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.