The idea of the World Ostomy Day was born in 1993 and its father is Professor Dr. Gerhard Englert who at that time was the President of IOA. The purpose of the day was to raise public awareness of the condition and improve the quality of life people with a stoma. Continue reading “World Ostomy Day 2018”
Two big events the 25th anniversary of the Moscow city ostomy patients’ rehabilitation service and the 25th anniversary of the ostomy patients’ association ASTOM were celebrated at the conference that was held on the 6th of April at the Moskvitch Centre, Moscow.
When we were together in Copenhagen last year there was a lot of discussion about EOA talking with European Union authorities in Brussels and even more large organizations such as the Red Cross and World Health Organization. We in EOA made ourselves visible at an Open Day in the Parliament of EU in Brussels at the beginning of December 2017. Two delegates from EOA were invited to take part in discussions there and they made EOA both seen and heard with a few questions that the EOA-EC together had prepared in advance. So far nothing concrete has come from this effort but we plan to try to do this again. If we go there often enough perhaps we will be heard in the end. If any of our member organizations have the possibility to get invited to this event they should perhaps try for that. The more in numbers we are there, the louder we can be. Continue reading “President Message”
The bills for the annual dues of 2018 have been sent to all member organizations along with a letter explaining the dues. Swift payment would be appreciated. If you find anything to be wrong please don´t hesitate to contact me.
Now it is about a month since we departed in Copenhagen after a short but very fruitful conference. We had quite a few interesting lectures, we had talks and a few laughs. When we can laugh together we know that we are among friends. I thank all those that came to Copenhagen and to those that weren’t able to come I can only say that I hope to see them on our next conference in Italy.
With pride and great joy I invite you all to our 15th EOA Congress, which will be from 5th October to 8th October 2017 in Høje Taastrup (near Copenhagen, Denmark).
The EOA-EC, in co-operation with the organizing committee of the Danish Ostomy Association COPA, has prepared an interesting programme. COPA will set-up a special website, where you will find all the information about the Congress.