The ASPOA officially began its functions and mandate on November 2010 during the International Ostomy Association meeting held in Frankfurt, Germany. There are three regions among which is the ASPOA together with the European Ostomy Association (EOA) and the Ostomy Association of the Americas (OAA) that complement and strengthen each other promoting the rights of ostomates, quality patient care and providing support and medical know how for ostomates and health professionals world wide
The Strategic Plan for the coming year is now being revised and updated.
World Ostomy Day is celebrated every 3 years and this coming 2018, the ASPOA Region is the lead convenor for all the activities. Watch out for announcements and all pertinent information.
The future of every association is being able to find young men and women who are willing to take up the cudgels for ostomy advocacy in every country. The main intention of the 20/40 Focus Group of the ASPOA is not only to provide a forum where young ostomates get to express their needs and concers but a platform to train and become future leaders in every association.