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36th Annual QLA Conference Agenda
Clearwater, FL
August 19 – 21, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Pre-Conference Activity
Late morning until completed Golf – email President@qla-ostomy.org if interested
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Activity
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Registration  (Please bring items for auction to exhibit area during this time) 
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibits / Reception  ( Cash Bar / Heavy Hors d’oeuvres  )
Friday, August 20, 2021 Activity
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration  (Please bring items for auction to exhibit area during this time) 
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Exhibits / Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome and Invocation
9:30 AM – 10:30AM Dr. Don Schiller, BCIR Surgeon at Southern California Hospital at Culver City
“From the Kock Pouch to the BCIR over 44 Years and 4 Hospitals: What I Have Learned” 
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break / Exhibits
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Dr. Ed Westcott, Colorectal Surgeon, United Kingdom
Topic: “BCIR UK: The Journey So Far.  Things are coming together!”
11:30 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Dr. Ravi Kiran, Colorectal Surgeon, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.  Topic: “Avoiding an external ostomy:  What surgical options are available & what to expect?”
Dr. Bo Shen, Gastroenterologist, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.  Topic: TBA
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Break / Exhibits
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Doctors’ Panel
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Break out groups
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM First Time Attendee Board Reception
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Social Hour   ( Cash Bar / Heavy Hors d’oeuvres  )
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Activity
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Exhibits / Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Dr. David Dietz, Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH.  Topic: “Why continent ileostomies fail and how to fix them.”
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Break / Exhibits
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Peggy Kinst, Wellness Specialist
Topic: “How to Achieve Brain & Body Health”
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Membership Meeting
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Luncheon / Auction
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Social Gathering   ( Cash Bar )
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Bae Bae’s Bash – Dinner / Dance
Dress for conference: Casual    Please remember that meeting rooms can be cold.
Bae Bae’s Bash:   Theme: Elvis
This agenda is subject to change.