Information Day - 30 March 2019

Date: Saturday 30 March 2019
Time: Registration from 9am (starts 10am), approx finish 17:00
Venue: Jury's Inn Hotel, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ

Looking for information on living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch? Whether you're new to a stoma or pouch, a 'seasoned professional' who has been living with either for a while or you care for someone living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch, then this day is for you!


The Information Day is a full day including topics such as:

  • Healthy diet, hydration and fatigue presentation
  • 'Move without fear': light practical session on exercise of core/abdominals for anyone with a stoma/hernia. Exercises will be chair and floor based for those wishing to participate*
  • An introduction to mindfulness 
  • Living with an internal pouch
  • Body positivity from our Young IA team
  • Two surgical talks
  • Stoma care exhibition running all day in between sessions

* We recommend you bring a mat or towel if you wish to participate in the exercise workshop


This is a great opportunity to speak to others living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch, speak to stoma care product manufacturers about their latest products and come along to workshops to participate in discussion, ask questions and network with others living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch.

The cost of the day is £10 which covers the cost of lunch and refreshments during the day and has been heavily subsidised by IA.

Attendance must be booked in advance and can be booked online or by contacting IA National Office on 0800 0184 724 or 01702 549859. Email confirmation to confirm attendance will be sent from IA national office.

Download a copy of the information day leaflet and the programme for more about the day.

Conference Dinner

Why not finish the day off and join us at the Conference Dinner followed by light entertainment. Dinner starts at 19:00 in the hotel and is available to book via IA National Office on 0800 0184 724 or 01702 549859. The cost of dinner is £30.