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International Ostomy Association
The International Ostomy Association (IOA), 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.
News and Events
Greeting to Ostomates and website browsers of the IOA site wherever you are. Users of the website will note that our webmaster has updated ...
IOA Celebrates 40 Years
We look back with humility and gratefullness for as the IOA recalls the founding congress on April 25, 1975 at Weesp, Netherlands when the ...
The "Harikesh Buch"
Professional Services Award
Known formerly as the Professional Services Award, this special award was established by International Ostomy Association's Asian South Pacific Ostomy Association Region House of Delegates in October 2014 under the memorial name of Past President of IOA Dr. Harikesh Buch, a surgeon with stoma.
World Ostomy Day 2015
World Ostomy Day aims to improve the rehabilitation of ostomates by bringing to the attention of the general public the needs and aspirations of ostomates.