It's almost time for the 6th United Ostomy Associations of America National Conference, and ostomates everywhere can't wait. So when does the big event begin? It’s August 22-26 in Irvine, California - and you don’t want to miss it!
We asked past attendees why everyone should attend this year’s conference and here’s what they said:
This event was a pivotal moment in my life.
“Growing up with an ostomy, I felt so alone with that experience. After attending my first UOAA conference, I finally felt like I had come home to the community I had been waiting for my whole life. I'm so grateful for the friends I met and I know I will never feel alone again.” – Joanna B.
“I’m confident that attending this event was a pivotal moment in my life. I was with complete strangers that felt like friends for years. There was an instant sense of belonging that I think we all felt." – Karin Miller
UOAA wants to help you by providing you with ostomy information.
“To understand and learn what it takes to really live with an ostomy. The surgery has given us a second chance to a better life. You are not alone and UOAA wants to help you by providing you with ostomy information.” – Al N.
“The stoma clinic with helpful nurses and a variety of products from top manufacturers is worth the price of admission alone.” – Ken A.
“The speakers will make you laugh, cry and feel empowered to take on the world!” – Millie P.
You get to meet hundreds of people just like you.
“It is amazing to be with people who can share experiences and help each other. I love the sessions and social events. It is inspiring to be with so many people who are living their lives, learning and having fun.” – Connie C.
“You get to meet hundreds of people just like you… a priceless, fun, educational social gathering to enlighten your soul and body while living with an ostomy. It heals the whole being and you leave feeling renewed and ready to face anything and live your beautiful life.” – Cheryl O.
You’ll want to come back again and again!
"I have been to 5 conferences... Chicago, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Reno, and St. Louis. Loved every one of them and can't wait to head to California.” – Linda P.
"Living with an ostomy or two is a life changing experience. Which is true. BUT the life changing experience is when you go to the UOAA National Conference and meet so many caring ostomate friends that can relate to and understand." – Roxanne C.
There’s something for everyone at this year’s UOAA National Conference with programming for people of all ostomy and continent diversion types and their partners, caregivers and medical professionals. Now is the time to register! Join the fun, connect with others and register today for, “Journey to a Bright Future.”