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Next Scleroderma Manitoba Support Group Meeting:

Saturday, May 15th, 2021 | 10:30 am CDT

Topic: Update on SPIN Patient Programs featuring Dr. Brett Thombs

We are pleased to feature Dr. Brett Thombs, Director, Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) who will give us an update on the various scleroderma patient programs and research that is underway within the network.

As the Founder and Director of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN), Dr. Thombs has worked to bring people from the scleroderma community together – including people with scleroderma, patient organizations, researchers, and health care providers – in order to develop, test, and provide free-of-charge programs to support people with scleroderma and their loved ones.

Dr. Thombs will be updating us on recent work, programs and initiatives that directly help scleroderma patients in Manitoba and around the world.

  Dr. Brett Thombs

Register for the support group here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions about joining the meeting.

A diagnosis of scleroderma is scary. That’s why it’s so very important to learn as much as you can, and connect with others who understand what you are going through.

Scleroderma Manitoba hosts support groups for scleroderma patients and their families and supporters. Whether newly diagnosed, or have been living with scleroderma for some time, it is extremely helpful to get to know others who are living with the disease, ask questions, share concerns, ideas, learn some tips, and support each other.

We are now holding online support groups due to Covid-19.

Please plan to join us at 10:30 am, May 15th for this virtual support group meeting.

Caregivers, partners, friends, family members and supporters are all welcome to attend this virtual meeting.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email, or call 204 256-0225.

2021 Support Group Schedule

Saturday, May 15th – 10:30 am CDT             
Saturday, Sunday 25th – 10:30 am CDT
Saturday, November 20th – 10:30 am CST

Until it becomes safe for us to meet together, all support groups will be virtual. You may join by computer, or participate over the phone.


Manitoba Jereleen Brydon​​
204 256-0225