2018 debra Care Conference

2018 debra Care Conference July 22-26, 2018

What is the debra Care Conference (DCC)?

The debra Care Conference (formerly known as the Patient Care Conference) is the only national conference specifically designed for the EB Community. Every two years, debra of America invites those with EB as well as their families, advocates, and care providers to listen to and meet with medical professionals who have developed expertise in particular areas of EB care, as well as academic researchers and organizations conducting research into treatments and a cure. Bandage manufacturers and distributors also attend and demonstrate their products and services.

Most importantly, the conference allows those with EB to meet new families and reconnect with others from around the country that share similar circumstances. To best facilitate these social endeavors, debra of America organizes playrooms and fun activities for the children while providing ample socializing time for the adults.

Approximately 600 people attend our conference, making it the largest gathering of the EB Community worldwide!

Who should attend this conference?

The debra Care Conference (DCC) benefits the entire EB Community and offers learning opportunities for individuals and families as well as medical professionals interested in learning more about EB care. Sessions cover topics that aid in the overall health and well-being of an individual with EB. There is also time built-in to network, connect and have fun with peers! Whether you and your family has never attending any of our conferences before, or have attended all of them in the past, you will find our conference rewarding.

When and where is the next conference?

The 2018 debra Care Conference will be held July 22-25 (with hotel stay until the 26th) at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226. Chandler is a suburb of Phoenix.

The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is Arizona’s premier Native American owned luxury Phoenix Resort. Designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community’s heritage and culture, the architecture, design, art and legends of the Pima and Maricopa tributes are celebrated in every detail at this Phoenix resort.

This hotel and conference space is an indoor, temperature controlled venue. For more information about the resort, visit their web site.

When can I register for the 2018 DCC?

Registration for the 2018 DCC will open in January of 2018. We encourage you to sign-up for our monthly e-newsletter, the EB Insider, and follow us on Facebook for updates!

For any inquiries, comments or suggestions, please email dcc [at] debra [dot] org, or call 212.868.1573, ext. 104.


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