SCLERODERMA CONFERENCE

About Us

The 20th Bi-Annual National Scleroderma Conference offers those living with scleroderma, their caregivers, family members and friends a chance to engage and contribute to the Scleroderma community. Please join us for an opportunity to absorb the newest information, learn from the experiences of others and gain insight from researchers, physicians and professional caregivers.

 

Scleroderma Canada supports those affected by Scleroderma and funds research that will lead to better treatments or even a cure.  Scleroderma Canada also collaborates with provincial and international Scleroderma organizations to advocate on behalf of the Scleroderma community.

Held in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario, and hosted by the Scleroderma Society of Ontario, our Conference offers numerous workshops, a variety of exhibitors, and the chance to meet other researchers, patients and caregivers. We welcome you to join us in Niagara Falls for an incredible two-day adventure. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

The National Scleroderma Conference will give you the chance to learn about your health and wellness in a way that allows you to contribute to the scleroderma community and help other people. By attending the Conference, you will absorb the newest information in alternative and holistic treatments as well as scientific research. You will also learn from the experience of others and gain insight from researchers, physicians, and professional caregivers, and find ways that your experience and knowledge can support their work.

Why Should You Participate?

The Conference is a bi-yearly opportunity to be part of an intensive, diverse and active community focused on:

  • Building networks of people interested in scleroderma

  • Connecting professionals, patients and caregivers

  • Learning about treatment trends and developments

  • Discussing important issues regarding scleroderma and associated diseases

  • Accessing cost-effective professional development and health education

  • Take control of your health and treatment options

  • Sharing experiences with patients, families and friends

  • Exploring ways to educate your community about scleroderma

  • Expanding your personal support network

  • Learning how to manage the stress and emotions of living with scleroderma

Who Should Participate?

  • Persons with scleroderma and/or Raynaud’s Syndrome, along with families and friends

  • Volunteers, advocates and staff working in the scleroderma community

  • Physicians including rheumatologists, dermatologists, GPs and FPs

  • Nurse practitioners and nurses

  • Dentists and dental assistants

  • Occupational and physical therapists

  • Mental health professionals

  • Health system planners for acute, long-term and community care

  • Researchers

  • Students and trainees

  • Dieticians and nutritionists

  • Naturopaths

  • The list goes on, anyone is welcome to join!