VFC Announces the 2017 Fall Speaker and Lecture Program Staying Well With Vasculitis
VFC 2017 Fall Lectures – Saturday October 28, 2017
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street
West Wing 2nd floor Auditorium and Conference Room – WW2-401
Come to the Annual VFC Fall Lectures in Toronto, Ontario
VFC is pleased to advise the theme for this falls lectures will be Staying well with Vasculitis. It is an appropriate theme because patients, doctors, researchers and all members of the vasculitis family still need to come together and focus on getting well and staying well with vasculitis. Much more can be done, and with your participation we’ll continue to improve care, we will find new ways to control vasculitis and of course, together we will find the cause, and the ultimately the cure.
We hope you’ll join us on this journey, the next chapter will be October, 28, 2017 in Toronto when you’ll hear six determined, dedicated and talented doctors/professionals share their ideas about Staying well with Vasculitis. We’ve come a long way over the years and things continue to get better, as you will hear from this year’s speakers. And, you’ll have lots of time to meet and greet other patients, and get answers to questions that are important to you.
This falls lectures will feature some familiar doctors to many of you, namely: Dr’s Christian Pagnoux (Rheumatology/CanVasc), Rowena Ridout, (Endocrinology, Associate Director Osteoporosis Clinic TGH), and of course Katherine Siminovitch (Vasculitis Genetics), Jennifer Rodrigues (Nephrologist & VERITAS study). Back by popular demand is Dr. Susan Abbey, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Centre for Mental Health, University Health Network in Toronto. Joining the above “bright lights” will be special guest speaker Tzabia Siegel clinical nutritionist, life coach, weight loss specialist, and the person behind The Food Coach.
Registration begins at 9:15AM. The lecture program gets underway at 10:00AM.
As in past years some DNA study samples may be collected, stay tuned for more information on the various lab collections which may apply to you.
Lecture Registration is FREE for VF Canada members, (whose memberships are current!), non-members can attend by becoming a member with a $20 Canadian membership, or a dual Canada/U.S. membership for $60. Please note: a valid passport is required for all visitors to Canada.