Ostomy 101 Free Virtual
Ostomy Lifestyle Classes to equip you with the information,
tools, and resources you need to
LIVE With An Ostomy
For people who have had or are planning to have colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy surgeries and their caregivers.
*All classes are held at 9:30 am pacific time
Jan 14 July 8
Feb 11 Aug 12
Mar 11 Sept 9
Apr 15 Oct 14
May 6 Nov 11
June 10 Dec 9
What do the classes cover?
How to live an active life with an ostomy. What to expect for the first three months. How to secure ongoing supplies, bathe, swim, dress, exercise, travel, return to work or school and connect with resources. These vendor-neutral classes will help familiarize you with basic ostomy supplies, pouching systems, and accessories.
Who leads the classes?
Patient Classes are co-led by a real person living with an ostomy and an ostomy nurse (WOCN) from the University of California Medical Center. Class leaders are volunteers and not affiliated with any vendor.
Cost and registration?
Ostomy 101 Patient Classes are free, vendor-neutral, and hosted by volunteers. No registration is required.
Is this class recorded?
No. This is a live class where participants have the opportunity to ask ostomy lifestyle questions. This class is never recorded.
How do I join a class?
Ostomy 101 Patient Classes are held monthly via Zoom.
>Find the class you want to join and click where it says "Click here to join the meeting."
No medical advice will be given.