Scleroderma Seminar report – May 4 2013
Scientific health and experts’ jargon could have flown thick and fast at the seminar, held most successfully on May 4 in Lower Hutt, but through it all, the featured speakers managed to minimise it and talk to us in plain English.
The first speaker, Andrew Harrison. talked candidly about how to get the most out of available health services. He described an overstretched health system in which your initiative will play a big part in your treatment.
Dr Richard Steele, gave the laboratory perspective on scleroderma and the tests and laboratory detective work that that confirm it. He described this monitoring as “critical to well being for those with secleroderma.
Adrienne Burleigh presented the results of her survey into your experiences with scleroderma and health services
Dianne Purdie thoroughly examined Raynaud’s and the physiological reasons why it affects us.
Gordon Purdie wrapped up a full day, testing a theory that exposure to solvents seems to result in incidents of scleroderma.
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