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eLetter #708 | April 21, 2017  

Continuing Medical Education Courses

Laptop and notepage on black bgdScleroderma Foundation offers two online Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for medical professionals. These online programs are designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, registered nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients living with scleroderma.

Currently, courses are offered in Difficult Management Problems in System Sclerosis and The Lung in Scleroderma through a partnership with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Learn more about these educational offerings at and share with your healthcare team today!

Localized Juvenile Scleroderma 101

Dr. Torok and CaitlynAccording to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), localized juvenile scleroderma is a much more common and less severe generalized form of the disease. In localized scleroderma, the joints and underlying tissues can be affected which can result in a failure to grow properly. Localized scleroderma can also display in two different forms: morphea and linear.

Learn more from the ACR >>

Free Patient Education Day - Washington, D.C.

par logo.pngThe American Thoracic Society's Public Advisory Roundtable is holding a Meet the Experts Day in our nation's capital 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.  Scleroderma Foundation's Director of Programs and Services Kerri A. Connolly will deliver opening remarks.  A great lineup of speakers is scheduled and topics include clinical trials and research, scleroderma, pulmonary arterial hypertension and more.

Complimentary parking, lunch and oxygen will be provided. RSVP by email to: Courtney White at no later than Monday, May 8. For more questions, call (212) 315-8640.

Learn more >>

Slideshow: Food and Medications That Don't Mix

pills_2 jpg.jpgOne of the biggest mistakes that patients older than 50 make is not reading the warning labels of their prescription medications, according to researchers at Kansas State University.

Check out this slideshow from the American Grandparents Association about seven potentially danagerous food and medication combinations that could lead to severe side effects.

Scleroderma Awareness Month is Coming

Scleroderma Foundation WristbandScleroderma Awareness Month is coming in June. Show your support of those living with scleroderma by purchasing some gear, such as t-shirts, hoodies, bracelets, car magnets and more.

Visit our e-store on our website or our CafePress store to find items and support the Scleroderma Foundation and its community this summer!

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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.

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