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|Oley Annual Conference|
Learning Together, Sharing Good Times —
17th Annual Conference Was a Huge Success
The 17th Annual Oley Consumer/Clinician Conference, held June 20 to 22 in Buena Park, California, was hugely successful by all counts. Flooded with new and returning families, Oley was pleased to offer several special programs for homePEN children and their siblings: including trips to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and a local fire station; a pajama party and a sharing session just for teens. The adults had plenty of fun as well — from a soirée for the Regional Coordinators, to a comedian at the welcome reception, from free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, to a shopping extravaganza at the auction. Attendees told us even the information sessions like Oley’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” were a fun way to learn more about tube feeding tips and caring for their catheter. Both new and old attendees left the conference better educated about their therapies and how to live fully with them. Highlights included discussions on such topics as gastric pacing, interventional radiology and pain management. Some of the main sessions will be covered in this and future issues of the newsletters; all of the main sessions will also be available on videotape this fall. Stay tuned for more photos and information!