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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
Greetings to ostomates, those with internal fecal and urinary pouches to maintain continence (Continent Diversions … CD), ...
World Ostomy Day 2018
Date of World Ostomy Day 2018 is on Saturday on the 6th of October.
The theme is: SPEAKING OUT CHANGES LIVES.
Reporting Bolivia 2018
My hope is to see more people step forward and continue to be the voice of ostomates across the world
Activities from Across the Globe
Mr. Barry Maughan is the recipient of Archie Vinitsky Awardee of 2017Read Here
OAA Conference Report - Bogotá, Colombia on October 2016.View all photos here
OAA will hold Regional Conference in Bogotá, Colombia on October 2016.Read Here
EOA Presidents Report June 2016
Ria SmeijersRead Here
OAA Presidents' Report June 2016 - Mariela AceroRead Here
ASPOA Presidents Report 2016
Harikesh BuchRead Here