Virtual self-help groups
Taking into account the exceptional situation we are currently experiencing, the Sjögren Syndrome Association sets up virtual self-help groups. Covid-19 continues to affect people around the world. However, life goes on and we have to rely on each other, even more now than ever before.
Holding these self-help groups will allow people with Sjögren and their loved ones to break the isolation, share information, support each other to better cope with the disease in this context of transition from confinement to de-confinement. due to the pandemic.
Since this is a new service and we want to make sure that we can give everyone the floor, we will start with a limited number of 10 participants per meeting.
The groups will be led by Lise St-André and Francine Laguë, leaders of the self-help groups. The two virtual meetings will be held via the Zoom platform. Regardless of your region, you can register for one of the following two meetings:
• Wednesday, June 17, from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
To participate in the meetings, you will first need to register by email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 514-934-3666 and choose the day of the meeting that suits you. Please note that it will be possible for you to register for more than one virtual meeting, the content presented being different at each meeting.
Once you have registered, you will receive an email two days before the date of the videoconference indicating the contact details for accessing the Zoom platform.
To know how the Zoom platform works, watch the following video:
Looking forward to counting you among those present at one of the next virtual meetings,
Francine and Lise
Presentation of the board of directors 2020-2021
- Lise St-André, president
- Francine Laguë, vice-president
- Adrienne Hébert, secretary
- Claudette Hubert, treasurer
- Danielle Wong Seen, administrator
- Pierrette Roy, administrator
- Ginette Fréchette, administrator
Welcome to the Sjögren’s Syndrome Association Website
The Sjögren’s Association is a Canadian registered, non-profit organization. We publish a Bilingual newsletter, the “Sjögren Bulletin” which is sent to our members and some medical professionals four times a year. In our newsletter you will find articles about Sjogren’s Syndrome, information about our association,helpful tips about caring for yourself and news about research.
You will find on this site a wide variety of links providing you with all relevant information to better understand Sjogren’s syndrome
We also organize support group meetings and information sessions for our members and their families and friends. These meetings are presently available in Montreal.
About Our Logo
This logo was chosen in 1994 by the Sjögren’s Syndrome group soon after it was formed in Montreal Quebec Canada. It was designed by one of our members.
Our logo is in the shape of an eye, one of the first problems associated with Sjögren’s Syndrome. Dry eyes are the most common symptom. The dove signifies peace, which everyone with a chronic illness actively seeks.
The heart represents passion and love. Many of us have difficulty coping with the health problems associated with Sjögren’s Syndrome. We reach out through the association to comfort and help others. The tear drop indicates moisture needed for the dry eyes and other parts of the body.