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HFA's Annual Symposium is a 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. We sincerely look forward to seeing you in Providence, Rhode Island this April to help us show the world that “Hope Ignites!”

April 6 – 9, 2017

Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street, Providence, Rhode Island

Attendee Registration

Online registration is now closed. Adult attendees may register onsite. There is NO CHILD/TEEN registration onsite; all children/teens had to be pre-registered online.

Individual: $45   Family: $90


Exhibitor Registration

Register for a booth
in the exhibit hall.


Courtyard Providence Downtown (Marriott)
32 Exchange Terrace at Memorial Blvd.
Providence, RI 02903
Hotel number: (401) 272-1191
Online reservations


To reserve your transportation to and from the airport, please use
the link below. To take advantage of the special rate, you must book BEFORE APRIL 1, 2017.

Online reservations

Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 13, 2017, 5:00pm EST

 * Request the rate for Hemophilia Federation of America 2017 Symposium
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.

Preliminary Agenda for Symposium 2017

*Please note this agenda and schedule is subject to change. A complete agenda and schedule will be available on-site and through our mobile app closer to the Symposium dates.

Click on the image below to see the full schedule for Wednesday – Sunday.



Why Should I Come to Symposium 2017?img_9516

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.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with others, learn, and advocate!

Visit Providence:

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!

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.”


Recapping Symposium 2016: : Las Vegas

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. Check out what our attendees have to say about why they love HFA's Symposium.

Revisit More of Symposium 2016:

Watch Videos From Past Symposiums:


Assisting and Advocating for the Bleeding Disorders Community