Listen in: Understanding why immune systems go haywire

Diverse genetic and environmental factors such as stress or UV exposure can spark autoimmune diseases. 

Autoimmune diseases have been on the rise and now account for the third largest disease class in the United States after cancer and heart disease. While scientists understand that autoimmune diseases occur when the body attacks itself, causing inflammation and damage in various organs and systems,  why this happens largely remains a mystery. In this Q&A event, listen in as we discuss with Frederick Miller how environmental and genetic factors contribute to autoimmune diseases.

We’ll chat about these topics 

  • What are the subtypes and causes of myositis, a rare autoimmune disease?
  • How do genes and the environment contribute to autoimmune diseases?
  • Why are autoimmune diseases becoming more common?  

Friday, June 28th, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Eastern Time
This listen in webinar will be available to view live and on demand.

Do you have your own questions about the science of autoimmunity? Bring them to the Listen in event and let’s discuss! 

Featured researcher

Fredrick Miller, MD

Fredrick Miller, MD, PhD

Scientist Emeritus 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences