Mid-Atlantic Virtual Regional Ostomy Conference—Saturday April 30, 2022.

Mid-Atlantic

Virtual Regional Ostomy Conference

“2022 Vision: Ostomates in Action”

Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia, LLC (OSGNV, LLC)

and its satellite
Mary Washington Healthcare

Ostomy Connections Support Group, Fredericksburg, VA

PRESENTS:

A One-Day Virtual Conference on April 30, 2022

Conference Includes
Three general sessions:

  • Adjusting to Your New Normal
  • Nurses’ Panel
  • Dressing for Comfort and Peace of Mind

Exhibit hall including:

  • Coloplast
  • ConvaTec
  • Hollister
  • Plus more

Breakout Sessions by ostomy type

$25.00 for the entire Conference!
Registration Information coming soon

QUESTIONS: visit our Website: www.osgnv.org or Email: osgnvllc@cox.ne

Sunday, November 7, 2021 Adam Pomfrey, Bryam

Time:  1:30 PM for Networking-2:00 PM-Presentation (EST)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84133157991?pwd=YS9SZHFtY2M5aVkzMnJ2U2VOaHpRUT09 

 

Or call

+1 301 715 8592

  • Meeting ID: 841 3315 7991 

  • Passcode: 492047 

OR

  1. go to zoom.com

  2. click on JOIN A MEETING (at the top bar)

  3. Enter meeting ID: 841 3315

  4. click JOIN

  5. It might ask for Passcode-: 492047

  6. It will take you to a virtual waiting area, where you will let you in once.

 

****I would recommend logging in at the time of the meeting and not any earlier. 

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Donna McHugh is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85311517505?pwd=OXF1ZnZqOEp2T3hUMEwwOXpRbE1xQT09

(might need to paste into browser)

OR

Dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 853 1151 7505
Passcode: 762574

OR

  1. go to zoom.com

  2. click on JOIN A MEETING (at the top bar)

  3. Enter meeting ID: 853 1151 7505

  4. click JOIN

  5. It might ask for Passcode-: 762574

  6. It will take you to a virtual waiting area, where you will be let you in.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Topic: Coloplast: Bodyfit Technology–the fit is the difference

Time: Nov 16, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81293335287?pwd=c0hOY0JpU2JMOG5kalJsZ25zWFRtdz09

OR

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 812 9333 5287 

Passcode: 714826

 

OR

  1. go to zoom.com

  2. click on JOIN A MEETING (at the top bar)

  3. Enter meeting ID: 812 9333 5287

  4. click JOIN

  5. It might ask for Passcode-: 714826

  6. It will take you to a virtual waiting area, where you will be let you in.

Visitor Training / Re-training Seminar, Nov 1

An Opportunity for both Fairfax and Fredericksburg Members

Volunteers are needed to provide a service for new ostomates. Usually, the visitor becomes a phone friend with the person requesting help in how to manage an ostomy, and occasionally the two arrange to meet in person. The Visitor Program Committee tries to match the new ostomate and the visitor on gender, ostomy type, age, diagnosis, home address. We have about 60 requests a year; some are for contact with an established ostomate, and others, simply for information. Ostomates with limited time will be pleased to know that this service will not commit you to a great deal of time. On average, our visitors are called to talk with a new ostomate about once per year or once in 2 years. Volunteers are asked to attend a 2-hour training seminar and to retrain every 6 years. 

We welcome anyone who would like to be on our visitor list. Visitors are available to help support someone in managing a urostomy, ileostomy or colostomy. This year, we are especially keen to train men who have colostomies, men and women ostomates with j-pouches, and men who have had reversal surgeries. 

 

A Training/Re-training seminar is planned for Sunday, November 7 from 3 to 5 pm. This will be a virtual event via zoom. Trainees need to register to receive the link. Sign up by leaving a message with your email address on the OSGNV group phone (703 802-3457), or email Cathey Parker (osgnvllc@cox.net), a codirector of the Support Group Visitor Program.

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

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.