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The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is pleased to announce that registration for its 66th Annual Meeting, “Nothing About Us Without Us,” September 18-20, 2014, is now open. Our yearly conference attracts the entire bleeding disorders community, from families and chapter staff to providers and industry representatives.

During our three-day meeting, you will have more educational sessions than you can imagine, fun social events to attend and plenty of time for exploring the environs. A two-day Medical Track for Researchers and Physicians, with special programming for nurses, physical therapists and social workers. Plus, we have a new teen track for 13- to 17-year-olds!

Here are a few sessions you won’t want to miss:

  • Basics of Hemophilia
  • VWD and the Family
  • Ask the Experts: Inhibitors
  • One Day at a Time: Women Thriving with Bleeding Disorders
  • Music Therapy for Pain Management
  • Healthy Cooking: It’s Easier Than You Think
  • Hepatitis C Updates
  • Pow! Splat! Wham! Comic Books, Coping and Chronic Illness

This year our meeting is in Washington, DC, a tourist mecca for family-friendly museums, monuments, and galleries that provide education, history and fun. And the best part is that many of the options are free! Here’s a sampling of freebies to choose from in our nation’s capital:

  • National Air and Space Museum. Billed as the most popular museum in the world, here the history of flight is chronicled, from the Wright Brothers’ planes to the Apollo 11 command module.
  • National Zoo. The giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian entertain people from across the globe as they munch on bamboo stalks or amble around their digs.
  • National Museum of American History. Fondly called “America’s Attic,” this museum has history and celebrity. Come see the famous “star-spangled banner” and George Washington’s uniform, or maybe Kermit the Frog and Dorothy’s ruby slippers have more of a magnetic pull.
  • National Archives. Feast your eyes on documents that made America what it is today—the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.
  • National Gallery of Art. Here art comes alive with paintings on the kids’ tour that provide explanations and sound effects. It’s the only place in the states where you can see one of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces.
  • National Museum of Natural History. Bone up on your fossils here as scientists use 3-D imaging to scan T. rex bones. Walk through the butterfly pavilion for a close encounter with these beautiful winged creatures. Or marvel at the 45.52-carat Hope diamond.