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"Connect & Thrive Together"
The 2021 Virtual National Scleroderma Conference
July 17 & 18, 2021


Thank you to all attendees, presenters, volunteers, and sponsors who helped to make Connect & Thrive Together, the 2021 virtual National Scleroderma Conference, a great success! 

Registered attendees have 30 days access to the virtual conference website to watch recorded sessions.  Evaluation forms help refine the conference, so please be sure to complete a form for each session that you attended.

The theme, Connect & Thrive Together, reflects one of the most important aspects of the conference. When people affected by scleroderma connect with each other, they create a powerful energy that helps them thrive throughout the year.

You'll have a chance to reconnect in person at the 2022 conference taking place in Bellevue, Washington, on July 15, 16, 17. Registration and scholarship applications should be available in February 2022. To stay up to date on conference news, please submit your email here.

If you have questions about the National Scleroderma Conference, please contact SFinfo@scleroderma.org, or (800) 722-4673.

Kids Get Scleroderma, Too!, (KGS2) the educational conference for children and teens who have scleroderma, and their adult caregivers, will take place October 23, 2021. To receive information about KGS2, please submit your email here.

The Foundation continues to be the best resource for information about scleroderma. A wealth of information can be found on our website, scleroderma.org. Information requests may be submitted by email to SFinfo@scleroderma.org, or by calling the HOPE line: (800) 722-4673.

COVID-19 information and recommendations from the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board of the Scleroderma Foundation.

About the National Scleroderma Conference 

The annual National Scleroderma Conference is a special experience, particularly for first-time attendees, but also for those who return every year. The Scleroderma Foundation staff and Board of Directors values each individual highly and looks forward to sharing time together.

The conference offers educational and networking opportunities for people living with scleroderma, caregivers, family members, and friends. It is also an excellent resource for physicians and other healthcare professionals, who seek more information about the disease. 

Workshops, panel discussions, and other educational sessions are led by leading scleroderma researchers and healthcare professionals. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had scleroderma for many years, the National Scleroderma Conference is a great way to learn about the disease and to connect with others who are coping with scleroderma.

Video recordings of presentations by scleroderma experts at previous National Scleroderma Conferences are posted at www.YouTube.com/sclerodermaUS.

Name Change. The conference name changed from National Patient Education Conference to National Scleroderma Conference for two main reasons. The first is that the Foundation is changing the way it refers to those who have scleroderma, to identify them as individuals. Secondly, while education is the essential core of the conference, the opportunity to connect with others affected by the disease is equally important to living well with scleroderma. We hope that you understand and appreciate the decision to change the conference name for these reasons.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Support from our corporate sponsors and donors helps reduce the cost for conference attendees.

Presenting Sponsor

Boehringer Ingelheim Plain

Gold Sponsor


Corporate Partner

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