Why Attend the NEA Patient Conference

Carl
An Adult Perspective

I’ve had eczema for eight years, since 2005. For me, eczema started when I was 68 years young. My mother had nasal allergies (airborne), as I do, but there was no other family history of eczema. I am in a controlled state now, even though at times it seems to be getting worse.

I attended the 2012 NEA Patient Conference because I didn’t know anyone else who had eczema. Prior to the conference, I kept telling my dermatologist that she keeps me alive!

It was a relief to meet other people
suffering from eczema.

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I enjoyed the conference tremendously. It was a relief to meet other people suffering from eczema. I learned much just talking to the other attendees. I think anyone who is affected by eczema (whether they themselves have it, or are related to a familymember or loved one who does) should attend the NEA Conference to learn about the disease and ways to manage it.

I now serve on the NEA board of Directors as one of its new members, and look forward to attending the 2014 NEA Patient Conference in Boston.

Learn more about the 2014 NEA Patient Conference >

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