Free Public Forum: What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)
“What Every American Needs to Know
About Autoimmune Disease”
This FREE conference is open to autoimmune patients, their families,
healthcare providers, and the general public.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Registration begins at 9:30)
Holiday Inn - Charlotte Airport
2707 Little Rock Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
09:30 AM Registration/Exhibits
10:00 AM Welcome – AARDA and Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
10:05 AM What is Autoimmunity? – Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, Director, Autoimmune Disease Research Center, Johns Hopkins University
10:45 AM Women and Autoimmune Disease –Rita Baron-Faust, MPH, CHES – author of The Autoimmune Connection
11:15 AM Lupus 101– Stacy Kennedy, MD, Rheumatologist, Rowan Diagnostic Clinic
11:45 AM Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin – Ronea Harris, MD, Lead Dermatologist, Presbyterian Dermatology South
12:15 PM Lunch Break **(lunch for pre-registered attendees)
01:00 PM Coping With Autoimmune Disease – Robert H. Phillips, PhD, Director, Center for Coping, Long Island, NY
01:40 PM What is the Immune System? - Maeve O’Connor, MD, FACAAI, Director,Allergy Asthma & Immunology Relief of Charlotte (AAIR)
02:10 PM Overview of Rheumatic Diseases - Diane George, MD, Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Mecklenburg Medical Group
02:40 PM Do You Adhere to What You Hear? Autoimmune Disease
Patients and Adherence to Therapies - Virginia T. Ladd,
President and Executive Director
03:10 PM Q&A
Exhibitors include the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation, Vasculitis Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Limited Seating - Registration is Required.
**Dietary restriction? Call us at 586-776-3900.
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
22100 Gratiot Ave, Eastpointe, MI 48021 www.aarda.org ph: 586-776-3900
Sponsored by educational grants from Genentech and GlaxoSmithKline
When & Where
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.
The AARDA is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of serious chronic diseases. Approximately 50 million Americans, 20 percent of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected; some estimates say that 75 percent of those affected--some 30 million people--are women. Still, with these statistics, autoimmunity is rarely discussed as a women's health issue.