The Colorectal Cancer Association Of Canada (CCAC) was once again honoured to be invited to exhibit at the 31st Annual CAET (Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy) Conference held in Vancouver from May 24 – May 27, 2012. The theme, “Transforming Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care” enabled participants to advance their knowledge through innovative educational sessions and networking opportunities, leading to improved patient outcomes.

Since a percentage of the colorectal cancer population may require an ostomy, the ET nurses play a vital role in helping these patients understand the different types of ostomies and the care required to properly manage them.

Vancouver area volunteers Tara Ciecko (left) and Deb Imada (right) joined CCAC staff member Frank Pitman, who is responsible for volunteer and patient support, at our exhibit booth. They provided information on our patient support programs, distributed CCAC literature and introduced the new ostomy section on the CCAC website, http://www.colorectal-cancer.ca/en/ostomy/ .