On May 20th, 2014, The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis will be hosting the 3rd Annual World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD).
Set to coincide with National Arthritis Month, WAAD aims to raise global awareness about autoimmune arthritis.
'Autoimmune arthritis' is a term coined by the The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis in 2009 and is used to classify diseases caused by immune system malfunction with primary joint involvement. Autoimmune diseases are chronic, inflammatory, and systemic (they can affect the whole body). Whilst there are many types of arthritis and autoimmune diseases, there are relatively few diseases which fall into both arthritis and autoimmune disease categories.
|Date||Tue 20th May 2014|
|Days To Event||73 Days|
|How Is Date Set?||Same date each year|
38 organizations (non-profit and government) from around the globe participated in last years event. Year on year this event is growing. It's estimated that the official website for this awareness campaign will be receiving approximately 50,000 unique visitors this year with between 40 to 60 participating organizations.
This event is primarily held online, with access to all from around the world. Officially it begins on May 19th at 6am ET/USA and finishes on May 21st at 5am.
The website will feature presentations which may be downloadable or on-demand. The website also features a Resources center. Nonprofit organizations which advocates for one or more of the Autoimmune Arthritis diseases will be invited to host a Virtual Booth.