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Meetings & Location


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First Thursday of the Month:


October 5

November 2

December 7

No January Meeting

In-Person & Virtual


*Download the Zoom App prior to

joining the link below


Join Zoom Meeting (click on live link)

Meeting ID: 886 3266 6521

Passcode: Welcome!

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

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

Link to Google Map


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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 Austin Ostomy Member Marina Chavez was sponsored by the Austin Ostomy Association of Austin to attend the United Ostomy Association of America's National Conference held in Houston Texas last month. She presented/shared one of the many sessions she attended.

See PPT: Diet & Nutrition Supplements Pre/Probiotics


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Nurse Carol Marshall-Hanson, RN, CWON and Board Member shared a  presentation on Healing your skin with some before/after photos.

See PPT: Healing Your Skin: What You Should Know about Pure        Hypochlorous  Acid



Austin Ostomy Member JT Boone shared his incredibly challenging and inspirational

health journey from feeling nearly hopeless after 20+ surgeries to a healthy

lifestyle based on many factors including diet and maintaining a growth mindset . 

See PPT: Treating the Person with the Disease, Not the Disease Itself


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UOAA Local Problem-Solving Clinic

Open on the first Thursday of each month at the

Gethsemane Lutheran Church from 1 - 4:00 pm. 

  • Text or call UOAA's Karen Hollis, RN, CWON                   (512-785-7448)

  • Text/leave your name, number, type of ostomy & problem

  • Karen will contact you


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 and a ppt presentation Dr. Ivatury presented on June 1st.

The Speaking Stoma Project (presentation link)


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 the link below to join the Speaking Stoma Project: 


Focus Group Participation

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