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Education Programs

The Upper 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 identify local resources available to individuals affected by scleroderma through public and private entities.

Lunch & Learn

The Upper Great Lakes Monthly Lunch & Learn Educational Webinar Series is offered every third Wednesday from Noon to 1 PM ET. Each month offers a different topic on issues that are important to the scleroderma community. See below for upcoming topics and registration information:


  • Novembers Topic: 

    We are proud to welcome Michelle Harrast, Licensed Professional Counselor!

    Michelle provides mental health services to individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, addiction, grief, focus, or self-esteem issues as well as individuals who simply wish to become the best version of themselves. She uses evidence-based therapies including mind-body techniques that help break negative cycles of stress, anxiety, and emotions. With experience and compassion, she offers hope for healing with integrative counseling techniques suited to each person’s unique needs and interest. She works for Inspire Counseling and Wellness in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Mogil’s Mobcast Podcast

Mogil’s Mobcast provides a central place for people afflicted with Scleroderma and their families and friends to be informed by specialists in either Scleroderma or autoimmune topics. The podcast covers a wide range of topics like nutrition, medications, vitamins, and lifestyles. Additionally, the podcast will showcase stories from others affected by Scleroderma and how they have dealt with the disease.