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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

December 25, 2014

Seasons Greeting for the festive season

We have reached the time of the year when many families around the world are celebrating Christmas or Hanukah and/or about to welcome the New Year.

Wherever you are as this year closes and as families come together for shorter or longer holiday breaks, I extend my very best wishes to you all. I hope the 2015 New Year brings you peace, good health and happiness to all of you.

My sincere regards,
Barry Maughan
IOA CC Chairman


World Ostomy Day 2015

Please stay tune 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



(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.




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