Monday, March 16, 2015

AARDA: The State of Autoimmune Disase

Will you be in the Washington DC area on March 23rd? Check this out: the AARDA recently tweeted information regarding an important upcoming event.
Newswise — DETROIT, March 12, 2015 – March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month 2015. 
To mark the annual event, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association Inc. (AARDA) will host The State of Autoimmune Disease: A National Summit at the National Press Club on Monday, March 23, 2015. It will be held in the Holeman Lounge, NPC, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The summit will bring together leading experts in research, environment, advocacy and patient issues to share the most current trends in autoimmune disease (AD) research on potential causes/triggers, diagnosis and treatments, among others. Panels will include: 
● Autoimmune Disease Research: A View from Academia, Government and the Private Sectors
● Autoimmune Disease and Fatigue: What’s the Connection?
● Autoimmunity and the Environment
● Top Autoimmune Advocacy Issues for 2015
● Patient Perspective: Getting an Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis 
During the Autoimmune Disease and Fatigue panel, AARDA will release the results of a new national survey of AD patients that examines the impact, if any, that fatigue – a largely unrecognized AD-related symptom – has had on their lives. 
Award-winning American writer, poet and editor Meghan O’Rourke will serve as luncheon keynote speaker. O’Rourke will share her own personal story with autoimmune disease and her struggle for a correct diagnosis, which she first detailed in a moving account in The New Yorker. 
Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP by Monday, March 16 to:

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