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Free Public Forum: What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease
Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
NOTE: NEW LOCATION
Oregon Health & Science University
Autoimmune Diseases Association
National Psoriasis Foundation
“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, August 4, 2012
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Registration begins at 9:30)
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
**NOTE NEW LOCATION****
Due to overwhelming response, the conference has been relocated from Vey Conference Center
TO: OLD LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239
09:30 AM Registration/Exhibits
10:00 AM Welcome –James Rosenbaum, MD, Professor, Chair, Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, Director, Uveitis Clinic, Casey Eye Institute
10:05 AM What is Autoimmunity? – Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, Director, Autoimmune Disease Research Center, Johns Hopkins University
10:35 AM Women and Autoimmune Disease – Rita Baron-Faust, MPH, CHES – author of The Autoimmune Connection
11:00 AM Overview of Rheumatic Diseases - Leslie Kahl, MD, Professor Medicine, Associate Dean of School of Medicine, OHSU
11:30 PM Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin - Lynne Morrison, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, OHSU
12:00 PM Lunch Break **(lunch for pre-registered attendees)
12:45 PM Ankylosing Spondylitis – Atul Deodhar, MD, Professor of Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, OHSU
1:15 PM Rheumatoid Arthritis-more than a joint problem, better treated early – Cong-Qui Chu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, OHSU
1:45 PM Vasculitis – Ajay Wanchu, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, OHSU
2:15 PM Break
2:25 PM Autoimmune Diseases in the Digestive System with Emphasis on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Judy Collins, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, OHSU, Section Chief of Gastroenterology, Portland VAMC
2:55 PM Pain Management – Kim Mauer, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, OHSU
3:25 PM Being Your Own Best Advocate – Virginia Ladd, President and Executive Director, AARDA
3:50 PM Questions
Limited Seating - Registration is Required.
**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 grants from Genentech and GlaxoSmithKline
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.