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.

Also, 2019 marks our 25th Anniversary! For the past 25 years we have been dedicated to providing advocacy, assistance and education to those both in and out of the bleeding disorders community. So come celebrate this important milestone with us and let鈥檚 work toward another 25 years. See you in San Diego!

Important Notice: Scholarships for Symposium are now closed.聽

General Registration

Registration closes on March 22, 2019

Community Housing:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (877) 734-2726*
Reserve Online*
Booking Deadline: March 8, 2019

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors, please reach out to the
main contact for your booth.
For any questions, email us at

Exhibitor Housing:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (877) 734-2726*
Reserve Online*
Booking Deadline: March 8, 2019

Event Information

Preliminary Agenda:
Please click the button below to view the agenda.


Airport Shuttle:
The Sheraton offers complimentary
shuttle service to/from the SAN Airport.
Click the button for more details – which can be found
within the “Airport Information” section.


HFA invites you to submit your poster(s) for
HFA鈥檚 upcoming annual Symposium鈥檚
Research Poster Presentation and Exhibit
in San Diego, Calif., from April 4-6, 2019.


*When making hotel reservation, state that you are part of the Hemophilia Federation of America group.

Our 2019 Symposium Sponsors

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.

Photos From Symposium

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.”

Watch Videos From Past Symposiums:

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