The National Patient Education Conference is Just One Week Away!
The Scleroderma Foundation’s National Patient Education
Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana is only one week away! We’re looking forward to a productive and
exciting weekend, and we hope you are too!
If you need it, the Conference website offers some excellent
resources for travel information. Also,
be sure to keep up with all the action at our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
pages. While in NOLA, we encourage you to use the #unmaskthecure hashtag. We’ll keep you updated throughout
the weekend with news, photos and more!
And if you find yourself in the New Orleans-area next week,
stop by! We accept walk-in registration
Let the good times roll!
See you there!
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Disclaimer: The Scleroderma Foundation in no way
endorses any drugs, treatments, clinical trials, or studies reported in the eLetter. Information is
provided to keep the readers informed. Because the manifestations and severity of scleroderma vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all drugs and treatments be discussed with the reader’s physician(s) for proper evaluation and treatment.
The Scleroderma Foundation is a qualified national nonprofit operating under 501(c)(3) status. The foundation’s federal tax identification number is 52-1375827. Our primary goal is to raise funds for our three-fold mission of support, education and research. The foundation has 20 active chapters and 160 support groups across the country.