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October 4-05 , 2019
Event: 35th AGM & Conference

Annual General Meeting and Conference

October 4 & 5, 2019

Poco Inn and Suites

1545 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, BC

 

Friday, October 4               Evening ‘Meet and Greet’ reception

Informal reception on-site in the hotel’s Crossroads Lounge at 6:00 pm. Full bar service on a ‘no-host’ basis. ‘Appies’ provided courtesy of SABC.

Saturday, October 5           AGM and Conference

  8:30   Registration   Conference kit pickup and registration
                                        Coffee/tea/juices/water available.

  9:00   SABC AGM     Introductions, adoption of agenda,
                                        approval of 2018 AGM minutes, receipt of Directors’
                                        Report, elections & new business, if any.

MORNING SESSION:

 9:30    Dr. Mark Harrison and Tiasha Burch
              Identifying patient’s preferences when considering stem cell transplant as a treatment option for Scleroderma

10:30    Beverage/Chat break

10:45   Dr. Sarvee Moosavi, Gastroenterologist
              Scleroderma Patients and GI issues

11:45    Brief summary of local scleroderma research projects

11:55    Gurmej Kaur Dhanda Memorial
             Scleroderma Community Service and Scholarship Awards

12:00    Lunch – UBC medical students available for questions

 

AFTERNOON SESSION:

 1:00      Dr.  Trey Petty, Dentist
               Dental Treatment for Scleroderma Patients

 2:00      Beverage/Chat break

 2:15      Tai Chi presentation and participation

 3:15      Group Session Breakout
              1 – Patient Discussion
              2 – Supporting of / Caregiving for Scleroderma Patients

 4:00      Kudos and Adieus

 4:15      Adjournment

A no-host dinner in the Izbo Bistro will be held at 5:30 for those who signed up for it when registering.

 

Hotel Reservations

If you want to book a room at the POCO Inn and Suites hotel, the room rate is $159.00 + taxes (includes a $12.00 voucher for the on-site restaurant).  Please specify your reservation is for ‘Scleroderma Association of BC’ in order to get this block booking rate.   Reservations can be made by calling toll free at 800-930-2235 or local at 604-941-6216, or by email at generalreservations@poco-inn-and-suites.com . For more information about the Hotel, please visit their website at https://poco-inn-and-suites.com/

Registration:

 

Attend in person

The registration fee is $35.00 per registrant ($45.00 after September 15).

Pay by Credit Card     Register on the CanadaHelps Event Page

Pay by e-transfer

Add the following e-transfer recipient information:

Name: Scleroderma Association of B.C.
Contact method: DQ.SABC@telus.net
Notify By: Email

 

Add the following information in the optional ‘Message’ box, for each registrant:

Name , Address , Telephone number, Email address

If you are a scleroderma patient or a supporter.

If you would like to receive the Sclerodata newsletter and The Bulletin magazine.

 

Select Participation, for each registrant: (A, B, C or D)

A – In-person Conference only on Saturday

B – In-person Conference + Friday evening reception

C – In-person Conference + Saturday no-host dinner

D – In-person Conference + Friday evening reception + Saturday no-host dinner

 

Pay by Cheque

Mail registration and cheque:

Make cheque payable to “Scleroderma Association of B.C.”

Send to:

Scleroderma Association of B.C.

PO Box 16155 Lynn Valley

North Vancouver, BC  V7J3H2

 

Include the following information  for each registrant:

Name , Address , Telephone number, Email address

If you are a scleroderma patient or a supporter.

If you would like to receive the Sclerodata newsletter and The Bulletin magazine.

 

Select Participation, for each registrant: (A, B, C or D)

A – In-person Conference only on Saturday

B – In-person Conference + Friday evening reception

C – In-person Conference + Saturday no-host dinner

D – In-person Conference + Friday evening reception + Saturday no-host dinner

 

 

 

Attend the conference online  [ Free ]

Go to the online conference registration for more information

Address:

 

Poco Inn and Suites

1545 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, BC

October 5, 2019
Event: Online Conference Registration

Members spoke and the Conference organizers listened!

New this year, we are also incorporating the option of real-time, online video conferencing, in the comfort of your home with family or friends in your community. This ensures those unable to travel to the lower mainland have access to and can partake in, the conference!

First, make sure you are registered. Before the conference, registered members will be emailed a link from Yes AV, SABC’s audio visual provider. You will click on that link, enter your name and email, and then follow the instructions to install the meeting software on your computer, phone, or tablet. It is just a few simple clicks to join online!

During the conference, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions/comment via a simple chat function!

To participate using the real-time conference streaming option, your home computer or mobile device will need:
Computer Operating System (OS):
 Mac OS X with Mac 02 10.10 and higher or Windows 7 and higher
 If not already built in, then external speakers connected to your computer
Mobile device OS:
 iOS 7.0 or later or iPhone 4 or later or iPAD Pro or iPAD mini or iPAD2 or later or iPod touch 4th generation or iPhone 3GS or Android 4.0X or later or Kindle Fire HD

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