IA Information Day March 26 2022

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Things are really ramping up now to the Information Day on 26th March which will be a FREE event online.

The conference is entitled ‘Back to Better Living’ and has an amazing line up of speakers. These include Professor Gordon Carlson CBE; Sophie Medlin, IA’s Dietitian and Chair for the Dietetic Association for London; Sarah Russell, IA’s Clinical Exercise Specialist and founder of The Ostomy Studio; Rali Marinova, pouch nurse specialist at St Mark’s Hospital; and Zarah Perry-Woodford, Nurse Consultant at St Mark’s Academic Institute.

The Bryan Brooke Lecture will be delivered by Dr Calum Lyon, entitled ‘Abdominal stomas and the skin; a special relationship’.


Full programme:

10.00     Prof Gordon Carlson – Welcome and ‘Consent for medical treatment in the 21st century. What might Bryan Brooke have made of the modern doctor-patient relationship?’

10.30     Sophie Medlin – ‘Optimising gut health without a colon’

10.55     Sarah Russell – ‘Living with a parastomal hernia’

11.20     Coffee Break

11.50     WORKSHOPS

12.35     Lunch Break

13.35     Rali Marinova – ‘Is that a new pouch you’ve got (or do you always walk like that . . . )?’

14.00     Dr Calum Lyon – ‘Abdominal stomas and the skin; a special relationship’

14.45     WORKSHOPS

15.30     Coffee Break

16.00     Zarah Perry-Woodford – ‘Evolving stoma nursing services’

16.30     Speaker Panel – answering your questions

16.55     Close

Download the Full itinerary  >>  HERE  <<

Alongside this eminent line-up there are additional workshops run by Internal Pouch, Young IA, and Sarah Russell. Each will host a morning and afternoon workshop so there is plenty for delegates to attend online through the day from the comfort of their own home.

Internal Pouch will be running Q&A sessions around better living with an internal pouch and Sarah Russell will be running interactive core and pelvic floor exercises for hernias.

Young IA are running two different workshops. The morning will be a presentation by Sam Wilkinson of Chronically Working, entitled ‘Back to Better Working’ and will cover issues around getting back into the workplace after surgery and understanding what to expect.

The afternoon session sees World Champion Bodybuilder, Zoey Wright, talking about her journey from IBD to becoming a world champion both with her ileostomy, and now also with her internal pouch. This is a phenomenal talk on what is possible. The is supported by a panel of guests who’ve also gone on to do amazing things in the world of sport.

If you’d like to join this event, please make sure you book your Free place, and joining details will be sent in due course.

Book here >>  https://bit.ly/IAInfoDayBooking

We’ll see you there!