Skin, Hands & Raynaud’s: Take-aways from the Virtual Education Sessions

Posted on April 26th, 2021

Our Virtual Education Sessions are a great way to get support with the day-to-day of scleroderma and to connect with us here at Scleroderma Victoria. Always insightful, these sessions run on the second Saturday of every month. In October, we discussed skin, hands, and Raynaud’s phenomenon. In case you missed it, or just need a

Raising awareness of autoimmune diseases

Posted on March 19th, 2021

March is Autoimmune Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate people about autoimmune diseases. To help raise awareness, we take a look at autoimmune diseases, why they occur, available treatments, and some lifestyle suggestions for managing symptoms. Top facts The general public knows relatively little about autoimmune diseases. A few facts that awareness month is trying

Keeping our community COVID safe

Posted on February 19th, 2021

While online platforms such as Zoom have been fantastic tools for keeping in touch this past year, nothing compares to face to face interaction. As we anticipate the return of in-person support groups for Scleroderma Victoria, we need to ensure that volunteers and attendees follow our COVID Safe Plan. Here’s the step-by-step process for your

From the ground up, we support you

Posted on January 18th, 2021

People often ask, ‘what’s the difference between Scleroderma Australia and Scleroderma Victoria?’ Although virtually the same organisation, there are some key differences. Let’s take a look at them to clear up any confusion. Advocacy and awareness Scleroderma Australia takes a national role in raising awareness and advocating for people living with scleroderma. Consisting of delegates

Highlights of 2020 – AGM wrap up

Posted on December 1st, 2020

As this incredible year comes to an end, the Scleroderma Victoria AGM reported on the challenges, successes and changes over the past 12 months. Events COVID-19 restrictions meant fewer events this year, with our activities moving online. These included our virtual support group sessions, which have proved vital to those isolated in our community. Another

Scleroderma experts in your home

Posted on November 6th, 2020

As with many events during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Scleroderma Conference was a little different this year. Instead of medical professionals, caregivers and attendees getting together in person, the conference was hosted online, giving attendees a virtual front-row seat in their own home. The five-day conference featured leading experts from Canada and the US