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H.E.L.L.O: BDASC Annual State-Wide Conference
Helping Embrace Life’s Learning Opportunities
It’s A New Era; Living With Bleeding Disorders in a Changing Environment

  We have come a long way in bleeding disorders care and treatment through the past 50 years. We have traveled many roads together as a community, with heartaches and huge successes, making those who are diagnosed with a bleeding disorder today, not so frightening. We still have a lot to do and discover, and to advocate for, and we still have many who may be struggling today. We are living in a transformational era today and we are excited, and concerned, all at the same time. Join the South Carolina community and our national partners as we come together for the 51th annual meeting of Bleeding Disorders Association of South Carolina.

Additional information and registration will come later this spring. Save the date. We can’t wait to be together again!

Educational Sessions:
Saturday Morning General Session

9:00am – 10:30am: Opening Keynote Plenary 

11:00am – 12:00pm: 

Saturday Afternoon Breakouts Sessions

1:30pm – 2:30pm:

BDASC’s Annual Meeting has taken place for 51 years now and provides the South Carolina bleeding disorders community the opportunity to come together and network, learn, and enjoy the empowerment of education and support. The presentation of the Chapter’s Annual Awards are provided on Friday night; including our awarding of college scholarships, introducing new board members and celebrating those who have served. A keynote speaker presentation is always a highlight for attendees as we search hard to bring in the very best and most current information in bleeding disorders. A teen track is provided concurrently with our adult programming. The HELLO Conference allows for attendees to enjoy a learning environment with educational presentations and breakout sessions.  Information on current and future treatment therapies and bleeding disorders services are made available during our exhibit hall experience. Registration is required with BDASC for attendance. All meals, sessions and childcare are included with hotel accommodation available for our traveling guests. The event is free of charge for BDASC members.

Disclaimers: As with all BDASC meetings, your personal information is secured only with the chapter. No personal information gathered or used by BDASC during the event will be shared with outside parties or vendors. BDASC will endeavor to ensure that all online meetings are safe and secure to the best of our abilities. Several waivers will be included and must be completed with your application once accepted,  including teen and childcare services. We hope you will plan to join us!

Quick Agenda: 

5:30pm – Friday Night Annual Meeting Celebration Welcome and Chapter Recognitions

9:00am – 4:00pm – Saturday Sessions and Breakouts

5:30pm – Dinner wrap-up in the outside hotel terrace

Registration Deadline Date: May 18th
DATES:
June 21 – 22, 2024
Friday 4:00pm to Saturday 8:00pm
VENUE: 
Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center
670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 676-9090
Childcare Onsite Services:
Corporate Kids Events
8:30am – 4:00pm

We have contracted with Corporate Kids events this year to care for our children ages, 1-11 years. They provide a wealth of experience and the total care you need to enjoy the annual HELLO Conference as your children enjoy activities designed for them. All children enrolled in the “Kids Camp” will need to be registered and a consent form MUST be filled out and sent in to the chapter for all children attending. Limited space is available so register early. You can read about Corporate Kids Events in the links below and access the consent form which must be filled out and sent to the chapter prior to the event. This year the kids will be entertained with:

Teen Programming:
Leading Edge Program with GutMonkey!

WHO IS GUTMONKEY!

GutMonkey is an adventure education company, whose mission is to provide foundational, life changing experiences for communities with chronic health conditions that improve health outcomes, build communities, dismantle stigma, and increase awareness. Through our partnerships, GutMonkey has helped more than 25,000 patients with chronic health conditions build community and improve health outcomes by creating
innovative and transformative experiences. For more than 20 years, GutMonkey has served patients, aged 7 to 70, in all 50 states and across the diagnostic spectrum of bleeding disorders and other chronic medical conditions. Gutmonkey has brought Leading Edge to the bleeding disorder community for 16 years thanks to the generous partnership and sponsorship of Pfizer. Leading Edge is an experiential education program that tackles some of the most current and pressing challenges in the bleeding disorder community through deeply engaging education programming, and was the first national program offered by GutMonkey. Leading Edge is offered to chapters as a teen program, keynote speech, parent program, and/or general session. Through games, activities, discussions, and meaningful experiences, participants are able to learn about current topics related to their bleeding disorder, consider their personal health goals and outcomes, and connect with other people in their community in a lasting and meaningful environment.

