Symposium is an annual community-centered educational event that draws hundreds of members from the bleeding disorders community together to share information, learn new advancements, and build a network of support! Each year, we offer travel scholarships to first time attendees who need financial assistance.
Take a look at our recap video from Symposium 2017 in beautiful downtown Providence, Rhode Island!
Our 2017 Symposium, “Hope Ignites”, brought together over 1,100 members of the bleeding disorders community from around the country for a fantastic weekend in Rhode Island! This meeting was our biggest yet and would not have been possible without support from all of our sponsors.
Learn more about Symposium:
- Read a recap of Symposium 2017 in Rhode Island, in our Summer Dateline Federation.
- Learn about our 2017 Symposium award recipients.
- Enhance your Symposium experience with some tips and tricks from the Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau!
Why Should I Come to Symposium?
At HFA, we understand that bleeding disorders are not a one size fits all medical condition. Dealing with or caring for a loved one with a bleeding disorder is a lifelong journey requiring diligence and flexibility in handling the challenges along the way.
HFA Symposium offers community members the opportunity to learn and grow personally and collectively in becoming strong self-advocates! During our powerful sessions, community members can connect on a personal level with our presenters.
What Participants Say About Symposium:
“HFA Symposium gave us the chance to discuss topics in depth with knowledgeable speakers and participants with shared experiences.”
“Symposium brings together community in a mentoring, fellowship, interactive place and this is a very good idea.”
“Knowing about other families’ life experience and learning to solve problems and advocate for ourselves.”
“At Symposium, we learned that one family, one person can make a difference. People are listening–we all have something to say.”