We Promote Quality of Life
for Ostomates Around the World
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS OF THE IOA
WHO WE ARE
The International Ostomy Association (IOA), an association of Regional Ostomy Associations, is committed to the improvement of the quality of life of Ostomates and those with related surgeries, worldwide.
It provides to its member associations, information and management guidelines, helps to form new to my associations, and advocates on all related matters and policies.
It is organized to grow and develop while remaining independent and financially viable
CHARTER OF OSTOMATES RIGHTS
This Charter of Ostomates’ Rights presents the special needs of this particular group and the care they require.
They have to receive the information and care which will enable them to live a self-determined and independent life and to participate in all decision making processes.
It is the declared objective of the International Ostomy Association that this CHARTER shall be realised in all Countries of the World.
We Provide continuing Medical Education
for Surgeons and Specialists
THE IOA VISION STATEMENT
We Establish the Highest Level of Ostomy Groups under the IOA CC
MAJOR INDUSTRY PARTNERS
We acknowledge the collaboration of manufacturers and distributors providing quality ostomy products for ostomy patients. Our four major industry partners have sponsored the publishing of the IOA website.
We are Organized to Grow and Develop remaining Independent and Financially Viable
THE IOA MISSION STATEMENT
20/40 FOCUS GROUP (YOUNG ADULT OSTOMATES)
The future of every association is being able to find young men and women who are willing to take up the cudgels for ostomy advocacy in every country. The 20/40 Focus Group is not only intended to provide a forum where young ostomates get to express their needs and concers but a platform to train and become future leaders in every association.
LATEST IOA NEWS
Ria sends us the souvenir photo as the Archie Vinitsky Awardee of 2023. She also
Dr. Buch’s unwavering dedication to improving the lives of individuals, combined with his exceptional surgical
After a prolonged hiatus due to the global pandemic, this gathering offers a long-awaited chance
We acknowledge the collaboration of manufacturers and distributors providing quality ostomy products for ostomy patients.