What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease - MSP
Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
in partnership with
“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, May 18, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Registration begins at 9:30AM)
Holiday Inn - Eagan
2700 Pilot Knob Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
09:30 AM Registration/Exhibits
10:00 AM Welcome – AARDA and Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
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 – Virginia T. Ladd, President and Founder, AARDA
11:25 AM Lyme Disease: The Great Imitator – Elizabeth Maloney, MD, President, Partnership for Healing and Health, Ltd.
12:05 PM The Truth About Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis – Mohiba Tareen, MD, Director and Head Dermatologist, Tareen Dermatology
12:35 PM Lunch Break **(lunch for pre-registered attendees)
01:15 PM Scleroderma – Dr. Mayra Oberto-Medina, MD, Rheumatologist, HealthEast Care Systems
01:45 PM Creating a New Normal: Role of Grief in Diagnosis - Cheryl Como, MSW, LICSW, Vice President of Client Services, Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
02:20 PM Do You Adhere to What You Hear? Autoimmune Disease Patients and Adherence to Therapies– Virginia T. Ladd, President and Executive Director, AARDA
02:50 PM Wrap-Up
Exhibitors include: Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
Scleroderma Foundation of Minnesota
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation
Minnesota Lyme Foundation
Limited Seating - Registration is required.Register here: mspforum.eventbrite.com
**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 grant from Genentech
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.