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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 for more information
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 – 10:15AM Dr. Jean Ashburn, Colon and Rectal Surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Health
Topic:  TBA
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Break / Exhibits
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Dr. Ravi Kiran, Colorectal Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Topic:  “Avoiding An External Ostomy: What Surgical Options Are Available & What To Expect?”
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Dr. Don Schiller, BCIR Surgeon (retired)
Topic:  “From the Kock Pouch To the BCIR Over 44 Years and 4 Hospitals: What I Have Learned”
NOTE:  Presentation by video and Virtual Session
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Break / Exhibits
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Doctors’ Panel
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Break out groups
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM First Time Attendee Board Reception
5:00 PM – 6:30 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. Ed Westcott, Colorectal Surgeon, United Kingdom
 Topic: TBA
NOTE:  Presentation via Virtual Session
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   Entertainment by Keith Coleman,Elvis Tribute Artist
Dress for conference: Casual    Please remember that meeting rooms can be cold.
This agenda is subject to change.   –Last updated on 7/29/2021