National Patient Conference
We’re excited for the 16th annual Sjögren’s National Patient Conference in 2023. Join us virtually, in the comfort of your own home to hear from a variety of experts and get the latest information, tips and a chance to ask your questions. Mark your calendar and get ready to learn about "Sjögren's Inside & Out"!
We look forward to you joining us on April 29, 2023!
Expert Presenters include:
Dr. Alice Mai, Rheumatologist, "Sjögren's disease in 2023: Research highlights and the need for specialized care"
Dr. Yvonne Tse, Gastroenterologist, "TBD"
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"
Thank you to our 2023 National Patient Conference Sponsors
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 first town hall of 2023 took place on February 23, 2023 and featured Dr. Arthur Bookman, Rheumatologist, presenting "Sjögren's & Long Covid".
Our next MOVTH will be held in June; stay tuned for more information.
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. We ask our members and social media followers to like our posts and share them with their friends and family. 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 Day on July 23rd, the birthday of Dr. Henrik Sjögren who first discovered Sjögren’s.
Walks for Sjögren's
Our Walk for Sjögren’s events are held either virtually or in-person so we can continue Making 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.
Walks for Sjögren’s may also include expert speakers, patient testimonials, sponsor exhibits, 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, contact the SjSC today!