Meeting schedule for 2021

All member meetings begin at 7:00 pm. Scroll down for directions to meeting locations. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, all meetings will be held virtually on Zoom, scheduled for 7PM on the first Monday of each month. If you are interested, please contact Mary Beth Akers at [email protected] for the link.



  • Monday, Jan. 4, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Dr. Rood has offered to cover IBD Covid registry and the current vaccine and will then open it up for questions on anything. (Richard P. Rood, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE)



  • Monday, Feb. 1, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Adhesives, Me+ and telehealth (Laura Gates, Convatec Rep)



  • Monday, March 1, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: OstomySecrets (Sarah Biggart)
  • Wednesday, March 24 – Popup ostomy shop from 6-7pm at St. Luke’s Doctor’s North/South Building Parking Garage.



  • Monday, April 5, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Hernia Prevention: This presentation explains statistics of hernias after ostomy surgery, exercises for prevention, who is at risk of getting a hernia and makes the case on why you should consider wearing a hernia belt for prevention or especially if you already have an existing hernia; also an introduction to the Security Hernia/Ostomy Support Belts offered by Safe n Simple.



  • Monday, May 3, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Breakout Sessions


  • Monday, June 7, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Coloplast Presentation
  • Monday, June 28 – Popup ostomy shop from 6-7pm at St. Luke’s West Parking Garage. (different from last time!)


  • Monday, July 5, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Hollister Presentation – Fit + Formualtion and Convexity


  • Monday, August 2, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: General questions
  • Monday, August 9, 7 pm in-person at Hope Lutheran Church in St Charles at 1975 S Old Hwy 94, St Charles, MO 63303


  • Monday, September 13, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Medical Education / Youth Rally Recap


  • Monday, October 4, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Show and Tell!


  • Monday, November 1, 7 pm on Zoom. Topic: Pharmacy
  • Tuesday, November 16 – Popup ostomy shop from 6-7pm at St. Luke’s Doctor’s North/South Building Parking Garage. (lowest level; enter hospital property off the 141 and see the garage to your left


  • Monday, December 6, 7 pm at Syberg’s (signups due by Mon, Nov 15!)




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St. Louis meeting sites, directions

Meetings of the St. Louis chapter of the United Ostomy Association of America are typically held at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at one of the following local hospitals:


• St. Luke’s Hospital

232 S. Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Directions: Hwy 141 & Conway, North/South Building, Emerson Auditorium, park in the North/South Parking Garage or in front of the building which is north of the main hospital.  Our meeting rooms are behind the auditorium, which is downstairs in the Atrium, one level below the floor with the fountain. Check the sign for our room number, as it may change from month to month.


• Mercy Medical Center

615 S. New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

 Directions: Ballas & Conway Road, Von Gontard Conference Bldg, south of the Main Building. We are between Towers A and B on the first floor facing Ballas.


• Mercy Hospital South (St. Anthony’s)

10010 Kennerly Rd

St Louis, MO 63128

 Directions: Tesson Ferry, just west of Hwy 270, Hyland Education & Training Center, located behind the hospital, facing Tesson Ferry. Go in the building between the fountains and follow the signs.


• Christian Hospital

11133 Dunn Road

St. Louis, MO 63136

 Directions: Dunn Road at Hwy 367 and 270, Dietrick Building, west of the main building. Follow the signs to the Education Dept. on the second floor.