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Program and Schedule

Below is the overall schedule for the 2019 National Patient Education Conference that took place July 19-21 in Chicago.  When the 2020 schedule and workshop information is available, it will be posted on this page. The information below is representative of typical schedules and workshops at the Scleroderma Foundation's National Patient Education Conference.

The following links go to the 2019 workshop schedules and program book:
Main Conference • Kids Get Scleroderma, Too! • Conference Program Book

schedule subject to change

 

Friday, July 19, 2019

4:00 p.m.

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8:30 p.m.

Registration

4:00 p.m.

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7:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall 

5:00 p.m.

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7:15 p.m.

Research Poster Hall 

6:30 p.m.

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7:15 p.m.

Welcome Reception

7:30 p.m.

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8:30 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Keynote

Endure: The Life and Art of Paul Klee
Richard M. Silver, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Paul Klee, one of the 20th Century’s most important artists, lived with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Klee’s life was fascinating and, at times, tragic. His art is an expression of his time and the disease he so bravely endured.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

7:45 a.m.

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6:30 p.m.

Registration

7:45 a.m.

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9:00 a.m.

BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:30 a.m.

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5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall (Closed during Awards Lunch)

9:15 a.m.

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10:15 a.m.

Systemic Sclerosis Lecture

9:15 a.m.

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10:15 a.m.

Localized Scleroderma Lecture

10:15 a.m.

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10:45 a.m.

BEVERAGE BREAK

10:45 a.m.

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11:45 a.m.

Workshops - KGS2 Workshops

12:15 p.m.

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1:45 p.m.

AWARDS LUNCHEON

2:15 p.m.

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3:15 p.m.

Workshops - KGS2 Workshops

3:15 p.m.

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3:45 p.m.

BEVERAGE BREAK

3:45 p.m.

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4:45 p.m.

Workshops - KGS2 Workshops

5:00 p.m.

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6:15 p.m.

DINNER BUFFET

6:45 p.m.

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7:30 p.m.

Industry Sponsored Presentation: CATALYST

Sunday, July 21, 2019

7:00 a.m.

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12:30 p.m.

Registration 

7:00 a.m.

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8:15 a.m.

BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:00 a.m.

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11:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m.

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9:30 a.m.

Workshops - KGS2 Workshops

9:30 a.m.

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9:45 a.m.

BEVERAGE BREAK

9:45 a.m.

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10:45 a.m.

Workshops - KGS2 Workshops

10:45 a.m.

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11:15 a.m.

SNACK BREAK

11:15 a.m.

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12:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote

UNSTOPPABLE: When Strong is All There Is
Betsy Craig, public speaker, author and Founder of MenuTrinfo, LLC

After falling ill from scleroderma in the early to mid-2000s, Betsy Craig had to find a strength she did not know was there. Being UNSTOPPABLE was her only option, and in the end, she credits her success with business, disease, and life with that exact trait, being UNSTOPPABLE.  In 2018, she released her first book, UNSTOPPABLE: A Recipe for Success in Life and Business.