From day one, GutMonkey has been able to offer these wildly popular programs in the bleeding disorder community for free across the country. This has only been possible through the exclusive support provided by Pfizer.

When registering for the Annual Meeting, please register your teens to be enrolled in this fabulous program. The two consent forms below must be completed and returned prior to attending. These can be filled out once your application is confirmed and can be accessed online below or mailed to you upon requested.

3:00pm – 4:00pm:

Newer Members Greetings: Chapter Resources, Advocacy, and More

Learn about the Chapter’s resources, support groups, financial aid, scholarships and more. Engage in round table conversations of your choice with members of the community. Enjoy sharing experiences of living with bleeding disorders. Learn how do get involved in advocacy. Meet our staff and board of directors and share your thoughts. What is on YOUR mind? What can we do to support you and your family.

4:15pm – 5:00pm: Discussing Self-Infusion and Learning How, Presented by Robin Jones, Midstate HTC Nurse Coordinator

5:30pm – 7:30pm: Closing Dinner, Hotel Outside Terrace

Exhibitor Hall Hours: Come learn about the current and future treatment therapies in the pipeline and supportive services available to our community as you explore and speak one-to-one with our sponsors in healthcare treatment therapies and service

8:00am – 9:00am: Premier Sponsors Only

10:30am – 11:00am: All Levels Exhibiting

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Exhibiting all levels

2:30pm – 3:00pm: All Levels Exhibiting

4:00pm – 5:00pm:  Final Exhibiting All Levels

2024 H.E.L.L.O. Sponsors!

With Appreciation to our Premier Sponsors!
With Appreciation to our Platinum Sponsors!
With Appreciation to Our Education and Entertainment Sponsors!
Informational Packet: 

Join us as we come together in unity and EMBRACE the opportunities of learning, connecting, sharing and networking within the bleeding disorders community. Hear from experts in the field of bleeding disorders care and treatment. There is no other event like this one in our state. You will leave feeling empowered with support and knowledge. Please join us and see what it is all about! This opportunity is free to those affected by bleeding disorders.

Hotel accommodations include:  A fitness center, the golf course, tennis courts, 2 pools; one indoors and one outdoors, wheelchair accessible, Wi-Fi and beautiful grounds for gathering and visiting with friends of BDASC. Due to a limited budget, we will only be able to provide one room per family. Once your application s accepted, you will be provided a hotel room reservation which will cover the hotel room and tax only for the number of days assigned. Two room suites have a sofa bed, microwave and small refrigerator and can sleep up to a maximum of 6 guests. Room accommodations are single king or double/doubles. Rooms will be assigned upon a first-come, first-serve basis to qualified attendees. You may reserve extra rooms, (at your cost) stay an extra day, or arrive a day early if you choose by calling the hotel directly once you are confirmed to attend and a room is reserved for you. BDASC rooming rate may be applied if the hotel has room availability.

Guest room stays include a hotel breakfast buffet available before the morning session beginning on Saturday, June 21th at 7:00 am for you to enjoy at your own schedule. There is no breakfast meal scheduled for those not staying in the hotel. A buffet Lunch on the Run will be included for all participants after the morning educational sessions during lunch break with ample time to visit with our Exhibitor Sponsors and community members.  Saturday’s closing casual dinner will be out in the beautiful Hotel Terrace for evaluations, feedback, and connections to the community. This will conclude the HELLO Conference.

Check-In / Check-Out: Check in with the hotel begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, June 21th and Check-out is Saturday, June 22nd by 12:00pm. (unless you are staying an extra night) You may wish to check out before the educational sessions; however, you may utilize the hotel for the remainder of the day.

Travel grants for mileage is available upon request if needed to attend. Please call the BDASC office prior to attending for an application. Each guest will be required to present a valid credit card upon check-in, on which an amount of sufficient pre-authorization can be obtained to cover any charges for the guest’s use of the Hotel’s ancillary services. Please call the hotel for questions or the BDASC office.

