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We are excited to share additional information about the Abstract Presentations that will be happening on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th at our National Scleroderma Conference! In addition to our students presenting their posters, there will also be discussions that you can join as well. 
On Friday, September 16th, our students will be discussing the following topics: 

1. More Effective Ways to Engage Patients in Scleroderma Research: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Project
2. Reviewing Research Evidence on Oral Health in Scleroderma And on Saturday, September 17th: 
1. Self-Efficacy to Manage Chronic Disease in Scleroderma: A Scleroderma Patient-Centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Study



There will be 12 poster presentations on Friday, September 16th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for you to explore. During this poster session, you will have the opportunity to explore the posters and have the presenters share their studies. 

We will invite you to vote on your favourite poster presentation! Poster presentation topics will include: 

1. Higher Resource Utilization in Systemic Sclerosis Complicated by Digital Ulcers

2. Talking to participants and peer-leaders to find out what they thought of the SPIN-CHAT Program, a videoconference-based supportive care program

3. Two Year of Anxiety and Depression Symptoms Prior to and During COVID-19: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort Study

4. Effects of non-pharmacological interventions on outcomes important to people with scleroderma: An evidence summary

5. Testing the effectiveness of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network Self-Management (SPIN-SELF) Program: Empowering patients to improve their scleroderma management skills

6. Effectiveness of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network Support Group Leader EDucation (SPIN-SSLED) Program Among Scleroderma Support Group Leaders

7. Cross-Sectional Study  on Factors Associated with Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression among People with Systemic Sclerosis: A Scleroderma Paient-Centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort Study

8. Anxiety and depression in people living with systemic sclerosis: did anything change after the COVID-19 pandemic began?

9. Characteristics Associated with Loneliness for Patients with Systemic Sclerosis during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scleroderma Patient-Centered Intervention Network Cohort Study

We hope to see you there! 

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