The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF) was instrumental in the development of a Continuing Medical Education course on dry eye and Sjögren’s that is now available. The initiative was led by Gary Foulks, MD, University of Louisville, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Foulks is a former Chair of the SSF Board of Directors and current member of the SSF Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. Additional authors are listed below.

Dr._Gary_FoulksThe course is designed to improve diagnosis and, ultimately, outcomes for Sjögren’s patients by raising awareness on the part of ocular professionals that their dry eye patients could have Sjögren’s and need to be identified. Coverage includes sections on Dry Eye Disease Taxonomy, Sjögren’s Disease: The Disease State, Diagnosis (including an Algorithm for Diagnosis), Management of Sjögren’s, and information on the SSF as a major resource for healthcare professionals and patients.

Improving Diagnosis and Outcomes of Sjögren’s Disease Through Targeting Dry Eye Patients was jointly sponsored by Candeo Clinical/Science Communications, LLC and the University of Florida College of Medicine. The publication was administered by an independent editorial board, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Bausch and Lomb/Nicox Inc., and published in a special issue of The Ocular Surface.

Click here for a complimentary link. Reference:
Foulks GN, Bunya VY, Hammit KM, Nichols KK, Pflugfelder SC, Vivino FB. Improving Diagnosis and Outcomes of Sjögren's Disease through Targeting Dry Eye Patients: A Continuing Medical Education Enduring Material. Ocul Surf. 2015 Oct;13(4S):S1-S33.

 

Are you a Man living with Sjögren's?

You are not alone!

Please contact the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF) at 1-800-475-6473 or send an email to tms@sjogrens.org to sign-up to receive specialized mailings, focus group information and notices about teleconference support group calls for “Men with Sjögren’s.”

We know you will find the SSF’s Men with Sjögren’s support group a great resource for interacting and exchanging helpful coping techniques with other men who live with Sjögren’s - just like you! 

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50 in 5: Changing the face of Sjögren's!     

   

Follow us on our journey of changing the face of Sjögren's with the
SSF 5- Year Breakthrough Goal

 "To shorten the time to diagnose Sjögren's by 50% in 5 years!"

The SSF is proud to be a part of coalitions, including the Health Choices Coalition, to represent our members. Together, we are working to restore over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to full tax-preferred status, which is an important piece of legislation to the SSF because Sjögren’s patients largely depend on these medications and products to treat and manage their disease.

We encourage you to help support our collective efforts and tell congress to support the “Restoring Access to Medication Act” (H.R. 1270/S. 709). 

Click here to contact your federal legislators and tell them to support the "Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015" (S. 709 / H.R. 1270)

Learn more about the SSF advocacy history in supporting the "Restoring Access to Medicaiton Act."

 

Steven Taylor, SSF CEO  “I am honored to have been elected to serve once again on the Board of Directors for the National Health Council where I represent the 4 million Americans suffering from Sjögren’s and ensure that their voice is heard!”
 -Steven Taylor, SSF CEO

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