It’s a first! The Neutropenia Family Conference. Plans are underway for a wonderful weekend of learning and camaraderie July 13-15 in Scottsdale Arizona Attendees will have a chance to meet in private consultations with the neutropenia experts: Mary Ann Bonilla MD, Laurence Boxer MD, David Dale MD, and Peter Newburger MD. We will have break-out sessions for different disease categories, and opportunities for guests to share stories and get to know each other. Shay Jones MA, LPC will facilitate a support group session exclusively for adults with neutropenia—last year, attendees gave Shay’s program rave reviews. In another popular sessions, parents will join together to discuss their challenges under the guidance of a trained counselor.
Shelly Uram MD, Harvard trained and triple board-certified psychiatrist and clinical associate professor of Psychiatry at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine will open the Conference on Friday afternoon with a presentation on the impact of stress on the brain. Dr. Uram’s discussion will include a focus on how to develop a healthy perspective on a life with neutropenia in it.
Nutritionist Heather M Duquette-Wolf, Registered Dietitian will talk about the optimum diet for individuals living with a chronic condition like neutropenia. Heather specializes in medical nutrition therapy for patients with disorders such as diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, arthritis and other auto immune disorders
Learn more at: neutropenianet.org
- G-CSF for Autoimmune Neutropenia(AIN) (cancertreatments.typepad.com)