Join us for this one day Ostomy Education Conference filled with information for and about ostomies.
Presented by OAGC and Hollister
Bruce A. Orkin, MD
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of General Surgery
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Bruce Orkin, Colorectal Surgeon
Ostomy Basics – Indications, Types of Ostomies and Surgical Considerations
Dr. Tiffany Taft, Psychologist and Stephanie Horgan, Clinical Social Worker
Psychological and social aspects of ostomy surgery for patient and caregiver.
Karen Blum, APN, CWOCN
Non- surgical treatments for peristomal hernias
Madelene Grimm, CWOCN
Peristomal skin issues
Dr. Renjie Chang, OB-GYN with Brenda Alsagher
Kesuri Sethurama, Physical Therapist
Jan Colwell, APN, CWOCN
Brenda Elsagher, Author “I Want to Buy a Bowel”
Ally Bain, Law Student drafted Restroom Access Law (Ally’s Law)
Sessions for family/spouses
Organized by Diane Zeek, NP, CWOCN. You will need to bring an appliance change. Information on
making appointments will be provided closer to the event
8:00am – Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 4:00pm – Vendor Fair
9:00am – 5:00pm – Sessions with lunch break - boxed lunch included
9:00am – 3:00pm – Stoma Clinic
6:00pm – Casual Evening Social
Vendor Fair Exhibitors: Hollister, Convatec, Mark Drug, Northwest Community Hospital, MPM Medical, ABBVIE, Shield Healthcare, Edgepark Medical, Oak Park Behavioral Medicine and more
Check back for updated details on speakers and exhibitors
If any attendee wants to stay over night, in addition to the Double Tree, there are a variety of price options; a Courtyard, a Red Roof Inn and a Motel 6 on Algonquin Rd, and a Holiday Inn Express, Wingate Inn and Jameson Inn on Arlington Heights Rd.
When & Where
Ostomy Association of Greater Chicago
The Ostomy Association of Greater Chicago is composed primarily of people with ostomies. Our purpose is to offer mutual emotional aid, support and connection through our members who have learned to live life to the fullest with an ostomy. We provide regular educational programs especially designed for people with ostomies. We engage in advocacy in the greater community to communicate and promote the needs of people with ostomies . . . everywhere.