Virtual events

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to affect us worldwide, ABDA has been closely tracking its impact on the global community. The in-person Patient Education Program & Walk for Behcet's Disease are postponed until 2022. The International Behcet's Conference has also been postponed until 2022. We continue to educate the world about Behcet's Disease. Our free on-demand educational webinars can be accessed here:

Upcoming webinars and registration are available here:

Many other important events will take place virtually.


Rare Disease Day 2021


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Please join us for FREE virtual events centered around Rare Disease Day. On March 1, 2021, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host an all day celebration. Register here:

If you have an IOS or Android, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) built an event app/website for Rare Disease Day. It has all the important information you will need for this FREE event and features to enhance your virtual experience (e.g., create networking appointments, exchange contact info with other attendees, engage with virtual exhibits and posters).
Download the app with these simple steps:
Step 1: Download the "NIH NCATS Events" App
The first thing you need to do is download the app on your mobile device.
Don't have iOS or Android? Skip Step 1 and go straight to Step 2 to verify your account and use the web version of the app.
Download the App
Step 2: Verify Your Account
We hope you enjoy this year's virtual RDD at NIH. Remember to share your thoughts using the hashtag #RDDNIH!
Have questions about how to make the most of the event app/website? Check out the "Helpful Info" icon by pressing "More" in the lower right corner of your mobile device or by using the lefthand "Event Guide" within the web browser.
Please contact if you have any additional questions.

May events

May is Behcet's Awareness Month

May 20th is International Behcet's Awareness Day

Share this day with others on social media and add the hashtag #BehcetsDisease

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 Disease. Behcet's awareness is necessary so that symptoms can be recognized quickly and patients are able to receive a definitive diagnosis and the support they need. In addition, raising awareness assists with advocacy efforts by ensuring that patients have access to treatments and to increased globalization of research and patient advocacy initiatives.

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