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What's New at the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Chicago

 
Spring Conference Registration Is Now Open!
You didn’t choose scleroderma, but you do have choices - and you're not alone. Take control of your health and your future. Hear the latest treatment options, find answers to your questions and learn how to improve your everyday life at our next Scleroderma Patient Education Conference. The next conference is Saturday, April 18 in Oakbrook, IL. Registration is now open!
 
Date & Registration Now Available for Scleroderma 101
Scleroderma 101 is a bi-annual small group session offering information and support for recently diagnosed scleroderma patients. Top specialists and scleroderma support group leaders will be on site to help you understand your diagnosis, build a support system and live better. The next Scleroderma 101 session is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 in Chicago, IL. Registration is now open!
 
   

Our Mission

Improving the lives of patients. Making strides toward a cure.

The mission of the Scleroderma Foundation is focused on three critical goals:

  1. SUPPORT: To help patients and their families cope with scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physician referrals, and educational information.
     
  2. EDUCATION: To promote public awareness and education through patient and health professional seminars, literature, and publicity campaigns.
     
  3. RESEARCH: To stimulate and support research to improve treatment and ultimately find the cause of and cure for scleroderma.

Whether you're a scleroderma patient, have a loved one struggling with scleroderma, or just want to learn more about the disease, we have resources, education events and fundraisers you'll love!

Contact Information

Stephanie Somers Gresh, Executive Director
Melissa Kuhr, Marketing & Fundraising Manager

Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter
125 S. Clark, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-660-1131
Email: GCchapter@scleroderma.org 
Facebook: facebook.com/gcscleroderma

Board of Directors 
Tony Cogan, President 
Jennifer Bryson, Vice President
Eliisa Capstick, Secretary 

Dan Clarin, Treasurer

Mary Carns
Jules Cogan
Julie Drewniak
Cleetus Friedman 
Carol Goldman 
Peter Goldman
David Helfand
John Varga, M.D. 

Medical Advisory Board
Richard Burt, M.D.
Jane Dematte, M.D.
Ikuo Hirano, M.D.
Amy Paller, M.D.
Stuart Rich, M.D.
Dean Schraufnagel, M.D.
Nadera Sweiss, M.D.
John Varga, M.D.

 

 

Patient Education

Patient Education & Support

Spring Patient Conference
The Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter is dedicated to keeping the scleroderma community informed, connected and supported. Our next Patient Education Conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 18. Registration is now open!


Scleroderma 101
Scleroderma 101 is a bi-annual small group session offering information and support for recently diagnosed scleroderma patients. Top specialists and scleroderma support group leaders will be on site to help you understand your diagnosis, build a support system and live better. Our next Scleroderma 101 session is scheduled for Thursday, May 7. Registration is now open!

 
 For presentations and videos from past conferences, take a look at our SlideShare and YouTube sites. 

 

Patient Support

Support groups provide a forum to share thoughts, concerns, information and meet others who understand the experience of living with scleroderma. Find a support group in your area or connect with others on our online support community, Inspire.

Looking to start a new support group in your area? Contact us at 312-660-1131.


 

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