Thursday, June 28, 2012

Free: "What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease"

This presentation looks to be amazingly good! If you're in the Portland, OR area on Saturday, August 4th, consider attending. Register here.

Presenting Partners:
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)
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
 Vey Conference Center (11th floor)
700 SW Campus Drive
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      Autoimmune Diseases of the Skin – Lynne Morrison, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, OHSU

11:30 PM       Overview of Rheumatic Diseases – Leslie Kahl, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of School of Medicine, 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  ph: 586-776-3900

        Sponsored by educational grants from Genentech and GlaxoSmithKline


ShEiLa said...

I wonder if I can manage to get to this???

Thanks for the info.


Julia Oleinik said...

Sheila - If you do decide to attend the conference, please drop me an email. A few others have indicated that they may be coming. Wouldn't it be fun to have a meet and greet get together?