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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:

Southern California WED/RLS Support Group Meeting

Date:  Sunday, October 5
Time: 1-3 pm
Location:  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:  
Call Susan Schlichting at (310) 792-2952 or email

RSVP: St. Mary's Call Center at 1 (888) 478-6279




Webinar: Drug Action & WED/RLS

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

Learn about:

  • common WED/RLS drug mechanisms of action (how your drug works)
  • drug interactions (how your other drugs work with your WED/RLS drugs)
  • why you need to take your drugs at certain times of the day (half-life)

Register here

Denver Area WED/RLS Support Group Meeting 

Date: Saturday, October 18
Time: 9:15 a.m. MT check in,  9:30 a.m. - Noon MT Meeting
Location: National Jewish Hospital-Cafeteria
              1301 Jackson St.
              Denver, CO

(The entrance to the parking lot is on Colfax just before Colorado
Blvd; the south side of Colfax)

For more information contact Rhondda at (303) 321-1566


2014 Skagit Valley WED/RLS Support Group Meetings 

Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 10 a.m.
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
Beverly (N. Whidbey) 675-6912

San Diego WED/RLS Support Group Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, November 12
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PT
Location: Scripps Green Hospital
              First Floor-Hastings Room
              10666 North Torrey Pines Rd.
              La Jolla, CA 92037
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Poceta, Neurologist
Topic: "Dealing with the Challenges of WED/RLS"

Please RSVP or for more information contact Caroline at (917) 526-1339 or

Idaho WED/RLS Support Group Meeting

Date:  Saturday, November 15
Time: 3pm 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