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GPA and MPA patients are wanted for an important research survey!

Even though the PEXIVAS study stopped recruiting GPA and MPA patients a couple of years ago there are still things that continue to be learned from the study, and there are new questions that have arisen as a result of that important study. For example, researchers now want to learn m

VFC announces the 2020 Annual Fall Lectures. Eight Lectures – Ten Doctors on Vasculitis via ZOOM over four weekends starting Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, November 15, 2020. Join lecture host, and speaker, Dr. Nataliya Milman in Ottawa, guest speaker Dr. John Stone in Boston and then follow us as we ZOOM to 8 more vasculitis doctors in Toronto, Hamilton and Vancouver!

Register today and don’t miss it! VFC has long recognized that patient education is a critical part of our mission, and with your participation we shall continue to help improve your care, we’ll find new ways to control vasculitis and of course, together we will find the cause, and th
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Online Vasculitis Mental Health Workshop Series 2020

The mental health impact of Vasculitis is not adequately addressed within our care settings, yet many of us with chronic conditions such as Vasculitis invariably develop complex mental health challenges and have a diminished quality of life as a result.  Dr. Velma Mockett developed th
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Toronto proclaims Saturday May 9, 2020 Vasculitis Awareness Day and further marks the occasion by illuminating the iconic Toronto Sign in red, the colour of vasculitis. All this coincides with the annual designation of the month of May as International Vasculitis Awareness Month.

May 6, 2020 by Jon Stewart   The office of Toronto Mayor John Tory announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 that the City of Toronto will proclaim Saturday, May 9, 2020 as Vasculitis Awareness Day in the City of Toronto. See the official proclamation below. Furthermore, the City will

VFC announces Vasculitis & COVID-19 Q&A for vasculitis patients via ZOOM on Saturday, May 9, 2019 at 1PM Eastern Time. This event has been organized to coincide with the International Vasculitis Awareness Month held each year during the month of May.

May 6, 2020 by Jon Stewart Living with vasculitis is one crazy thing, living with vasculitis and COVID-19 is a whole new crazy thing! As a vasculitis patient, family member, or friend of a vasculitis patient you probably have a few questions about the impact of COVID-19 on vasculitis

Four great “reads” for vasculitis patients during a Pandemic!

Mental health tips from Dr. Susan Abbey, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at UHN Cytokine Storms, COVID-19 and the relationship with Rheumatology/Rheumatologists Clinical Trial on Inhaled Nitric Oxide Dr. Anthony Fauci and his forever lasting connection with Vasculitis If you find yourself in ne

Vasculitis Foundation Canada, and Behcet’s Canada, are pleased to announce funding for the first ever Canadian Behcet’s DNA studies to be conducted by vasculitis genetics researcher Dr. Kathy Siminovitch

This Post has been updated on 26.11.2020. Canadian vasculitis patients know that Dr. Kathy Siminovitch has been actively collecting DNA samples from all vasculitis patients, and conducting vasculitis genetic studies, over many years. In fact, we believe in the Spring of 2001, she init

The 2020 VFC Annual General Meeting (AGM) Moves Online via ZOOM amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join Us Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 1PM ET with Guest Speaker Dr. Kim McKenzie

March 30, 2020 by Jon Stewart The VFC AGM is the foundation’s annual obligation to, amongst other things, receive the President/Director’s report on the current and future business of the foundation, receive the Treasurer’s report and financial statements for the 2019 calendar year, a

Calling All TAK Patients!

Takayasu Arteritis (TAK), is a very rare form of large vessel vasculitis which lacks study research, and much more can, and needs to, be learned about this debilitating and sometimes lethal disease.  Using newer medical technology, and studying a large group of confirmed TAK patients,

VFC Announces the 2019 Annual Fall Lecture program with guest speaker Dr. Peter Merkel, as well as the registration link for the October 27, 2019 Lectures at Toronto Western Hospital.

Register today and don’t miss it! Vasculitis Foundation Canada is pleased to host six top speakers who will speak to issues of interest for vasculitis patients and care givers alike. Our speakers will be: Dr. Peter Merkel, our guest speaker, is the Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Pro