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Save the date for the greater Boston Sjögren’s Syndrome support group

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The Greater Boston Sjögren’s Syndrome Support Group invites you to the meeting on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

It will be held at the Tufts Medical Center in the Sackler Building, Room 114, which is located at 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.

The guest speaker is Deborah S. Jacobs, M.D. whose topic is

“Living with Dry Eye Disease in Sjögren’s Syndrome: A Step-wise Approach.”

Dr. Jacobs is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea and ocular surface disease. From 1992-2006, she served as director of the Cornea Service at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where she provided comprehensive eye care to a broad spectrum of patients including many with Sjögren’s Syndrome. In 2006, Dr. Jacobs became Medical Director at Boston Foundation for Sight, in Needham, MA. She is also currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School, where she directs the Core Medicine Clerkship in Ophthalmology, and Faculty at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Cornea Service, where she sees patients who may be candidates for PROSE treatment. Dr. Jacobs has a special interest in therapeutic contact lenses and innovative treatments for dry eye and ocular surface disease.

Dr. Jacobs will present her patient centered, step-wise approach for patients who are living with ocular symptoms of Sjögren’s Syndrome.

Please mark your calendars to come to our September 20th meeting, and once again bring friends and family with you, as well as your stories and suggestions for the Greater Boston Support Group.

Kindly RSVP: Lynn.Epstein@Tufts.edu

For those taking the MBTA: The "Tufts Medical Center" Orange Line stop is located across from the main hospital entrance on Washington Street.

For those who prefer to drive: Parking is available in the Medical Center's garage at: 274 Tremont Street, next to the Wang Center, and parking tickets will be validated at the meeting for reduced parking rates.

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