Upcoming Events and Activities
The SABC Virtual Walk/Ride has been a tremendous success, with participants from across the province.
|The campaign has raised $47,546.|
The teams across the province raised: Pedaling for a Cure – Vancouver $36,060, Walking for a Cure – anywhere B.C., $4,296, Valemount Mountain Warriors $2,660, Victoria “Virtual” Scleroderma Walk $2,470 and Walking for a Cure – Campbell River $1,860.
All of this money will be going to research in Canada. SABC continues to be the only financial supporter of the SABC Research Project being run locally through St. Paul’s Foundation with a commitment this year of $43,000. The remaining funds will be available to research projects across Canada.
Thank you to all that donated, fund raised and got active. CLICK HERE to see the video of those getting out and moving.
Virtual Congress July 12, 2020 to December 20, 2020
Unfortunately, due the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to first postpone and then completely cancel the World Congress in Prague in 2020. Along with the steering committee, we came to the conclusion that due to the uncertainty of the virus progression and the high possibility of a second wave of the virus outbreak that we should explore a virtual solution of the 6th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress.
We have worked very hard to make this happen and we are very pleased to offer you a virtual congress experience. We have recorded the congress and you will have access to the presentations from 12 July to 20 December once you have registered. Registration is free. You can view as many sessions as you like.
Finally, we are happy to inform you that the 7th edition of the congress in 2022 will be in Prague. Official dates will be announced soon.
Sue Farrington, President
FESCA – Federation of European Scleroderma Associations aisbl.
2020 SABC AGM and Conference is going virtual on October 3rd.
Save the date and start brushing up or learning how to use Zoom.
The AGM and speakers will be presented over the internet using Zoom. Watch for registration coming in early September.
The Annual General Meeting begins at 9:00 AM with the conference to follow.
The speakers this year are Dr. Alyson Wong speaking on interstitial lung disease in Ssc and Dr. May Kazem with a presentation titled “So you’ve had Scleroderma for 10 years, now what?
There will be a virtual, multi-day Scleroderma Canada Conference from October 5 – 9. For more information and to register click here.