2022 US Thalidomide Survivors Conference


We regret to inform you we have had to close registration; we are at capacity!

A meeting of fellow U.S. thalidomide survivors for a fun and informative event, full of future planning, friendships old and new, and some surprises! Check back here in September for 2022 conference news!


August 11 -13, 2022 (checkout on 8/14/2022)

Held at the beautiful Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Check it out here:


About the location:

  • Wheelchair accessible shuttle from the airport (O’Hare) to the Westin
  • Buffet breakfast available for our group
  • Bar and restaurant on site
  • Accessible indoor and outdoor pools
  • Great room rates just for USTS!

About the event:

  • Our third conference! Sharing our unique stories and experiences
  • International guest speakers!
  • Group photo and sightseeing outing
  • An exciting book update from author Jennifer Vanderbes
  • Private premiere of our film, “Thalidomide in the USA: the Forgotten Survivors”
  • Plans for moving forward
  • Giveaways and movie posters

A detailed schedule will be available to attendees as we get nearer to the dates.

We regret that this year’s conference registration is closed.


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