Members Only Virtual Town Halls
The Sjögren’s Society of Canada is excited to announce that our Members Only Virtual Town Halls are back for 2023!
We will welcome four Sjögren's experts this year who will give a brief presentation about topics which are informative and timely for our members. The focus of the town halls is to provide plenty of time for members to ask questions.
Our next town hall of 2023 will take place on December 6, 2023 and feature Cristina Montoya, Registered Dietitian presenting "Managing Common Digestive Issues in Sjögren's with Diet & Lifestyle Strategies".
National Patient Conference
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 16th annual Sjögren’s National Patient Conference in 2023. Over 125 registrants joined us virtually, from the comfort of their own home to hear from a variety of experts and got the latest information, tips and a chance to ask their questions.
Expert Presenters included:
Dr. Alice Mai, Rheumatologist, "Treatment of Primary Sjögren's Syndrome: The Current Landscape and the Road Ahead"
Dr. Yvonne Tse, Gastroenterologist, “Trouble swallowing? What you need to know about dysphagia.”
Dr. Leslie Laing, Prothodontist, "Tooth loss and Sjögren's: What are Your Options?"
Dr. Jan Dutz, Dermatologist, "Skin manifestations of Sjögren's syndrome: Key facts and management strategies"
The 17th annual Sjögren's National Patient Conference is scheduled for April 27, 2024.
Thank you to our 2023 National Patient Conference Sponsors
Canadian Sjögren's Awareness Month
July is Canadian Sjögren’s Awareness Month!
The Sjögren’s Society of Canada is proud to declare that July is Canadian Sjögren’s Awareness Month! Every day during the month of July we post information about Sjögren’s on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The focus of our campaign is to spread the word about our unknown disease to the general public, health care professionals and those people who have not yet been diagnosed. We also recognize World Sjögren’s Awareness Day on July 23rd, the birthday of Dr. Henrik Sjögren who first discovered Sjögren’s.
National Walk for Sjögren's
Our 1st Annual National Walk for Sjögren’s was held on September 23, 2023. The event began with a Kick-Off Zoom event at 1pm EDT and was followed by walks in cities and neighbourhoods across Canada. Thank you for helping us continue to Make Strides for Sjögren's!
We have several objectives for our Walks. First and foremost, we want to increase awareness about our unknown disease. We do this by talking about the Walk for Sjögren’s with our friends and family members. We are also raising funds for the Sjögren’s Society of Canada so that we can continue to strive to improve the lives of patients in Canada.
Local Walks for Sjögren’s may include expert speakers, patient testimonials, sponsor, door prizes and of course an easy stroll in a park or your neighbourhood. Set a fundraising goal, bring a team, and win prizes for the amount you raised.
If you would like to organize a Walk or help with planning the Walk in your community in 2024, contact the SjSC today!