The 2013 annual PCR conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in picturesque Pasadena, California. The venue offered wonderful accommodations and amenities for the event. Following the daily sessions, several attendees ventured into the nearby historic downtown area to explore its many shops and restaurants. The area also has numerous classic buildings with beautiful architecture.
We had over 130 attendees this year, which far exceeded our expectations and made it the largest participation to date. There were also over 50 vendors in the main hall, who provided information about their various products and services. Thanks to Andrea for all her hard work in securing such a diverse group.
Our opening speaker was Katherine Jeter, who shared her bicycling adventure across America. She was a dynamic and awe-inspiring speaker. Throughout the conference, we were treated to a variety of speakers who taught us about pediatric issues for the WOC nurse, diagnosing and treating urinary incontinence, concerns with obese and immobile patient, and many other interesting and valuable topics.
Thursday evening, members enjoyed a delicious dinner and were given another opportunity to meet and speak with the vendors. An auction was held for a variety of donated gifts, which brought an overwhelming response from our attendees.
The General Membership meeting was held Saturday morning and included a lovely breakfast. Lisa Foster, the new President, was introduced along with the rest of the board.
Sunday was the post-conference sharp debridement session, which was taught by Carrie Sussman, PT, DPT. Attendees were provided with pigs feet to demonstrate their debridement talents.
There were a number of raffles and prizes throughout the conference. Five members were presented with complimentary registration to the 2014 conference. Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
We sincerely hope everyone who attended had a wonderful and educational experience. Please mark your calendars for our next conference, which will be held February 20 – 22, 2014 in Monterey California at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa. We are planning some exciting speakers and surprises, so you don’t want to be left out. Please visit the website at www.PCR.org for all the latest news.