Topic: Our October Meeting is scheduled for Sunday October 4th with networking at 1:30 pm followed by administrative notes and presentation.

Christina Jamison Domes, CWOCN, will be addressing on Urostomies:  leakage and skin issues.

Here is the link for next month’s meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88521467509?pwd=MlBBaG15eU9yVjlZOThJbTVEMmRkUT09

Executive Board

Donna McHugh, President

Vice-President

Craig Glazer, Secretary

Jerry King, Treasurer

Rick Bryce, Webmaster

William Hawes, Membership Director


Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Donald B. Colvin, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Daniel P. Otchy, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Ian Shenk

Martha Hammond, RN, CWOCN

Gail Erickson, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Dorothy Goodman, RN, CWOCN

Linda Arundel, MSN, RN, CWOCN


Directors and Committee Members

Barbara Hawes, Director and Editor of The Pouch

Cathey Parker, Visiting Program Director

Cindy Mitchell, Visiting Program Co-Director

Monica Haradem, Visiting Program Co-Director

Linda Hadder & Billy Hadder, Hospitality Directors

Wendy Shutt, Director of Youth Reach-Out

Executive Board

Donna McHugh, President

Vice-President

Craig Glazer, Secretary

Jerry King, Treasurer

Rick Bryce, Webmaster

William Hawes, Membership Director


Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Donald B. Colvin, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Daniel P. Otchy, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Ian Shenk

Martha Hammond, RN, CWOCN

Gail Erickson, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Dorothy Goodman, RN, CWOCN

Linda Arundel, MSN, RN, CWOCN


Directors and Committee Members

Barbara Hawes, Director and Editor of The Pouch

Cathey Parker, Visiting Program Director

Cindy Mitchell, Visiting Program Co-Director

Monica Haradem, Visiting Program Co-Director

Linda Hadder & Billy Hadder, Hospitality Directors

Wendy Shutt, Director of Youth Reach-Out

Executive Board

Donna McHugh, President

Vice-President

Craig Glazer, Secretary

Jerry King, Treasurer

Rick Bryce, Webmaster

William Hawes, Membership Director


Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Donald B. Colvin, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Daniel P. Otchy, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Ian Shenk

Martha Hammond, RN, CWOCN

Gail Erickson, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Dorothy Goodman, RN, CWOCN

Linda Arundel, MSN, RN, CWOCN


Directors and Committee Members

Barbara Hawes, Director and Editor of The Pouch

Cathey Parker, Visiting Program Director

Cindy Mitchell, Visiting Program Co-Director

Monica Haradem, Visiting Program Co-Director

Linda Hadder & Billy Hadder, Hospitality Directors

Wendy Shutt, Director of Youth Reach-Out

Also, the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ostomy Conference has been postponed to April 30- May 2, 2021

Tuesday September 15, 2020—Presentation TBD.  To join our meeting, please click– https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82761969957?pwd=Tm9rYmdlRUZtWVpIbW5wdjg1b0pNdz09

 

COVID-19 Statement

The ostomy community is understandably concerned about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect their daily lives, health, support networks, and access to ostomy supplies.

In this time of great uncertainty, UOAA recommends all individuals consult with their own primary care physicians and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for actual up to date information. We recognize that many people living with an ostomy or continent diversion are older people and those with chronic disease and are therefore at higher risk of developing serious illness. Please see CDC guidelines for people at risk

UOAA is also hearing from many Affiliated Support Groups who have decided to cancel their upcoming meeting. Affiliated Support Groups are each independently run so we are asking members to contact their local leaders to see if their next meetings are taking place. If your meetings are not held in a local hospital or a facility that will let you know of their current policy following the outbreak community guidelines are also available from the CDC to assist leaders on deciding steps they should take.  

UOAA reached out to the major ostomy manufacturers to see if the outbreak is currently impacting their production or supply chain. As of March 4, 2020 none of the manufacturers reported any issues in their operations as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read our previous blog post for statements from individual manufacturers on this topic. 

If you develop a fever, cough and have difficulty breathing always contact your healthcare provider. They will determine if you are a candidate for a COVID-19 test. Medicare and private insurance should cover a test to see if you have coronavirus if it is requested from a physician. For frequently asked questions and facts about this virus follow updates from the CDC on the latest COVID-19 guidelines.

UOAA will update you with any information that may affect our community. 

Please share this blog link https://www.ostomy.org/coronavirus-effects-on-the-ostomy-community/  that contains all the information stated above with your members via your facebook page, website, newsletter or email. 

2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ostomy Conference

Friday/Saturday/Sunday, April 30, 2021 to May 2, 2021

Holiday Inn Washington Dulles International Airport, 45425 Holiday Drive, Sterling, Virginia 20166, Phone: 1-877-666-3243

If you want to stay at the hotel,the reservation link: Ostomy Conference

Please reference block code: OS1 or the “Ostomy Conference” to Hotel Reservations at 1-877-666-3243 and refer block code: OS1 or the “Ostomy Conference”

Questions should be directed to 2020mac@cox.net or call 703-802-3457 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Includes:

Educational Workshops…All day Saturday and Sunday morning – meeting spaces are 100% accessible

(Please make your workshop selections on the registration pages on the Conference Tab on the website and send it in with registration.)

  • Friday Night Reception, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks
  • Exhibition of Ostomy Products and Services
  • Ostomy Clinic—Friday evening and all day Saturday. A sign-up sheet will be at the registration desk.
  • Breakfast-Saturday & Sunday morning breakfast and breaks
  • Saturday Night Plated Dinner (extra $50.00 Fee)
  • Massages(extra fee)—All day Saturday and Sunday morning. A sign-up sheet will be at the registration desk.

The Registration Form and Workshop Selections  here on the website, under the Conference Tab can be completed on your computer and saved to your files. If two people are registered on the same form, you can check multiple boxes under “Category” and multiple workshops. Registration Form(s): to send the (mail) the Registration Form and your workshop selections with your check or money order made payable to OSGNV, LLC, and mail to: OSGNV, LLC., P.O. Box 1102, McLean, VA 22101-9998.

You may also make registration payments here on our website www.osgnv.org by selecting “the PayPal Button” at the bottom of this page and also with the registration form under the Conference Tab here on the website.

Rates for the Conference are:

OSGNV Member Registration– $45 per person

Non-OSGNV member Registration– $50 per person

Plated Dinner/Banquet– $50 per person

If you want to stay at the hotel,  your guest room reservation link:  “Ostomy Conference”

Hotel Reservations: 1-877-666-3243

Ostomy Conference—  Please reference block code: OS1 or the “Ostomy Conference”

Questions should be directed to 2020mac@cox.net or call 703-802-3457.

OSGNV, LLC. Conference Fees