UOAA Conferences & Events – Upcoming
Note: This page contains information on future UOAA events. For information about previous UOAA Conferences, see our page of Archived Info from Past Events.
Also note: The events listed on this page consist of UOAA National and Regional Conferences, or other events promoted by the UOAA national organization. For local events sponsored by local support groups, see the Support Group Announcements section of our discussion board.
- May 2-4, 2014 • UOAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference • Holiday Inn Washington Dulles Hotel
- General Info
- Registration Information
- Registration Form
- Holiday Inn
- Registration Payment
- List of Workshops
- Tentative Schedule
Keynote speaker at Saturday morning’s opening session – Mr. Lou Lawrence. Lou holds a BA from Virginia Tech/St. Leo College; an MA from George Washington University, and he did some doctoral studies at Virginia Tech. He has been the in Defense Industry for over 35 years. Lou is a Subject Matter Expert in Human Factors Engineering. Currently Lou is President of On Point Solutions which provides consulting services in the areas of capture management and proposal management. A recent Urostomate (2011), Lou offers an insightful presentation called “The New Normal.” I can guarantee that you won’t want to miss this!
Our evening Banquet speaker, perhaps needing no introduction, is Brenda Elsagher. Brenda has been an ostomate for 19 years and is a national keynote speaker, author and comedienne. She has authored four books: “If the Battle is Over, Why am I still in Uniform?”, “I’d Like to Buy a Bowel Please!”, “Bedpan Banter” and her latest “It’s in the Bag and Under the Covers.” Brenda provides real talk laced with amusing anecdotes and hilarious laughter. You won’t want to miss this experience.
We will also have superb workshops, such as:
“Sex & The Ostomate: Go Ahead & Have Fun.” A look at dating, intimacy, sexuality and care giving, including emotional and self-esteem issues. The leader for this workshop, an ostomate herself, is Aileen Gould. Aileen holds an MS and is a Nationally Certified Counselor, New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Psychotherapist, and
“Advances in Ostomy Surgery,” which is focused on all types of ostomies, laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. This workshop will be led by Dr. Othon Wiltz, MD, FASC, FASCRS of Washington Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Wiltz has been named one of the top doctors in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area by both the “Washingtonian Magazine” and the “Northern Virginia Magazine” in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
We will have exhibits headlined by Hollister Incorporated, Coloplast and ConvaTec, plus others.
Please try to make your reservations by March 24th to allow time for processing and other arrangements. Thank you.
- July 7-12, 2014 • Youth Rally • San Diego State University • San Diego CA
- Youth Rally is a camp for adolescents of ages 11-17 with various types of bowel
and/or bladder dysfunction and/or diversion. The campers learn independence,
gain confidence, and find the understanding and support they need through
the camp programs and the connections and relationships they form with the
“Rally Family.” For more information, see the
Youth Rally website and the
for attending this year’s Rally.
- Sept 1-6, 2015 • Fifth UOAA National Conference • St Louis MO