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Upcoming Events:

2017 Patient and Family Health and Wellness Conference


2017 Conference


October 21, 2017
Registration and continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Conference begins at 9 a.m.


Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345

National Presenters

Tracy Frech, M.D., M.S.
Rheumatologist, Director of the Scleroderma Center at University of Utah - addressing GI Dysfunction in Scleroderma
"Gastrointestinal Tract Management in Systemic Sclerosis"
Dr. Frech serves as the Director of the Systemic Sclerosis Clinic at the University of Utah Hospital and is the Director of Clinical Trials for the Division of Rheumatology. Her research interests include the vascular aspects of autoimmune disease, primarily progressive vascular dysfunction and resultant fbrosis in SSc.

David Leader, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Scleroderma Dental Expert, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine 
"What Your Dentist and Rheumatologist Want to Know About Scleroderma"
Dr. Leader is an Associate Professor and Lead Practice Coordinator at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a Fellow with the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute and has worked with the Scleroderma Foundation as a speaker and an advisor since 2005. 

Breakout Presenters

  • F. Anthony Mannella, Attorney at Law, Midwest Disability, P.A. - "Navigating The Social Security Disability Process"
  • Chaplin Edward Holland, A Respecting Choices© Advance Care Planning Facilitator - "Healthcare Directives and Why, 'It Always Seems too Early, Until it's too Late'"
  • Susan Duhamel, B.S., AARP Minnesota Volunteer - "Prepare to Care: Support for Caregivers"

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