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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 in Philadelphia!  Conference offers an information-rich opportunity for people living with scleroderma, their caregivers, family members, and friends. We also offer a youth program as part of the conference for children who have scleroderma, their siblings, and children of a parent who has scleroderma. 

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 Hotel Room in Philadelphia

You must make you own room reservations. Unfortunately, our room block at Loews has sold out because of strong conference attendance. We recommend that you contact the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, (215) 625-2900, located directly across the street at 201 Market Street.  While we do not have a room block or a guaranteed rate at the Marriott, we do suggest that you inform them you are attending the Scleroderma Foundation conference.

You may contact Loews directly to inquire about availability, (888) 575-6397. Rooms might be released as people change their plans.

PLEASE NOTE 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 they might not be legitimate. Entering into financial agreements with such companies can cause you to suffer costly consequences.

For any further questions, please contact our office at (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