South Carolina Patient Conference a Success The foundation’s South Carolina Chapter held its seventh
annual Amy K. Parrish Patient Education Conference last weekend on Medical
University of South Carolina’s Charleston campus. The event featured a number of great speakers
including noted rheumatologist and distinguished professor Dr. Richard Silver, Dr.
Eric Zollars and Paralympian swimmer and patient Lindsay Grogan.
Participants came away with a greater understanding of many facets
of scleroderma. The day prior to the
conference, foundation board vice chair Carol Feghali-Bostwick opened the doors
to her lab for two tours. Click here to
see a video taken at the conclusion of a tour presenting attendees with a wonderful
Gain Insight Into What Exactly Causes the Winter Blues
With a majority of the country in the grips of frigid
weather, here’s a great article detailing how to effectively contend with the
winter blues. It’s a quick read, chock
full of pertinent information explaing the root of this sadness. Before we all know it, or at least those living in areas where winter has roared in, the snow will be gone and springtime will be here!
Conference Scholarship Applications Still Being Accepted
The National Conference brings hope to those who may have thought they were alone in the fight against scleroderma. Thanks to the generous support of many donors and chapters, conference scholarships are available to the 2017 National Patient Education Conference in Chandler, Arizona from July 21-23, 2017.
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.