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9:00 am - 10:00 am Registration
Coffee, tea and soft drinks available
(Breakfast will not be served)
10:00 am - 10:45 am Nadera Sweiss, MD
Scleroderma Overview & Insights - Dr. Sweiss will give an overview of the state of scleroderma treatment, what's on the horizon and how patients can improve their daily wellness.
10:45 am - 11:30 am Michael Brown, MD
Scleroderma & the GI Tract - Dr. Brown will focus on scleroderma's impact on the GI tract and treatment of GI issues such as malabsorption, pseudo obstruction, acid reflux, esophageal motility and bacterial overgrowth. There will also be some time for Q&A.
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Martin Hogan, DDS
Dental Care for Scleroderma - Dr. Hogan will speak on the effects of scleroderma on teeth and oral tissue, including existing and emerging oral treatments for scleroderma patients.
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Boxed lunch and networking
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Nancy Slone Rivera RN, MS, ANP-C, CWON
Wound Care - Nancy has worked in a variety of settings including hospital, outpatient, home care, long term care, mobile clinic, and university. Her greatest joy is helping people cope with the burden of chronic wounds, heal those wounds when able and minimize wound occurrence as much as possible through education and preventive strategies.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
Lori Pierce, RYT 200
Yoga for Scleroderma - Kathy and Lori will demonstrate techniques designed for scleroderma patients to help improve hand mobility, and breathing techniques to improve circulation and digestion. They will show you that everyone can benefit from yoga!
Nadera Sweiss, MD
Scleroderma overview and updates
Dr. Nadera J. Sweiss is a specialist in rheumatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she sees a wide variety of patients with autoimmune diseases. Dr. Sweiss has participated - and continues to participate - as principal investigator in numerous clinical trials that focus on sarcoidosis, scleroderma, Raynaud’s phenomenon and Rheumatoid Arthritis, particularly for treatments when these disorders do not respond to traditional therapies.
Michael Brown, MD
Scleroderma and the GI tract
Dr. Michael D. Brown attended medical school at the University of Illinois graduating in 1981. He is a Professor of Medicine and Senior attending at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and is the program director of the gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Rush a position he has held for 18 years. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association. He completed his Master’s degree in Education & Academic Medicine from the University of Southern California in 2010.
Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
Yoga for Scleroderma
Kathy will demonstrate simple, scleroderma-focused techniques to improve hand mobility, as well as breathing techniques to improve circulation and digestion. She is an IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist, has been teaching yoga since 1997, and completed Hatha Yoga Teacher training in 2004. In addition to teaching classes for children and adults at her studio in Reno, Nevada, Kathy also works with clients throughout Northern Nevada and California, and offers the Yoga for the Special Child® Basic 1 Program Teacher Training and continuing education training for Yoga for Scleroderma.