Consumer Medical Symposium

Our Annual Consumer Medical Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at the Sheraton Nashua in Nashua, New Hampshire.

This event was created to help you better understand what current and potential medical advancements are available to treat bleeding disorders and what they may mean for you and your family. 

Agenda Overview

  • Friday, March 15 (optional, unofficial kick-off to Consumer Medical Symposium).
    • 6 PM: Welcome Reception
  • Saturday, March 16 (breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided). 
    • 8 AM: Registration & Breakfast
    • 9 AM: Programming Begins 
    • 6 PM: Dinner & Family Activity featuring arcade games and a hypnotist. 
  • Sunday, March 17 (breakfast will be provided).
    • 8 AM: Breakfast
    • 9 AM: Programming Begins
    • 11:30 AM: Consumer Medical Symposium Ends

A full agenda will be shared with registered attendees before the event begins.

Programming Overview

  • Childcare is available for infants to age 3.
  • Children ages 4-12 will enjoy hands-on activities, a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, games, bleeding disorders education.
  • Teens ages 13-18 will participate in creative, educational and engaging programming and will take a field trip nearby to Sky Venture for an incredible indoor skydiving experience.
  • Adults will have their own educational sessions all-day Saturday and Sunday morning, including keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions.
    • Sessions will be led by medical providers from Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) in our region, including Boston Hemophilia Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock and UMass; along with advocacy professionals, and other dynamic speakers.
    • Information will be presented about hemophilia A, hemophilia B, VWD, and other rare bleeding disorders. Specific topic will include: overview of current and emerging therapies, insurance and the barriers and trends consumers should be aware of to access treatment, and the psychosocial and emotional implications of changing products.

More detailed information will be shared soon.

Travel and Accommodations

  • Hotel: We have secured a room block at the Sheraton Nashua for both Friday and Saturday evening at the rate of $149 per night. Attendees can stay one, or both nights.
  • Hotel Scholarships: A limited number of hotel scholarships are available to 2024 NEHA Members who would not otherwise be able to afford a hotel room. To request a scholarship, please email Diane at [email protected]. Requesting a scholarship does not guarantee acceptance. If you receive a hotel scholarship for this event, you are ineligible to also receive travel assistance through our $100 for 100 miles program for this event.
  • Travel Assistance: All NEHA 2024 members in need of financial assistance, who traveled more than 100 miles roundtrip to this event, are eligible for our $100 for 100 miles program. Funds for this program are limited. More details will be shared after the event.

Registration

  • The event is free for any 2024 NEHA member.
  • The fee for non-members is only $10 per person.
    • To become a member, or to request a membership scholarship, please click here.

Health and Wellness

  • Please do not attend this event if you have tested positive for COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or have cold-like symptoms.
  • NEHA strongly recommends that anyone eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine be fully vaccinated prior to attending any event.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding these guidelines, or need to cancel your registration due to illness, please contact: [email protected].

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration within one week of the event or do not show up for the event, you will be charged a $30 per person fee. If you are experiencing a personal or medical emergency, please contact us to discuss: [email protected].

Event Sponsors

We are thankful to these companies for supporting this event:

Presenting Sponsors

Family Activity Sponsor

Advocate Sponsors

Beverage Sponsor

Date

March 16 - 17 2024

Time

9:00 am - 11:30 am

More Info

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Location

Sheraton Nashua
11 Tara Blvd, Nashua, NH 03062
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