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.
Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI, April 6-9, 2017
Coming in November!
Individual: $45 Family: $90
PLEASE NOTE: The appropriate registration fee must be submitted as part of your registration. If your scholarship is not granted and you are unable to attend, your registration payment will be refunded.
Register for a booth
Omni Providence Hotel
The Providence Biltmore
PLEASE NOTE: All hotel reservations for this conference should be booked directly with the hotel. We do not use Housing Bureaus and none are authorized to call on our behalf.
Our 2016 Symposium, Together We Are Resilient, brought about 1,300 members of the bleeding disorders community from around the country together in Las Vegas, NV! This meeting was our biggest yet and would not have been possible without support from all of our sponsors.
Symposium 2017: Providence, RI
We are thrilled that our next Symposium will be in Providence on April 6-9, 2017! This Symposium will be the first time we have ever held a national meeting in New England! Providence's Mayor Jorge Elorza recorded this video to help announce this exciting news!
Learn more about Symposium:
- Look at photos from our 2015 meeting in St. Louis.
- Read a recap of Symposium 2015 in our Summer edition of Dateline Federation.
- Learn about our 2015 Symposium award recipients.
Why Should I Come to Symposium 2017?
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.”
Watch Videos From Past Symposiums: