Mark your calendars for APFED’s 17th Annual Patient Education Conference on Eosinophil-Associated Diseases (EADs) on July 25-27, 2019 in the Washington, DC area (Bethesda, MD)! Join us to meet patients and families, learn more about EADs, gain practical management strategies, and hear research updates from experts in the field.
Plan to join other families onsite on July 25 for additional social opportunities. Conference sessions and activities will take place at The Bethesdan Hotel, unless otherwise noted.
What Did Attendees Have to Say About the 2018 APFED Conference?
“The conference was incredibly helpful in clarifying and increasing my understanding of my son’s disease, giving me a roadmap of the current research, treatments, and the biology regarding eosinophil diseases.”
“It was good to see the positive steps forward in understanding and treating disease more specifically towards each patient. To meet families who have dealt with the disease for years, and those who were just diagnosed, and finding we are all dealing with the same social issues, family issues, and medical questions was comforting. It made us feel less alone.”
“The opportunity to spend time talking to the doctors treating and researching the disease, plus other people having similar experiences as myself is worth the trip, every time.”
“This was my first time attending. I was so impressed with the entire program. The information was pertinent, it was user friendly, the coordinators were helpful and organized. Everyone was friendly and answered any questions we had.”
“Even though my son was diagnosed three years ago, there is still so much to learn about EoE. I feel I came away with new and more knowledge to further my collaboration with his doctors.”
“I have been searching for the words that would express the profound sense of community I felt this week. I still don’t have them. I will simply say, thank you. Thank you for the forum, transparency, willingness, stranger love and care. To know you are not alone and to see you are not alone are two different things. I have NEVER seen [my son] so happy to be around others like him.”
“In all ways, my son and I benefit. There is nothing like being among people who ‘get it!'”
“Very informative! Thank you!”
“If I learned nothing from coming to an APFED conference – which I did, by the way! – it is worth it to see my child be able to relate to like-minded peers who are going through the same things.”
“Very well-organized and thoughtful event. I would love to come every year!”
“So much wonderful information to take home to continue our treatments for our son and improve our advocacy for him.”
“Such a wonderful event to bring together the EGIDs community for education, support, and fun!”
“A great place to learn what is happening in research and treatment advances for patients.”
“I will be a better advocate for us now!”
About our 2018 Conference
Our 2018 conference took place in July 2018 in Denver, CO.
- 2018 Program
- Post Event Q&A: Our speakers answer questions that remained from the onsite q&a panels.
Thanks to our Education Partners for making the 2018 Eos Connection Conference possible:
Platinum & Travel Grant Partners
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Rare Patient Voice
About Our 2017 Conference
APFED’s 2017 Eos Connection was held July 8-9, 2017 in Greenville, SC.