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Education Programs

The Sunday Sit-Down

When: The last Sunday of every month

The Lower Great Lakes Chapter will host a Sunday Sit-down on Facebook Live hosted by Lucille Miller on the last Sunday of every month.

The Lower Great Lakes chapter offers scleroderma education programs locally with leading experts in the field to help individuals understand their disease, cope with the challenges of their symptoms, and find their best path forward. Our chapter also helps to identify local resources that are available to individuals affected by scleroderma through public and private entities.

Local Resources

The Ruppert Center at University of Toledo Health Center Campus
3120 Glendale Ave, 1st floor
Toledo, Ohio 43614
Phone: 419-383-4271
Fax: 419-383-6244
Appointments: 419-383-3627

The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A50
Cleveland, OH 44195
Appointments: 216-444-9945

2050 Kenny Road
Suite 2200, Pavilion
Columbus, OH 43221
Appointments: 614-293-4837

Scleroderma Clinic now at 2 locations for patient’s convenience
Locations 1-3590 Lucille Dr Ste 2700, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Location 2-7798 Discovery Dr Ste F, West Chester, OH 45069
Scheduler- Tammy Baker.
Phone: (513) 475-8523

Past Presentations with Helpful Information:

Living Well with Scleroderma: Elaine Furst, RN, BSN, MA, presented “Living Well with Scleroderma” at our Virtual Support Group. Download Ms. Furst’s meeting notes here.

Dental Issues and Scleroderma: Dr. David Leader presented about Dental Issues and Scleroderma in our Virtual Support Group on Tuesday, July 9. Download Dr. Leader’s presentation here >>

Coping with Stress and Long-term Ilness by Barbara Brugler, LISW (article)

Scleroderma, The Basics: View Dr. Altorok’s presentation here>>

Debunking Myths About Dietary Supplements: View Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum’s presentation here>>

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Scleroderma Symptom Management: View presentation by Kim Forehand, MOTR/L here>>

Exercise and Scleroderma: View presentation by Dr. Deb Kegelmeyer here>>

The Patient – Doctor Relationship: View presentation by Elaine Furst, RN, BSN, MA here>>

Scleroderma Lung Disease: View Presentation by Dr. Robert Schilz here>>

Pulmonary Artery Hypertension and Scleroderma Treatment Options: View presentation by Dr. Jean Elwing here>>

Environmental Factors in Scleroderma: View presentation by Dr. Richard Silver here>>

Management Challenges of the Gastrointestinal Tract in SSc:View presentation by Dr. Tracy Frech here>>

Social Security Administration 101:View presentation by Daniel Damceski here>>

Scleroderma – An Overview: – View presentation by Dr. Ali Ajam here>>

Helpful Websites:

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities