Celebrate World Ostomy Day at ConvaTec’s Virtual Patient Summit, Friday, October 1, 2021
This event has passed but you can view it below. “This is My Life Now: A Patient Guide to Advocacy” By ConvaTec featuring UOAA Advocates.
Join ConvaTec for a live discussion with ostomates, nurses and other healthcare professionals at their two-session, one-day virtual summit on Friday, October 1, 2021.
“Ostomates’ Rights Are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere” is this year’s World Ostomy Day theme, which is why ConvaTec is bringing together ostomates, nurses and caregivers to lead open discussions that will be patient rights-focused fostering awareness, education, and advocacy. Together we will have conversations that matter!
The Patient Summit will be broken into two sessions:
Session 1, 1pm EST: This Is My Life Now: A Patient’s Guide to Advocacy:
Did you know that by knowing your patient rights and feeling empowered and exercising those rights – you can take those situations where you felt down and make it positive. Think, “This is MY life now. I have the right to be me.”
Learn about your local and international ostomy support resources, understand your patient rights, and feel empowered to exercise those rights in this session.
• Ellyn Mantell (United States), UOAA Advocate, Ostomy Support Group Leader
• Jeanine Gleba (United States), United Ostomy Associations of America, Advocacy Manager
• Joanna Burgess (United States), WOCN, ConvaTec me+™ Nurse, UOAA Advocacy Committee Co-Chair
Session 2, 3pm EST: Creating a Healthy Bond: Healthcare Support for Your Patients:
Healthy bonds in life are all around us. But there may be times it feels difficult to bond. Do you know, or do your patients know, about the resources available for support? Whether that is support with a nutritionist so they can learn about fiber intake, or with an exercise therapist to get guidance on hernia prevention. It could even be the support a therapist can provide navigating new emotions in your personal relationships. There are healthy bonds that can be built between an ostomate and their healthcare professionals.
Create a strong bond with your patients and healthcare providers. Get to know the different types of pre and post-operative support available.
• Lorena Eltz (Brazil), Patient Advocate
• Lorraine Grover (United Kingdom), Psychosexual Nurse Specialist
• Allison Rosen (United States), United Ostomy Associations of America- World Ostomy Day Champion
Editor’s note: This blog is from ConvaTec, Platinum Sponsor of the 2021 Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k. This event raises ostomy awareness and helps fund the services and programs of UOAA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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