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October 2019

5th Annual Vancouver, WA Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Park, SE Marine Park Way & Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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$15.00

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA's 5th Annual Vancouver, WA (formerly Portland, OR) Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K on Saturday, October 5, 2019. NEW this year, the Fun Run/Walk will take place at Marine Park, located at SE Marine Park Way & Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA.  This 58.3-acre community park is connected to Esther Short and Wintler parks by the Columbia River Renaissance Trail. This Run/Walk is…

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2nd Annual East Stroudsburg, PA Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dansbury Park, 15 Day Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 United States
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$27.50

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA’s 2nd Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k in East Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This Certified Timed Race will be at the Levee Loop Trail at Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg. The race will take participants on the scenic route through wooded and open hiking trails that parallel the Broadhead Creek. The out-and-back course will start and finish at…

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2nd Annual Harrison Township, MI Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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$27.50

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA’s 2nd Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k in Harrison Township, Michigan on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This Fun Run/Walk and Certified 5k will be held within Lake St. Clair Metropark at the West Playfield Shelter near the Nature Center, taking participants on the scenic board walk along Lake St. Clair. The flat, out-and-back, 5K course will start and finish near the…

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SC Ostomy Support Group Vendor Fair

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Self Regional Wound Healing Institute, 138 Wells Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29646 United States
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You're invited to attend an Ostomy Support Group Vendor Fair at the Self Regional Healing Institute in Greenwood, South Carolina on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Come see the newest ostomy products available in the market today.

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3rd Annual Nashville, TN Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Shelby Park, Shelby Avenue & S. 20th Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206 United States
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$27.50

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA's 3rd Annual Nashville, TN Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K on Saturday, October 12, 2019. NEW Location! This timed 5K race and 1 mile Children's Fun Run will be held at Shelby Park located at Shelby Avenue & S. 20th Avenue in Nashville. With over 336 acres of land, and celebrating its 100th year anniversary, Shelby Park is a large, urban multi-use…

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6th Annual Durham, NC Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grassy knoll in front of HHGregg, 8610 Renaissance Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713 United States
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$27.50

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA's 6th Annual Durham, North Carolina Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This Certified Run/Walk will take participants on the scenic American Tobacco Trail (ATT) over the 1-40 bridge. The out-and-back course will start and finish at the parking area at 8160 Renaissance Parkway in Durham, N.C. This 5k course is flat except for one gradual uphill section…

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4th Annual Boise, ID Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ann Morrison Park – Old Timer’s Shelter, 1000 N. Americana Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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$27.50

Ready, set, go! It’s time to get your walking or running shoes on and plan to participate in UOAA’s 4th Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The 5k timed race will start and end at the Old Timer's Shelter in Ann Morrison Park. One of the Ribbon of Jewels, Ann Morrison Park is an urban park located on the Boise River. This is a flat, fast, OUT AND BACK course along Boise's…

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New England Region of the WOCN Society Annual Fall Conference

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
DoubleTree Hotel Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101 United States
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The New England Region of the WOCN Society Annual's Fall Conference brings together WOCN members to collaborate for a two day educational event. The program is designed to provide evidence-based knowledge of the latest techniques, applications and treatments related to wound, ostomy and continence issues. Register and gain insights from regional WOCN leaders as you develop new skills, network with fellow WOCN professionals and earn continuing education credits. The conference will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire on October 18…

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South Central Region of the WOCN Society Annual Conference

October 24, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Marriott Courtyard Dallas/Allen, 210 East Stacy Road
Allen, 75002 United States
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The annual conference of the South Central Region of the WOCN Society will be held on October 24 thru 26, 2019 in Allen, Texas. This conference is for nurses in all settings working with patients with wounds, ostomies and/or continence issues. We also invite APNs, nurse managers, nurse administrators, nurse educators and physical therapists. Nursing Students are always welcome! CLICK HERE to learn more and register today!

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November 2019

Catwalk For A Cause

November 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eastland Mall, 18000 Vernier Road, Lower Level
Harper Woods, MI 48225 United States
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$20.00

You're invited to the attend the 2nd Annual Catwalk for a Cause on Saturday, November 2nd in Harper Woods, Michigan. Mix and mingle with us from 3 to 4pm, and enjoy the fashion show beginning at 4pm, where you'll meet the Ostomy Models including Jearlean Taylor and Kim Coleman! This event is held to raise funds for the STOMA (Supplying Transitional Ostomy Medical Assistance) donation closet. The closet outsources donated unused ostomy supplies to ostomates for free due to lack…

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Northeast Region of the WOCN Society Annual Fall Conference

November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive
Hershey, 17033 United States
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The Northeast Region of the WOCN Society Annual Fall Conference brings together WOCN members to collaborate for a weekend-long educational event. The program is designed to provide evidence-based knowledge of the latest techniques, applications and treatments related to wound, ostomy and continence issues. Attend and you will gain insights from regional WOCN leaders as you develop new skills, network with fellow WOCN professionals and earn continuing education credits. The conference will take place from November 8-10, 2019 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. CLICK…

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The Oley Foundation Regional Conference

November 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street, 1100 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 United States
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Free

The Oley Foundation invites you to attend a FREE ONE DAY regional conference on Saturday, November 9th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Filled with education and networking opportunities, attend and you will learn more about tube feeding updates, skin and ostomy care, recent advances in managing intestinal failure, diet, Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) and more. CLICK HERE for more information.

