Hemophilia of North Carolina

Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
affected by bleeding disorders.

260 Town Hall Dr., Suite A, Morrisville, NC 27560
1-800-990-5557 (toll free)
2016 HNC Annual Meeting

Remembering Our Past,
Moving to the Future

The Hemophilia of North Carolina annual meeting will have child care for all ages, with programs for children ages 3-10, and teens ages 11-17. Breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and child care will be available free of charge to the HNC membership through the support of generous grants and contributions from our community.

Traductores estaran disponible en la reunion para asistirle en Español.

* registration is closed

HNC 43rd Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:30am-5:00pm

Sheraton Greensboro Hotel
3121 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC 27407

Register online now!


Go to: First Time Attendees  *  Program Overview   *   Child Care & Youth Programs  *  Afterwards

Did you know that the Hemophilia of North Carolina (HNC) Annual Meeting is the largest educational opportunity within NC to learn about bleeding disorders? The Annual Meeting has been taking place for 42 years, and we look forward to making our 43rd larger than ever with your help and support! As always, this is a great opportunity for you to network with fellow members and to hear from the experts on topics relevant to you.

Do you know the history of our community? It is imperative that we are all knowledgeable about our past. Otherwise, we cannot fully appreciate all of the meaningful work that individuals who came before us did in order to create the bright future that has become our reality. Our history is substantial to say the least. We need to continue honoring the older generations who are responsible for many liberties we have today, including the safe products that we use. Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) will tell us more during their presentation at our Annual Meeting. It is sure to make an impact.

It is also important that we look toward the future to see what’s already in the pipeline and, most importantly, what we want for our community moving forward. Every organization and business working within the bleeding disorders community, including HNC, is driven by consumer input; so we need join the effort to determine what our future will look like! At the Annual Meeting, you’ll have a chance to learn more and also to provide your insights. When it comes to this, you are the experts!

At the end of the day, we'll have raffles and door prizes – lots of them! You must be present to win.

Special Guest: Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White. Ryan was was a teenager with hemophilia from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from middle school because of his infection. The U.S. Congress passed a major piece of AIDS legislation, the Ryan White Care Act, shortly after Ryan's death in 1990. Ryan White Programs are the largest provider of services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. Learn more on Wikipedia and IMDB (The Ryan White Story).

 

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* First-time Attendees

Once again, we’ll have a special session in the morning for anyone who has never been to one of HNC’s Annual Meetings. Whether you’re new to the community or have just never experienced our Annual Meeting, we encourage you to join us from 8:30am-9:00am for the “First-time Attendee” session. You can grab your breakfast from the buffet and enjoy it with fellow first-timers.

If you are a first-time attendee, please indicate this on your registration application form. HNC will contact you about a hotel room for Friday night and about BP gas cards to help with your travel costs (these will be handed out during the session).

We’ll have a lot of great information that will help to make your first HNC Annual Meeting more meaningful!

You must register on or before April 27th in order to secure a hotel room.

 

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Program Overview

(Speakers and topics subject to change.)

  • General Sessions
    • Genetics – with Kristy Lee, certified Genetic Counselor at UNC School of Medicine Department of Genetics
    • HFA History Room
    • Door Prizes and Raffle Drawings
  • Meeting of the Membership

    * Steven Peretti, PhD
    – HNC President

    • Annual and Financial Reports
    • Election of Members of the Board of Directors
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Morning
      • HOPEfor parents of children with bleeding disorders
      • SOARfor women and girls with bleeding disorders
      • Blood Brotherhoodfor adult men with bleeding disorders
      • Spouses, Caregivers, and Loved Ones
    • Afternoon
      • Social Media
      • Living Well with Hemophilia and Inhibitorspresented by Novo Nordisk
      • von Willebrand Disease – presented by Octapharma
      • Spanish session: Expecting the Unexpected: Emergencies Happenpresented by Baxalta

 

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* Child Care and Youth Program *

We will have child care for all ages available in breakout rooms near to the main session hall.

We will have programs and activities for kids ages 3-10, also in breakout rooms near the main session hall. Soon we will announce all the fun planned for our favorite little advocates!

* Teen Programs (Ages 11-17) *

Details on programs and activities TBA.


All children and teen activities are optional, so please let us know if you do not plan to take advantage of these wonderful activities.

 

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* Afterwards – 5:30-7:00pm *

* Mystery Dinner Theater Show *

After the Annual Meeting, join us for a Mystery Dinner Theater Show, Death by Disco. This ALL AGES production is presented by Jest In Case Productions. Mirolga Tumen, owner of the 70’s disco based company, Saturday Night Thrillers, scrambles to find a replacement for Barry Manilow at the last minute. She calls in a big favor from her old friend, Donnie “The Dude Man” Dudek. Little did she know that Donnie is bringing much more than just entertainment. “Who Dunnit?” Is the question and the “Super Sleuth Prize” goes to the one who can deduce the answer in this comical, music-filled and interactive dinner theatre event.

Feel free to wear 70’s inspired clothing and accessories for this fun and entertaining evening.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact HNC at (800)990-5557 or by email at info@hemophilia-nc.org for more information.


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