Dealing with COVID & Vaccines
A Canadian Scleroderma Series Panel Discussion
The discussion was held on February 11, 2021 and now the video is available to you.
Dr. Janet Pope – Dr. Mark Larche – Dr. John Varga – Maureen Sauve
Dr. Brett D. Thombs
One item in the video was reference to the American College of Rheumatology
Guidance Related to the Use and Timing of Vaccination and Immunomodulatory Therapies in Relation to COVID-19 Vaccination Administration in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
You can have a look at COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance Summary
NOTE, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DISCUSS THIS WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
Thanks to the success of the SPIN-CHAT (COVID-19 Home-isolation Activities Together) Program and in response to public demand, we decided to offer weekly webinars of our educational segments! Starting February 2nd and held every Wednesday 4-5 PM PST thereafter, for a total of 11 webinars. Take a look at our presentation line-up below:
|Feb 02||Healthy information management||Laura Dyas|
|Feb 10||Worry management||Ghassan El-Baalbaki|
|Feb 17||Relaxation techniques||Ghassan El-Baalbaki|
|Feb 24||Adapted home exercise||Kelsey Ellis & Delaney Duchek|
|Mar 03||Home activity engagement||Laura Bustamante|
|Mar 10||Worry management (Part 2)||Ghassan El-Baalbaki|
|Mar 17||Relaxation techniques (Part 2)||Ghassan El-Baalbaki|
|Mar 24||Adapted home exercise (Part 2)||Kelsey Ellis & Delaney Duchek|
|Mar 31||Home activity engagement (Part 2)||Laura Bustamante|
|Apr 07||Worry management (Part 3)||Ghassan El-Baalbaki|
|Apr 14||Adapted home exercise (Part 3)||Kelsey Ellis & Delaney Duchek|
For the first session REGISTER HERE
COVID-19 presents important challenges for people affected by Scleroderma. This page puts together available resources and pertinent information for Scleroderma patients, as well as the initiatives to support the organization and patients during these difficult times.
Scleroderma and the COVID vaccine.
Scleroderma Foundation in the United States pulled together a talented group of experts and have provided a page with information and recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines. Read what some of the top experts in the world have to say: READ HERE
Answers to your questions!
Immunosuppression is a risk factor, and having an interstitial lung disease (ILD) or Scleroderma without an ILD puts you at a slightly higher risk.
You have questions? Please view this videoforum captured on March 21 2020.
« Scleroderma & COVID-19 : A conversation with the experts »
Participants were invited to submit their questions concerning COVID-19 and Scleroderma in advance via an online Qualtrics questionnaire or to ask their questions directly to a team of five experienced panelists. Mrs. Maureen Sauvé, Dr. Janet Pope, Dr. John Varga, Dr. Don Sheppard and Dr. Brett Thombs. By typing them into the discussion section of GotoMeeting.
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