The WOD 2018 in Russia was a success. The main event was the All-Russian Conference in the city of Samara.
More than 300 participants among them people with stoma, their relatives, doctors, nurses, medical students and care volunteers, officials from the Ministry of Healthcare and the Ministry of Social & Demographic Policy, the Social Insurance Fund of the Samara region, representatives of regional ostomy patients’ associations, producers of ostomy care & hygiene products Coloplast, ConvaTec, Hartmann & BBraun attended the conference. The report in English of the conference is available on the ASTOM website.
In addition to this conference in Samara there were also a scientific conference on the rehabilitation of ostomy patients in the city of Perm, small conferences and seminars on the problems of ostomy patients in cities: Ufa, St. Petersburg, Armavir. Thus, not a single day passed in Russia, but a whole decade devoted to the WOD.
Report: Viacheslav Sukhanov