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Welcome to the Home Page of the
International Ostomy Association

The International Ostomy Association Coordination Committee (IOA CC), an association of Regional Ostomy Associations, is committed to the improvement of the quality of life of Ostomates and those with related surgeries, worldwide.

It provides to its member associations, information and management guidelines, helps to form new to my associations, and advocates on all related matters and policies.

It is organized to grow and develop while remaining independent and financially viable.

The Regional Associations are:




Chairperson's Message

April 4, 2014

Greetings to Ostomates and website browsers wherever you are. I hope you find the information on the website you are seeking.

Please find the quarterly updates from the three regions found in the link below.

My Sincere Regards,

Barry Maughan
ASPOA President
IOA Coordinating Committee (IOACC)


Arne Holte from Norway is the
Archie Vinitsky 2014 Awardee

Thomas Nylund, new president of NORILCO is with Arne Holte who is the Archie Vinitsky 2014 Awardee. The award was presented at the EOA Congress in Krakow, Poland by Ken Aukett and was received on Arne's behalf.



(20/40 Focus Group will celebrate 15 years in 2014)

The 20/40 Survey Questionnaire 

Dear Ostomates in the 20/40 age group,

This support group has been in existence for nearly 15 years.

The present IOA 20/40 coordinator Ronaldo Lora, from The Philippines, has constructed a survey to gather young ostomates’ ideas from around the World about how to move forward in the next few years and other important issues for each of you. Click Read More to continue reading further details.

The ASPOA and ASSR Joint Congress
Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam
October 31 - November 1, 2014

Please check out details on how to register for the conference by clicking the read more button.


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