Numerous events such as conferences, etc., are held in various countries throughout the year; however our list will concentrate on national and regional events in the U.S. that are important to our Inland Northwest Ostomy Community.  Additional national and regional events may be announced on the website for the United Ostomy Associations of America (

COVID-19 Update – January 2021: 

In-Person Ostomy-Related National and Regional Events have been canceled through 2021,  The UOAA’s 8th National Conference, originally scheduled for August 2021 in Houston, TX, has been canceled and rescheduled for August 2022 in Houston.   Other events, such as Run’s for Resilience held in early October in association with Ostomy Awareness Day were canceled in 2020, and in-person similar in-person events will probably be canceled on a case-by-case basis in 2021.

Wear a mask, maintain a minimum 6-ft distance from others, wash your hands frequently, stay home if you can, and follow guidelines in place to protect you, your family, and those in your community!

Take Care and Good Health to All, , , Phil
Phillip R. Moyle, Spokane Ostomy Support Group
Website Coordinator, Inland Northwest Ostomy Support Groups



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