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3rd Annual Sjogren's Conference in Canada
« on: March 02, 2010, 08:00:27 PM »
In Mississauga to be exact.  That is near Toronto in Ontario.  It is always great to meet fellow sjoggies face to face, even for only a day and and evening

The conference n Mississauga on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, 2010. You can get more info at this site

This is the presenters list:
Plus one hour round table session: 3-20 minutes sessions to ask the specialists your personal questions! (usually the most popular part of all)
Program: Saturday, March 27, 2010

What is This Thing Called Sj?gren?s Syndrome? Ann Parke, M.D., Rheumatologist will explore
the somewhat unusual presentations of Sj?gren's syndrome and will emphasize the systemic nature of the disease. Dr. Parke is Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic Diseases, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and serves on the International Sj?gren?s Syndrome Scientific Committee. Dr. Parke has published over 130 scientific papers, abstracts and articles for peer-reviewed journals, including Arthritis and Rheumatism and The Journal of Rheumatology. She is the co-chair of the Medical Advisory Board at the Sj?gren?s Society of Canada and serves on the U.S. Sj?gren?s Syndrome Foundation Medical & Scientific Advisory Board.

Review of Dry Mouth in Sj?gren?s Syndrome Lida Radfar, D.D.S., M.S., Oral Medicine Specialist
Dr. Radfar will discuss dry mouth, its symptoms and how to manage this frustrating and costly aspect of Sj?gren?s
syndrome. She is an Associate Professor, Oral Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry; Diplomate,
American Board of Oral Medicine and researcher. Previously Dr. Radfar worked at the U. S. National Institutes of Health Sjogren?s Syndrome Clinic. Dr. Radfar?s research and interests include the salivary gland dysfunction/dry mouth, in particular, Sj?gren?s syndrome.

Dry Eye and Management in Sj?gren?s Syndrome Patients Barbara Caffery, OD, PhD, FAAO,
Optometrist. Dr. Caffery will explain dry eye and how to manage this difficult aspect of Sj?gren?s. She will also
discuss her interesting research from her PhD in Sj?gren?s syndrome that focused on identifying variables that would help eye care practitioners diagnose Sj?gren?s syndrome and differentiate it from other forms of dry eye disease. Dr. Caffery runs a busy optometry practice in Toronto; team member, Toronto Sj?gren?s Syndrome Multidisciplinary Clinic; Medical Advisory Board member, Sj?gren?s Society of Canada and is a devoted researcher.

Overview of Sj?gren?s Syndrome
C. Douglas Smith, MD, FRCPC, Rheumatologist Dr. Smith will explain the different aspects of Sj?gren?s and enhance your understanding of the syndrome. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor and Head, Division of Rheumatology, University of Ottawa and Deputy Chair Clinical, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Conducts family education evenings in Ottawa where he and colleagues discuss various aspects and management for rheumatologic diseases including Lupus, Scleroderma and Sj?gren?s.

Sj?gren?s and Musculoskeletal Concerns Arthur Bookman, M.D., FRCPC, Rheumatologist is Associate Professor Medicine, University of Toronto; Clinic Coordinator, of the Multidisciplinary Toronto Sj?gren?s Syndrome Clinic at Toronto Western Hospital; Chair, Medical Advisory Committee, Canadian Arthritis Society and Cochair,
Medical Advisory Board, Sj?gren?s Society of Canada. People living with Sj?gren?s often have musculoskeletal
symptoms. Dr. Bookman will increase our knowledge about how Sj?gren?s syndrome affects the joints, bones and

Cavity Decay Prevention in Sj?gren?s Syndrome Miriam Grushka, M.Sc., D.D.S., PhD, Oral
Medicine Specialist will discuss why cavities occur in Sj?gren?s and a new prodigal that may help to prevent tooth
decay in patients. Dr. Grushka is a Certified Specialist in Oral Medicine (British Columbia); Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine; American Board of Orofacial Pain; Medical Advisory Board member, Sj?gren?s Society of Canada



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Re: 3rd Annual Sjogren's Conference in Canada
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 10:05:12 PM »
I am in Calgary, otherwise I would love to go!


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Re: 3rd Annual Sjogren's Conference in Canada
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 05:28:58 PM »
Annette2, thank you for the link to the Sjogrens Society of Canada. I have it bookmarked now.


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Re: 3rd Annual Sjogren's Conference in Canada
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 11:13:29 AM »
book marked too,,, good info there

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Re: 3rd Annual Sjogren's Conference in Canada
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 12:48:08 PM »
If memory serves me correctly: US citizens now need a valid passport to enter Canada, right? Think I'm correct...went into effect last June 2009.

Is this correct????  (((( (sound off)))))


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Re: 3rd Annual Sjogren's Conference in Canada
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 04:59:06 PM »
The last thing I saw about the passport issue was...a US citizen could enter Canada without a passport, but could not re-enter the US. This may now be outdated, since it came up last cruise ship season when a ship not scheduled to land in a Canadian port was redirected due to a storm, and one of the passengers had to contact the US embassy before he could get back on board! You'd think they would have mentioned the need for a passport before he went ashore, even though he didn't need it to land!
As a Canadian living practically on the border, I had to get a passport just so I could go to Calais ME to my favourite Chinese restaurant...appetite beats politics every time. ;)
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Re: 3rd Annual Sjogren's Conference in Canada
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 06:53:58 AM »
We were up in BC a year ago, needed a passport to get in and out.


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Re: 3rd Annual Sjogren's Conference in Canada
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010, 04:00:16 PM »
My mom is going on a Alaskan cruise this summer and was told she needed a passport to get in/out of Canada.