Events

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to affect us 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

 

MAY IS BEHCET'S AWARENESS MONTH AND MAY 20th IS INTERNATIONAL BEHCET'S AWARENESS DAY

Why is awareness important? 
We need your help to raise awareness among the general public, healthcare professionals, policymakers and researchers in order to improve the lives of everyone impacted by Behcet’s: patients, caregivers and families. By highlighting the impact of Behcet’s Disease, we spread awareness so that people recognize symptoms and can quickly get the proper treatment and support. Finally, raising awareness is a crucial step for promoting more research into rare diseases. Let’s get started! 

Help us raise awareness by keeping up with our virtual events. The Behcet's Awareness May 2020 calendar can be found on our website under the events tab. Other important events for virtual participation during the month of May include:

MY BEHCET'S JOURNEY INFOGRAPHIC

Please help us generate awareness of the patient and caregiver’s diagnostic journey and experience with Behcet’s Disease by creating your own infographic at: https://www.mybehcetsjourney.com/ No personal information is requested. Use the hashtags #myBehcetsJourney #BehcetsDisease and share on your social media pages.

FREE ONLINE EVENT: BEHCET'S DISEASE WEBINAR

AAIDA has partnered with the American Behcets Disease Association (ABDA) to bring you a free patient educational webinar during Behcets Awareness Month.
Featured Faculty rheumatologist Delfin Santos, MD, FACR, will discuss the following:
* Core information of Behcet’s Disease
* Describe major clinical features of Behcet’s Disease
* Review the diagnostic criteria
* Management of Behcet’s Disease
* Optimize patient care, well-being and quality of life
This presentation will conclude with a 15 minute Q&A session You MUST register to participate. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8126697555652133389

Upcoming Events:

October, 2020

2020 Patient Education Program & Walk for Behcet's Disease

The 2020 Patient Education Program & Walk for Behcet's Disease originally scheduled for October 3-4, 2020 have been redesigned as virtual events.

As the outbreak of COVID-19 has been developing worldwide, ABDA has been closely tracking its impact on the global community. We have been monitoring daily recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), along with the numerous travel restrictions issued by companies and medical institutions. After carefully weighing the facts as well as our duties to members, attendees, and the local communities, we've made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 in-person events. The Walk for Behcet's and Patient Education Program have been redesigned as virtual events. These events are remade possible through AMGEN. More information to follow soon.