The Hemophilia Federation of America is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization that works in conjunction with other national and state organizations on behalf of those who have bleeding disorders. Every year, HFA hosts an annual meeting. HFA’s Annual Symposium is a community-centered educational meeting where you have the opportunity to share information, network, and build camaraderie in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. The next Symposium is March 31-April 2nd, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
This year we are offering a scholarship to go to HFA’s Symposium. This scholarship will allow up to 2 adults and 2 children to attend one of two national meetings, the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) or the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) 2016 Annual Symposium. The scholarship for the 2016 HFA Annual Meeting is now open to anyone in Maine with a bleeding disorder, Hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease, etc. All travel, hotel and registrations (if not waived) will be covered.
The National Hemophilia Foundation serves people with bleeding disorders and their families through its local chapters. Patient services include support of comprehensive care centers, scholarships, patient education, blood drives, emergency financial assistance, and referrals. Yearly, NHF hosts a gathering that individuals and families look forward to all year long. During this three-day conference, there are an abundance of educational sessions to attend, fun social activities to look forward to and down time to relax and unwind. The next Annual Meeting is August 13 – 15th, 2015 in Dallas, Texas, and boasts a track especially for women. NHF also hosts the Inhibitor Education Summits, a weekend of education for people, and their families, who have inhibitors.
The World Federation of Hemophilia is a global network of healthcare providers, national bleeding disorder associations, people with bleeding disorders and their families. WFH also hosts a biennial meeting, the largest international gathering for the global bleeding disorders community. The WFH 2016 World Congress is July 24-28th, 2016 in Orlando, FL, USA.
Victory for Women (V4W) is NHF’s health initiative to address the critical issues faced by women with bleeding disorders.