Quality Life Association

34th Annual QLA Conference

When: August 22 - 24, 2019

Hilton Knoxville
501 Church Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902-2591

The Quality Life Association is a non-profit nationwide association aimed at meeting the special needs of the continent ostomate, including the Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR), the Kock Pouch, Indian Pouch, J-Pouch and Sigmoid Colostomy, as well as educating people of the latest advances in ostomy options. Membership is open to anyone interested in the QLA and its mission, and is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership.

One of the most valuable benefits of being a member is that a person has access to many other people who have experienced problems with their ostomy, have found a solution and are willing to share their experiences with other ostomates. The QLA also publishes a newsletter called Horizons. The newsletter includes articles on many topics such as how to deal with intubation and gas problems, pouchitis, nutrition and often has a column called "Ask the Doctor." In addition, every year the QLA sponsors an annual educational symposium, which is devoted to learning and fun.

For more information about this organization and this year's event please visit www.QLA-Ostomy.org.

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