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Advocacy Forum:

Learn to better advocate for yourself personally, professionally and politically!
Please join us for our annual Advocacy Forum. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn what advocacy is, the importance of being a self-advocate, and how to politically advocate at the local, state and national levels. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit bleeding disorder industry representatives at the vendor fair. This event is open to all members of the bleeding disorders community, their immediate family members and caregivers.


Saturday, March 14, 2020

9:00am – 1:30pm

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd.
Escondido, CA 92027
Venue – Hunte Nairobi Pavilion

9:00am                  Registration Opens
9:00 – 10:00am     Continental Breakfast & Industry Vendor Fair
10:00 – 12:30pm   Educational Program
12:30 – 1:30pm     Buffet Lunch & Industry Vendor Fair
1:30pm                  Event Concludes – enjoy Safari Park 


HASDC Program Guidelines 2020



Empowered: Tools for Self-Advocacy
Eva Felix will inform you on how to recognize and discuss the unique challenges of hemophilia. She will provide practical tips and resources to individuals with hemophilia to help them become self-advocates in many areas of life.

How to Advocate for You and Your Family in California
Lynne Kinst is the new Executive Director for the Hemophilia Council of California.  She will review the Hemophilia Council of California’s advocacy strategy, key issues in 2020, as well as how to get involved in protecting your access to care in California.

Resilience: Growing Through Life’s Changes 
Managing stress is an important aspect of our everyday lives. Amalia Vega will discuss some of the common causes of stress and provide some examples of how to better adapt and manage adversity. Through some interactive and fun activities, you will explore what it means to be resilient and learn some associated skills as well as tips and tools for living a healthy lifestyle.


Complimentary parking provided by HASDC

This event will be presented in English. Headsets for Spanish translation will be provided. 

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact the office if you have any questions.


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