928) at 7pm. We would like for you to RSVP via email so we have a general head count. Come with topics to discuss! Contact Information: Dena Dimond RN BSN CWON CFCN

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Inland Empire Peer Group

The Inland Empire Group meets at Kaiser Fontana in the Palm Court building every other month on the third Thursday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00. You can contact Phyllis McGinnis at (909)427-3288 or Charlotte Lisco (909)427-7890.


L.A. Peer Group

The Los Angeles WOCN Forum has been meeting for more than 12 years. The forum meets at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the 3rd Thursday of each odd numbered month – with a summer hiatus – from 0730-0900. Each meeting includes a general discussion followed by a manufacturer’s product presentation. Continental Breakfast is served.
For more information, please contact


Sacramento Peer Group

The Sacramento Valley Wound, Ostomy, Continence Practitioners Association meets every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December) at 6pm, usually at Brookfield’s restaurant at Madison and I80. We present a yearly educational conference for our region (next is Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Arden Hills Country Club, 7 CEUs, contact Bill Ginther at 916 276-8965 for registration) and offer scholarships for area RNs pursuing Wound, Ostomy or Continence education (application deadline July 1st yearly). Our website is for further scholarship information. All are welcome to join our meetings, learn more about WOC nursing, network and earn CEUs with an energetic group. Email for meeting dates.


Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe Peer Group

The Northern Nevada WOCN support group meets on the third Thursday every other month, except for December and August (January, March, May, July, September and November). In January and March (as bad weather is possible), we meet for lunch from 11:30 – 1 PM. Otherwise, we meet for dinner, from 5:30 – 7 PM. All meetings are representative-sponsored and are held at the rep’s venue of choice.

Any nurses and PTs with an interest in wound, ostomy and continence care are welcome to attend. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please email Jennifer Lee, Membership Coordinator, at

Please join us for these meetings which highlight education, networking and good food!


Orange County Support Group

Fran Boughey is the leader of this group and we meet approximately every other month at a restaurant in a central location. We have a vendor presentation and time for networking. This is a very fun, energized group! If you would like to join us, please e-mail


San Diego Peer Group

Name: San Diego WOC nurse support group
Meetings: Quarterly
Meeting places: San Diego area and vary each quarterly meeting
Contact person: Colette Armstrong at

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