Childcare: Ages 1-11 yrs.  Your children are very precious to us and we have taken great care and costs to provide you ease of mind during your educational empowerment on Saturday. We have contracted again with Corporate Kids Events, INC.  www.corporatekids.com  & www.conferencechildrencare.com. If you are using our kids camp daycare accommodations, you must fill out the informed required consent and return it prior to attending the conference. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER, and sign all forms. You are also responsible for all your children during the two-day event. YOU MUST remain in the hotel at all times. Please also be mindful of the high cost per child so please take into consideration with last minute cancellations where we cannot fill your child’s reserved spot. Space is limited and additional children may be on a waiting list. The childcare schedule and consent forms are on our website page.

9:00am-4:00pm: Teens 12-18 years– will have classes and fun activities during the adult sessions especially designed for them. This year, The Leading-Edge Program, designed by Gut Monkey, will be hosting the Teen Program. Please register your teens on the registration online form. Please note we are not responsible for your teens during these session times. They will be on their own in participation but we will have adult leaders and chaperones attending these classes. Several waivers will be required for attendance and are located on the website under the teen programming. They must be signed and sent back before attending the teen program.

Check-in with Bleeding Disorders Association of South Carolina is required and begins at 4:00 pm on Friday and will be across the atrium area in front of the meeting room for our Annual Meeting event. Your folders and name-tag will be provided. Rules for all hotels are the same; no children are allowed to stay in the rooms unaccompanied by an adult.

Brief Weekend Schedule Review:

June 21st – Friday 5:30 – 10:00pm pm: BDASC Annual Meeting Dinner and Recognitions.

June 22nd – Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm: HELLO Conference Education Day Schedule: Morning sessions will begin at 9:00am and run until 12:00pm for everyone with afternoon breakout sessions from 1:30-4:00pm. Exhibit Hall hours will be scheduled throughout the day. All meals and snacks are included. Our closing day casual dinner event will wrap up the Education Day Conference beginning around 5:30pm and lasting until 8:00pm.

***Deadline for Registration: Due to contractual restraints, all completed registrations must be received by Friday, May 31, 2024.   You will be receiving shortly thereafter by mail and/or phone call, a room confirmation should you need hotel room accommodations and/or phone call that your registration has been reserved for attendance. Your application has not been accepted until you have received notice of confirmation from the chapter. Limited hotel rooms are available for traveling guests and are awarded to BDASC members on a first return application basis, and qualifications.

Directions:

From I-85 N: From Anderson-I-85 N towards Greenville. Take exit #48B/US-276 W/Greenville onto Laurens Rd (US-276W) then turn right onto Verdae Blvd. Hotel is on the right. Parking: Self-parking and free.

From I-85 S: From Spartanburg-Take I-85 towards Greenville. Take exit #51/I-385/Greenville/Columbia onto I-385 N towards Greenville/Downtown. Off at exit #37/Roper Mountain Rd. Turn left continue as the road turns into Verdae Blvd. Go 1 mile and hotel is on the left. Parking: Self-parking and free.

From I-385 N: From Columbia/Charleston-Take #51/I-385/Laurens/Greenville to the left onto I/385 N. Get off at exit #37/Roper Mtn. Rd. Turn left onto Roper Mountain Rd. Continue straight as the street turns into Verdae Blvd. Go I mile and hotel is on the left. Parking: Self-parking and free.

From I-385 S: From Greenville-Take I-385 towards Columbia. Take exit #37/Roper Mtn. Rd. Turn right onto Roper Mtn. Road and follow onto Verdae Blvd. Go I mile, hotel is on the left. Parking: Self-parking and free.

Fun weekend activates available: Greenville’s Falls Park and Liberty Bridge. http://www.fallspark.com/Greenville Downtown and the Greenville Zoo. http://www.greenvillezoo.com/     

Greenville Swamp Rabbit Trail. http://greenvillerec.com/swamprabbit