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20th Biennal Congress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists

Svenska Mässan (The Swedish Exhibition & Congress center) * | Gothenburg, SWEDEN
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Title: 20th Biennal Congress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists
Specialty: , Radiation Oncology, Urology
Dates: From Jun, 15, 2014 to Jun, 19, 2014
Location: Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 500 to 7040 SEK
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Dear Friends and Colleagues

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Gothenburg, Sweden for the 20th Biennial World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Congress from 15th to 19th of June 2014 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre located in the heart of the city.


"Life is a journey not a destination" is the theme of the congress. When we are born we enter on a journey. Physically, mentally and socially the journey takes us anywhere throughout our lives. The patient with an ostomy, wound or continence problem enters the journey where he or she will meet ET nurses with the goal to provide the best care possible for the patient.


The ET nurse enters on an educational journey meeting with colleagues and the industry, locally and internationally with the goal to share experiences and increase knowledge to develop the profession.

Gothenburg, situated in the heart of Scandinavia, has an international flair, with open and friendly atmosphere. Located on the west coast of Sweden, the venue offers a large number of exciting attractions: trips around the city and harbour by boat and tram, visit to beautiful fishing villages and medieval castles, and enjoy the local seafood ranked among the finest in the world.

Hope to see you in 2014!

Eva Carlsson, congress convenor, and team members 
Eva Bengtsson, Jeanette Fingren, Anne-Marie Hallén & Charlotta Petersén


Dr Bertil Philipson, MD PhD - Sweden & Australia

Bertil Philipson is a retired General Surgeon, who graduated from the University of Göteborg in 1968 and started his surgical training with Prof Nils G. Kock in 1970.His research program focused on the biological consequences of the creation of a reservoir at the end of the small intestine. In 1975 he defended his Thesis: Ileostomy Reservoir - A clinical and experimental study of Bacteriology, Morphology and Absorption at the University of Göteborg.

Dr Philipson became an Associate Professor in 1980 at the same university and worked together with Prof Kock at Sahlgrenska University Hospital later also studying adaptive morphological changes in the ileal reservoir used as a Continent Urostomy.

During1988 - 2005 Bertil Philipson worked as a Consultant at Carlanderska Hospital in Göteborg and during 1994-2005 he also spent some time at the University of Sydney, Australia as a research fellow. His ornithological interest has made him realize the value of migration and therefore spends his retirement halftime between Sweden and West Australia.

Elizabeth English RN STN AM - Australia

RN, RM, STN (Cred), BN, Grad Dip (Health Counselling), Dip Ap Sc (CHN) 1996 Winston Churchill Fellow.

Elizabeth English is the Senior Credentialed Stomaltherapy Nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) in South Australia working as a Clinical Practice Consultant in stoma and wound care. She has been in that role for almost 30 years.

She is well known internationally for her 14 year involvement on the Executive Board of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) - and is the immediate past President of WCET.

Elizabeth is passionate about Stomaltherapy Nursing and has a particular interest in counselling and communication and extending nursing knowledge and skills to developing nations. In June 2012 she was awarded an AM - Member of the Order of Australia for service to nursing, particularly in the field of stomaltherapy clinical practice and education, and through executive roles with national and international associations.

Calum Lyon MD PhD - United Kingdom

Calum Lyon is a dermatologist and clinical lecturer at York and Manchester in the UK. He has been working with stoma care specialist nurses for 14 years and is involved in clinical work, research, teaching and scientific publications in the medical and nursing literature. Calum has co-authored chapters for several dermatology texts including Fitzpatrick's dermatology in General Medicine and edits the recently rewritten textbook "Abdominal stomas and their skin disorders". Medical training was at Cambridge University UK. When not working he relaxes by managing a small woodland, selling logs for firewood with his boys and woodcarving.

Nicola Ohlson RN ET - South Africa

Nicola Ohlson graduated and completed her nursing training at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, as a Registered Nurse in General, Community, Psychiatry and Midwifery Nursing. She held posts in the upper gastro intestinal, colorectal, endocrine and vascular surgical wards at Groote Schuur Hospital.

