Recruiting studies – Sjögren’s Syndrome
Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease, which occurs when the immune system is out of balance. In Sjögren’s syndrome, the white blood cells of the immune system attack the glands responsible for lubrication and other tissues in the body. This explains the constant dryness of your eyes and your mouth.
Researchers suspect that the immune response could be due to several factors, including viral infections, hormonal changes and stress.
A genetic factor could also come into play, because sometimes related conditions are observed in members of the same family.
It may be possible for you to participate in this study if:
YOU ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 80 INCLUSIVELY
YOU HAD A DIAGNOSIS OF THE ILLNESS FOR 7 YEARS OR UNDER.
Eligible participants will be followed by a medical team and may receive reimbursement for their travel.
I want to apply to this clinical study
For more information, contact us at 819 346-2887 (Sherbrooke) or at 1-844-739-3439 (toll free), or fill the online form.
Virtual Support Groups 2020
Friday, October 30
Wednesday, November 18
Thursday, December 10
Location: In the comfort of your home
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
When you have confirmed your presence, a few days before the meeting you will receive the contact details for accessing the Zoom platform. A trial is possible before the meeting for those who need help.
Lise and Francine, volunteers
Celebrate 25 years of the Sjögren’s Syndrome Association
On December 16, 2021 we will be celebrating 25 years of the Sjögren Syndrome Association. To mark this event, we are offering you the opportunity to join for a longer period, giving you a substantial reduction. We invite you to read the terms and conditions proposed on page 22 of the newsletter Le Sjögren Vol. 26 nº2 Summer 2020 or by contacting Lise by email: email@example.com or at the following phone number: 1-877-934-3666.
In addition, in response to a request made by several members, it is now possible to pay your membership fee or any document by Interac Transfer. Contact us to obtain the necessary information. Payment by check is always accepted.
Presentation of the board of directors 2020-2021
- Lise St-André, president
- Francine Laguë, vice-president
- Adrienne Hébert, secretary
- Claudette Hubert, treasurer
- Pierrette Roy, administrator
- Ginette Fréchette, administrator
- Poste Vacant
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.