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International Ostomy Association

The International Ostomy Association Coordination Committee (IOA CC), 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.

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Chairperson's Message

October 26, 2014

Greetings to Ostomates and website browsers wherever you are. I hope you find the information on the website you are seeking.

Tomorrow I leave to attend the ASPOA Conference on 31 October and 1 November in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam.. World Ostomy Day which will be Saturday October the 3rd 2015.

The European Ostomy association have just had their executive meeting in Gothenburg Sweden.


Arne Holte from Norway is the
Archie Vinitsky 2014 Awardee

Thomas Nylund, new president of NORILCO is with Arne Holte who is the Archie Vinitsky 2014 Awardee. The award was presented at the EOA Congress in Krakow, Poland by Ken Aukett and was received on Arne's behalf.



(20/40 Focus Group will celebrate 15 years in 2014)

The 20/40 Survey Questionnaire 

Dear Ostomates in the 20/40 age group,

This support group has been in existence for nearly 15 years.

The present IOA 20/40 coordinator Ronaldo Lora, from The Philippines, has constructed a survey to gather young ostomates’ ideas from around the World about how to move forward in the next few years and other important issues for each of you. Click Read More to continue reading further details.

The ASPOA and ASSR Joint Congress
Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam
October 31 - November 1, 2014

Please check out details on how to register for the conference by clicking the read more button.

World Ostomy Day 2015 

Please stay tuned as we bring you news and updates for the coming WOD 2015. In the meantime, please bookmark our dedicated World Ostomy Day 2015 webpage at wod.ostomyinternational.org


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