MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
An Invitation for Knowledge
Scleroderma is a hard disease. It’s hard for researchers to understand and for healthcare professionals to treat. It’s hard on caregivers and families. It’s especially hard on the people living with the disease. As hard as it is, it can be made easier. Making it easier starts by becoming knowledgeable and a great place to do that is the National Scleroderma Conference. Our goal for the 20th Bi-Annual National Scleroderma Conference is to empower patients and caregivers with the knowledge to allow them to take control of their health and well-being.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all our lives, and we were pleased to be able to offer the scleroderma community virtual sessions at our previous National Conference however, we are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to gather in-person this year. Our Conference will provide the chance for you to absorb the newest information, learn from the experience of others, and gain insight from researchers, physicians, and professional caregivers. This is a great opportunity to be a part of Canada’s supportive scleroderma community.
We are also excited to have our friends from the United States and around the world joining us at this year's conference. The more information that we can share the better! I hope you will be part of the big plans we have for the 2022 National Scleroderma Conference including over 25 sessions lead by medical professionals, three keynote speakers, exhibit hall entertainment, leisure activities such as yoga and art, and more!
Finally, our thanks to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario for hosting this year's conference and working tirelessly to ensure that it is a true success.
Can’t wait to see you there,