SKILLMAN, New Jersey, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

- Free Support Magazine Helps Individuals and Families Embrace Life to the Fullest

ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today the launch of ConTact(TM), the new global lifestyle magazine for people with a stoma. The free magazine is filled with practical advice and feature articles on living a healthy and active life after stoma surgery.

In response to reader feedback, ConTact(TM), formerly known as Converse, now features expanded content, including personal profiles from people around the world who are living the life they want, tips from contributing experts and readers, as well as a new look and feel.

We are passionate about our customers' needs and are continually striving to improve our products and services so we can provide them with the best options to embrace life, said Nino Pionati, President, Stoma Care, ConvaTec. We are proud of ConTact(TM) and hope it provides readers with empowering support to bring balance to their lives, enabling them to live life to the fullest.

Available in electronic or print format, each issue of ConTact(TM) magazine will feature professionally written, in-depth articles on a wide variety of important topics tailored to the unique needs of people who have an ostomy and their families, including nutrition, sport exercise, travel, intimacy, mental health and skin care.

ConTact(TM) magazine is published three times a year and is currently available in the following local markets: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Nordic Region (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland), Poland and the Czech Republic. Additional markets will be added in the future, including France, Germany, Australia, Russia, Turkey and China. Each issue will contain a mixture of global and local content. To sign up for a free subscription to ConTactä, please visit or call 0800-282-254.

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key business divisions - Stoma Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec products support health care professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. From its headquarters in Skillman, New Jersey, the company oversees more than 8,000 employees in over 90 countries serving consumers and their health care professionals on six continents. For more information, please visit

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Contact: Courtney Judd Weber Shandwick +1-212-445-8365 Nimisha Savani ConvaTec +1-908-904-2522

Courtney Judd of Weber Shandwick for ConvaTec, +1-212-445-8365,; or Nimisha Savani of ConvaTec, +1-908-904-2522,