The State of Autoimmune Disease: A National Summit
- National Press Club, Washington DC
What Everyone Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease
Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
“What Everyone Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease”
This FREE conference is open to autoimmune patients, their families, healthcare providers, and the general public.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Registration begins at 9:30)
U-M Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
09:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM Welcome and Introductory remarks – AARDA and UM
10:05 AM Introduction to Autoimmunity in the 21st Century- Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Autoimmune Disease Research Center, Johns Hopkins University
10:50 AM What is the Immune System? - Steven K. Lundy, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, U-M Internal Medicine
11:20 AM Autoimmune Disease in Endocrinology - Liselle Douyon, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, U-M Internal Medicine
11:50 AM Break
12:00 PM Autoimmunity and Neurological Disorders - Benjamin M. Segal, M.D., Professor, U-M Neurology Director, U-M Multiple Sclerosis Center
12:30 PM Rheumatoid Arthritis: Developments and Strategies for Prevention - David A. Fox, M.D., Professor and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, U-M Internal Medicine
01:00 PM Lunch in the Lobby Atrium of Kellogg Eye Center
01:50 PM Gastroenterology and Autoimmune Disease- Shanti L. Eswaran, M.D., Gastroenterologist, U-M Internal Medicine
02:20 PM Autoimmune Retinopathy - John R. Heckenlively, M.D., Professor, U-M Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
02:50 PM Coping: Patient to Patient - Virginia T. Ladd, President and Executive Director, AARDA
03:20 PM Wrap-up and Thanks
**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
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.
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