In 1999, Nicola joined the team in the Stomaltherapy Unit, where she completed her Stomaltherapy Training, under the supervision of Prilli Stevens. In 2005, Nicola joined Coloplast SA, and worked as the stomaltherapist in Kwazulu Natal, providing a service to both Provincial and Private Institutions. In 2006, she returned to Groote Schuur Hospital, where she holds the post of Operational Manager for Stomaltherapy. Nicola is actively involved in all decision making processes for the Tender Board: Dept of Health Western Cape.She is a Co -facilitator of the University of Free State / SASA stomaltherapy Course of 2012.

Christina Lindholm RN PhD - Sweden

Christina Lindholm is a registered nurse, PhD in Medicine (Dermatology&Surgery), senior professor at Sophiahemmet University, and a wound consultant to the Karolinska University Hospital and Dalen Geriatric hospital. She is a member of the executive board of European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and local organizer of the 17th conference on pressure ulcers in Stockholm, Sweden, August 2014. Christina has published more than 70 scientific papers and 10 scientific reports on wound management and received several scientific awards. She has published the Scandinavian textbook on wounds, and several chapters in national and international textbooks. She is a well-recognised international lecturer. Her main scientific interest is pressure ulcers and wound microbiology.

Steen Buntzen MD PhD - Denmark

Steen Buntzen graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 1982 and became a specialist in surgical Gastroenterology in 1995. He trained as a colorectal surgeon in Gothenburg during 1990-1996 and defended his thesis " Pharmacological and physiological studies on the control of recto-anal motility - An experimental study in cat and man" at the University in Gothenburg in 1995. Steen then moved back to Denmark and works as a consultant colorectal surgeon at the Dept. of surgery Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus Amtssygehus. Since 1999 he has been the head of the department of anal physiology and also a senior lecturer in surgery since 2000. His special interests are proctology and functional diseases. The concept of streamline management has been adopted in proctology with a transformation to day care surgery even in complex cases. Clinically and scientifically sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has a dominant place in patients with faecal constipation and IBS although all other modalities are available. Steen is one of the greatest experts in the world on SNS. A new concept, where the nurses in his clinic perform screening and conduct all conservative treatment in functional bowel diseases has high priority.

Christine Norton RN MA - United Kingdom

Christine Norton PhD MA RN is Nurse Consultant (Bowel Control) at St Mark's Hospital and Professor of Nursing at King' College London. She has worked with incontinent people for 35 years, firstly with bladder control and for the last 20 years with faecal incontinence and constipation. She has published many research studies on managing bowel problems as well as books for nurses and patients. She has chaired the International Consultation on Incontinence committee on faecal incontinence and the UK national guidelines.

Gundela Holmdahl MD PhD - Sweden

Gundela Holmdahl trained as a general surgeon in Karlstad and from 1989 she has been working at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Queen Silvia Children´s hospital, Gothenburg. Since 2001 she has been a senior consultant in paediatric surgery with specialization in urology and she is also an associate professor. For the past 5 years Gundela is the leader of the paediatric urology team in Gothenburg. Her special interest is reconstructive urogenital surgery. In 2008 she became a certified specialist in pediatric urology (Fellow of the European Academy of paediatric urology). Gundela´s research fields include posterior urethral valves, vesicoureteral reflux, bowel and bladder dysfunction in patients with anorectal malformations, hypospadia and DSD. She is the author/co-author of 30 peer-reviewed articles.


Angie Perrin RGN, MSc, BSc Hons, Dip N (Lond), ENB 216, ENB 931 Clinical Lead, R&D - United Kingdom

Angie Perrin qualified in 1990 initially worked within a surgical setting, then progressed into the specialist sphere of stoma care and colorectal nursing. She worked as Lead Nurse for Stoma and Colorectal cancer nursing services from 2002 in one of the largest UK teaching hospitals. Angie decided to enhance her professional development academically by acquiring an MSc Nurse Practitioner, which provided the foundations onto which she developed the first Nurse-led clinic ileo-anal pouch clinic in the country to offer nurse assessment and investigation. She led policy development and implemented change at a local, national and international level within stoma care. Angie was the UK Chairperson of WCET from 2003-2007 and dramatically raised the profile of this professional organisation for stoma care nursing. Angie departed the NHS in June 2012 to pursue her enthusiasm for R & D by commencing a new, unique role for Salts Healthcare as the Clinical Lead.


