Join a Virtual Support Group Dec. 20
The Scleroderma Foundation's Tri-State Chapter invites all members of the scleroderma community to its upcoming virtual support group meeting 2 p.m. Eastern Tuesday, Dec. 20.
phone-in support group is for patients, family members and
caregivers. Call-in or join through your computer/smartphone device,
listen to a great presentation and
ask questions from wherever you are. The goal is to provide education
and improve well-being and understanding of the disease. The more you
learn, the better advocate you become for yourself or someone you care
for – join us!
The guest speaker is Theresa T. Lu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Autoimmunity
and Inflammation Program and Pediatric Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, and the topic is "Adipose Derived Stem Cells and Fibrosis Research." New and ongoing research at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has identified a possible mechanism behind the fibrosis that occurs in scleroderma – a mechanism that may one day lead to a treatment for the disease. Join us on the call as Dr. Lu explains the research and how it may well be something patients might participate in soon.
Please call-in between 1:50 and 2 p.m. The call begins promptly at 2 p.m.
Dial: (224) 501-3412
When prompted, use access code: 262-512-989
You can also join via computer, smartphone or tablet
Go to www.gotomeet.me/SFTriState and
connect with the audio and webcam!