2018 Hemophilia of Annual Meeting Recap
The 2018 Hemophilia of Indiana Annual Meeting was held August 11th & 12th at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Airport Hotel. With record attendance, the 2018 Annual Meeting hosted the largest gathering of members of the bleeding disorders community in the State of Indiana! The Meeting started off Saturday morning with a two part key note session. The first part was “It Takes a Village” presented by several key staff members including Jennifer Maahs, Brittany Savage, Don Molter, Cara Hannemann, and Carrie Starnes from the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center. The presentation included important information about the many different services offered by the IHTC that are designed to partner with families and patients as they deal with the challenges of living with a bleeding disorder. The second part presented by Michelle Rice, Sr. Vice President NHF focused on the subject of today’s healthcare headlines. Attendees learned valuable information on the importance of understanding their health insurance coverage, who to call when they have a question, how best to reach these individuals, and what information they need to provide. Saturday afternoon consisted of several educational break out sessions that included topics on VWD, the changing landscape of Hemophilia and new technologies available, “Mythbusters”, the emotional well being in the Hemophilia community, and many more! Saturday night included the 2017 Hemophilia of Indiana awards and the 2018 Judy Moore Scholarship recipients. This year, it was an honor to announce that the 2018 Judy Moore Scholarship program awarded a total of $30,000 to the winners!
2017 Award Winners:
2017 Distinguished Individual Volunteer of the Year: Zachary Crabtree
2017 Distinguished Business: Waypoint Global
2017 President’s Award: Jeanne Sagar
2018 Judy Moore Scholarship Winners:
John Bontrager, Irivin Castillo, Sarah Phillips, Rebecca Hutsell, Mary Lang, Ralph Alter, Matthew Olovich, Joseph Lay, Evan Moore, Zachary Crabree
The weekend concluded Sunday morning a general session presented by Michelle Rice and Brendan Hayes, Government Relations Specials National Hemophilia Foundation. The presentation included the importance of personal advocacy through a variety of situational discussions. Also included were tips on advocating for your health at school, at your HTC, and throughout life in general. HoII has already begun planning for the 2019 Annual Meeting! More information to come!
Special Thank You to our Sponsors:
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