Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area

Upcoming Events

Here's what is coming up: 

 
COVID-19 Vaccination Information Session

Do you still have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for yourself or your child? Dr. Michael Guerrera, director of the Children’s National Hospital Hemophilia Treatment Center, will talk about COVID-19 infection, the three available COVID vaccines and the recommendations for persons with a bleeding disorder. The session will take place via Zoom on Thursday, August 19, at 7 p.m. Click here to register.

 

Chapter Picnic Returns!

HACA will have its annual chapter picnic on Sunday, August 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, VA. Catch up with friends in the bleeding disorders community that you haven’t seen in a long time! Click here to register.

 

Adult Infusion Workshops and Education

Thanks to a recent grant from the Hemophilia Alliance Foundation, HACA and Georgetown University Hospital Hemophilia Treatment Center will present a series of virtual meetings, coaching sessions, and in-person events to help adult patients and caregivers who want to improve their infusion or injection skills.

The goal of the program is to raise confidence and allay anxieties in patients who don’t infuse on a regular basis but need to improve their skills.

During August, an infusion nurse from Georgetown will be available to provide coaching via Zoom. She will watch as you practice at home, and will answer any questions you have. There’s limited space available per session.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in setting up a session at home.  

Dr. Gary Kupfer of Georgetown University Hospital HTC, will lead a session via Zoom on Wednesday, August 25, on the importance of compliance for infusing or injecting. Click here to register.

 

Women’s Retreat in September

HACA Women’s Retreat will be in person this year at Meadowkirk at Delta Farm September 10-12 in Middleburg, VA. There is a limited number of spaces available.

Participants in this event are required to be vaccinated, and will be asked to provide proof of vaccination when registering. The event will mainly take place indoors and in a small space, so assurance that all have been vaccinated will make it a more relaxing event.

The event will kick off on Friday with social time as participants arrive at the location. Saturday will feature a morning educational session and rap sessions in the afternoon. There will be time in the afternoon for relaxation, then dinner, crafts and social time in the evening. Departure takes place Sunday morning. Click here to register.

Thank you to Women’s Retreat sponsors: the Colburn-Keenan Foundation, CSL Behring, CVS Specialty, and Biomatrix

 
Men to Meet at Top Golf

The Men’s Support Group will meet on Saturday, September 25, from 7-10 p.m. for a program with Dr. Craig Kessler of the Georgetown University HTC, plus dinner and golf.

All men of the chapter age 18 and up are invited the attend. The evening will begin with a short program on new approaches to hemophilia care. Bring your questions for Dr. Kessler for a relaxed conversation.

Thank you to Superior Biologics Specialty Pharmacy for partnering with us for this event. Click here to register.