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Autoimmune research initiatives

The Autoimmune Association convenes scientists, physicians, and researchers from across disciplines to explore the root cause of autoimmunity in an effort to unlock breakthrough treatments and someday, cures.

The Autoimmune Association focuses on science to improve patient care

The Autoimmune Association’s mission is to improve the lives of those affected by autoimmune disease through awareness, education, advocacy, and research. That includes reducing time to diagnosis, improving treatment, and finding a cure. Autoimmune Association connects researchers to facilitate scientific exchange and funds research to support scientists at every stage of their career.

Define the Gap

The Autoimmune Association is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a key focus area in our ongoing pursuit of reducing health disparities for all individuals living with autoimmune related diseases. Since some autoimmune diseases have a higher rate of incidence among underserved communities depending upon the disease, understanding how patients’ journeys differ offers an opportunity to address those disparities and devise concrete solutions for both patients and caregivers.

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Dr. Noel Rose Scientific Colloquium Program

For more than 20 years, pioneering and pre-eminent autoimmunity researcher and 2019 Golden Goose honoree, Dr. Noel Rose, has spearheaded AA’s Scientific Colloquia program to provide the nation’s leading researchers in autoimmune and related diseases to convene and discuss their individual work and opportunities together. Dr. Rose organizes two colloquia each year on topics of unique interest to autoimmune researchers and the autoimmune community.

Key thought leaders important to advancing the understanding of autoimmune disease attend the colloquium. At each meeting, speakers present research areas and discuss new research ideas.

Research is the answer to a world without autoimmune disease

With your support we can continue to drive towards a better tomorrow for autoimmune patients around the world.