The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association hosted a public forum for the Metro Detroit area Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Second Ebenezer Church. Thank you to the autoimmune patients, their families, the physicians and the general public that pushed their way through our first winter storm to attend the event.
We had experts to speak on the following topics:
What is Autoimmunity?
Virginia Ladd, President and Executive Director, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
Women and Autoimmunity
Rita Baron-Faust, Author of “the autoimmune connection” and “Being Female”; St. Francis College, Adjunct Professor
The Importance of Early Diagnosis (in Rheumatoid Arthritis)
David Fox, MD, Rheumatology, University of Michigan Medical Group
Ora Gewurz-Singer, MD, Rheumatology, University of Michigan Medical Group
Autoimmune Diseases of the Brain
Brendan P. Kelley, MD, MSc, Henry Ford Health System
Lupus and the Skin
Joseph McCune, MD, University of Michigan
Coping with Autoimmunity
TV News Writer/Producer Nika C. Beamon, Author of “Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House”
Thank you Wrigley’s Pharmacy, American Behcet’s Disease Association, Lupus Detroit, American Diabetes’s Association, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, National Alopecia Areata Foundation for providing valuable resources to the attendees.
And thank you to the DTE foundation for sponsoring the event
An audio recording of the forum is available upon request, please contact Sandra at