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Scleroderma Week

Scleroderma Foundation Body Tool

The Scleroderma Foundation has unveiled a new tool to try and make it easier for patients to learn about scleroderma. The “Body Tool” is an interactive image that allows you to highlight different areas of the body and learn how scleroderma may affect them.

Scleroderma Foundation Online Community

The Foundation works closely with doctors and other scleroderma experts to create brochures that feature different aspects of the disease. They are constantly being updated and added to.

Here they are available for download

Scleroderma Foundation Research and Treatment Centers

To be designated as a Scleroderma Center on the Foundation’s website, institutions must:

  • Demonstrate expertise in scleroderma including clinical and laboratory-based research.

  • Conduct clinical trials in scleroderma.

  • Conduct educational activities about scleroderma, and provide information about the advances in the care and treatment of patients with scleroderma to health care professionals and the public

Scleroderma Foundation Support Groups

The Scleroderma Foundation works with its chapters to support over 150 support groups throughout the United States.

They are listed here.

Scleroderma Foundation Chapters

The Foundation supports 24 chapters throughout the country that help patients on a more local level.

Click here for more information

Scleroderma Foundation Social Media

The Scleroderma Foundation is active on a number of different social media platforms. Follow them to stay up to speed on new information about scleroderma.

Scleroderma Foundation Membership

The Foundation has a membership program that delivers 4 issues of the Scleroderma Voice to your mailbox each year. Membership also allows you to get a discounted registration for the annual Patient Education Conference.

National Patient Education Conference

Each year, the Foundation brings hundreds of patients, caregivers and professionals together to spend the weekend learning about the disease, and also connecting with others that have been affected by scleroderma. Scholarship opportunities are available!

Find more information click here

Scleroderma Foundation Advocacy

The Scleroderma Foundation advocates on the behalf of the entire scleroderma community throughout the entire year, whether there is an election or not. Several times a year, scleroderma patients and family members visit their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the Foundation’s advocacy efforts,  click here.

ATS Patient Information Series

The ATS Patient Information Series is a public service of the American Thoracic Society and its journal the AJRCCM. The information appearing in this series is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the medical advice of one’s personal health care provider.

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ATS Breathing in America Book

The Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope compilationbriefly describes respiratory diseases and the progress that is being made in the quest to find their cures. Click here for Chapter on Collagen Vascular Lung Diseases.

Scleroderma Foundation Videos

The Foundation and its chapters are constantly heading informational sessions by doctors and other experts. The Foundation records some of the best sessions and has made them available to view here:



Scleroderma Foundation Books

The Scleroderma Foundation keeps a list of books that can be helpful to patients. The list is available here:


Scleroderma Foundation Online Community

The Foundation has partnered with www.inspire.com to deliver an active online community so patients and caregivers can quickly connect, regardless of where they are located.

You can join the conversation here.