Date: October 5, 2012
About: Ten specialists from across the country came together in this roundtable to discuss autoimmune diseases, which affect 20-50 millionAmericans. They were tasked to examine and explain mechanisms for the disparity in rates of autoimmune disease between men and women and to comment on the role of specific environmental factors that may be involved in the rise in many autoimmune diseases in recent years.
Each member of the group was charged to comment on:
- Their relevant research interests
- Sex-specific mechanisms and environmental exposures contributing to the rise of autoimmunity