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Statewide Annual Meeting & HELLO Conference


HELLO – Helping Embrace Life’s Learning Opportunities

2018 Anual Meeting Program 2018 HSC HELLO Program

Date: June 1-2, 2018 4:00 pm Friday to 7:00 pm Saturday
Location: Embassy Suites Golf and Conference Center, 670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville, SC 29607
Registration Deadline: May 11, 2018
Information and Registration Invitation
Children’s Child Care Camp Schedule and Registration Documents
Online Registration

“Empowerment Through Knowledge and Connections”

HSC’s Statewide Annual Meeting and Educational HELLO Conference draws an average of 200 members from the South Carolina bleeding disorders community throughout all counties within South Carolina. Participants come together to share experiences, learn new information, receive valuable related education from local and national speakers, explore information on new treatment therapies and supportive services, and build upon a network of community support and friendship. The meeting is open to all HSC members, the bleeding disorders community of South Carolina and its affiliated members. Education is provided for all ages and bleeding disorders; parents, caretakers, teens, children and individuals. A von Willebrand Disease track is offered for our community members affected by vWD. Fun for the kids and informative for the whole family. This free event provides meals, hotel accommodations and childcare. Overnight hotel accommodations are available for our traveling guests.

Conference Educational Offerings: 

Friday Night Opening Event Keynote: “Powering Through Challenges; Empowering Through Content”,  presented by Patrick James Lynch

PATRICK JAMES LYNCH is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and host living with severe hemophilia A. As the CEO of the digital content agency Believe Limited, Patrick is responsible for the community programs such as “Powering Through,” “Stop The Bleeding!,” “The BloodStream Podcast,” and “The Teen Impact Awards.” Patrick is also the director of Bombardier Blood [2018], a feature-length documentary following hemophiliac mountaineer Chris Bombardier’s historic summit Mount Everest. Patrick has been recognized with the HFA’s Health & Wellness Award [2013], NHF’s Meritorious Achievement Award [2014], and was a featured plenary speaker for WFH’s World Congress [2016]. See his work at

Saturday Sessions: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Winning with a Bleeding Disorder-Tools and Tip for Parenting Children with Health Issues
  • What’s New in Gene Therapy, Product Development and Research Studies, and Possibilities in South Carolina
  • VWD and Me, Q & A
  • Tell Me Where It Hurts; Pain, Depression and Anxiety
  • Nutrition: Medications, Herbs and Supplements that Increase Bleeding
  • The Journey of Factor: A Deeper Dive
  • Step It Up- Living a Healthier Lifestyle with a Bleeding Disorder
  • Tackling Transitions: From Tots to Teens and Beyond 
  • Infusion Clinic

“The Wacky Olympics”, Corporate Kids Events Childcare- ages 1-12 yrs 

9:00 am-4:00 pm
Childcare Bleeding Disorders Educational Programming
Meet George and his Port Infusion- Ages 3-8
Karing for Kids- Junior Scientist- Ages 9-11

Teen Programming
Stop the Bleeding Workshop
Finding Your Place in the Sports World
Art with Wood

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National Education Support

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2017 Annual Meeting Program Book

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