Message of the President

October 2021

Dear Ostomates and ASPOA Member Organisations

We are all facing substantial challenges in protecting our ostomates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ostomates are predominately in the older age group placing them among the most vulnerable groups facing COVID. I would like to congratulate Stoma Associations everywhere for their efforts to continue their important support to their members during this difficult time.

As an international association, we have the opportunity to share experiences and information and I hope we can continue to build links between our member associations over the coming years and see each other again in person when we can resume our international conferences.

Keep well.
Dr Allen Nash
Asia and South Pacific Ostomy Association