HFA鈥檚 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 hotel scholarships to first-time attendees who need financial assistance. But please note, these scholarships are on a first-come-first-serve basis and go quickly. See you in Baltimore!
Have a question about Symposium? Take a look at our聽Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
|Online registration is open through April 9, 2020.
Onsite registration for adults is available but not suggested:
All children and teens must be registered online.
Register today and get started planning your trip to Baltimore!
Community Members / Nonprofit Staff / Medical Personnel
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
401 W Pratt Street
Reservation Deadline: March 25, 2020
Agenda & Programming
Children & Teens Program
Our children鈥檚 programming is being refreshed for 2020! Symposium Camp for ages 6 months to 13 years old will feature enriching and exciting games, activities, crafts, expert visitors, physical activity and more to help our youngest community members learn and develop tools for life. An offsite trip will take place either Friday or Saturday.
Teen programming for ages 14-17 years old will be more flexible to allow teens to attend Symposium sessions or spend time with other teens in a chaperoned environment. An all-day off-site field trip will take place Friday or Saturday.
For additional information about the children and teen program, click below:
Hemophilia Federation of America is excited to bring inspirational speaker, Lindsay Vos of Brownstown, Mich., to Baltimore as our keynote speaker for 2020 Symposium.Vos鈥檚 story began when she spent most of her life suffering from migraines and eventually experiencing left-sided weakness and slurred speech. But doctors dismissed her symptoms as anxiety whenever she sought treatment or a proper diagnosis. After her mother shared a family history of arteriovenous malformation, Lindsay was finally properly diagnosed and in 2017 underwent surgery to correct AVM. Her medical history didn鈥檛 end there. Click here to read more!
An agenda at a glance will be posted in early 2020. A full agenda will be posted in March.
Thank You to Our 2020 Symposium Sponsors
Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Click here.
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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聽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.”