The Romanian Ostomy Patients Support Foundation was asked, and has joined forces with the Romanian Society of Paediatric Surgeons to participate in their 7th National Congress to be held in Bucharest from 29 – 31 October 2015.
Three of the UK’s leading paediatric surgeons will be presenting papers together with three senior nurse specialists during a masterclass, “Stomas in paediatric Surgery – general Management and surgical aspects” on day one of the congress. Further presentations will be given on surgery for IBD in children and on the second day two further presentations devoted to paediatric urology: “Neuropathic bladder management” and “Management of prenatally diagnosed hydronephrosis”.
The three nurse specialists will be speaking on: “Skin care for intestinal stomas”, “The nursing management of children with continent urinary diversion incorporating their required practical and psychological support” and “Challenges for stoma care nurses caring for paediatrics discharged from specialist centres”.
This co-operative exercise is yet a further extension of ROPSF’s support for ostomy patients of all age groups. The congress extends an opportunity to exchange ideas and seek a closer relationship between UK and Romanian surgeons in the field of paediatric bowel and urinary surgery which will lead to yet greater support for babies and very young children as well as enhancing parental assistance.
The trustees of ROPSF particularly wish to express their thanks to the keynote speakers; Mr Ashok Rajimwale and Jennifer Senior from the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Mr Michael Stanton and Mr Henrik Steinbrecher from the Southampton University Children’s hospital, Mrs Lesley Nickell specialist nurse in stoma care and Mrs Irene Anderson trustee and Reader in Learning and Teaching in Healthcare Practice, Principal Lecturer, Tissue Viability, University of Hertfordshire.