Caroline Redmond clinical director - United Kingdom

Caroline trained in London and gained post registration experience in Surgical Urology and Gastroenterology in London and Edinburgh. She gained her specialist qualification in 1979 and established the Stoma Care Service in Edinburgh. She moved to London and continued in Specialist practice for a further 10 years. Caroline moved into Salts Health Care Limited management in 1992 and became Clinical Director in 1998, an ever changing and expanding role:Responding to UK Government Consultations, Training and Education, Research and Development, Marketing and Export. The Research has been published and presented at International, European and UK conferences.


Dr Hans Brevinge MD PhD - Sweden

Hans Brevinge graduated from the University of Gothenburg 1973. After trained as a General Surgeon he returned to the University of Gothenburg and joined the staff at the Department of Surgery under the leadership of Prof NG Kock 1982. He defended his thesis" Ileostomy output, sodium homeostasis and working capacity. A study in patients with conventional or reservoir ileostomy " 1993. He has been the leader of the Colorectal Unit at Sahlgrenska university hospital. His research fields include problems with stomas and IBD.


Manuel Knight, Sweden/USA

A culture that creates desire and energy

The seminar is about what we should do to develop an organizational culture where all individuals feel motivated and empowered to perform at their best. A culture that creates desire and energy.

From a ghetto in Atlanta, Georgia, through the war in Iraq and eventually to a life as an internationally successful consultant, Manuel Knight has had a rougher life path than most prominent businessmen.

A decade in the U.S. Armed Forces showed him the true meaning and value of teamwork and effective leadership. A degree in Psychology offered insights in human behavior and driving forces. Today Manuel holds seminars about the challenges of creating top performing teams, leaders and organizations.

In 2012 Manuel recieved "Stora Talarpriset" with the jury's motiviation: "Manuel Knight is truly a world class speaker. With a warm heart and true engagement he shows the way to real change, great improvement and lasting success for people and organizations. A meeting with Manuel Knight is a wake-up call for our inner strengths and leaves a long lasting impression."

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Gothia Towers

A first class hotel in the city centre, adjacent to Göteborg Convention Centre, The hotel is the largest in Scandinavia with 704 rooms along with a total of 50 flexible conference rooms with space for between 2 people and 10,000. The restaurant and bar on the top floor offer a fantastic view of Göteborg. All rooms are equipped with TV, phone, minibar, hair dryer, iron, trouser press, kettle and safe. Cable TV gives access to a wide selection of channels, plus pay-TV and internet, free of charge.

Price/room in SEK from 1335 incl VAT and breakfast.

Clarion Hotel Post

The post office on Drottningtorget in Gothenburg is an impressive public building that has been transformed into a hotel. The hotel has two parts, the old building and the spectacular new part.

Clarion Hotel Post is located in the heart of central Gothenburg, close to the central station. The hotel has a total of 500 rooms including 3 suites 1 of which has as terrace with pool. Facilities at the hotel include 17 conference rooms, Restaurant Norda Bar & Grill, The Post Bar and The Beauty Factory.

Price/room in SEK from 1600 incl VAT and breakfast.

Elite Park Avenue

Elite Park Avenue Hotel is located in central Gothenburg on the city's main boulevard, Avenyn, just a short walk from the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Liseberg amusement park.

At Elite Park Avenue Hotel, you're just around the corner from Gothenburg's cultural centre, Götaplatsen square, with the Lorensberg Theatre, the Concert Hall, the Museum of Art and all of Gothenburg's city shops right outside your door.

Elite Park Avenue Hotel is a newly renovated four-star hotel. We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurants, Park Aveny Café and Locatelli, and to our English pub, The Bishop's Arms. In the wellness centre on the ground floor of the hotel, hotel guests receive free admission to the gym and relaxation area.

Price/room in SEK from 1700 incl VAT and breakfast.

