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2022 Autoimmune Community Summit

October 21 & 22, 2022

2,000 +

Autoimmune patients connected virtually

35 +

Community speakers

3,000 +

Community board messages exchanged

95 %

Would recommend the event to others

This virtual two-day event featured 21 educational and empowering sessions and over 35 autoimmune experts including physicians, nurses, policy experts, and patient advocates.

We tackled the most pressing topics that impact patients and caregivers living with autoimmune conditions. Attendees discovered tips for managing autoimmune disease; learned about the latest research in autoimmune disease and gained an increased understanding of future treatments; and connected with other autoimmune patients and caregivers.

Session topics included:

  • Being the CEO of Your Own Care
  • Relationships + Autoimmune Disease
  • Clinical Trials and Autoimmune Disease
  • The Convergence of Nutrition and Complementary Medicine
  • Navigating Your Career + Autoimmunity
  • Defining the Gap: A Deep Dive on the Autoimmune Association’s DEI Initiatives
  • The Future of Autoimmune Treatment
  • COVID-19, Long COVID + Autoimmunity
  • Understanding the Upsurge in Autoimmunity
  • Federal and State Policies Impacting Autoimmune Disease
  • Mental Heath and Coping with Autoimmune Disease
  • Keynote remarks from Khamica Bingham, autoimmune caregiver and two-time Olympic athlete
  • Keynote remarks from Gigi Robinson, health and wellness advocate
  • Keynote remarks from Meghan O’Rourke, author of The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness

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View recorded sessions from the 2022 Autoimmune Community Summit.

What They Said…

“Invaluable resources are at the ready from so many people and organizations. Connecting with an organization like the Autoimmune Association helps bring them together so we can find them. Thank you for this summit!”

“This community is inspiring and empowering.”

“This summit felt like a springboard for rekindling my passion for LIVING through this illness, not just surviving.”

“I can put this info to use immediately.”

“These conversations are so welcome — it’s validating and comforting!”

“This conference was loaded with competent, informative docs and other professionals. Thank you for the broad range of topics and the deep dive within such a short amount of time. It was well-managed and so accessible.”

“This is FANTASTIC — I wish it was longer!!”

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