University of Wisconsin–Madison

Updates in Autoimmune Diseases

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 23.5 million (7.2%) Americans have an autoimmune disease.  However, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease.  This discrepancy may be due to the NIH statistics only including 24 diseases for which epidemiology studies are available. The estimated annual direct health care costs for autoimmune diseases are $100 billion which is 40% higher than direct costs associated with cancers.  According to AARDA, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health states that autoimmune diseases are the most requested health topic by callers to the organization’s information center.  Given the impact of autoimmune diseases on the US healthcare system, the goal of the this online program is to provide updates around diagnosis, new and emerging treatments and disease management for common autoimmune diseases.

The March 11, 2021 Madison Clinical Conference was recorded and is now available as an online program. If you attended the March 11 conference, you are not eligible to receive CE for this online version.

Developed & Conducted by the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

There are no current offerings of this course

Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Program Coordinator

Leslie Dickmann, PhD, MPH

Division of Pharmacy Professional Development
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 262-2431 FAX
(608) 265-8249