Scleroderma Foundation: Greater Chicago Chapter
What's Coming Up:
Board of Directors
Sustaining Board Members
Medical Advisory Board
This year's education conference will be taking place on October 15 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Scleroderma Patient Education Conference
October 15, 2016
9:00 - 3:00 pm Speaker Presentations (Break for lunch. Lunch provided.)
303 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Speakers and topics to include:
Monique Hinchcliff, MD, MS - Skin Fibrosis Research
Beth Doerfler, MS, RD, LDN - Nutrition case studies in scleroderma
Jane Dematte DAmico, MD - Interstitial Lung Disease
Michael Cuttica, MD - Pulmonary Hypertension
Jaehyuk Choi, MD/PhD - Photopheresis
Elisa Hoellerich, PA-C - Advice for Caregivers
Nelson Bennett, MD - Erectile Dysfunction
Jessica Mandac, PT - Physical Therapy
5th Annual Walter Barr Keynote Presentation: Genetics in Scleroderma
Shervin Assassi, MD, MS
Associate Professor, The University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston
Dr. Assassis current research interests include correlation of clinical features of systemic sclerosis with genetic and gene expression data to identify novel therapeutic targets and to develop clinically useful prediction models for response to treatment.
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Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!