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20th Support Group Meeting

Left to Right: Susan Neuman, Senior Consultant for Miami Ostomy Aftercare | Hal Spaet, President, introducing the speaker

Support Group Meeting #20 was held on February 25, 2020, at 630PM at the University of Miami Hospital U-Health Tower, in room 2026, the Board of Directors’ meeting room.

We are happy to report that 26 people attended this support group meeting, 8 of which were patients.  We were fortunate to have Mr. Ken Aukett, Co-Founder of the United Ostomy Associations of America, as our speaker, who spoke about the early days prior to the formation of the organization, the purpose of the U.O.A.A. and the value of being a member of this national entity.  He told us that there was a U.O.A.A. emergency number, 800/826-0826, that patients could call.  He also shared many stories with us and answered questions after his presentation. 

Ken Aukett, Co-Founder of U.O.A.A., speaker

We would like to thank Julie Garreau, Ostomy, Inc, for providing the delicious refreshments and also Mable Perez, Aventura Hospital, for surprising us with a tray of sandwiches.

We urge all ostomy patients to visit our website, click on Support Group Meetings, to see all of our support group presentations.  


Our next support group meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at the UM U-Health Tower, room 2026 at 630PM.  The speaker will be our Board Member Rob Seaman of ConvaTec, who will speak on “New ConvaTec Programs & Products”.  We hope to see you there.

Click here to read KENNETH (KEN) W. AUKETT Bio