Symposium 2015 is coming to St. Louis!
Symposium is a family-friendly educational meeting dedicated to improving the lives of those living with and affected by a bleeding disorder.
This past March, over 800 moms, dads, caregivers, spouses, siblings, and stakeholders from across the country joined us in Tampa to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary!
- Look at photos from our largest meeting yet
- Read a recap of Symposium in our Summer edition of Dateline Federation
- Learn about our 2014 Symposium award recipients
If you've never been to Symposium before, see what all the fuss is about and mark your calendar now! We hope you'll join us March 26-28, 2015, in beautiful St. Louis at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Later this year we will open registration, offer first time attendees scholarships, and release more information about the sessions and presenters.
Why should I come to Symposium 2015?
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: