The Kansas City Vasculitis Support Group met on Saturday, October 10, 2020 via Zoom. There was no formal program. However, Joyce Kullman, Executive Director of the Vasculitis Foundation, announced the 2020 Vasculitis Virtual Conferences. The Newly Diagnosed Patients and Their Families Conference will be on Saturday, October 31, 2020. The Advanced Patients and Their Families Conference will be on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The Caring for the Caregivers Conference will be on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Registration is required and the cost is $30 per conference.
Joyce also indicated that the next VF Road to Wellness Webinar entitled “Learn the Latest about COVID-19” would be on October 19, 2020. For further information about each event, you may check the Vasculitis Foundation website.
The University of Kansas Medical Center is continuing to search and interview candidates to head up the Vasculitis Clinic at the hospital after the departure of Dr Springer.
Support group attendees were asked to introduce themselves and provide a brief update on their vasculitis status and how COVID-19 was impacting them.
The next KC VF Support Group meeting will be in the spring of 2021. This could be a virtual meeting depending on how things are going by then. We will announce it, and details as it gets closer.