The National Hemophilia Foundation will host its 75th Annual Bleeding Disorders Conference at the Gaylord Nation Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, MD, from Thursday, August 17, to Saturday, August 19.

HACA is pleased to be one of the host chapters for this year’s conference and to welcome NHF for this momentous anniversary!

We hope to see lots of HACA faces among the attendees at this year’s meeting! With that in mind, HACA is offering grants through the Sandi Qualley National Meeting Scholarship Program. Grants are intended to cover the cost of event registration and help with parking and travel to and from the meeting site. We will be offering a limited number of grants: up to $600 for families of two or more people, and $300 for individuals. Grants will be paid as reimbursements to the scholarship winners for expenses incurred; however, if this is a hardship, please indicate this on the scholarship form.

Early registration is already open for the BDC; register by March 24 for the best prices. Currently, registration is $105 for Consumers/Teen Track, and $85 for the two-day Kids Program and $100 for the three-day Kids Program. Prices increase between March 25 and May 26 to $130 for Consumers/Teen, $95 for the two-day Kids Program and $115 for the three-day Kids Program.

NHF also offers financial assistance for consumers interested in attending the conference. This is only applicable for adult and teen registration; there is no financial assistance for the Kids Program. For more details, click here. Deadline is March 24.

Deadline to apply for the Qualley Scholarship for the BDC is May 15. Click here for the application.

If you are interested in attending the BDC for the entire event and staying on site, NHF offers several travel grants, and applications are now available through February 26. There are several different types of grants available: for families and individuals, women with a bleeding disorder, people with an ultra-rare bleeding disorder, those with inhibitors, and Spanish-speaking members of the bleeding disorders community. Click here to learn more about each grant and how to apply.

Those who are awarded a grant will be required to stay on-site for four nights and five days (check in on August 16 and departure on August 20) and must attend the sessions during conference hours.

The last time there was a national conference in the DC area was 2014, so this is great opportunity to meet people with bleeding disorders from throughout the country and attend a variety of educational sessions. Click here for the event website and more information.