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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On December 11, 2020 the FDA granted historic authorization to a COVID-19 vaccine. Information is available at:
As our nation faces the extraordinary challenge of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the American Behcet's Disease Association is working to ensure that the needs of Behcet's patients and families are not overlooked. The ABDA continues to monitor updates about COVID-19, especially as they relate to our patients. We are communicating with leading experts to receive insights and information. By living apart, we stand together in solidarity with healthcare professionals, patients, families and the world. Please stay informed and diminish unnecessary risks.  Find quick facts and updated COVID-19 information here:
Your health and that of your families is our top priority as we navigate the day to day and long-term challenges ahead. The latest updates from trusted resources can be found at:


Upcoming Webinars

Understanding The Immune System & Autoimmune Diseases

March 2nd, 2021. 6:30-7:30pm EST

AAIDA and the American Behcet's Disease Association have partnered to host a webinar with board-certified rheumatologist Firas Kassab, MD, FACR . Dr. Kassab's lecture will include the following topics:

  • The Immune System: History and Function
  • Autoimmune Diseases: How and Why they happen - Facts about some autoimmune diseases

Dr. Kassab has been practicing rheumatology in the Charlotte, N.C. area since 2010. In October 2020, he opened Articularis Healthcare-South Charlotte Rheumatology, an independent rheumatology clinic. Dr. Kassab earned his medical degree from The University of Damascus College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine & Rheumatology training at the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center. He serves as a board member and former president on the North Carolina Rheumatology Association. Dr. Kassab is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, a member of the American Medical Association and a member of the Independent Physicians of the Carolinas.

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Patient Education Program & Walk for Behcet's Disease

As the outbreak of COVID-19 has been developing worldwide, ABDA has been closely tracking its impact on the global community. The Patient Education Program & Walk for Behcet's Disease  have been postponed until next year. Our free educational webinars are planned for 2021. Please stay tuned. 

Thank you for your constant support!

-The ABDA Board and Staff.

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