Family Education Weekend

One of our most popular programs is Family Education Weekend (FEW), the only program of its kind in the Greater St. Louis area. It provides those affected by bleeding disorders an opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the bleeding disorders community while connecting with other families that are experiencing some of the same health issues. It helps them to become more knowledgeable about their disorder and to develop a stronger support system that benefits the emotional health of individuals. Contact Bridget at Info@GatewayHemophilia.org with any questions.

**FEW is only for those residing in the GHA service area (service area includes southern Illinois and eastern Missouri) with a bleeding disorder, attending as a consumer. The registration deadline closed June 13, 2022.

FEW will take place July 8- 10, 2022 at The Doubletree Chesterfield, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

2022 Agenda

Draft Agenda:

Friday July 8

6:30 – 7:30 PM           Registration

6:30 – 8:00 PM           Exhibits, Meet Your Board & Donor Recognition Reception

Saturday July 9

6:00 – 9:00 AM          Breakfast (for overnight guests)

8:30 – 10:00 AM        Registration & Exhibits

8:30 – 9:15 AM          Self Infusion – Life Lessons

9:00 – 9:45 AM          Daycare Drop-Off

10:00 – 10:15 AM      Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11:00 AM         Turning Your Can’t into You Can

11:00– 12:00 PM        Lunch & Exhibits

AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS 

12:00 – 1:00 PM         But I Can’t Bring Home the Bacon!

12:00 – 1:00 PM         Don’t be in the Dark About VED, learn about the new VWD Guidelines

12:00 – 1:00 PM         How to Navigate Health Insurance with a Chronic Condition

 

1:15 – 2:15 PM           Nurturing the Couple Relationship

1:15 – 2:15 PM           Don’t Fall for Weak Muscles: WOrking Your Core to Help wiht Balance & Prevent Falls

1:15 – 2:15 PM           Medical Marijuana: A Way to Manage Your Pain?

 

2:15 – 2:30 PM           Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM           Afternoon Roundtables

 EVENING EVENTS

6:00 – 07:30 PM         Awards Dinner, Raffle & Closing Remarks

8:00 – 10:00 PM         Dive in Movie at the Pool

Sunday July 10

8:30 – 9:30 AM          Unite for Bleeding Disorders Registration & Breakfast                   Outside parking lot

9:30 AM                      Unite for Bleeding Disorders Ceremony & Walk                            Outside parking lot