Join us for our first-ever virtual conference for men living with vasculitis!
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Where: Zoom Virtual Conference
No registration fee but pre-registration is required.
Our “Vasculitis Man Cave Conference” will provide helpful information about the physical and emotional impact on men who live with the disease. The conference will include presentations, Q&A, and panel discussions led by our medical experts and patients.
Although the conference is focused on our male patients, everyone is welcome to attend. We know there are many family members, spouses, partners and friends who have loved ones living with vasculitis and want to learn too. (Our Vasculitis Women’s Conference on June 12, 2021 can be viewed here.)
Click here to register.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please note: You must register in advance and have access to a computer/tablet/mobile device and the Internet to participate. Instructions for login will be provided prior to the event via email alerts. The conference will be recorded.
|10 a.m. –
|Welcome and Introductions||Jason Wadler
VF Board of Directors
|10:05 a.m. –
|Changes and Challenges
||Learning to be a patient, a partner, and parent, without perfection.||Jason Wadler|
|10:25 a.m. –
|Vasculitis Impact on Men’s Health
|How does vasculitis impact a man’s health?||Peter Grayson, MD, M.S.c. Head, Vasculitis Translational Research Program|
|10:45 a.m. –
|How to be a Weekend Warrior with Vasculitis
(Panel Discussion with Q&A)
|How does vasculitis impact their love of athletics and being physically active.||Brandon Hudgins, Founder, Victory Over Vasculitis
Art Diaz, VF Ambassador, NORD Rare Action Network
|11:00 a.m. –
|Dealing with Emotional Impact of Vasculitis
|What is the emotional impact of vasculitis? The impact on identity as a husband, father, worker, etc.||John Stadler, Moderator, VF Support Groups
Dan Bleicher, VF Volunteer
|11:15 a.m. –
|Researchers Need More Men!||Dr. Merkel discusses the need for more men to participate in research to develop better treatments and understanding of vasculitis. Paul Brown, VPPRN Patient-Partner joins Dr. Merkel to talk about why he participates in research.||Peter Merkel, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Brown, VPPRN Patient-Partner
|11:35 a.m. –
|Wrap-Up and Goodbye|
The VF thanks our sponsors for supporting the 2021 VF Virtual Patient Conferences.