Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The cause of scleroderma is unknown.
The purpose of Scleroderma Australia is to promote scleroderma awareness on a National basis disseminate information about scleroderma fund and coordinate scleroderma research on a National basis and advocate for improved and ongoing support for scleroderma patients. Scleroderma Australia is managed by Executive with delegates from each State Organisation.
A major goal is to augment our Executive Committee with additional persons interested in scleroderma. With a newly appointed Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB) whose members are distinguished researchers and clinicians in scleroderma and related fields. We are moving forward to identify and fund research in scleroderma and related areas.
For more information about Scleroderma Australia or to become a member contact your local state group or Scleroderma Australia directly, or join our Mailing List. Member state associations run support groups and other services designed to help persons with scleroderma, their families, friends and carers.