Meetings & Location

 

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November 3, 2022

 

December 1, 2022

In-person AND Virtual

(simultaneous)

*Download the Zoom App prior to

joining the link below

 

Join Zoom Meeting (click on live link)

Meeting ID: 886 3266 6521

Passcode: Welcome!

 

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We have a surplus of donated supplies.

If you're in need, check out this list of available free  Ostomy Supplies.

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Gethsemane Lutheran Church

200 West Anderson Lane, across the street from Frost Bank and Red Lobster, next to the Austin Humane Center.

 

Directions

 

Link to Google Map

 

In October, Shelby Moss, Coloplast Representative & Territory Manager, shared their newest products and innovations for Ostomates. She demonstrated how to apply some of their products, the latest stretchable and breathable materials and answered questions from the group. Access the My Ostomy Life App and a Care Resource for support & free materials. 

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Join us in November when JT Boone, one of our members, will share his incredibly challenging and inspirational health journey from nearly hopelessness to a holistic, healthy approach to living a full life.

 

The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School now has an Ostomy Clinic: The Texas Ostomy Services at Digestive Health New Clinic is now open! Joga Ivatury, M.D., MHA, is an associate professor of surgery at Dell Medical School and the inaugural chief of colon and rectal surgery at UT Health Austin. 

Call 512-324-7831 to make an appointment.

Additionally, Doctors can fax a referral to 512-324-7816

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Dr. Ivatury's team is also engaged in research projects aimed at improving support for people with ostomies. Here is their current research project.

 

The Speaking Stoma Project

 

Do you have an ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy? Have you had it for at least a year?  Do you want to help develop a health communication guide for people with ostomies? We would love to hear from you!

 

You are invited to participate in a new research study – the Speaking Stoma Project. We want to learn about the important social interactions that people with ostomies encounter and strategies in communication for these situations.

This study is being conducted by Srinivas (Joga) Ivatury, MD and some other colleagues from Dell Medical School and the Center for Health Communication at The University of Texas at Austin

This study has been reviewed by The UT Austin Institutional Review Board

 

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to participate in a focus group or individual interview via Zoom. The focus group or interview will take approximately one hour. You are welcome to use a pseudonym on your Zoom screen and blank out your screen. We will audio record the focus groups and capture the chat, but we will not identify you in the transcripts of the recordings, the chat, or in any reports of the data. The group will be asked about the various social situations and different means to deal with these as a person with an ostomy.

 

We will provide a $25 gift card as a token of our appreciation.

Please click on the link below to join the Speaking Stoma Project: 

https://texascommunication.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eR4j559nxP4KqeG

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