Attendees can now book their spot at the following sponsored industry breakfast symposia upon registration for the conference. Attendance at the Symposia is included in the registration fee, however, booking for these events is required.


Coloplast Industry Breakfast Symposium: Making waves and influencing practice by Getting it Right First Time – good for ostomates and good for the profession

Monday 07:30 – 08:30am - Kensington Room

This symposium is exactly what you need on a Monday morning, engaging, interactive, empowering and legacy building.

Come and meet your peers and influence stoma care delivery so that it is fit for the future, good for ostomates and good for the profession.


Salts Industry Breakfast Symposium: The Golden Three Months. How do we turn the tide on postoperative well-being and mental health?

Monday 07:30 – 08:30am - Clarence Room

The first three months following stoma formation can be critical for both physical recovery and psychological adaptation and acceptance. In this interactive breakfast symposium, we’ll explore this link between stoma surgery and mental health. We’ll examine how we can use this evidence to understand patients’ needs and provide a focus on the importance of individualistic care and how its implementation can lead to improvement in long-term outcomes. We shall also discuss how we can address these challenges in practice, by exploring elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and practical mindfulness techniques as potential tools to empower patients to manage their emotions, as well as how to tailor your approach according to patient needs. We’ll also look at aspects of psychological well-being and a number of mental health manifestations, such as anxiety and body dysmorphia.


Convatec/AmCare Industry Breakfast Symposium: A Sticky Situation: How Adhesive Can Impact Leakage, Prescribing and Accessory Use

Tuesday 07:30 – 08:30am - Kensington Room

This session examines the role adhesives have in peristomal skin health. Adhesives have many qualities and can interact in diverse ways on peristomal skin. Choosing the correct adhesive to benefit skin health is paramount to achieving successful clinical outcomes. After exploring the science and composition of adhesives, we will examine the interplay of skin PH, temperature, humidity, and occlusion on an ostomy appliance adhesive using interactive participation/techniques.


Hollister and Dansac Industry Breakfast Symposium: Operation Convexity – Influencing clinical practice to enhance patient recovery and adaption to life with an ostomy

Tuesday 07:30 – 08:30am - Clarence Room

Remember when using convexity in the post-op period was taboo? For decades stoma care nurses have had to rely on their own clinical knowledge and expertise when it came to using convexity in the immediate post-operative period because there was little evidence to support this practice. Today there is evidence that guides stoma care nurses to be proactive in their practice and use convexity safely to support healthy peristomal skin earlier in the journey. Rosemary Hill will share her experience of changing clinical practice within the operating room suite for all people having ostomy surgery to promote optimal patient outcomes while setting her patients up for success right from the start.