Scandic Opalen

A large modern newly renovated hotel in close proximity to the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre with walking distance of approximate 5 minutes. The hotel comprises a total of 353 rooms and 18 conference rooms. The hotel offer rooms especially suited to allergic needs. Wireless internet connection is available in all public areas as well as in the rooms. Recently the hotel has built a new relax department where you can find a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, and solarium. The a la carte restaurant seats 150 persons.

Price/room in SEK from 1330 incl VAT and breakfast.

Quality Hotel Panorama

Panorama is a high standard hotel with 339 rooms. The hotel is situated just a ten minute walk from the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre and the main street the Kungsportsavenyn. All rooms are non smoking rooms. On weekdays there is a free Guest Express shuttle bus between the hotel and the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre (upon request 24 hours). The hotel offer facilities such as an excellent restaurant, internet connection and a well renowned City Spa.

Price/room in SEK from 1210 incl VAT and breakfast.

Hotel Lorensberg

Hotel Lorensberg is located in the middle of Göteborg's cultural and entertainment centre. A large part of central Göteborg including thef Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre is within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel has 107 rooms, of which 64 are single rooms. All rooms are non smoking rooms. Wireless Internet is available in most parts of the hotel. The hotel has one conference room with a maximum capacity of 20 people.

Price/room in SEK from 1020 incl VAT and breakfast.

Spar Hotel Gårda

Spar Hotel Gårda is situated in the outskirts of the city centre. A 20 minutes walk away from the hotel you will find Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre. The rooms are equipped with a telephone, cable TV, hair dryer, desk with good lighting and a relaxing armchair. Wireless internet is available in all rooms and in the common areas free of charge. Other facilities available are free secure indoor garage, gym, sauna and 3 conference rooms. The restaurant and bar are opened Monday - Saturday, 5-11 pm.

Price/room in SEK from 950 incl VAT and breakfast.

STF Göteborg City (Hostel)

STF Göteborg City is a base camp for city explorers right in the centre of Gothenburg. As a combined hotel and hostel, STF Göteborg City is ideal for folk who are looking for pleasant accommodation close to the experiences of Gothenburg, at a reasonable price. The interior has been designed by the White architect agency and is inspired by the history of STF, with playful and functional details and a colour spectrum based on the geography of Sweden.

Prices excl. breakfast: Single room: from SEK 620 /person
Double room/Twin-bedded room: from SEK 410/person

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Submission Info

Abstracts will be selected by the Program Committee for oral and poster presentations.


Accepted abstracts will be published in the Program book, on condition that the presenting author is registered for the congress. The Program book will be given to all delegates attending the congress upon registration in Gothenburg. The abstracts will also be published in the congress App and on the website.

Submission instructions


  • Abstracts should be submitted electronically no later than November 18, 2013.
  • Abstracts cannot be submitted by fax, hard copy or e-mail.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of the submission will be sent to the stated e-mail address. If you do not receive the confirmatory e-mail within 24 hours, please contact us
  • The presenting author will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing co-authors of the status of the abstract.
  • The presenting author will have access to the abstract after submission via an on-line Personal Page.


Abstract instructions


  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Maximum 1700 characters approx. 250 words (including spaces and excluding title and contact information on authors).
  • Structured abstracts are mandatory. The following subheadings should be used: Introduction, Aim, Method, Result and Conclusion.
  • It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author, if accepted.


Upon submission, indicate one of the following topics that best describes the content of the abstract:


  • Ostomy
  • Wound
  • Continence
  • Pediatric
  • Professional practice
  • Other


Upon submission, indicate one of the following categories your abstract should be classified as:


  • Practice innovation
  • Case study
  • Professional development
  • Education abstract
  • Research
  • Item of interest


Personal Page Abstract

When your abstract is submitted you can follow the progress on-line by entering your Personal Page for abstract.

Your Personal Page for abstracts makes it possible for you to:
- make changes until submission deadline
- read and print your abstract

You will be able to access your Personal Page for abstracts by entering your unique user ID and password indicated in the attached file received in the confirmatory email after submission.

If you have any questions regarding abstracts please contact:


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Organising Agency

Kongressadministration i Norden AB (KAN)
Attn: WCET 2014

Visiting address: Mässans gata 10
Postal adress: 
SE-412 94 Göteborg

T: +46 31 708 86 90
F: +46 31 20 91 03

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