Registration Now Open!

Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana from Friday, July 29, to Sunday, July 31, 2016!

Register online or download and fill out this PDF registration form to submit your registration by mail or fax. If you have any questions about registration, please call us toll-free at (800) 722-4673 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday.

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Reasons Why You Should Attend the National Patient Education Conference

  • Understand how to cope with the emotional challenges of living with scleroderma
  • Develop strategies for staying motivated
  • Meet people who want to take charge of their scleroderma, their health, and their lives
  • Build a support network and talk with others who share similar experiences
  • Learn about current therapies from the medical community
  • Be empowered to become a more effective partner in your own health care
  • Discover ways to increase public awareness of the disease
  • Make new, long-lasting friendships

Stay tuned to the weekly eLetter for more news on the New Orleans conference in 2016!

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About the National Conference

Did you know that the actual per person cost of hosting the conference is more than $700? We would like to thank our corporate sponsors and donors for helping to reduce the cost for participants.

The Annual National Patient Education Conference offers educational and networking opportunities for people living with scleroderma, their caregivers, family members and friends. We also offer a juvenile program at the conference that is open to juvenile patients, their 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.

With more than 50 workshops, dozens of exhibitors and the chance to meet other patients and caregivers, the weekend's activities offer an excellent opportunity for attendees.


Conference Scholarship Program

We are grateful that we will again be able to help individuals attend the National Patient Education Conference in New Orleans, thanks to the generous support of many donors and chapters. Conference scholarships are intended for first-time attendees and those individuals who would be otherwise unable to attend the event without outside financial assistance. Note: The deadline to apply for a scholarship for the 2016 conference has passed. If you have questions, please contact the National Office.

Learn more about the scholarship program and how you can help >>


A Special Thanks to Our 2016 Corporate Sponsors

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