Want to learn more about autoimmune diseases?
Vitiligo is classified as an autoimmune disease, and it’s one of many which will be discussed at an open forum in New York City at the NYU Langone Medical Center.
If you live nearby, this would be a great opportunity to learn more about vitiligo and talk to doctors and scientists who are working to find a cure for the myriad of autoimmune diseases.
I won’t be able to attend this event, but if you do please share what you learn with me so I can share it with everyone here. Thank you! 🙂
“What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease”
Saturday, March 26, 2011
1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
NYU Langone Medical Center, Alumni Hall
This FREE conference is open to autoimmune patients, their families, health-care providers, and the general public.
1:00 -1:30 PM Registration/Exhibits
1:30 – 1:45 PM Welcome – Steven B. Abramson, MD, Professor and Director, Division of Rheumatology, Hospital for Joint Diseases
1:45 – 2:15 PM What is Autoimmunity?- Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, Baltimore, MD
2:15 – 2:45 PM Autoimmune Diseases & Women – Rita Baron-Faust, MPH, CHES, Author, “The Autoimmune Connection,” (Co-author, Jill P. Buyon, MD, Director, HJD Lupus Clinic)
2:45 – 3:15 PM Coordinating Care for the Autoimmune Patient – Speaker to be announced
3:15 – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 – 4:00 PM Pain & Autoimmune Disease – Christopher G. Gharibo, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Chronic Pain Management, Hospital for Joint Diseases
4:00 – 4:30 PM Coping with Autoimmune Disease – Robert Phillips, PhD, Director, Center for Coping, Long Island, NY
4:30 – 5:00 PM Being Your Own Advocate – Virginia T. Ladd, President and Executive Director, AARDA
5:00 – 5:30 PM Ask the Speaker
Registration is required Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 586-776-3900 or go online to http://nypatientforum.eventbrite.com
Participating Groups: American Behcets’s Disease Association; Arthritis Foundation, New York City; Lupus Alliance of America, Long Island/Queens Affiliate; Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Greater New York, Inc.; National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York City-Southern New York Chapter; Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation; S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, NYC.
Funded by an educational grant to AARDA by Genentech
Contact AARDA with questions.