Calgary 2018 – Forging a New Path
Scleroderma is a hard disease in part because no two people seem to experience it in the exact same way. Every scleroderma story is one of courage, exploration and “forging a new path.” It’s a path, however, that we do not travel alone.
The provincial scleroderma organizations of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba invite you to Calgary for the 2018 National Scleroderma Conference as we build on the conference mission to Engage, Educate and Empower by helping scleroderma patients, families, advocates, caregivers, healthcare professionals and researchers forge a new path. Two days of programming will provide information, tools and support to help attendees discover their own best routes to health and wellness.
Calgary 2018 is an opportunity to absorb the newest information on scleroderma, learn from the experiences of others and engage with Canada’s supportive scleroderma community. The program will also attract experts from around the world including Italy’s Dr. Marco Matucci-Cerinic, chairman of the World Scleroderma Foundation, and Dr. Frederick Wigley, the co-founder of The Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Why Should You Attend?
This is an 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
- Empower to 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 Attend?
- Persons with Scleroderma and/or Raynaud’s Syndrome, along with family and friends
- Volunteers, staff and advocates 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
- Students and trainees
- Dietitians and nutritionists