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Announcement

NEW! First International Quality Care Center Announced. Read more here.

Upcoming Support Group Meetings and Educational Webinars

Across the U.S. and Canada, Support Groups bring people together to share their feelings of living with Willis-Ekbom disease, formerly known as restless legs syndrome or RLS, to discuss ways to communicate with their families and friends about this disorder, to learn about the latest treatments, and to arm themselves with information to educate healthcare providers about Willis-Ekbom disease. The Foundation is also providing free Webinars to help educate those living with WED/RLS on various topics. All the support group meetings and Webinars are free to attend. Here are upcoming meetings:

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Yellowknife WED/RLS Support & Information Group
(Northwest Territories/Canada)

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
Where:  Library Meeting Room
2nd Floor, Centre Square Mall
5022 - 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT (Canada)

Topics:

  • What is WED/RLS? Do I have it?
  • What causes WED/RLS?
  • Effect of WED on quality of life
  • Coping & treatment

For more information, please contact Beth Fischer at 867-765-8062 or beth@rlsgroups.org.

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FREE WEBINAR
Please Join us online for a free educational webinar entitled “What is WED/RLS & Do I Have It?”

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m. CDT
        10:00 p.m. EDT
          8:00 p.m. MDT  
          7:00 p.m. PDT
Cost: Free

WED Foundation Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Mark Buchfuhrer will talk about the characteristics of WED/RLS and how it is diagnosed. To register for the free webinar, click here or the button below.
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Denver Area WED/RLS Support Group
Date:  Saturday, April 26
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Speaker:  Neurologist Ralph R. Round
Location:  National Jewish Hospital-Cafeteria
1301 Jackson St
Denver, CO
For more information, contact Rhondda at (720)319-1458; email rhondda@rlsgroups.org or Kay at (303)741-6190; email denver1@rlsgroups.org.
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Kansas City WED/RLS Support Group
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 10 a.m. CDT
Speaker:  Dr. Colin MacKenzie
Location: St. Joseph Hospital-Bldg. D
I-35 & State Line Rd
Kansas City, KS

For more information contact Nora at (913) 268-8879 or kansascity@rlsgroups.org
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SW Ohio WED/RLS Support Group Meeting
Date: Sunday, April 27
Time:  2 p.m.
Topic:  Complementary and Alternative Treatment Possibility for WED/RLS
Location:  Kettering Medical Center, Dean Auditorium (across from cafeteria)
3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH

For more information contact Jan at (937) 429-0620 or swohio@rlsgroups.org

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2014 Skagit Valley WED/RLS Support Group Meetings 

Date: Saturday, July 12
Time: 10 AM
Topic:  Exercise and Physical Therapy
Speaker: Jesse Hofheimer
Location: Island Hospital in Anacortes
1211 24 St-Hospital Annex
Conference Rooms 1, 2, & 3
Anacortes, WA

For more information regarding the upcoming meetings, please contact any member of the Steering Committee Team: Charlotte (Anacortes) 293-7328; Marge (Anacortes) 293-0742; Sara (Burlington) 757-2248; Gary (N. Whidbey 679-1824; or Beverly (N. Whidbey) 675-6912
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Eau Claire WED/RLS Support Group
Date:  Tuesday, August 5
Time:  7 PM
Location:  Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI

For more information, contact Jim at 715-514-1840 or email at  eauclaire@rlsgroups.org
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Idaho WED/RLS Support Group Meeting
Date: Saturday, August 23
Time: 3 p.m. MT
Location:  St. Luke’s Boise
Anderson Center South Tower, 5th Fl, Ada-1
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID

For more information, please contact Linda at (661) 341-0530 or linda@rlsgroups.org
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Bay Area/Fremont California  Support Group Meeting
Date:  Wed., September 24, 2014
Time:  4:15 PM – 5:15 PM PST
Speaker:  Dr. Nitun Verma
Location:  Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders
2500 Mowry Ave
Anderson Auditorium “A”
Fremont, CA

Please RSVP by calling (510) 248-1430. 

For more information contact:  (510) 248-1430 or www.washingtonsleep.com
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2014 Skagit Valley WED/RLS Support Group Meetings 
Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 10 AM
Topic: Sharing Our Experiences
Location: Island Hospital in Anacortes
1211 24 St-Hospital Annex
Conference Rooms 1, 2, & 3
Anacortes, WA

For more information regarding the upcoming meetings, please contact any member of the Steering Committee Team: Charlotte (Anacortes) 293-7328; Marge (Anacortes) 293-0742; Sara (Burlington) 757-2248; Gary (N. Whidbey 679-1824; or Beverly (N. Whidbey) 675-6912.
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Idaho WED/RLS Support Group Meeting
Date:  Saturday, November 15
Time: 3 p.m. MT
Location: St. Luke’s Boise
Anderson Center South Tower, 5th Fl, Ada-1
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID

For more information, please contact Linda at (661) 341-0530 or linda@rlsgroups.org