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Ostomy Association of Greater Chicago

Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Self Registration Ended $25.00 $0.00
Spouse Registration Ended $20.00 $0.00
Family/Friend Ended $20.00 $0.00
Child (under 12) Ended Free $0.00
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Event Details

Join us for this one day Ostomy Education Conference filled with information for and about ostomies.


Presented by OAGC and Hollister


 Medical Advisor:

   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


Stoma Clinic:

   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.

Have questions about MIDWEST REGIONAL OSTOMY EDUCATION CONFERENCE? Contact Ostomy Association of Greater Chicago

When & Where

Double Tree Hotel
75 W. Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

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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.

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Arlington Heights, IL Events Conference Health

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