Systemic Sclerosis World Congress

Aimed at both Health Care Professionals and patients, this important congress aims to raise awareness and share knowledge and insights around the rare disease scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis).

The congress has contributed to the knowledge about scleroderma all over the world. Colleagues from different specialties, junior trainees, health professionals and patients have gathered all together and they have profited of challenging programmes including clinical experience, interactive sessions and basic science. Along with the medical component of the congress also the patient program has grown becoming extensive and well attended.

The Systemic Sclerosis Word Congress is a significant challenge for the scientific committee in the effort to provide an exciting and up to date scientific programme. The combination of hands-on workshops, lectures, oral presentations and satellite sessions provide an exciting mix of experiences that will be put at disposal for all attendees that devote their work to people with scleroderma.

The Patient Program is run by FESCA (Federation of European Scleroderma Associations) and for the World Systemic Sclerosis Congress consists of interactive sessions of lectures and discussions between doctors and medical staff and patients. Lectures are given in English but translated into major audience languages. Some topics will be covered in smaller groups and in different languages. Experts will answer questions such as: developments in Scleroderma treatments, an update on major research projects, how to treat pain in digital ulcers, latest development in plastic surgery, how to manage mouthcare, etc. Specific topics such as pregnancy, juvenile scleroderma, scleroderma's impact on sexual health will be addressed in smaller groups. Workshops will help you experience how to prevent and treat digital ulcers, relaxation and sophrology technics, wax baths, face and hand massages. A detailed program is available here.

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