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"What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease"

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Smilow Seminar Room @ NYU Langone Health - Tisch

550 First Avenue, between First & Second Avenue

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Question: What do the following diseases have in common?

Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Type I diabetes, Multiple sclerosis, Chron's disease, Graves' disease...just to name a few.

Answer: AUTOIMMUNITY

Seize the opportunity to hear from outstanding speakers on the following topics:

What is Autoimmunity? - Virginia Ladd, AARDA president and executive director

Women and Autoimmunity - Rita Baron-Faust, author of "The Autoimmune Connection" and "Being Female"; adjunct professor, St. Francis College

Coping with Autoimmunity - Robert Phillips, PhD., director, Center for Coping, Long Island, NY

Autoimmune Disease and the Central Nervous System - Meggan Mackay, MD, MS; professor, The Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Being Your Own Best Advocate - TV News Writer/Producer Nika C. Beamon, author of "Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House."

Autoimmunity and Diagnosis - Dr. Robert G. Lahita, chairman of medicine, St. Joseph's Health, Paterson, NJ; adjunct professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers, the New Jersey Medical School. Author of "Rheumatoid Arthritis: Everything you need to know," "The Arthritis Solution," and "Women and Autoimmune Disease: The Mysterious Way the Body Betrays Itself."

This FREE Public Forum is presented by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association and New York University, with grant funding provided by Genentech, and is open to patients, their families, healthcare professionals and the public. Pre-registration is required, and free lunch provided to registered attendees. Please list any dietary restrictions. Questions? email us at scobb@aarda.org.

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