SBA is pleased announce our 2017 Education Days! Held every other year, these day-long learning experiences are designed to deliver vital and affordable education from experts in the field to a greater number of people in the Spina Bifida community. We hope you’ll join us! Download the flier for this event.

Upcoming Education Days


Q. Why does SBA hold multiple Education Days every other year instead of a National Conference?

A: SBA is committed to finding new and improved ways to bring great education, resources, and support to people in the Spina Bifida community. By holding affordable educational opportunities in multiple areas of the country, it was our hope that more people would be able to take advantage of them. In 2015, our Education Days were attended by more than 600 individuals with Spina Bifida and their families – most of whom had never attended a National Conference before!

Q. How do I register?

A: Advanced registration can be completed online. Space in some locations is limited, so advanced registration is highly recommended. If you’re having trouble registering online, please contact Juanita Panlener at, or call 800-621-3141, ext. 35. She will be able to help you register over the phone.

Q. Are scholarships available?

A: Scholarships are provided at the chapter level. Please visit the registration page for the Education Day you would like to attend for more information.

Q. Who will be speaking at the Education Days?

A: As soon as the agenda for each Education Day is finalized, we will post it under its location. Because they are taking place throughout the year, they may not all be available at once. SBA’s Professional Advisory Council is working hard to build each location’s agenda around the unique expertise of local medical professionals as well as blending in other wonderful speakers. While each day will be a unique experience, they will all cover major areas of Spina Bifida treatment and care.

Q. Will I meet other people living with Spina Bifida and their families at the Education Days?

A: Yes! You will have the opportunity to meet new people or meet with friends should you all choose to attend the same Education Day. So it doesn’t need to be a once a year thing. And for those of you who love to travel, because registration for all of the education days will open at the same time, you and your friends can decide on an event and location that works for you and create your own trip around

Q. Will childcare be available during the Education Days?

A: Due to space constraints at some locations, only some sites will offer child care.

Q. Will there be Exhibit Halls at the Education Days?

A: Each location will have exhibitors with booths who are available to speak with you about their various products and services. Due to space constraints, we will not have Exhibit Halls.

Q. Still have questions?

A: Email us at Juanita Panlener , or call 800-621-3141, ext. 35 and we will do our best to find you answers!