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Meeting schedule for 2020

All member meetings begin at 7:00 pm. Scroll down for directions to meeting locations.

 

January 2020:

  • Monday, Jan. 6, 7 pm at St. Luke’s-Informal Discussion -Room 3

 

February:

  • Monday, Feb. 3, 7 pm at St. Luke’s – Breakout Groups with WOCN’s – Room 4 & 5

 

March:

  • Monday, March 2, 7 pm at St. Luke’s – Basic Ostomy 101 – Room 4 & 5

 

April:

  • Monday, April 6, 7 pm at St. Luke’s –Dr. Rood,MD – Room 4 & 5 (NOTE: Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, this physical meeting is canceled and may possibly be rescheduled for a later date)

 

**May:

  • Monday, May 4, 7 pm at Mercy Medical Center, Von Gontard Conference Center — Annual Product Fair (NOTE: Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, this meeting is canceled and may possibly be rescheduled for a later date; product fair raffle still being held over mail; a virtual “Thinking of You” Zoom meeting has been scheduled for 7PM on Monday, May 4, and if you are interested, please contact Mary Beth Akers at [email protected] for the link)

 

**June:

  • Monday, June 1, 7 pm at Mercy Hospital South (formerly St. Anthony’s Hospital) (NOTE: Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, this meeting is canceled and may possibly be rescheduled for a later date; a virtual “Thinking of You” Zoom meeting has been scheduled for 7PM on Monday, June 1, and if you are interested, please contact Mary Beth Akers at [email protected] for the link)

 

July:

  • Monday, July 6, 7 pm at St. Luke’s – Show and Tell – Room 4 & 5(NOTE: Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, this meeting is canceled and may possibly be rescheduled for a later date; a virtual “Thinking of You” Zoom meeting has been scheduled for 7PM on Monday, July 6, and if you are interested, please contact Mary Beth Akers at [email protected] for the link)
  • Supply Pickup – In need of supplies? We will have supplies available Monday, July 13th from 6-8pm. We will be in Parking Lot C at St. Luke’s wearing masks and gloves. It is the parking lot off Conway. (Link to Facebook Event Page that has a photo of the map)
  • Monday, July 20, to Saturday, July 25 — Youth Rally

 

August:

  • Monday, Aug. 3, 7 pm at St. Luke’s Hospital, Rooms 4 & 5 — Youth Rally follow-up(NOTE: Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, this physical meeting is canceled; a virtual Zoom meeting has been scheduled for 7PM on Monday, August 3, and if you are interested, please contact Mary Beth Akers at [email protected] for the link; topics to include Disease and Covid by Dr Richard Rood and Youth Rally follow-up)

 

*September:

  • Monday, Sept. 14, 7 pm at St. Luke’s – Summer Wrap-up. Dinner provided by UOASL –  WOCN Panel – Room 4, 5, & 6

 

**October:

  • Monday, Oct. 5, 7 pm at Christian Hospital, Dietrick Building (west of hospital)

 

November:

  • Monday, Nov. 2, 7 pm at St. Luke’s Hospital, Rooms 4 & 5 — Leonard Naeger Memorial Lectureship: Drugs and Your Ostomy

 

December:

 

* denotes second Monday, due to holiday

** denotes hospital other than St. Luke’s for meeting

 

 

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
www.stlukes-stl.com

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
 www.mercy.net/stlouismo/practice/mercy-hospital-st-louis

 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

mercy.net/practice/mercy-hospital-south/

 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

www.christianhospital.org

 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.

 

Conference Promo #7

Conference is quickly approaching. There is still time to make your reservations. You don’t want to miss out on a great chance to meet others, learn a great deal and see some great exhibitors.

Conference Promo #1

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Register for the National Conference now. Time is running out. Get a great rate and come join us for a wonderful event. Reno is also holding it’s Hot August Nights at the same time. So, car lovers……. get registered and come enjoy some social time, learning and a great opportunity to bond with others, as well as some car sightseeing.

Hope to see you there!!!

National Awareness Bike Ride

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Cancer, Ostomy Surgery;
Three Strikes That Will Not Stop This Survivor from Cycling
Coast to Coast

Bob Baker, an ulcerative colitis and color cancer survivor, now living with an ostomy, will leave Stamford, CT on April 16th on his bicycle starting a 4,000 mile, 3 month journey that will take him cross country to Seattle, Washington. As Baker will tell you, “By making this ride, I want to show that it is absolutely possible to live an active, healthy life-style after ostomy surgery. I plan to use this event to talk about important health issues like Inflammatory Bowel Disease, prevention of Colon Cancer and the quality of life one can attain with an Ostomy.”

Baker knows from personal experience that ostomy surgery is often perceived as something really bad, something to be avoided at all cost. But for those who truly need it, it can be a lifesaver. Acceptance takes time and he knows that what you thought would be the most horrific thing you ever had to endure, often turns out to be an incredible blessing, even a turning point in continued or renewed health. For him it was the ultimate gift. Through this tour he wants to reach out to new patients and their families to give them hope and to get the attention of those who are putting off surgery because they believe it to be physically limiting and socially unacceptable.

To follow and support Bob’s ride go to the home page of UOAA?s website, www.ostomy.org

Bob is an active volunteer in UOAA, having served as its Vice President and ASG President