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Event Information and Registration

Coming attractions: Don't miss these chapter events.

We're always thinking of new ways to raise funds, educate people, support scleroderma patients—and have a lot of fun at the same time. We hope to see you at these upcoming events.

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Register Now for Stampede Scleroderma 2020

June 7, 2020

Our annual Stampede Scleroderma will be returning to the Detroit Zoo on June 7 for family-friendly fun! See all event details, fundraising and team leader resources, and register for our 41st annual event today.

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Join our pack of volunteers at Stampede Scleroderma.

Looking for an opportunity to donate your time and talent? Sign up to volunteer at the 41st annual Stampede Scleroderma event to benefit the Michigan Chapter's three-fold mission of support, education and research. This running and walking fundraiser is a great place to get outside and give back to the community.

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2019 Educational Series

This program is made possible, in part, by an unrestricted grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals and Boehringer Ingelheim.

To join our webinar on the day of, please follow these instructions:

There are 4 ways to join a Zoom meeting:

  • With the Zoom app on your desktop
  • Through a link via your email invitation
  • From the Zoom website
  • Or via telephone dial-in

Note:  The host will have to start the meeting first so you can join or the host enables 'join before host'.

From the Zoom app:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your desktop, Start button, Zoom folder, start Zoom 
  2. Click on Sign in
  3. On right side menu Select "Sign In with SSO"
  4. Enter your USQ username and password if prompted 
  5. Click on Join
  6. Enter the Meeting ID (this is displayed in the email invitation)
  7. You can then choose  whether to come into the meeting with your audio or video enabled or disabled

If you have already registered for the webinar:

  1. You will receive an email invitation from the meeting host
  2. Click on the link in the email (join via PC, Mac, iOS or Android)
  3. You will be taken to the meeting

From the Zoom website:

  1. Go to the zoom website (
  2. Click on Zoom Account Sign On (SSO) button
  3. Sign in with your USQ username and password if prompted 
  4. Click on the My Meetings tab
  5. Click on the Meeting link that you want to join

Telephone dial in:

  1. You will receive an email from the meeting host
  2. It will display the Dial in number

To see more detailed instructions on how to join a meeting, go to the Zoom website.

Managing the Needs of a Pediatric Scleroderma Patient
Thursday, October 24
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Kathryn Torok — Director of the Pediatric Scleroderma Clinic Children's Hospital of Pittsburg, Pediatric Rheumatologist
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

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Scleroderma 101 - The First Two Years of Diagnosis
Thursday, December 12
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Amber Young — Michigan Medicine, Rheumatologist
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

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Webinar Recording: The Pulmonologist Role in a Scleroderma Patient's Life

Please note that the presenter was unable to be on the call regretfully but a patient of scleroderma and a caregiver conducted the presentation.

Michael Bessert — Facilitator

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Webinar Recording: Innovative Therapies for Scleroderma Patients
Thursday, March 14
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Richard Martin — Founder of West Michigan Rheumatology, Rheumatologist
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

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Webinar Recording: Microbiome and How it Affects Your Disease
Thursday, May 9
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Nara Parameswaran, BVSc, Ph.D. — Professor Biomedical Physical Sciences, Michigan State University
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

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Webinar Recording: Sclero-Men: More than Just the 20%
Thursday, August 8
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Vivek Nagaraja — Michigan Medicine, Rheumatology, Assistant Professor
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

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Actelion 2019 sponsor      Boehringer Ingelheim 2019 sponsor