Slide Shows by Conference Attendees
The following attendees of our 2019 Conference have prepared slide shows illustrating their impressions of the Conference:
Our Featured Speakers
Dr. Richard P. Rood
MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE
We kicked off our opening ceremony on Wednesday morning with keynote speaker Dr. Rood, who shared his amazing life story, as he is a gastroenterologist who has had an ostomy since age 13. At the age of 10 Dr. Rood was stricken with ulcerative colitis and the disease was his motivation to pursue a medical career and to have patients not endure what he had experienced. Dr. Rood is currently a Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Judith Trudel
MD, MSc, MHPE
We were also pleased to have Dr. Judith Trudel, as our second keynote speaker on Wednesday afternoon. After receiving rave reviews from our 2017 conference attendees, Dr. Trudel had a new and innovative medical discussion. Dr. Trudel is currently a Colorectal Surgeon with Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota and President of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Medical Chair session title: Taking care of business: where do I fit in?
Summary: When faced with the roller coaster of health and life challenges, what can I do to improve outcomes? We will talk about the dimensions of wellness and the ways each of us can positively impact our lives both short and long-term. Bring your questions, and also your own tips and tricks.
Dr. Janice M. Beitz
PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, APNC, ANEF, FAAN
We were also excited to have Janice M. Beitz as a featured speaker on Thursday morning. Dr. Beitz has over 40 years of nursing experience in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient care settings. She is the Director of the Rutgers University Camden Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP).
Title: Intestines Are Soooooo Overrated: Psychosocial/Physiological Issues For Ostomates
Session Description: Social, psychological, and physical issues are consequences for persons experiencing a fecal or urinary diversion. This session will describe the findings from scholarly work on these areas with implications for ostomates’ lived experience. Strategies for ostomates to achieve quality of life including therapeutic use of humor will be emphasized.