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The Oregon Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation invites you to attend the 16th Annual Cheri Woo Scleroderma Education Seminar!  

Where: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center - Lorenzen Conference Center
2801 N Gantenbein Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97217

When:  Saturday, March 11, 2017,  10am - 3pm

This free annual event always features presentations aimed at educating scleroderma patients and family about the various aspects of living with scleroderma.  This year, we are so pleased with the lineup of speakers that we’d also like to extend the invitation to any medical professionals that may be interested in meeting a room full of scleroderma patients and learning from some true experts in the field.

We are so excited to present to you the following guest speakers:

Dr. Francesco Boin

Dr. Francesco Boin, M.D.
, is a rheumatologist and the Director of the Scleroderma Clinic at the University of California San Francisco.  He is a physician-scientist with long time experience in scleroderma and its complications.

Formerly with the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Boin has been the principal investigator in many studies that apply basic research technology directly to study patients’ clinical disease.

Dr. Boin will be speaking about recent developments in research and treatments in the scleroderma world.


Dr. Anna Haemel

Dr. Anna Haemel, M.D.
, is a dermatologist with the Scleroderma Clinic at the University of California San Francisco.  She treats patients with all types of skin disease, including those with underlying systemic disease, such as rheumatologic conditions and inflammatory bowel disease.

She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, Medical Dermatology Society and Dermatology Foundation.

Dr. Haemel will be discussing calcinosis and other skin conditions associated with systemic scleroderma.


Dr. Richard BurtDr. Richard Burt, M.D., is the Chief of the Division of Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases (DIAD) in the Department of Medicine, and a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University.  

The DIAD is the only center in the world devoted to a unique area of treatment and research utilizing stem cell transplantation in clinical trials for autoimmune and vascular diseases. DIAD pioneered and performed America’s first hematopoietic stem cell transplants to treat many autoimmune diseases, including systemic scleroderma.

Dr. Burt will be discussing hematopoietic stem cell transplants as treatment for scleroderma.


This seminar is bound to be one of our best ever, so please register ASAP to guarantee your spot!

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  9am:   Check-in and provided continental breakfast will begin.
   10am:   Seminar will start promptly.  Please arrive BEFORE 10am to check in!
   12:30pm:  Lunch (provided) is served!
   3pm:    Seminar will conclude.

The Cheri Woo Scleroderma Education Seminar is a free event, but a $10 donation would be greatly appreciated!


2017 Oregon Chapter Survey!

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It's a brand new year!  Here at the Oregon Chapter, we're reflecting back on 2016, and looking for ways to improve.

Please take this very short, completely anonymous survey and let us know how we're doing!


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Volunteers Wanted for 2017 Walk!

2016 Stepping Out volunteers 

Our 2017 Walk committee is in need of an Advertising/Promotion leader!  

This person would be responsible for arranging promotion of our upcoming walk - flyers, TV/radio, newspaper, online ads, etc.  (There are other volunteers that will help do the work, but we need someone to lead the effort!)  If you think you might be interested, or if you want more information, please email us at the email address below!

Also, if you'd like to volunteer to help with another task, or if you have ideas about next year's walk, please contact us!

Email:  ORchapter@scleroderma.org

Phone:  (503) 245-4588

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/SDFOregon/

...or ask any board member for details!

Thank you,
Oregon Chapter Board of Directors


Shop at Fred Meyer and Earn Donations for the Oregon Chapter!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on their customers' direction. 

Here's how the Fred Meyer Rewards Program benefits the Oregon Chapter:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Scleroderma Foundation Oregon Chapter at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. It's easy!
  • You can search for us by our name, Scleroderma Foundation or by our non-profit number: 93076. Our organization is under “Scleroderma Foundation Oregon Chapter.” #93076. 
  • Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you will be helping the Oregon Chapter earn a donation!
  • You still earn your personal Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do now.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store. 




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About Us

Board of Directors
Denise Bates - President
Christina Fidalgo - Vice President
David Fidalgo - Secretary, Treasurer 

Contact Information

Chapter Contact: Denise Bates
Scleroderma Foundation Oregon Chapter
P.O. Box 19296
Portland, OR 97280-0296
Phone: 503-245-4588
Email: ORchapter@scleroderma.org

Board Members 
Richard Bates
Beverly Fischer 
Bethany Marshall

Liz Orem-Bedel
Maria Rivelli
Donna Stone 

Liz Orem-Bedel & Lilliane Grahek

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