Scleroderma Patient Education Conference
Presented by the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter and the Northwestern Scleroderma Program.
Join us for a day of learning and networking. Experts will discuss various topics related to scleroderma. There is also time set aside during breakfast and lunch for you to meet other patients and caregivers, and to ask questions of our medical experts.
Please help us prepare for the conference by registering in advance!
8:00 - 9:00 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15 9:55 Keynote Presentation, Carol Feghali-Bostwick, PhD
9:55 10:35 Pulmonary Hypertension, Hector Cajigas, MD
10:35 10:50 Break
10:50 11:30 Skin Disease Research, Monique Hinchcliff, MD, MS
11:30 12: 10 Heart Disease in Scleroderma, Benjamin Freed, MD
12:10 12:50 Lunch
12:50 1:30 Nutrition/Plant-based Diet, Kevin Fullin, MD
1:30 2:10 Coping with Chronic Disease, Helene Moore, PsyD
2:10 2:25 Break
2:25 3:05 Sleep and Chronic Disease, Sabra Abbott, MD, PhD
3:05 3:45 Physical Therapy Demonstration, Jessica Mandac, PT
3:45 - 4:00 pm - Closing remarks
About the keynote speaker:
Carol Feghali-Bostwick, PhD, is a Professor in the Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and holds the SmartState® and Kitty Trask Holt Endowed Chair. She also directs the Center for the Advancement, Retention, and Recruitment of Women in Science and chairs the MUSC Women Scholars Initiative.
A scleroderma patient herself, Dr. Feghali-Bostwick leads a team focused on identifying and developing treatments for fibrosis encompassing disorders.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
McGaw Pavilion, 240 E Huron St., 2nd Floor
Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium
Free parking is available at the 222 E. Huron St. parking structure (between St. Clair and Fairbanks). Be sure to pick up a validation pass at the event to receive free parking.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, McGaw Pavilion (View)
240 E Huron St., 2nd Floor, Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60661
|Dog Friendly: No|