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.
In 2015, we partnered with our member organization, Gateway Hemophilia Association, and brought together over 850 members of the bleeding disorders community from around the country to St. Louis! This meeting was our biggest yet, and would not have been possible without support from our sponsors.
Mark your calendar or next year's meeting in Las Vegas, March 31 – April 2, 2016!
*Pictures and videos from our 2015 meeting in St. Louis will be coming soon.
Learn more about Symposium:
- Look at photos from our 2014 meeting in Tampa
- Read a recap of Symposium 2014 in our Summer edition of Dateline Federation
- Learn about our 2014 Symposium award recipients
Why should I come to Symposium 2016?
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. Take a look at what some of our past participants have said 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.”
“Sharing stories lets us realize we are not alone.”
“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.”
Check out videos from past Symposiums: