Mark your calendar for our 2020 Patient Summits!
We’re excited to introduce our new FSR Patient Summits in 2020.
Replacing our traditional day-long conferences, FSR will host three weekend-long summits in Chicago, IL, Miami, FL, and Portland, OR in 2020. These summits will provide support resources and workshops about emotional health, navigation of the health care system, and self-care, in addition to greater opportunities for connecting with other individuals living with or caring for someone with sarcoidosis.
More information about event locations, registration, travel scholarships, programming, and more will be available soon. In the mean time, ensure you stay up to date on the latest news by filling out a “Save the Date” form for the summit you are interested in, linked below!
These summits are designed to implement the changes that conference attendees of the past have reported wanting to see at future events. Some additions include more presentations from expert physicians and researchers, as well as lectures and exercises in lifestyle, emotional well-being, legal and financial matters, and FSR resources. Patients will be able to choose which presentations to attend based on which are the most relevant to their lives. There will also be a self-care station and ample opportunities for attendees to relax and recharge between sessions. We’re excited for the ability the summit format will allow to cater to each attendee’s individual needs and interests!
2020 will also include an expansion in the number of locations at which in-person education programs will be available through a “Sarcoidosis Patient Seminar in a Box” program. This new opportunity will be offered to engaged volunteers and well-established sarcoidosis clinics through a competitive grant process, increasing the quantity and geographic accessibility of in-person educational events.