Dear colleagues and friends,

Greeting from 31st ISUCRS and 1st Joint Nursing Congress.

1st ISUCRS Joint Nursing Congress (ISUCRSNC), organized by the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons with the collaboration of Turkish Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Association, World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET), and the European Council of Enterostomal Therapist (ECET) will take place between 27-29th October 2022 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, Levent, Istanbul.

The Congress theme, which is “Challenges, Hope, and Coping: Facts and Bridging the Gap for Empowerment”, will cover ostomy, wound, and incontinence topics.

During this challenging time we are all facing, WOC nurses, like all other healthcare professionals, have made an extraordinary effort to provide the best healthcare service to their patients. It is impossible not to be proud of them all. We are excitedly continuing the scientific sharing and social interactions with face-to-face congresses, which we took a break from for a while due to the Covid-19 pandemic and which we all longed for.

Based on the fact that evidence-based knowledge and practice is an important source of power, we invite you all to meet in Istanbul, the ancient city that was the capital of three universal empires, to strengthen each other at a time when we need it more than ever.

Yours sincerely,


Ayişe Karadağ
Convenor of 1st Joint Nursing Congress