Conference 2016

Ostomy Canada Society Conference

A national conference is held every two years. It is a chance to get together with other members and attend interactive educational seminars as well as fun-filled social networking opportunities to see old friends and meet new ones.

2016 Conference

Click here to download Conference Information Package.

Conference Goals

  • Create an opportunity for people with ostomies and their families to come together with other members and attend interactive, educational seminars, exhibits, supportive sharing sessions and fun filled social activities.
  • Create a forum which provides an informative yet positive,  encouraging atmosphere for all those afflicted by ostomy surgery.
  • To raise awareness of people living with an ostomy and to seek ways to break down the stigmas that prevent patients from agreeing to life-saving surgery and living active lives. In Canada, there are an estimated 90,000 people living with an ostomy.
  • 24 breakout sessions will bring the latest in research, technology, support and networking.
  • 25 – 30 exhibitors will inform you on the latest in ostomy appliances and accessories.
  • 3 major sponsors (with room for more) will bring fun and entertainment to the conference.
  • Two keynote speakers will give you life-long treasures to remember.
  • It is a wonderful chance to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones.

Known as the “cultural cradle of Canada,” Winnipeg is Manitoba’s cosmopolitan capital city offering plenty of charm. It is a fourseason
destination boasting a dazzling arts, theatre and indie music scene, as well as lipsmacking dining options to tantalize taste buds.

The conference hotel is The Delta Hotel, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2

August 17 – 21, 2016

Tentative Schedulev2

All those interested!

Special invitation to all chapter representatives from across Canada.

Special invitation to all our friends in other countries.

Register online

Registration form – hardcopy:

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Here is more information about sending greetings in the conference program book.

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Winnipeg Guide

Welcome to Winnipeg!

Discover How Your Heart Beats in Winnipeg’s 2016 Official Visitor’s Guide.

Over 100 pages to view giving you information which includes; General Winnipeg Information; Top 10 Must Sees in Winnipeg; Winnipeg Map; Winnipeg in Four Days; Festival & Events; Attractions; Galleries & Museums; Gaming; Gardens & Parks; Nightlife; Performing Arts; Relax & Rejuvenation; Shopping; Sports & Recreation; Tours, Accommodations. Check us out!

Download the tentative conference schedule here:

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The Delta Hotel, Winnipeg

2014 Conference – Ostomates Connect on the Rock – Photo Gallery

Click on the picture below to view our collection of pictures from the 2014 conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Ostomy Canada Society (UOAC) Conference History

1998Mississauga, ON
1999Edmonton, AB
2000Montreal, QC
2001Richmond, BC
2002Halifax, NS
2003Saskatoon, SK
2004Gander, NL
2005Winnipeg, MB
2006Moncton, NB
2007Calgary, AB
2008Hamilton, ON
2009No conference (AGM in Ottawa, ON
2010Sydney, NS
2011No conference (AGM in Saskatoon, SK)
2012Toronto, ON
2013No conference (AGM in Halifax, NS)
2014St. John's, NL (Co-hosted by Gander, NL)
2015No conference (AGM in Hamilton, ON)
2016Winnipeg, MB