Keynote Speaker


Friday, June 20, 2014
4 pm - 5 pm
Pathways to Autoimmune Disease
The Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit (IAS) is pleased to present Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD as our 2014 Keynote Speaker.
Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research Center
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions




Dr. Rose’s original investigations on the autoimmune basis of thyroid disease in 1956 opened the present era of research on autoimmunity. In this keynote address, Dr. Rose will:

  • Outline the difference between autoimmunity and autoimmune disease
  • Examine the demography and epidemiology of the diverse autoimmune disorders

As he defines the common pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying these conditions, Dr. Rose reinforces the need for professional collaboration among health care professionals who treat patients with multiple manifestations of autoimmune disease.