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|2015 Conference Overview|
Sharing and Celebrating at Oley Conference
Rain gave way to sun just in time for the golf outing that kicked off Oley’s 30th Annual Consumer/Clinician Conference at the end of June in Saratoga Springs, New York. It was just the start to a busy week, full of opportunities to learn and socialize.
What did we do? First and foremost, we learned: about bacterial overgrowth, the latest (and basics) in line care, preventing clogged tubes, handling social occasions when you cannot eat, growing up on HPN, and so much more.
There was fun in child care and youth activities; we celebrated anniversaries on HPEN and presented Oley awards; we mingled at the silent auction and built sculptures of rec
ycled materials at the picnic while listening to blue grass and jokes performed by Al and Kathy Bain.
Joy, an HEN consumer who attended the conference this year for the first time, sums it up eloquently: “I wasn’t quite sure what an Oley Conference would be like and it by far exceeded any expectations I had coming into the week. The information provided was meaningful, the opportunities to connect with other consumers, as well as clinicians and manufacturers, were priceless, and I feel like my life has already improved for the better (and I felt like it was pretty good to begin with so it’s a true blessing).”
We couldn’t have done this—with over 350 participants—without the help of many volunteers and sponsors. See you next year in California!
LifelineLetter, July/Aug 2015