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Mental Health, Body Image, Intimate Relationships and Ostomies

Emily Brooke, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Emily is part of the Digestive Health Department of Health Social Work at Dell Medical School, Ascension Seton and an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Mental Health by Stephanie Brenner, Social Worker

Diet & Nutrition Supplements Pre/Probiotics by Judy Madura, Nurse

Austin Ostomy Member Marina Chavez shared these presentation from the the August 2023 United Ostomy Association of America's National Conference.

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 The Speaking Stoma: A communication guide for people with ostomies

Joga Ivatury, M.D., MHA, associate professor of surgery at Dell Medical School and the inaugural Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and Ostomy Clinic presented his research.

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Healing Your Skin: What Your Need to Know about Pure Hypochlorous Acid

Carol Marshall-Hanson, MSN, RN, CWON. Wound Ostomy Continence Senior Nurse at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas Austin, TX AND OAA Board Member

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JT Boone: Treating the Person with the Disease, Not the Disease Itself

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.  

 

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Austin Ostomy Association Overview Board Presentation 2019

Meetings,  Location, & Presentations

 

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First Thursday of the Month:

No January Meeting

February 1: Emily Brooke, MSW

Topic: Mental Health, Body Image, Intimate Relationships and Ostomies.  

March 7

April 4

May 2

June 6 

 

No July Meeting

In-Person & 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!

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

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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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Consider Becoming a

Board Member!

 

In the next year, we anticipate some open positions. We are looking to our Members to consider this opportunity and continue Carol Laubach's legacy of supporting individuals with an ostomy and their care givers. Please reach out to Amy Nichols, Karen Hollis, or Carol if you're interested. 

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Emily Brooke, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, gave a wonderful presentation at our February 2, 20204 meeting. Emily is part of the Digestive Health Department of Health Social Work at Dell Medical School, Ascension Seton and an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin.

PPT: Mental Health, Body Image, Intimate Relationships and Ostomies

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 in August, 2023. She presented/shared some of the many sessions she attended.

PPT: Mental Health

PPT: Diet & Nutrition Supplements Pre/Probiotic

 

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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, 2023. The Speaking Stoma Project (presentation link);

We're excited to say that The Speaking Stoma: A communication guide for people with ostomies is here and available for your use! Thanks to the UT team for supporting our Ostomy community!

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