The Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation is pleased to join the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Autoimmunity Institute and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA ) for a Symposium Exploring Autoimmune Diseases presented by the Northern Michigan University Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in conjunction with the Race for RP.

Earn 3 complimentary CEU’s from NMU school of nursing or 3 CME’s courtesy of UPHS-Marquette.*

Keynote Speakers:

Susan Manzi, MD, MPH
Joseph M. Ahearn, MD
Emily Somers, PhD, ScM


Intended Audience and Participants Include:

Primary Healthcare Providers

Advanced Practice Providers

Registered Nurses


We are committed to advancing a broader conversation to transform the diagnosis and care of patients with autoimmune diseases. Here we continue our collaborative approach driving innovative research, education and supporting clinical trials in the relentless pursuit of a cure for relapsing polychondritis and all autoimmune diseases.

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Friday, September 2019, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

Northern Michigan University Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in Conjunction with the Race for RP Present:

A Symposium Exploring Autoimmune Diseases

1:00pm:  Autoimmune Disorders: When the Immune System Attacks.

2:30pm:  Spotlight on a Rare Autoimmune Disease: Relapsing Polychondritis

3:20pm:  Panel Discussion: Living with a Chronic Autoimmune Disorder

5:00pm: Social/Dinner/Program ($50 – limited seating – cocktail attire)

6:15pm: Dinner

7:15pm: Program – Diana Jordan, University Center

Saturday, September 21
9-11 a.m.
Open House and Simulation Lab Experience
Optional Campus Tours with Student Nurses
West Science

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Go directly to NMU event registration page.

*UP Health System – Marquette is Accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UP Health System – Marquette designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.