An intoxicating time was had by all at the PCR’s annual conference held February 9 – 11, 2012 in beautiful Napa California. The Embassy Suites Hotel was a lovely, relaxing venue with nicely appointed rooms. The grounds were lush with water falls spilling into pools, where swans could be found swimming about. It was a wonderful place to relax with a cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine. This conference boasts the largest participation to date with over 125 attendees.
On February 9th a pre-conference workshop was held by Dot Weir, where attendees had the opportunity to show their skills at debriding pigs’ feet. Friday morning things kicked off with an inspirational speech by Rolf Bernieshke, a former NFL kicker for the San Diego Chargers. Throughout the day there were lectures on various topics, which included Atypical Wounds by Susie Seaman, Pressure Ulcer Prevention by Laurie McNichol and New Interventions for Urinary Continence Management by Dr. Heidi Wittenberg.
The General Membership meeting was held Friday evening, where the new Board of Directors were introduced and the revised by-laws were read and voted into practice. At the end of the meeting a raffle was held where five lucky members were presented with complimentary registration to the 2013 conference. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful dinner and had time to meet and speak with a variety of vendors. A silent auction was held in the early evening hours with resounding results.
Saturday we enjoyed presentations by Dr. Pam Lee on Colon – Rectal surgery, and Susan S. Morello on the Do’s and Don’ts of Abstract writing. Our closing session was a board panel discussion on Antimicrobials with Q&A from the audience. Multiple raffles were held throughout the day for a variety of gifts. Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
If you were not able to join us this year, please make room on your calendars for next year’s conference, which will be held in historical Pasadena, California. Please visit the PCR website for the upcoming dates and information.
Linda Morawek, BSN, RN, CWON