Creating Connections in Our Community

Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (GLHF) supports adults and children living with bleeding disorders and their families with events that bring our community together. Our full calendar of events offers the chance to build connections, share stories and information and avoid feelings of isolation that often accompany a chronic disease. Our supportive community opens the door to opportunities and friendships that help our clients live full and rich lives.

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Annual Events

Wisconsin Bleeding Disorders Conference

The annual Wisconsin Bleeding Disorders Conference is an opportunity for individuals and families to gather information through educational sessions, meet with healthcare and industry professionals, and form important connections with others in the Wisconsin bleeding disorders community. Come expand your network and and find solutions to ease the challenges of living with a bleeding disorder.

Learn more and register for the next conference.

National Hemophilia Foundation Bleeding Disorders Conference

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)’s Bleeding Disorders Conference (formerly the Annual Meeting) enables the bleeding disorders community to come together and exchange information on a wide variety of topics, from the basics of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease to the latest research breakthroughs and new drug therapies. Join us for educational sessions, networking opportunities, and our awards luncheon, and our exciting final night event. Childcare is available for children under 12 years old.

Learn more and register for the upcoming conference.

Adult Networking Events

Common Grounds Community Coffees

Coming to a coffee shop near you – Common Grounds Community Coffees. Meet others living with a bleeding disorders from our community to share experiences and connect over a cup of joe.

Check the events calendar to find a Common Grounds meeting near you.

Educational Webinars

Educating the bleeding disorders community on various topics of interest is apart of GLHF’s mission. We’re proud to offer families a variety of virtual educational programs throughout the year.

Check the events calendar for upcoming Educational Webinars.

Virtual Happy Hours

Come relax, unwind and join GLHF and Milwaukee’s Best Bloody competitors and partners, as we go live on Facebook for Virtual Happy Hours! You’ll learn how to make an easy cocktail with ingredients commonly found at home and how to make one of their specialty drinks you can come and enjoy at their bar safely socially distanced!  Bars and restaurants will also give updates on their menus, hours, re-opening plans and new safety measures.

Check the Events Calendar for our next Virtual Happy Hour.

Events for Families

Total Wellness Tuesday

Join GLHF on Tuesdays at 6PM via Zoom for free classes aimed at keeping you healthy, fit and well!  Classes are different each week and include yoga, seated meditation, healthy eating, stretching and more!  Registration is required and can be found on our Events Calendar under each week’s event.

Check the Events Calendar to learn more about the classes and to register.

Youth Events


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