Highlights from the National Summit on Autoimmune Disease

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Highlights from the National Summit on Autoimmune Disease

On March 21st, 2018 AARDA hosted a National Summit on Autoimmune Disease. Despite the inclement weather, the event went on almost exactly as planned.

Presentations were made in relation to current advocacy and research areas in the autoimmune disease community.

Below are some highlights of those presentations, and at a later date, we will be releasing videos taken from that day.





Changing the game for Sjögren’s patients: Strategies, techniques, and


Steven Taylor- Chief Executive Officer, the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF)

See the presentation here





Congressional and regulatory outlook, including Medicare Part D

Stephanie Hales- Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

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Emerging issues in patient access: What patients and patient advocates need to know about copay card changes, high deductible insurance plans, and access to treatment

Michael Ybarra, M.D., FAAEM, FACEP- Deputy Vice President of Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, PhRMA

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Patient-powered advocacy

Lilly Stairs-Head of Patient Advocacy, Clara Health








Research panel with Dr. Elad Shron — Cancer, Autoimmunity, and Immunology

Listed below by order of appearance in the photo above from left to right.


Jaydira Del Rivro, M.D.-Staff Clinician Pediatric Oncology Branch

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Patrizio Caturegli, M.D., M.P.H.- Associate Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Javid Moslehi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt School of Medicine

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Michael L. Dougan, M. Director of the Immunotherapy Mucosal Inflammation Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Download the presentation here

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