National Patient Conference

We’re excited to announce our National Patient Conference will be held on April 28th, 2018 in Mississauga, ON. We are thrilled to welcome a full line-up of Sjögren’s experts this spring.  Attendees will gain insights into this complicated disease, connect with others with similar experiences, learn management strategies and emerge with new “Opportunities for Empowerment”.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 29th Evening Welcome Reception & Early Registration


Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Hotel

 & Conference Centre, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON

(Located 15 mins west of Toronto Pearson Airport, 25 mins to downtown Toronto)


To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have pulled out all the stops for this year’s annual conference to better educate people and their families about Sjögren’s Syndrome and how to manage this complex disease more effectively.

We are excited to announce that we have invited world experts, Rheumatologist and Researcher, Dr. Robert I. Fox (Scripps); and Neurologist and Rheumatologist, Dr. Julius Birnbaum (Johns Hopkins) to present along with a full line-up of Sjögren’s experts this spring. 

8 Expert Presentations:

Overview of Sjögren’s Syndrome, Dr. Ann Parke, Rheumatologist

Sjögren’s Insights and Possibilities, Dr. Robert I. Fox, Rheumatologist

Cry Me a River: The Future of Dry Eye, Dr. Barbara Caffery, Optometrist

Dental Deterioration from Dry Mouth, Strategies for Management, Dr. Leslie Laing, Prosthodontist

Neurological Disease in Sjögren’s, Dr. Julius Birnbaum, Neurologist/Rheumatologist

Lip Biopsy and Pathology, Dr. Christina McCord, Oral Pathologist/Oral Medicine Specialist

Wild and Wonderful B-Cells in Sjögren’s, Dr. Joan Wither, Rheumatologist,

The New Miracle Drugs: Clinical Trials, Dr. Arthur Bookman, Rheumatologist


PLUS:  Back by popular demand, the ONE HOUR round table session! Three-20 minute sessions to ask the specialists YOUR specific questions!

People will gain insights into this complicated disease, connect with others with similar experiences, learn management strategies and emerge with a new sense of optimism and empowerment.  You will be able to speak directly to exhibitors about their products.

Sjögren’s symptoms vary from person to person and that is why it is important to educate yourself and connect with others who have similar challenges.  At this year’s Conference we will explore current findings, insights and treatments along with Neurological and small fiber neuropathy, lip biopsies and pathology and much more.

Participants will have the opportunity to gather current information from expert presenters, and interact with the Professionals to have YOUR questions answered.   You will also be able to discuss products directly with the exhibitors.