Presented by Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Chicago

Spring Patient Education Conference 2024

Registration ends Thursday, 05/02/2024 11:59pm CDT

About This Event

Experts from around the nation will discuss various topics such as treatment options, improving hand function, combatting fatigue, and more. This conference was developed for scleroderma patients and their caregivers to better understand your diagnosis, learn about treatment options, and connect with others in the scleroderma community. This program is free. Lunch will be provided.

Our excellent lineup of planned presenters will leave you feeling knowledgeable and empowered. They include:

Michael Macklin, MD: Scleroderma: Treatment options and a Look to the Future

Afton Hassett, PhD: Pain Resilience and More Rewarding Self-Management 

Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L: Motion is Lotion: the importance of hand and face exercises and protection

Greg Cohen: Take Back Control: Moving Forward with Scleroderma

Kavitha Selvan, MD: What You Need to Know about Scleroderma & Lung Disease

Schedule

8 - 9 am Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15 Motion is Lotion: the importance of hand and face exercises and protection

10:15 - 11:15 Pain Resilience and More Rewarding Self-Management 

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 am -12:30 pm Scleroderma: Scleroderma: Treatment options and a Look to the Future

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 Take Back Control: Moving Forward with Scleroderma

2:15 - 3:30 What You Need to Know about Scleroderma & Lung Disease

3:30 pm Closing Remarks

Speakers are subject to change. 

We are pleased to be able to offer this program free of charge. However, please note that there are costs associated with each registration. If you are unable to attend for any reason, we ask that you cancel your registration no later than Friday, April 26.

About This Event

Experts from around the nation will discuss various topics such as treatment options, improving hand function, combatting fatigue, and more. This conference was developed for scleroderma patients and their caregivers to better understand your diagnosis, learn about treatment options, and connect with others in the scleroderma community. This program is free. Lunch will be provided.

Our excellent lineup of planned presenters will leave you feeling knowledgeable and empowered. They include:

Michael Macklin, MD: Scleroderma: Treatment options and a Look to the Future

Afton Hassett, PhD: Pain Resilience and More Rewarding Self-Management 

Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L: Motion is Lotion: the importance of hand and face exercises and protection

Greg Cohen: Take Back Control: Moving Forward with Scleroderma

Kavitha Selvan, MD: What You Need to Know about Scleroderma & Lung Disease

Schedule

8 - 9 am Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15 Motion is Lotion: the importance of hand and face exercises and protection

10:15 - 11:15 Pain Resilience and More Rewarding Self-Management 

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 am -12:30 pm Scleroderma: Scleroderma: Treatment options and a Look to the Future

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 Take Back Control: Moving Forward with Scleroderma

2:15 - 3:30 What You Need to Know about Scleroderma & Lung Disease

3:30 pm Closing Remarks

Speakers are subject to change. 

We are pleased to be able to offer this program free of charge. However, please note that there are costs associated with each registration. If you are unable to attend for any reason, we ask that you cancel your registration no later than Friday, April 26.

Getting There

Hyatt Lodge Conference Center
2715 Jorie Blvd
Oakbrook, Illinois 60523
United States

 

We are pleased to offer this program free of charge. However, if you would like to support this conference and similar educational resources, donations are greatly appreciated. 

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