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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:



The WED Foundation will hold a free educational webinar entitled “RLS Then, WED
Now” on Monday, September 22, at 5:00 p.m. ET.; 4:00 p.m. CT; 3:00 p.m. MT; 2:00 p.m. PT 
Art Walters, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will provide a short
history on how the Foundation was formed, how treatments for WED/RLS have been
discovered over the years, and which treatments are available today. Webinars
are a wonderful opportunity to learn and to ask questions of medical experts. Registration
is required.
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
Southern California WED/RLS Support Group Meeting

Date:  Sunday, October 5
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where:  St. Mary’s Medical Center-Health Enhancement Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA
Guest Speaker:  Fred Burbank, CEO of Sensory Medical, Inc.
Topic:  RelaxisTM vibration pad for RLS sleep improvement

For more information contact:  Susan Schlichting at 310-792-2952 or email her at:

Webinar: Drug Action & WED/RLS

Speaker: Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD
Date:  Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. PT, 3 p.m. MT, 4 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. ET

Register here

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.
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