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2017 Rocky Mountain Chapter 7th Annual Patient Education Day
UCHealth - Bruce Schroffel Conference Center, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 12505 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045

7th Annual Patient Education Day

We are hosting an educational forum for scleroderma patients, their caregivers, family, and friends.  Learn more about many different aspects of the disease. New sessions this year include caregivers, juvenile scleroderma, naturopathy and palliative care. A special Q&A session will include a panel of doctors, patients and caregivers.

Date:  Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time:  9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location:  Bruce Schroffel Conference Center, UCHealth-Anschutz Campus, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 12505 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045


Colorado Patient Education Day Map


9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration/Check in

10:00-10:30 a.m. Scleroderma Clinical and Research Update  Aryeh Fischer, M.D. – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

10:40-11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions:

  •   The Impact of Scleroderma in the GI Tract: Why Is This Happening and What Can I Do About It  Paul Menard-Katcher, M.D. – University of Colorado School of Medicine 
  •   Learn to Stress Better: Considerations for Caregivers  Ginny Maril, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist – California Lutheran University
  •   Localized Scleroderma/Juvenile Scleroderma and the Transition to Adult Rheumatology Care  Katharine Moore, M.D. – Children’s Hospital Colorado 
  •   Management of Arthritis and Raynaud’s/Digital Ulcers in Scleroderma  Jason Kolfenbach, M.D. – University of Colorado School of Medicine  

11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  A Naturopathic Approach to Autoimmunity and Healing  Dr. Erika Enos, N.D. – Healing Roots Natural Medicine 

12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15-2:00 p.m. Palliative and Nursing Care for the Scleroderma Patient Tyna O’Connor, B.S.N., R.N. – University of Colorado Hospital

2:10-3:00 p.m. Doctor and Patient Panel


Aryeh Fischer Jason Kolfenbach Menard Katcher Ginny Maril, PH.D. Katharine Moore Erika Enos Tyna O'Connor
Aryeh Fischer, M.D. Jason Kolfenbach, M.D.        
Paul Menard-Katcher, M.D. 
Ginny Maril, Ph.D.
Katharine Moore, M.D.
Erika Enos, N.D.
Tyna O'Connor, B.S.N., R.N

A box lunch is included in the $12 registration fee. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Please proceed to the main hospital entrance where free valet parking will be available. The Conference Center is located adjacent to the valet station. 

Scholarships are available for those traveling from outside the Denver Metro area.  Please complete the scholarship form and return it by September 18, 2017. These scholarships are made possible by a grant from the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.

To register by mail, print the registration form and return the bottom portion with your payment by September 18, 2017.

For more information, please contact Cyndy Besselievre at (303) 806-6686 or

Sponsored by

This program is made possible, in part, by an unrestricted educational grant from
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Bayer HealthCare and Reata Pharmaceuticals.

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Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
UCHealth - Bruce Schroffel Conference Center, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2
12505 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045

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