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~ Informs, Educates, and Connects ~

Group photo.jpgThanks to our generous donors and supporters, the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Washington, DC Chapter is able to host informative educational events for our members, like our recent Patient Education Conference.

We want to thank to everyone who attended our conference on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Elliott School at George Washington University. The staff was wonderful to work with and our meeting space was perfect.

We are so grateful to our presenters for sharing important information with our members and their families. From yoga and lung disease, to clinical trials and Medicare, we all learned something new. And thank you to our committed sponsors: Actellion, Reata, Bayer and Corbus Pharmaceuticals. 

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  • Monya Cohen, Psy.D. RYT, Y, Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance - Stretching to Improve the Mind, Body & Soul
  • Dr. Pravitt Gourh, George Washington University -
    Update on the Genome Research in African American Scleroderma Patients (GRASP) Study
  • Chris DeYoung, Co-Director, Health Insurance Counseling Project at George Washington University Community Legal Clinic - Navigating the Medicare System 101
  • Dr. Laura Hummers, Johns Hopkins University Hospital - Recent Clinical Trials
  • Dr. Victoria Shanmugam, George Washington University Hospital - What Action Can I Take Today to Improve my Scleroderma
  • Dr. Virginia Steen, Georgetown University Hospital - Management of Lung  Problems in Scleroderma