Past Events

Young IA events are held to bring those with an ileostomy or internal pouch together, to meet like-minded ‘young at heart’ individuals who love to get out and socialise. Over the years we’ve enjoyed many exciting day trips and activity weekends, from jetting around Cardiff Bay on a rib boat, sightseeing on bus tours and enjoying some fine dining evenings.

We’ve also enjoyed plenty of outdoor activities such as rock climbing, and some fascinating historic pub walking tours, and even a ghost tour in York.

In addition to the fun social events that we’ve organised over the years, we also plan educational events which are a great opportunity for people to learn more about the medical and lifestyle aspects of living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch.

If you’ve been unable to attend an event we’ll post a link to any presentation material below that we can share from the day.

We’ll also share a selection of images from the event… that way everyone benefits, whether you attended or not!

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for events that IA hope to be running in 2021. Pop over to our Current Events page or keep in touch with us on social media to find out more.

Please note all statistics and guidance in presentations was correct at the time of presentation. This may have changed since the presentation was given and therefore we recommend you discuss any issues or concerns with your surgeon or specialist nurse to ensure you receive the latest guidance.

Unfortunately our Young IA event in 2020 was cancelled due to Covid but you can catch up with material from past Pouch Information Days or IA’s Information Days.

Young IA Weekends

A few images from Young IA weekends that IA has held in the past.