Take control of your health by learning the most up-to-date information from the brightest minds in Sjögren's.

The SSF’s annual National Patient Conferences are the best way to learn more about Sjögren's. Over the years, these Conferences have helped thousands of patients and their family members gain a better understanding of Sjögren's while giving them an opportunity to meet fellow Sjögren's patients.

Each Conference features healthcare experts who address an array of Sjögren's topics, while also allowing time to answer your questions.

If you want to be your own best patient advocate by gaining a thorough understanding of all the key aspects of Sjögren's, then our National Patient Conferences are for you

See below for our upcoming calendar.

Next Meeting:

 2015 National Patient Conference
April 17-18, 2015

The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Florida
2900 Bayport Dr,
Tampa, FL 336078
Tel: 1-813-874-1234

More Details Coming Soon


Previous Meetings:

  2014 National Patient Conference

Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois, USA, 60018
Tel: (847) 696 - 1234

Friday, April 25, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014

 Presentation topics will include:

Overview of Sjögren's Syndrome
Pulmonary Issues and Sjögren’s
Dry Eye / Dry Mouth and Sjögren’s
What is in the Clinical Trial Pipeline?
Gastrointestinal Issues and Sjögren’s
Clinical Practice Guidelines Overview
Nutrition, Wellness and Autoimmune Disease
Overlapping Major Connective Tissue Diseases

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  2013 National Patient Conference:

Discover the Possibilities

 Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Friday, April 12, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Ann Fry, MSW

 Ann is a professional speaker, an organizational/ executive coach and Sjögren's patient.  
She brings inspiration for change to her audiences, as well as her sense of humor. She helps to inspire people to move away from the "status quo" - to something that excites them, gives them juice, gets them out of bed in the morning.
In the midst of this career, in 2009, Ann was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, underwent chemotherapy, radiation, etc. One year later, she was diagnosed with Sjögren's. Now, she speaks about her "adventures" through illness, Resiliency, THRIVING and the things that get her through the setbacks.

 Presentation topics will include:

Overview of Sjögren’s Syndrome
Sex and Living with Sjögren’s
Biologic Therapies and Sjögren’s
Understanding Blood Changes and Test Results
Caregiver/Patient Perspective on Sjögren’s
Neurological Complications and Sjögren’s
Dry Eye and Sjögren’s
Dry Mouth and Sjögren’s
Podiatry Issues and Sjögren’s
Hope for the Future: Research Update

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2012 National Patient Conference Keynote Speaker: American Idol finalist, Scott MacIntyre 

Scott MacIntyre was the first blind finalist on "American Idol" and the SSF is  thrilled to have him as the 2012 National Patient Conference Keynote speaker.

MacIntyre is no stranger to charting his own course in life and knows first had the challenges of overcoming adversity. His personal journey of forging ahead when the world told him to give up will inspire you to take control of your health.

Past Conference: Charting the Course

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2012 SSF National Patient Conference
April 20-21, 2012
San Diego Marriott La Jolla, La Jolla, California

Overview of Sjögren’s Syndrome
Sleep Disorders and Sjögren’s
Dermatological Issues and Sjögren’s
Gastrointestinal Issues of Sjögren’s
Gynecological and Urinary Issues with Sjögren’s
Sjögren’s Survival: A Patient Perspective
Is it Lupus or Sjögren’s?
Management of Dry Eye
Dry Mouth and Sjögren’s
Testing New Drugs and Future Directions
Sjögren’s Research Update


 Hope to see you at our upcoming seminar!