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About The Conference

Held in beautiful St. John’s, NL, the 21st Bi-Annual National Scleroderma Conference offers an information-rich opportunity for people living with scleroderma, their caregivers, family members, friends, and medical professionals. 

Research updates, panel discussions, keynotes, workshops, and other educational sessions are led by leading scleroderma researchers, healthcare professionals and other industry leading 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 become connected with others that are dealing with scleroderma.

Did you know that the per-person cost of hosting the conference is more than $600? We would like to thank our corporate sponsors and donors for helping to reduce the cost for participants. We welcome you to join us for an incredible three-day adventure. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Lunch Buffet

The National Scleroderma Conference will give you the chance to learn about your health and wellness in a way that empowers you to take control of your Scleroderma journey. By attending the Conference, you will hear the latest in Scleroderma Research, medical treatments, as well as alternative and holistic treatments. You will also have the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow Scleroderma Warriors, caregivers and network with researchers, physicians, and other industry professionals.

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!

Did you know that the per-person cost of hosting
the conference is more than $600?

The 21st Bi-Annual National Scleroderma Conference is a beacon of hope and knowledge for our community, and it's made possible thanks to donors like you. Your generous support subsidizes registration costs, ensuring accessibility for all, and allows us to curate a diverse array of education sessions. Moreover, it opens up opportunities for attendees to explore the beautiful sights of St. John's, Newfoundland, enriching both mind and spirit.

Your donations are vital to sustaining this invaluable event. They not only keep the conference alive but also fund critical research initiatives and enable us to host support and education events nationwide, extending our reach across Canada.

Together, we can ensure the continuation of this empowering conference and the advancement of our shared mission. Please give generously, knowing that your contribution directly impacts the lives of those affected by scleroderma. Donations can be made using the below form or by clicking here.

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