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About the National Patient Education Conference
Book Your Room
Getting Around Chicaqo
Parking Information
Medical Device Rentals

About the National Patient Education Conference

Join us at the 22nd annual National Patient Education Conference in Chicago!  The conference offers an information-rich opportunity for people living with scleroderma, their caregivers, family members, and friends. We also offer a youth program, called Kids Get Scleroderma Too!, as part of the conference for children who have scleroderma, their siblings, and children of a parent who has scleroderma.

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 to become connected with others who are dealing with scleroderma.

Book Your Room

Hotel room reservation information will be provided to upon registration for the conference. A non-refundable charge of one-night stay, plus tax, is required to reserve a room. The group rate is $199 plus tax per night. After you register to attend conference, you will receive hotel contact information to reserve your room at the conference group rate.

PLEASE NOTE there are companies that might contact you and claim to offer lower room prices than the negotiated rate for the Foundation's room block. These companies are not affiliated with the Scleroderma Foundation or with the hotel, and they might not be legitimate. Entering into financial agreements with such companies can cause you to suffer costly consequences.

For any further questions, please contact our office at (800) 722-4673.

Getting Around Chicago

O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Airport Phone: (773) 686-2200
Midway International Airport (MDW), Airport Phone: (773) 838-0600
Hotel direction: 15 miles southeast of O'Hare, 13 miles northeast of Midway
This hotel does not provide shuttle service
Alternate transportation: GO Airport Express; fee: $32 (one way) on request
Estimated taxi fare: $45 (one way)
Subway service, fee: $5 (one way)
Access O’Hare and Midway airport info via the Chicago Department of Aviation website

Driving directions

  • Cicero Avenue North to I-55 North, to Lakeshore Drive. 
  • Go Left (North) On Lakeshore Drive to Illinois/Grand Exit. 
  • Go Left on Grand Avenue to Rush Street. Turn Right. The hotel is on your right.

Other Transportation

CAR RENTALS

Hertz
401 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 372-7600

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
10 East Grand Floor 2, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 670-7270

Budget
214 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 263-0086

BUS STATION

Greyhound
Two miles southwest from hotel

SUBWAY STATION

Grand Avenue and State Street (Red Line)
0.2 miles west from hotel

TRAIN STATION

Union Station (Amtrak & Metra)
1.9 miles southwest from hotel

Parking Information

The hotel offers parking for $27 per day. This is a discounted rate for people going to the conference.

Medical Device Rentals

There are many options in Chicago for rentals. Here are some options:

WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER RENTALS

OXYGEN RENTALS