Wednesday, September 29, 2021

World Ostomy Day is on October 2

Every three years ostomy organizations around the world celebrate World Ostomy Day and October 2, 2021, will be the 10th time this special event is taking place. This year’s motto as designated by the European Ostomy Association is “Ostomates’ Rights are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere!”

There are numerous online events happening, here are a few that you might be interested in:

“Ostomy Supplies and Your Rights”
Panel discussion for ostomates and caregivers. From UOAA and Byram, Wednesday, September 29th from 3 to 4 pm PDT.

The Beautiful Bag Podcast Celebrates World Ostomy Day with a Special Episode!
Join us on September 29th. Hosted by LeeAnne Hayden, the guest panel will include fellow ostomates and advocates Jearlean Taylor, Stephanie Bension, and Krista Nickerson. Topics to be discussed will include the personal meaning of World Ostomy Day to each participant and how they build confidence to interact with others every working day. You’ll also hear each of them offer advice on skincare, dressing for success as well as sharing their intimate thoughts on living life with an ostomy. Mark your calendar to listen to these four fascinating women as they share their most personal thoughts and feelings to help bring everyone together for World Ostomy Day. Listen to this special episode at The Beautiful Bag Podcast.

“This is My Life Now: A Patient’s Guide to Advocacy”
Celebrate World Ostomy Day at ConvaTec’s Virtual Patient Summit on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10 am PDT. Join ConvaTec for a live discussion with ostomates, nurses, and other healthcare professionals at their two-session, one-day virtual summit. The first session “This is My Life Now: A Patient’s Guide to Advocacy”

“Creating a Healthy Bond: Healthcare Support for Your Patients”
October 1, Session 2, 12 pm PST: Create a strong bond with your patients and healthcare providers. Get to know the different types of pre and post-operative support available. Scheduled panelists include Lorena Eltz, Patient Advocate; Lorraine Grover, Psychosexual Nurse Specialist; and Allison Rosen, UOAA’s World Ostomy Day Champion

Living with OBD and an Ostomy
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and UOAA are partnering to bring you a Facebook Live Chat on Saturday, October 2nd at 9:00 am Pacific Time. Join us for a conversation with a panel of speakers to raise awareness about living with IBD and an ostomy. Our panel will feature Dr. Mukta Krane, with the University of Washington, John Nixon, a Crohn’s disease patient, and Linda Coulter, UOAA Medical Advisor and WOC nurse with University Hospitals’ Ahuja Medical Center. To Watch Live please go to:

Worldwide Ostomy Panel
On World Ostomy Day Oct. 2 Hollister Inc. joined up with European-based sister brand, Dansac, to bring you a virtual panel discussion with ostomates from around the world. They will share their experiences and how they engage with the ostomy community. Tune in for a great conversation!

“A Community Conversation: Ostomies and Cancer” Elephants and Tea
We want to have conversations on topics that are not talked about enough, ostomies are no exception. Our mission is to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors, and caregivers know they are not alone in their fight with cancer. Tuesday, October 5th at 4:30 PM Pacific Time.