WORLD OSTOMY DAY 2012 October 6, 2012 - Let's be Heard!!!
World Ostomy Day will be celebrated on 6 October 2012 and the theme will be "Let's be heard!"
World Ostomy Day will be celebrated on 6 October 2012 and the theme will be “Let’s be
The aim of World Ostomy Day is to improve the rehabilitation of ostomates worldwide by
bringing to the attention of the general public and the global community the needs and
aspirations of ostomates and their families.
The life situation of ostomates
The contributions of Ostomy Associations and Ostomy Professionals
The value of the multidisciplinary approach in ostomy care
Activities to promote awareness around the world will include: educational programmes,
seminars, support meetings and demonstrations, displays, electronic information networks,
newspaper and magazine announcements, advertisements and articles, publication of
informative handout materials and brochures, audio and video announcements and films,
personal visits and lobbying activities, official government proclamations and joint activities
with complementary agencies and professional health associations.
At this moment a lot of Regional and National Associations and Support Groups are preparing their activities. You’ll find their contribution on the regional websites:
As on previous occasions, Coloplast, ConvaTec and Hollister also have organised activities to support World Ostomy Day 2012 globally ……. here are the details:
The Coloplast Merit Award
You can download and find all the information about entering this competition
ConvaTec have a worldwide competition where members can submit short videos promoting World Ostomy Day 2012 during the month of October 2012. You can download and find more informatin about the competion.
Hollister will sponsor the World Ostomy Day photo contest.
You can download and find more information about this competition
The Co-ordination Committee would appreciate it if you would send a summary of your activities for World Ostomy Day to the IOA webmaster.
We wish you all a lot of success with all your preparation for World Ostomy Day …… “Let’s be heard!”
Ria Smeijers and Anne Demick
Coordination Committee World Ostomy Day