2019 National Type 3/Severe VWD Conference Sneak Peak!

Here’s a look at Saturday’s breakout sessions…

 All About Insurance

Come discuss the latest in health insurance issues with community experts.

Infusing 101

The thought of learning to infuse or helping your young child navigate through infusing and be overwhelming. Come meet with experienced nurses to discuss the basics in infusing.  Ask questions, learn techniques and tricks. There will be no live infusing, but supplies will be available for demonstration and discussion.

 Medical Aging Issues

Aging brings new challenges, especially with severe VWD.  Come discuss how to handle natural aging changes with the added concern of severe VWD.  Learn about managing common health events along with your bleeding disorder.

The Science Behind Genetics

The genetics of VWD is complex! Dig in with top specialists in the field to increase your understanding of VWD genetics and inheritance.

Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Do we experience Pain, Anxiety and Depression individually or are they each part of a whole and inter-connected? Join us as we explore the common association of pain, anxiety and depression with chronic disease and discover new coping skills.

Dental Issues

Smile! A bleeding disorder doesn’t have to stop you from taking good care of your teeth.  Come discuss dental issues with a dentist experienced in working with the bleeding disorder community.

 

Women’s Health – Minus the Periods!

Come discuss all things concerning reproductive bleeding – except the period. In this breakout we’ll address pregnancy, menopause, and general good practices for women’s reproductive health.

Applications now open for 2019-2020 International AFFIRM Leadership Program

 

Global Blood Disorder Foundation Inc (GBDF), who partnered with our Type 3 VWD Conference in 2017,  is accepting applications for their 2019-2020 International AFFIRM Leadership Program.  AFFIRM is an acronym for A Fellowship For Integrating Responsible Mentors.

AFFIRM 2019-2020 applications are open to people ages 26-38 years old with a bleeding disorder (men and women).

The website for and criteria for applying is http://www.globalblooddf.org/

The deadline for applications is January 25th, 2019.