Hi Sean (and anyone else with a similar question):
As some of the replies to you have already mentioned, the Phoenix Symposium would be a good place for you to meet people. Also, by becoming a member of our organization (completely confidential and at no cost) you get a packet of information with a chapter directory, a quarterly newsletter and a brochure about the Phoenix meeting). In the chapter directory, you would get the contact person in Phoenix and, if you become a member, get invited to local meetings (Lori, we also have a chapter in San Diego).
I hope this answers your question.
GBS/CIDP Foundation International