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Art and Sports Memorabilia Auction Benefit for Ostomy and IBD

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
VFW Post 2445, 914 E. Main Street
Maple Shade, NJ 08052 United States
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$25.00

Breathtaking art! Spectacular sports memorabilia! All the beer, wine and soda you can drink. All you can eat, delicious hors d'oeuvre! Incredibly low priced liquor specials! All for GREAT cause to support the work being done by United Ostomy Associations of America and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Please join Checkmates Charitable Association on Saturday, November 16th at the VFW Post 2445 in Maple Shade, New Jersey, for a fun night that will benefit those with inflammatory bowel disease…

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March 2020

8th Annual Chicago Colorectal Symposium

March 14
Loews Chicago Hotel, 455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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The 8th Annual Chicago Colorectal Symposium is a city-wide educational event for colorectal surgeons, general surgeons, fellows, residents, research associates and allied health professionals with an interest in colon and rectal surgery. The program includes a series of dynamic presentations from renowned faculty and surgeons, and offers both didactic and hands-on courses. This year's Symposium will be held on March 14th at the Loews Chicago Hotel.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

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April 2020

12th Annual Ostomy Education Day

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MercyOne Conference Center, 1410 North 4th Street
Clinton, IA 42732 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE COVID-19. The Iowa Affiliate of the WOCN Society 12th Annual Ostomy Education Day will be held on Saturday, April 4th in Clinton, Iowa. This FREE event was developed to provide an opportunity for all individuals who have an ostomy and those who support them to receive education about ostomy care, meet with vendors to learn about ostomy products that are available to them and to allow these people to…

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2020 Phoenix Ostomy Education & Supplier Fair

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LaCasa deCristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85234 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE COVID-19. The Phoenix Ostomy Support Group invites you to attend their 2020 Phoenix Ostomy Education & Supplier Fair on April 4th from 10am to 1pm at the LaCasa deCristo Lutheran Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Join 150+ ostomates to ask suppliers questions, attend educational sessions, ask WOC Nurses about care and talk with other ostomates. Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon and Kevin Kuzamis, Pharmacist will be conducting…

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Disease Without Borders NHL Celebrity Hockey Benefit

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Flyers Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19. A NEW DATE FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. Checkmates Charities, which supports IBD and ostomy communities worldwide, invites you to attend their international hockey extravaganza "Disease Without Borders NHL Celebrity Hockey Benefit" on April 18th.  The puck will drop at 5:00 p.m. at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. The event benefits five charities, including UOAA, which serve the millions of Americans and Canadians who suffer with Crohn's…

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May 2020

Girls with Guts Newbie Retreat 2020

May 15 - May 17
Trout Lake Retreats and Conference Center, 1100 Twin Lake Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360 United States
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This year, Girls With Guts is hosting its second New Attendee Retreat that is fully sponsored! What this means is that if you are new to GWG and/or newly diagnosed, this is the event for you to attend and registration is totally covered - all you have to do is get there! We’ve created this weekend for our new GWGs to join the sisterhood and make connections with other women just like them. This weekend is a retreat to not…

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June 2020

2020 WOCNext Conference

June 5 - June 7
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WOCNEXT 2020 REIMAGINED: ONLINE EVENT The WOCN Society’s leadership has made the necessary decision to transition the in-person WOCNext 2020Ⓡ event to an online-only experience. We would love for you to join us online in June for WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, taking place June 5-7, 2020. You can learn from experienced wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing professionals, chat with exhibiting companies, view our ePosters and boost your nursing skills from the comfort of your home or office. CLICK HERE to…

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2020 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting

June 6 - June 10

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 2020 Scientific Meeting has been cancelled. As the result of the increasingly devastating effects of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Executive Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons has concluded that it is not possible to hold the 2020 Annual Meeting originally scheduled for June 6-10, 2020, in Boston. Thus, the meeting has been cancelled. Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members, attendees, patients and…

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August 2021

UOAA’s 8th National Conference

August 5, 2021 - August 7, 2021
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, 2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027 United States
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Are you ready to put on your cowboy hat and boots and head to Houston, Texas! Mark your calendar to attend UOAA’s 8th National Conference at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria in August of 2021. The Conference will run for three full days beginning on Thursday morning, August 5th, finishing up on Saturday evening, August 7th. New and updated educational sessions will be offered throughout the conference for both new and experienced ostomates. There will also be multiple general sessions…

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