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About the National Patient Education Conference
Book Your Room
Getting Around Philadelephia
Parking Information
Medical Device Rentals

About the National Patient Education Conference

Join us at our 20th Annual National Patient Education Conference (NEPC) in Philadelphia!  The NPEC offers an information-rich opportunity for people living with scleroderma, their caregivers, family members and friends. We also offer a youth program at the conference that is open to patients, siblings or even the child of an adult patient. 

Workshops, panel discussions and other educational sessions are led by leading scleroderma researchers and healthcare professionals. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had scleroderma for many years, the National Conference is a great way to learn about the disease and become connected with others that are dealing with scleroderma.


Book Your Room in PhiladelphiaBook Your Room

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

You must make you own reservations for the hotel. Please call the Loews Philadelphia Hotel directly at 888-575-6397 and mention the Scleroderma Foundation or you may register online directly with the hotel.

The group rate is $169 plus tax per night. Space is limited, so reserve early! The discounted room rate is available during the conference as well as 3 days before and after subject to availability and is not guaranteed after 7/5/18 nor if room block has sold out.

The Scleroderma Foundation worked with the Loews Philadelphia Hotel to get you a lower room rate than they normally offer. There are companies that may contact you who claim to be able to offer lower room prices than even our room block. These companies are not affiliated with the Scleroderma Foundation or with the Loews Philadelphia Hotel and may not be legitimate. Entering into financial agreements with such companies can cause you to have costly consequences.

For any further questions, please contact our office at 1-800-722-4673. 

Getting Around Philadelphia

The hotel is located just 10 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The airport offers multiple modes of transportation, including taxi and private car services.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Travel Distance: Approximately 10 miles
Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Public Transportation

Septa Airport Line to and from the Airport

To the Loews Philadelphia:

Pick up the Septa Airport Line at the Ground Transportation (there will be signs)
It will be $8 a person, cash only.
Get off at Jefferson Station and the Loews will be right across the street.

To the Philadelphia Airport:

Go inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where the Hard Rock Café and Dunkin Donuts is located (Jefferson Station)
Catch the Airport Line, which runs every 20 and 50 on the hour
$8 cash only on the train

Travel Time: 19 Minutes
Distance: 12.6 Miles


Taxis are 24/7 and are a flat fee of $29.50 to and from the Philadelphia Airport.
Travel Time: 30 minutes
Distance: 12.7 Miles

Shuttle Options



Parking Information

The hotel offers valet parking for $44.10 per day. This is a discounted rate for people going to the conference.  Simply show your conference badge for the discounted rate.


Medical Device Rentals- There are many options in Philadelphia for rentals. Here is an option:

172 West Madison Avenue
Dumont, NJ. 07628