The scleroderma support group exists to help those suffering the disease and welcomes participation by anyone who has contracted it or who has a friend’s or family connection to it.

We are a New Zealand support group.

Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is an autoimmune, connective tissue disease that can affect many organs of the body. It is a serious disease which can have a significant impact on patients and their families

The group offers support and information to participants and meets regularly.

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Invercargill Seminar 2024

    8:30anThe Kelvin Hotel 20 Kelvin Street, Invercargill

    Scleroderma Seminar 2024

    Experts and friends come together for a day of education, discussion and support.

    Saturday April 6th, 2024

    The Kelvin Hotel 20 Kelvin Street, Invercargill

    Opens 8.30am – Presentations from 9.00am

    $25 per person – registration. To be paid direct to Scleroderma NZ account 38-9017-0107454-00 Please use your name and seminar as reference.

    This seminar is open to anyone interested in learning more about all types of Scleroderma including health workers, patients, carers, family and friends. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.


    • Prof. Simon Stebbings, Rheumatologist Dunedin: Blood vessel problems in Scleroderma

    • Dr. Sarah Jordan, Rheumatologist Dunedin: Lung issues in Scleroderma and treatment

    • Dr. Katey Jenks, Rheumatologist Dunedin: Skin problems and treatment

    • Dr. Paddy O'Connor, Southland Hospital: Gut Problems and treatment

    • Dr. Miranda Buhler, Hand Therapist: Hand Therapy

    For more info or to register before March 22nd please contact Jenny: or 027 3166 124

    Please let Jenny know your name, address, phone number, email and any dietary requirements.

    If you wish to book accommodation at the Kelvin Hotel where the seminar is to be held then give them a call on 03 218 2829 and let them know you will be attending the seminar.