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Women with Hemophilia Conference

  • November 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 1:00 pm

2018 National Conference
Being Visible: Women With Hemophilia
For women diagnosed with hemophilia A or B, or carriers who are symptomatic

November 9-11, 2018
Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Application Opens August 21

The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan (HFM) with financial support provided by Bioverativ, A Sanofi Company, and the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc. (IHTC) will host this national conference.

Being Visible: Women with Hemophilia:
Women who are eligible to join us will experience an amazing weekend learning from national expert health care providers, and have opportunities to connect with other attendees who each bring their own unique wisdom and experience of living with hemophilia.

All interested participants are asked to APPLY for admittance to this conference starting August 21, 2018. There is availability for approximately 110 women and girls age 16 and older across the United States, diagnosed with mild, moderate or severe hemophilia A or B, or those who are symptomatic carriers for hemophilia A or B, to attend.

Conference Faculty:

  • Susan Adkins, BSN, RN, Regional Core Center Specialist, HFM, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Sanjay P. Ahuja, MD, MSc, MBA, Clinical Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Anita Avery, MD, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
  • Samantha Cassisi, MS, CGC, Certified Genetic Counselor, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
  • Stacy E. Croteau, MD, MMS, Associate Director, Boston Hemophilia Center, Boston, MA
  • Jessica Foley, MD, Pediatric Hemagology-Oncology, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kerry Funkhouser, EdD, Executive Director, Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders, Montclair, NJ
  • Jill Johnsen, MD, Bloodworks Northwest and University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Roshni Kulkarni, MD, Centers for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders, Lansing, MI
  • Jennifer Maahs, NP, Indiana Hemophilia and Hemostasis Treatment Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Kate Nammacher, MPH, Director of Education, National Hemophilia Foundation, New York, NY
  • Mina Nguyen, Psy.D, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
  • Ann-Marie Nazzaro, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders
  • Jatin Rama, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
  • Amy Shapiro, MD, Indiana Hemophilia and Hemostasis Treatment Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Robert Sidonio, MD, Comprehensive Bleeding Disorder Center at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Elisabeth Quint, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sarah Watson, LPC, Therapist, Troy, MI
  • Angela Weyand, MD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI


Topics of conference sessions will include:

  • Women with hemophilia: challenges over the lifespan:
  • Diagnosing hemophilia and treatment
  • Genetic counseling
  • Managing heavy periods
  • High risk pregnancy: setting up a plan
  • Menopause: now what?
  • Advocating for yourself
  • Reproductive health: Ask the experts
  • Pain management
  • Health and nutrition


If you have questions please contact Patrice Thomas: 734-544-0015 or



November 9 @ 7:00 pm
November 11 @ 1:00 pm


HFM (Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan


Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Ave Nw, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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