Unless otherwise noted, contact
details. Please visit
Connections to see some summaries of events
held this year and
to organize something in your area!
Upcoming Conferences (stay
March 6, Raleigh,
North Carolina Conference features leading
Douglas A. Marchuk, Ph.D., Duke University, recipient of
one of the first SPF Research Grant and special PLS
break-out session. See
March 13, Orlando, FL Connection featuring a support group
gathering and special break-out sessions for significant
others to meet while those with HSP/PLS meet to talk about
special topics and concerns.
May 1, New York Conference in Tarrytown (near NYC)
Dr. John Krakauer, professor of neurology at Columbia
University and Dr. Charles Smith, neurologist at the
Multiple Sclerosis Care Center of Westchester on treatment
Fremont, CA: January 17
Lunch at the Washington Hospital. Fremont is 40 miles south of San Francisco.
Meet others over lunch for sharing, support and learning.
Denver, CO: January 24
Luncheon will be held at the Saint James Church Hall.
$15 Registration Fee covers lunch and meeting and is due
January 13. Registration
Burlington, MA: April 24
Luncheon will be held at the Four Points Sheraton.
Local groups for related organizations such as the
Sclerosis Society and
may allow members of our community to attend their support
groups. Please check out these resources. Additionally,
these local groups are run by members of our
community and other members of our community are
specifically encouraged to attend:
Ann Arbor, MI
Every second Friday of the month, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm,
University of Michigan (in partnership with the NORD
Michigan Chapter). Organized by
Mathay, R.N., nurse of John K. Fink, M.D., the SPF
Norristown, PA (nearly
2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,
Mercy Suburban General Hospital. In partnership with the
Ataxia Foundation local group. Contact
Garden Grove, CA (near LA)
- Monthly Support Group Meeting
In partnership with the Ataxia Foundation local group.
North Carolina/South Carolina
- Quarterly Support Group Meeting
Quarterly meeting alternates locations between
Spartanburg, SC and Brevard/Asheville area in NC. In
partnership with the Ataxia Foundation local group.
Next meeting is in December in Spartanburg. Contact
Areas where SPF volunteers
hold meetings at least annually:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Canadian
Community Ambassadors - a life
link to your community
SPF is working to provide Ambassadors
in various locations across the country. These are
individuals who will take your email or phone call,
listen, and provide as much help and information as
if you'd like to serve as a Community Ambassador in your