What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
“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, October 5, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Registration begins at 9:30)
Washington University -
Farrell Learning and Teaching Center's Connor Auditorium
520 S Euclid Ave
St Louis, MO 63110
09:30 AM Registration
10:00 AM Welcome – AARDA
10:05 AM What is Autoimmunity? – Robert Lowe, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Rheumatology University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
10:45 AM Women and Autoimmune Disease – Rita Baron-Faust, MPH, CHES – author of The Autoimmune Connection
11:20 AM Gastroenterology and Autoimmune Disease – Matthew A Ciorba, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University in Saint Louis
12:00 PM What’s New in Autoimmune Disease Genetic Research – Elisha Roberson, PhD, Instructor, Depts. of Medicine & Genetics, Division of Rheumatology, Washington University in Saint Louis
12:40 PM Lunch Break **(lunch for pre-registered attendees)
01:20 PM Neurologic Diseases and Autoimmunity – Renee B. Van Stavern, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Stroke and General Neurology Sections, Washington University in St. Louis School
02:00 PM Autoimmune Eyelid and Orbital Inflammation - Steven M. Couch, MD, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
02:40 PM Coping: Patient to Patient - Virginia T. Ladd, President and Executive Director, AARDA
Program includes FREE Lunch.
**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.
For more information, visit www.aarda.org.