ASPOA News and Events Around the Region



Ethnocentric Challenges in Nursing Care, Ostomy Support Groups ... Worldwide

"... new people coming forth with new ideas, new enthusiasm with a willingness to venture along unexplored avenues. Problems cease to be problems assuming the role of opportunities to attain new objectives..."

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Mr. Richard McNair addresses WCET Congress

"A journey of a thousand miles starts with but a single step" and if we do not take that step nothing will be accomplished. The aims of the ASPOA are to pass on information, assistance and management guidance ..."

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IOA and ASPOA at the Vanguard of Ostomy Care

it was indeed a privilege and an opportunity to speak before ET nurses and surgeons on the importance of strengthening ostomy associations as a support system for wholistic and total development.

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WCET Biennial Congress in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

It was a meaningful event as new ties were made and old friendships renewed for propagating the work in ostomy care especially for the region.

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Stoma Care Training Program for Nurses held in HoChiMinh Vietnam

The course aims to provide the information about stoma surgery and the full basic stoma nursing. The importance of pre-operation and post-operation counselling in order to give the patients a holistic care in physical and mental aspects is also given

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A Tribute on the Passing of Mr. Michiaki Takaishi

Eulogy for Mr. Michiaki Takaishi given by Mr. Sasoaka - "I would like to express my condolences respectfully to the late Mr. Takaishi on behalf of the Japan Ostomy Association. It was a great shock to our ostomy association's members and we were deeply saddened for your passing."

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Mr. Barry Maughan is awarded the Order of Merit

Congratulations to Barry Maughan on being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in recognition of all the work he has done, and is doing, for Ostomates over the years.

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Mr. Barry Maughan is the Archie Vinitsky Awardee 2017

He has acted as "The Voice of IOA" by serving most effectively as liaison with other professional bodies like the Colorectal Surgeons' Association, World Council of Enterostomal Therapists, and the Lions for Stoma Care initiatives. He also enhanced partnerships with the manufacturers and distributors of ostomy prosthetic equipment.

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Mr. Pang Chak Hau is HBPSA 2017 Awardee

While serving as Chairman of the Hong Kong ET Association, he participated in the development of Pan Pacific guidelines on Pressure Injuries and Venous Leg Ulcer Development. Mr. Pang has been an Executive Member of the Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation ...

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Mr. Satoshi Kakimoto is Linda Aukett Awardee of 2017

Mr. Kakimoto has gone through a colon- stoma surgery at the age of 27 because of colon cancer, and overcoming frequent spread and recurrence of cancer he keeps up energetic activities even after the surgery,

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20/40 Focus Movement in the ASPOA Region

We recognize the vast opportunities that young adult ostomates have to offer in building and strengthening the 20/40 Focus Group that works hand in hand with the International Ostomy Association...

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ASPOA-ASSR Conference 2017 - Seoul Korea

As you know the ASPOA / ASSR Conference in consonance with the 50th Anniversary of KSCP 2017 is fast approaching...

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