Systemic autoimmune diseases such as lupus are exceedingly complex to study, diagnose, and treat.
For true advances to be realized, scientists in immunology, rheumatology, kidney disease (nephrology), neurology, and other specialties need to communicate with each other to exchange ideas and strategies.
We encourage these scientists and clinicians to step out of their labs and offices to share data, openly exchange ideas, and interact at an annual two-day gathering: The Forum for Discovery Scientific Conference.
“This meeting has given me a new perspective towards looking at my research and a stronger resolve to do something for the betterment of the disease.”
– LRI-funded researcher Umesh S. Deshmukh, PhD, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Division of Rheumatology and Immunology
Forum for Discovery is known as the country’s foremost scientific conference on lupus—a scientific showcase of new ideas—where nationally renowned scientists, thought leaders, and researchs tap into new trends and collaborate on research. Clinicians, state lupus groups, and representatives from the NIH, the FDA, and industry mingle with scientists and among one another.
Basic and clinical investigators discuss research ideas, devise collaborative projects, and inspire new lupus investigators.
Conference attendance is by invitation only.
Forum for Discovery 2013
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